anne + nathan married

This wedding day was special for so many reasons. Not only were we hidden away on the mountainside of Canmore (which was such a stunning and unique experience for me, given I'm usually found photographing weddings in the Okanagan Valley), but the bride is also a dear friend of mine. Anne and I grew up together spending all our time inside the walls of our small-town skating rink. We started as rink-buddys that eventually turned into life-long friends, and I am very thankful for that. As many love-stories begin, Nathan met Anne at a pub in Edmonton many moons ago. Over time, their relationship grew, they fell in love and became each others' best friend. And last year, Nathan proposed to Anne and, of course, she said yes.  They decided to get married in Canmore, a place special to both of them, calling it home for a while.

The day had arrived, and Anne finished preparing with her family and her bridesmaids' help. She slipped into her wedding dress and with laughter and a few tears, we were on our way to the ceremony.

As Nathan and Anne said their 'I do's' overlooking the mountains and the waters of Canmore, there was so much love outpouring from their family and friends. We escaped with their 'very entertaining' bridal party for some photos, and then headed to the reception to celebrate! The reception did not disappoint with some very special speeches, delicious eats, a few kisses, some fabulous dancing and a very tasty wedding cake!

A big thank you to my amazing second photographer, Mandy, for coming out for the day.

Thank you two for inviting me to be a small part of your day. I couldn't have imagined being anywhere else that day but with you. xo

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Reception venue: Miner's Hall

Florals: DeeVine Petals

Hair Styling: Rapunzel's

Cake: Laura Wilson

Bridesmaid's jewellery: Kat Cadegan Jewellery

Second Shooter: Mandy Glinsbockel