Thanksgiving has come and gone (for us Canadians at least), and it’s almost time to get out the toques (wooly hats to you non-Canadians). Raf and I feel so blessed to have had another fabulous summer here in the Canadian Rockies. We hung out with our family, and spent time with amazing couples and friends at our fave mountain spots. One of the highlights was reflecting on Stephanie and Oren’s Quarry Lake wedding day. Here’s why…
When we met Stephanie and Oren at Calgary’s Bridal Expo, Stephanie said what we were all thinking: “a perfect match!” Stephanie and Oren’s fun, outdoorsy attitude and our love of all things mountains and lakes meant we got on like a bunch of bears at a berry party!
Their Vermillion Lakes, Canadiana-style engagement session had Raf sloshing about thigh-deep in Banff’s lakes as they paddled about the lakes, and we knew then that their wedding would be awesome! The big day took them to another stunning mountain lake, Quarry Lake in Canmore. (Raf got to stay dry this time!)
Quarry Lake sits under the slopes of Mt. Lawrence Grassi and Ha Ling Peak, with gorgeous views over the valley of Mt. Lady MacDonald and the Rundle Range. It’s just a couple of minutes drive from Canmore centre (and our house).
Their wedding party, friends and family were a lot like our lovely couple – super dooper fun to be around. You’ll get a sense of that from the wedding party photos on the railway tracks, below, which I just LOVE!
After a beautifully present, down-to-earth Quarry Lake wedding ceremony, everyone hopped on an old school bus that Stephanie and Oren commissioned for the short ride to Cornerstone Theatre.
Cornerstone is a very cool, rustic, Manitoba barn-board building. The floors are all Alberta pine and they have the cutest little fairy lights hanging from the rafters. (Check out Stephanie and Oren’s first dance photos to see what I mean.)
Raf had a ton of fun at the reception with this awesome group of people. It was so obvious, he said, what great friends they all are, and what strong family ties Stephanie and Oren have.
And now we’re delighted to wish them every good thing as they start their own chapter of that family. Congratulations Stephanie and Oren!
Here’s their fun, summer Quarry Lake wedding! Enjoy x
Does Quarry Lake or Cornerstone look like your dream wedding venue? Or are you thinking of something like this, but not sure where to host your mountain wedding? We’d love to chat all things mountains and lakes and weddings and photography with you! Email us now or pop on over to our full website to see how we can capture the beautiful memories of your big day.