A & D chose Num-Ti-Jah Lodge for their celebration – a classically Canadian rustic lodge along the shores of Bow Lake and set against the stunning backdrop of the iconic Icefields Parkway in Banff national Park. Just wow! It’s no wonder this area is considered one of the top places to see and visit in the World!
The wedding was the week after the day of the flood, and with the road closures, possible round-about routes being planned, a flooded basement in their own home, and guests due to arrive in the week leading up to the wedding (the very week of so much post-flood chaos in the city), there was a lot up in the air. Definitely not the typical stresses and last minute ‘to-dos’ in the week leading up to one’s wedding! Fortunately, due to amazing, near-heroic feats by road crews working non-stop since the flood, the roads opened and backup travel plans weren’t needed. It was all systems go!
With friends and family joining in their celebration from around the world, Num-Ti-Jah and the world renowned beauty of the parkway offered the perfect intimate setting for everyone to celebrate.
Here are a few sneak peeks from their day, starting with the couple & family portraits before the ceremony:
Before the ceremony, the couple celebrated with their friends and family during a pre-wedding cocktail hour:
Marion Kutzer, Marriage Commissioner extraordinaire of Bow Valley Weddings, performed the ceremony:
The celebration moved indoors to the beautiful, rustic Num-Ti-Jah Lodge:
What a lovely and perfectly Rockies gift to provide their family & friends – the Thank You cards on each book were crafted by the fabulous Pink Umbrella Designs
The bride made the beautiful cakes – amazingly gorgeous and oh-so delicious!
The electric classical violin duo were a hit, especially amongst the kids!
What an amazing celebration! So much love, laughter, and pure joy!
They had a second celebration occurring in the UK a month after their wedding, and they’d asked us to provide a few images to take with them to share with friends & family unable to make it to the Canadian celebration. With the flood and all the extra stresses they endured, we wanted to do something special for them and not just have a few prints ready, but rather, their full collection.
It was a close one on our end, what with timing being so tight, but Raf and I worked so very hard, pulling out all the stops to make it happen. They were thrilled and it was our pleasure to visit with them and hand deliver their photos and printed heirloom collection – a suite of beautiful fine-art prints and handcrafted album – before they left.
We were honoured to be part of A & D’s wonderful celebration and we wish them both (and their gorgeous family!) nothing but the very best!