I love this beautiful wedding at Emerald Lake in Alberta, which is located only 20 minutes away from Lake Louise. I’m such a fan of the Canadian Rockies and have vacationed there a few times, so this wedding certainly has a special place in my favourite real weddings. As always, the talented Julie of Julie Williams Photography captured this wedding perfectly. So here is Anna and Alex’s story as told by Julie Williams:
Anna is from Canada. Alex is from Australia. Like any good love story, it all began because of a safari suit at a cowboy bar in Calgary during Stampede week. The young couple have since gallivanted all over the world and eventually set up a home in Sydney, Australia. In 2009, on a winter trip back to Canada, Alex proposed at Emerald Lake by writing the all-important question in the snow along the ski trail. It was then only fitting to use Emerald Lake Lodge as the gathering spot for their troupe of international friends and family – the snowy mountain resort was the perfect spot for this couple to marry. There truly were guests in attendance who had flown from each corner of the world. From my experience, travellers tend to attract other travellers, and this wedding was proof of a strong international community of close friends. Also from my experience, travellers know how to party. Again, this wedding was proof of that!
Anna and Alex put so much thought into all the details of their day. Considering they planned the event from the opposite corner of the world, everything came together so perfectly.
She wore her grandmother’s dress, her mum did the alterations from overseas…it fit perfectly.
Congratulations to you both!
Thank you Julie Williams Photography for sharing this beautiful wedding!