We feel so incredibly fortunate to have been able to have the small, intimate, mountain wedding of our dreams and thank our wonderful family, friends, and vendors for making our day so special. The location we chose for our ceremony holds significant sentimental value for both of us since it is not only the location where Ben proposed but also the location of his grandparent's cabin where he spent so many weekends and summers enjoying the mountains as a child and where we now enjoy the mountains together as a couple. We wanted to keep the ceremony very rustic so that we didn't take away from the beauty of the mountains surrounding us. We rented vintage wooden chairs and placed them in front of an Inukshuk that Ben's grandfather had built many years before. We wanted the stunning views to speak for themselves, so our ceremony required very little dÃ©cor, a simple 'Unplugged Ceremony' sign and some white lanterns were all that was needed to set the scene.
Knowing that we wanted our Wedding Ceremony to be at the family cabin, we needed to find a location for our reception that would still provide the intimacy and beauty of the mountains. Engadine Lodge in Spray Valley Provincial Park was the perfect solution. Our guests were treated to charcuterie and drinks upon their arrival at the lodge. A beautiful deck outside allowed everyone a chance to unwind in the shadow of Mt. Engadine. Inside, my bridal party and Engadine staff helped to make my Pinterest dreams a reality with our cake table becoming the most beautiful backdrop, bringing the outside-in with greenery clipped from the forest surrounding the lodge the night before. As dusk approached and the sun began to set on the spectacular backdrop of the mountains, everyone moved inside to the coziness of the lodge to share a family-style dinner. Since our families had never spent any time together prior to this, a family-style dinner was a perfect setting for two families to come together as one. Fabulous food and stories were shared, and it was the end to a perfect day. Guests spent the night at Engadine Lodge and another family meal was shared at breakfast. Our wedding, surrounded by the beauty of the Rocky Mountains, was everything we could have asked for and more.
Our Wedding Advice
This special day is all about you and your partner, make choices that feel right and represent you both as a couple, the memories of the day will last a lifetime. Additionally, holding your wedding in a location that does not have cell phone reception is a sure-fire way to have a truly unplugged wedding!
- The Bride, Heather