Of all the places in the world the mountains are my favourite and being there in this location with these two adventurous souls was one epic, unforgettable day!!
Jaclyn & Jeff don’t sit back and just dream, they set out to make their life one big adventure. The amount of countries that Jaclyn has traveled to would blow your mind. It did mine. She is insanely brave, beautiful and above all that she has the most amazing heart. We met when she was maid of honour for her sisters wedding two years ago, this is also where I got to meet Jeff.
Jeff has this easy going quality about him that instantly puts you at ease. Jeff has been climbing for 15+ years and he’s a Supervising Respiratory Therapist in the same Hospital in Saskatoon as Jaclyn (She’s a nurse). Jeff is adventurous and confident, but he is also has this protective quality about him that you feel like when he’s around things are going to go pretty smooth.. which in my case was a good thing since the first time we shot together was ice hiking for their engagement session. haha
These two have a way of making you want to live life a little fuller, a little braver and take on bigger challenges. They may have been my inspiration to wall climb on my birthday instead of dinner out 😉 They are contagious in all the right ways.
Their wedding day was set in the beautiful town of Canmore. I love Canmore it’s easy going and the mountains couldn’t be anymore beautiful. Their mornings were quiet and filled with all the people they love and hold dear.
They married in a little meadow with the mountains surrounding them. They said their vows and chose to have a tree planting ceremony where their parents each brought soil from their family homes and planted a tree they could plant in their own yard.
It was no doubt that these two would be up for anything, but a little climbing in their wedding gear I didn’t expect. 😉
They hosted their family and friends at the Bill Warren Training Centre with the help of Down to Earth Mountain Weddings & Events. The day was perfection for these two and I’m so honoured we were a witness to the start of their life together. Thank you Jeff & Jaclyn for everything.
Huge thank you to my favourite partner in photography Heather Rattai of Heather Rattai Photography, Thank you my friend!
Venue: Bill Warren Training Centre, Canmore, AB :: Wedding Planner: Down to Earth Mountain Weddings & Events, Canmore, AB :: Florist: Avenida Grower Direct, Calgary, AB :: Bridal Gown Designer: Anais Anette from the Bridal Boutique Pearl & Dot, Calgary, AB :: Hair & Make Up Artists: Lilies & Lace, Canmore, AB :: Cake Vendor: Cake Rhapsody, Canmore, AB
Nykki & David are hilarious, insanely chill and WAY too cool for me!! 🙂 Seriously they are. I absolutely loved spending every moment with them from our initial meeting to their engagement (check it out here) to their incredible wedding. So I was pretty pumped when it was finally Sept 3rd, their wedding day!!
I arrived to Nykki’s parents home where she was prepping for the day, just a couple blocks down from where David spent the morning with the groomsmen. The hum in the house was quiet and even when doing the last of Nykki’s prep she was so laid back and calm.
We made our way to the Lake House for their ceremony. This location is stunning and the most perfect location for these two to host their guests. It is classic, simple, and modern, with a view of Lake Bonavista that is stunning. David waited for Nykki as she made her walk down the aisle with her Dad by her side. They toasted their new marriage with their guests surrounding them as they made their way out.
The day was a beautiful mix of bright sunshine and moody clouds. Which gave us such an array of beautiful light. It has been SO much fun spending time with these two. They keep things easy and light and don’t take themselves too seriously. I remember when we first met they wanted their day to be an epic dance party, and honestly, that’s what they got! DJ Ho Wei of Pez Productions got the party started and kept everyone on the dance floor. I snuck them out for one last epic sunset before they made their way onto the dance floor for their first dance. It was a perfect day for one of the sweetest couples!!
Thank you Nykki & David for trusting me and making me feel like a close friend!!
Venue: The Lake House, Calgary, AB :: Flowers: Esme Beauty Bar, Calgary, AB :: DJ/Entertainment: Pez Productions, DJ – Ho Wei, Calgary, AB :: Bridal Dress: Durand Bridal & Formal Wear, Calgary, AB :: Make Up Artist: Bre Gerlitz, Calgary, AB :: Hair Stylist: Melissa LaLonde – Hedkandi, Calgary, AB ::