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Glacier National Park Wedding | Cedar Lane Weddings

Glacier National Park Wedding

I met Stephanie at a bridal show in early 2017, our booths right next to each other – she owns the beautiful Everthine Bridal Boutique in Calgary. When she asked me to meet for coffee after, I had no idea it was because she was looking for a photographer for her Glacier National Park wedding! Stephanie and Dylan’s love story has been a decade in the making. They met the summer Dylan went to college in the United States, and as we all know – starting a relationship with distance isn’t ideal. For them, Stephanie says, it was the perfect way to develop a deep level of trust, understanding and ultimately an amazing bond.

“We truly value each others opinion and while we don’t always agree on everything there is a mutual respect and friendship that has gotten us to this place, married 12 years later!”

The Wedding Day

When I asked about their day and why they chose to plan a Glacier National Park wedding, they had this to say:
Whitefish holds a special place in our heart; it is where we met for holidays during the years apart. Because we opted for a destination wedding, we had 4 days filled with love and laughter with friends and family! The ceremony was extra special for us because amongst the craziness of unpredictable winds (almost knocking over our arch), to cold temperatures, lost vows and a veil that didn’t make it down the aisle – it was incredibly “us”. Surrounded by friends and family we got to love, laugh and cry together. Something that can never be replaced and is so uniquely our own. 

What advice would you offer to other couples planning a wedding?

Don’t sweat the small stuff, surround yourself by people you love and do what makes you happy. If you can celebrate over a few days. Some of our favourite memories aren’t from the wedding day itself but the days before and after. This is when we truly got to be together, with the people we love and to celebrate!

The Vendors:

Venue: The Lodge at Whitefish – on the edge of Glacier National Park, this venue has the perfect view of Whitefish Lake.

Dress Designer: Truvelle

Dress Boutique: Everthine Bridal Boutique, Calgary

Mens Wear: Ed Williams Mens Wear, Calgary

Hair: Foxtrot Salon, Whitefish Montana

Makeup: High Brow Salon, Whitefish Montana

Desserts: Pretty Sweet Co, from Calgary

Arch: Modern Rentals out of Calgary

Florals: Bougs

As their wedding was over the Easter holidays, Stephanie and Dylan had chocolates for the children who attended. They also chose to make a donation to Kids Sport Canada instead of favours for their guests. 

Lodge at Whitefish Wedding

Whitefish Lake Wedding First Look

Thank you for visiting my Blog, I am Melissa the girl behind Cedar Lane Weddings. If you enjoyed this beautiful Glacier National Park Wedding, make sure to check my recent Jasper National Park and Pine & Pond Wedding photos as well!
If you are planning your own rad destination wedding, please reach out to me!  

Comments

I love how they embraced the wind for their beautiful lakeside wedding at Glacier National Park! My favourite images are the snowy, sun-infused forest images 🙂

Dang this makes me wanna get married at Glacier National Park! Beautiful work as always

You did an amazing job capturing this wedding! I love their portraits in the snowy woods. Beautiful views!

So many wonderful moments captured! And those mountain backdrops are too pretty. Beautiful work!

Oh, I love all the movement and wind in these. You did a fantastic job of documenting both the big and little moments of their day. Beautiful!

Elliot

This wedding is so beautiful! Glacier National Park is truly an epic place to get married. Amazing job!

These are beautiful, I love the way you documented the details as well as the little moments they shared 🙂 well done!

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Hello my name is Melissa and I am an elopement photographer who specializes in photographing Rocky Mountain Weddings & Elopements in Banff, Kananaskis, Lake Louise, Yoho, Emerald Lake & Jasper.
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