Carmen and Mike were one of our 2020 couples affected by the COVID19 pandemic. Their original plans for a large mountain wedding at Mt. Norquay had to be postponed until the spring of 2022 due to the venue's very limited 2021 availability. These two decided two weeks before their original wedding date that they still wanted to get married on their 2020 date surrounded by the Rocky Mountains. With the help of their wedding planner Madeleine of Moments by Madeleine, they eloped in an intimate ceremony at Tunnel Mountain Reservoir with their two closest friends and a small group of wedding vendors as their witnesses.
It was an absolute pleasure to design Carmen's peony bridal bouquet and their grounded, semi circle ceremony flowers. Carmen is a huge flower lover, a bride after my own heart, so it was amazing to create on site in the Rockies to bring together a special ceremony design filled with peonies, anemones, garden roses, astilbe and other seasonal blooms! This was also my first ceremony design in 3 months since COVID19 started and my heart was so happy to be able to create for weddings again!
Following the ceremony we took apart the ceremony flowers and repurposed them into bouquets to decorate their hotel room.
The couple had photos taken at Tunnel Mountain Reservoir and following the ceremony at Lake Minnewanka. It was the most perfect overcast day and the photos are some of the most dreamy wedding portraits I have seen.
Congratulations Carmen and Mike! We can't wait to celebrate with you again in 2022!