After many hours, days, and months planning your dream wedding, you soon realize how quickly the day unfolds. Near the end of the evening, Tess and James snuck out of their reception to enjoy a few quiet moments to themselves — they rejoiced in being newlyweds and re-read their vows to one another. Unlike reading them in front of their family and friends during their ceremony, Tess recollects that “it felt like everything stood still as we spoke the words to each other once more; not for anyone to hear but us.”
Some of Tess and James’ most memorable experiences together have been from their adventures around the globe — including a moonlit proposal on a beach in Mexico. It was therefore suiting that they started their marriage in a beautiful destination — the glorious Rocky Mountains. As anyone in Alberta can attest to, it was not a surprise that albeit May, Tess and James, along with their guests were treated to every kind of weather the mountains have to offer — sunshine, snow, and fog!
Tess shares that the duo wanted to create a wedding that was a reflection of themselves — “an organic expression of the love, warmth, and joy that we share.” With Tess’ love of floral and candlelight, they accentuated the natural features of the ballroom with greenery, wooden chairs, and warm lighting and added pops of colour through peonies in a variety of colours.
The bride’s favourite thing about being married rings true as sage advice to other couples entering marriage: “the best thing about being married is to not plan our lives together, but live them together.”
I love photographing in the Rockies and to be greated by the array of unpredictable weather was a thrill — even though it was Spring, you never really know what to anticipate when you’re in the
mountains and that just makes it more exciting. Tess and James, may you continue living your marriage rather than planning it and may it be filled with many more grand adventures! // Kelly
Tess & James // 02 May 2015 // Lake Louise, AB // Photographer: Kelly Redinger | Photographer // Second Photographer: Kristy-Anne Swart // Ceremony Venue: Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise // Reception Venue: Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise // Wedding Planner: Jennifer Bergman // Marriage Commissioner: Klaus Ohlhoff // Ceremony Musicians: Music Mosaic // Stationery: Pinkpolka Design // Floral Designer: FaBLOOMosity // Rentals: Special Event Rentals Banff // Wedding Gown Boutique: Ethos Bridal // Wedding Gown Designer: Pronovias Atelier // Makeup Artist: Avenue Beauty // Groom’s Attire: Brooks Brothers Custom Tailor