Jessie and Scott were high school sweethearts. Together, they had enjoyed many adventures, but the one that was most significant was their trip to Bali. In the most picturesque setting, Scott surprised Jessie with a proposal. Coinciding with their love of traveling together, they opted to host a destination wedding. They exchanged vows with Alberta’s Rocky Mountains as their backdrop. Nestled atop a mountain in Canmore, Silvertip Resort lent
itself as the perfect venue for Jessie and Scott’s wedding day — they shared vows underneath an outdoor gazebo, fitting for a rustic inspired celebration. As their friend performed live music, Jessie and Scott sealed a vintage wine box filled with love letters they wrote for each other and a special bottle of wine — which they plan to open on their fifth anniversary.
“It was the best party I could have hoped for, surrounded by our family and friends that love us the most.” // Jessie
While family and tradition were at the heart of Jessie and Scott’s wedding, they beautifully embraced traditions with their own unique flair. To suit their theme, they hired a vintage 1952 Bentley to travel throughout the mountains for the day and created DIY projects, as well as incorporated special vintage décor items. From the cake box to the mason jar centerpieces, and the handmade wooden signs and table runners, Jessie and Scott considered every detail. Jessie’s favourite
project though were the welcome bags which included some of their favourite things: homemade wine made by the father of the bride, homemade maple fudge by the mother of the groom, popcorn, starburst candy, chocolate covered almonds, and information brochures about the Rockies — all of the things they wanted to share with their guests.
They ensured to include an abundance of special details, such as family heirlooms. Jessie and Scott included personal items to honour their loved ones. Jessie wore family heirloom earrings that were owned by her great great grandmother — earrings that have been passed on from one generation to the next and have been worn by the women in her family on each of their wedding days. At their reception,
they also displayed antique wedding photos of their family members’ weddings. As guests arrived, they were invited to type words of wisdom and congratulations on Scott’s grandmother’s typewriter. While including family traditions, Jessie and Scott have now created traditions of their own.
“Jessie and Scott’s love for each other, for their families, and for their friends was apparent, on their wedding day. Along with their guests, the newlyweds radiated with joy — they laughed easily, and often. As a photographer, I love when a couple’s laughter and excitement is so genuine that it cannot be contained. Their family and their friends
shared a beautiful day together and once it was party time, they sure knew how to celebrate! I hope that through their wedding photos, their memories, and their fifth anniversary wine box, they will be able to relive these moments for years to come.”
Jessie & Scott // 02 September 2012 // Canmore, AB // Marriage Commissioner: Patricia Compton // Ceremony and Reception Venue: Silvertip Resort // Reception Entertainment: Class Act DJ Services // Wedding Planner: Signature Weddings By Ashley // Photographer: Kelly Redinger | Photographer // Second Photographer: Karmen Meyer // Transportation: Highland Executive Chauffeur // Cake Shoppe: Cake Creations Inc // Floral Designer: Willow Haven Flower Shop // Rentals: Special Event Rentals // Gown Boutique: Bridal Debut // Gown Designer: Karena Royale by Maggie Sottero // Make-up Artist: Lana Rae Makeup Artist // Groom Formal Wear: Hugo Boss // Bridesmaids’ Attire: Noir by Lazaro from Delica Bridal // Other: DIY components — burlap table runners by the Bride’s Grandmother + wooden signs made from the Bride’s Grandfather and Mother of the Bride