A lot of people would shy away from the idea of a winter outdoor wedding ceremony because it can be a little chilly, the weather is unpredictable etc, but I think they are truly beautiful & should happen more often! I’m so glad Sandra & Brian braved the cold earlier this year for their magical winter elopement at Emerald Lake Lodge.
Traditionally the bride & groom get ready separately, seeing each other for the first time at the ceremony. A far more romantic way to get ready is to get ready together. You’re eloping, running off somewhere amazing to pledge your love to each other, why not spend the time leading up to their winter outdoor wedding ceremony together? Help each other get dressed, help her with her jewelry, help him tie his tie, but on her shoes for her, savour in these moments leading up to reading your vows to each other. You know what you’re getting into, it doesn’t have to be some grand surprise. Walk the aisle to your ceremony together, because that’s what it’s all about, being together! It’s only unconventional for now, it’s something I hope to see happen way more often in the future!
After getting ready together, Sandra & Brian walked to the Viewpoint at Emerald Lake Lodge together for their winter outdoor wedding ceremony. Winter at Emerald Lake Lodge is like being in a snowglobe… the snow was every where! The snow was a few feet high at the viewpoint, I had to dig myself a trench to stand in to shoot! After these two exchanged personal vows & sealed the deal with a kiss, we wandered the quiet grounds of the Lodge for their newlywed portraits, ending in the snowy road with the mountains in the distance. Emerald Lake is so peaceful in the winter compared to the summer & is the perfect destination for a cozy elopement!
Thinking about a winter outdoor wedding ceremony & need a little inspiration? Check out this extra snowy outdoor winter wedding at Emerald Lake Lodge! Or take a peek at this Lake Louise winter elopement! Take a peek at this November wedding at Emerald Lake!
Soheel, 2016 Groom