Melanie Bennett Photography » Drayton Valley Photographer

Morgan & Justin- Banff Wedding

One evening, after sharing a dance with her childhood neighbour, Morgan told him, “I’m going to marry you one day.” As fate would have it, she did!

Morgan has been a friend of mine for several years now and I was so thrilled to hear that she had found the love of her life, Justin. He is a gentleman and a true romantic; he is always surprising her with special dates and notes letting her know how much he loves and cares about her. When he proposed to her, he set up an elaborate scavenger hunt, leaving little clues for her to find. The last clue led her to the park outside of their home, and when she took off her blindfold he was waiting for her on one knee. For months I had been anticipating their beautiful wedding, and the day was finally here! We started the morning getting ready at Botega, a really awesome and unique salon and art gallery in Banff. I loved the creative, laid back atmosphere and the Botega staff are so incredibly talented- the girls hair and makeup looked astonishingly beautiful! When Morgan and her girls were finished at the salon, we headed back to Hidden Ridge Resort so they could get into their dresses! Morgan wore an absolutely stunning backless lace gown that her dad had picked out when they were dress shopping. The surprise was that Morgan’s dad didn’t know she had ended up picking the dress he chose for her so it was very special to see his reaction when he first saw her in it that morning before the ceremony. When we arrived at The Meadow, the view stole my breath away! Could there possibly be a more beautiful place to marry the love of your life? The bride walked down the aisle with her dad to the sweet sound of the violinist playing, “A Thousand Years” by Christina Perri. One of my favourite parts of a wedding day is listening to the couple exchange their vows to each other. It was so touching to watch Morgan tear up during their vows and to hear Justin tell her that since he first met her when they were 12 years old, she has been the girl of his dreams. After a fun afternoon of taking photos we headed to the Norquay Ski Lodge for their reception. It was decorated perfectly with beautiful, rustic floral centrepieces (skillfully created by Willow Haven), and the atmosphere was cozy and warm. After a delicious dinner and sneaking away for a few more photos, the speeches and dances began. The love that Justin and Morgan share could have lit up the room during their first dance, it was so beautiful. I am not an emotional person, but I have to say the one moment that always gets me on wedding days are the father/daughter dances. I am sure there wasn’t a dry eye in the room as Morgan’s dad lovingly wiped away her tears during their dance, it was so beautiful. Morgan and Justin, I hope you love this little sneak peek at your incredible day. I hope that you will be able to look back on these photos for years to come and be able to remember all of the emotions and treasured moments. Wishing you many, many years of love and happiness together!

Brides Getting Ready Location: Botega Salon and Hidden Ridge Resort

Grooms Getting Ready Location: Banff Caribou Lodge

Wedding Ceremony Location: The Meadow

Reception Location: Norquay Ski Lodge

Flowers: Willow Haven

Cake: Cake Creations

Wedding Dress: Delica Bridal House

Bridesmaid Jewellery: Silpada

 

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