Silvertip Resort Mountain Wedding
We love capturing weddings a Silvertip Resort
in the Canadian Rocky Mountains!
Huge thank you to Cathy at Creative Weddings Planning & Decor
for putting together the following Blog,
we are thrilled to share it with you - ENJOY!
For Ashley and Ryan, friends and family were spread out all over the country. They wanted to do something that would bring everyone together in celebration. They decided to have their wedding at the incredible Silvertip Resort in the majestic Canadian Rockies. This allowed their guests to gather from all areas of the country for a winter mountain experience, and not just an event.
Taking advantage of the season, the bride decided on a winter wonderland feel for her wedding. She chose a palette of silvery grey and various shades of deep amethyst and lilac. Lots of candles were used on fireplace mantels and on the tables to help warm up the room and provide an inviting atmosphere for guests to enjoy. The couple had hoped to have their ceremony outside, but blustery winds kept everyone inside where it was cozy and inviting.
Celtic dancing and other Maritime traditions were incorporated as part of the day, adding to the festivities. One of the couple's favourite memories was the balloon game (used to get the couples to kiss during the reception) which was a great way to further involve and interact with their guests. An amazing day for a wonderful couple!
Keep reading to see more of Ashley and Ryan's wedding...
The ladies spent the morning together getting ready while sipping mimosas and enjoying this special time together. Artists from lilies and lace arrived on site to work on the girls and help them look their best while keeping everything relaxed.
When you're having a winter wedding, you have to give some additional thought to your footware. Our bride had chosen a pair of shoes from Le Chateau for the indoor portion of her wedding, but a fun pair of boots helped keep her toes toasty warm for those outdoor pics in the snow!
We love it when couples decide to exchange gifts before the ceremony. Better yet, when the photographer or videographer is there to capture and preserve those special moments - all the excitement as they read each other's messages of hopes and dreams for the future and share a gift from the heart. Although men don't tend to wear jewelry, something classic like a keepsake watch is the perfect idea. It's something that allows him to think of you whenever he checks the time.
The guys deserve to have their own special time together. Although it doesn't take them quite as long to get ready, getting together to get ready and share a drink or two is a wonderful time to celebrate friendship, good times, and this milestone in the groom's life.
There is nothing more beautiful than a bride on her wedding day! Our bride sparkled in a gown by Stella York with a rhinestone beaded bodice and fit-and-flair silhouette. A fake fur stole in white was the perfect accent for a winter wedding along with a rhinestone edged veil.
Flowers for winter weddings are always a little tricky. Freezing temperatures can be a little problematic for live flowers so you have to be careful about how long they are outside and plan accordingly. Our bride chose a color palette with shades of purple. Her bridesmaids were in amethyst or lilac. Their bouquets were done primarily in white by Creative Weddings Creative Weddings Floral Designs with the intention of standing out against their dresses. Purple flowers in assorted hues were used to tie the bouquets all together.
Anyone who lives in Calgary or the nearby towns of Banff or Canmore will tell you that during our winter season we can have unseasonably warm winter weather. Ashley and Ryan had hoped that the weather would be nice on their wedding day so they could have an outdoor ceremony with the spectacular Rocky Mountains as their backdrop. However, a blustery snowstorm forced things to be moved inside. It wasn't quite what the couple originally envisioned, but candles and greenery over the fireplace and silver trees with purple orchids and crystals on silver trees helped make the indoor ceremony space more welcoming and inviting.
Too often couples focus entirely on the reception and forget that the ceremony is the reason that everyone has come together. Writing personal vows to one another is a way to bring in more of your "story" and make your ceremony more meaningful. The promises you make, while heartfelt and sincere, can also bring a smile to your partner's face (as well as a chuckle from the rest of your guests). We're grateful that Ashley and Ryan chose to write their own vows, making their ceremony more meaningful to them both and the commitment they were making to one another.
Weddings are about families. However, it can also be hard when some of our loved ones are no longer with us. There are a variety of ways they can be acknowledged. One option includes adding photos brooches to the bridal bouquet so you can carry them close to your heart.
We always encourage our couples to think of something different instead of a traditional guest book that often ends up sitting on a shelf collecting dust. This wooden sign filled with loving messages from friends and family members can be displayed in your home.
To create a winter wonderland feel, silver "fleur-de-lis" overlays were placed over full-length white linens. Dark amethyst napkins were wrapped around silver beaded chargers. Menu cards with a snowflake motif and personalized with each guest's name and entrée choice from Creative Weddings Stationery Designs completed each place setting.
The groom is a Professional Motorcycle Freestyle Athlete, so the bride surprised him with a custom cake topper that took center stage on their candy table featuring them both in full wedding regalia with a miniature replica of the groom's motorbike.
It was a magical and wonderful day for Ashley and Ryan! A heartfelt day with friends and family that they will always remember. Special thanks to all of the incredible vendors who were involved and helped make Ashley and Ryan's day so amazing!
Venue: Silvertip Resort Silvertip Golf Resort
Event Planner & Designer: Creative Weddings Planning & Decor Creative Weddings Planning & Decor
Photography: Alpine Peak Photography Alpine Peak Photography
Hair: Jordanna Koppe of Lilies & Lace LiLilies lies & Lace Beauty Co.
Make-Up: Jenna Anderson of the Pretty HausThe Pretty Haus
Flowers: Creative WeddingsCreative Weddings Floral Designs
Officiant: Pamela BarrettPaPamela mela Barrett (IDoWeddingsBanffCanmore)
Rentals: Special Event Rentals Special Event Rentals
and Bella Linnens formerly Celebration Creation Linen Rentals)
and Bella Linnens formerly Celebration Creation Linen Rentals)
Menu Cards, Table Numbers and Seating Chart: Creative Weddings Creative Weddings Stationery Designs
Transportation: Highland VIP ChauffeurHighland VIP Chauffeur
Cake: Cake CreationsCake Creations
Reception DJ: Revolution EntertainmentRevolution Entertainment Inc.
Photobooth: Revolution EntertainmentRevolution Entertainment Inc.
Groom's Attire: at Tip Top Tailors Tip Tip Top Top Tailors