Real Weddings: Amanda + Simon

We're kicking off our special "Real Weddings Month" with the beautiful Canadian wedding of Amanda and Simon that recently took place in beautiful Lake Louise, Alberta. Kirstie Tweed of Orange Girl sent in this absolutely stunning set of images of a wintery wedding scene.  The December wedding took place at the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise which included taking the entire wedding party for a gorgeous mountain sleigh ride.  Favorite thing –the splash of blue tuile in the back of her dress and how the horses in one of the pics below seem to be in love too! Check out more pics below (vendor information at the bottom of the post).

Some notes about Amanda & Simon's wedding;

-Amanda's dress was custom made for her and featured flowers that were from her mother's dress
-The fabric bouquet had two pocket watches attached to the stem, one that was on Canadian time and one that was on Australian time
-After the ceremony guests were given hand warmers and invited for a sleigh ride around Lake Louise before settling in for a private dinner
-The hand warmers were from an Australian store called Typo.

Photography -  Kirstie Tweed, , Orange Girl
Angelina from Arcaro Couture made her dress
Marchesi's made Simon's suit
Metallic Bloom made the bouquet
Location & Catering - Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
Wedding planner -
Cake -
Hair & Make-up -
Officiant- Robin White -

Place setting felt animals came from: made the felt mushrooms - made the bunny with the sweater
the rest of the felt animals came from

Jan Halvarson


Sara @ LiteraryLima said...

OMG!! I've always thought that Lake Louise was the most beautiful place in North America, but never would have thought of getting married there since we're in BC. That's all changed now! Thanks. :)

Ashlie said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Makes me want to get married all over again!

Ann On and On... said...

So many fabulous details. What a special wedding!

Melanie said...

I wish I was good friends with her so I could have gone to her wedding!! Her dress is gorgeous, I love that it's a creme color and aww her blue mittens are adorable and a sleigh ride???!!! WOW!!! Beautiful winter wedding!! =)

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Tine said...

A white wedding in a white winter landscape... I think nothing could fit better

Pinecone Camp said...

Definitely worth freezing your butt off, if you get pics like these! Spectacular.

Jade Rose said...

Sled ride for guests?! Winter wedding perfection!!!

Renée Anne Bouffard-McManus said...

WOW!! Such attention to detail! So special!

Anne Hill said...

Gorgeous photos! Props to the bride for surviving the cold for these pictures

Sarah said...

Absolutely STUNNING. What an incredible backdrop. I have a feeling they will be looking at those photos a lot more often than most couples. Just plain magical. Congratulations!

Unknown said...

the dress is adorable!


Allison said...

Wow. Can't get over that scenery! Gorgeous.

Super Starling! said...

Is it childish that my first response was "GNOME SOCKS! DAVID THE GNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOME!"?

On second thought, don't answer that.

I love this wedding. They seem like such charming people! Send along congratulations from the Internet!

Leah / (pretty pictures & sass-mouth)

Jan Halvarson said...

Leah - that's funny!

Sharon said...

Beautiful photographs as always by Kirstie from Orange Girl Photographs!!

Truly one of the most fun and gracious brides I have ever had the pleasure of working with! Such a fun, sweet, adventurous couple!

meredith said...

What a beautiful winter wedding! Wow!

Hodgepodge Arty said...

such beautiful, personal touches...these photos really capture that. lovely!

lulu103 said...

Anyone know where the bride's fabulous fur-collared coat is from? In love!

The Wedding Painter Artist of New York City William West said...

What a gorgeous couple and a beautiful back ground for a winter. Love the horse drawn carriages. As always it makes for a splindid painting. The Wedding Painter Artist of New York City - William West

Jan Halvarson said...

lulu103 - the coat is a vintage find!
: )

Sarah Dawneé said...

Wow. Wow. Wow.

Those pictures and all of the little details in them are amazing!

It is extra sweet seeing the affection of the couple and the "seeming" affection of the horses.

Lovely, lovely!