Fernie British Columbia wedding photographer
Chesa and Matt’s intimate Summer Solstice wedding at Elk View Lodge in gorgeous Fernie, British Columbia sparkled with the magic of midsummer.
By solstice, especially in a place like Fernie, nature is fully adorned. Pair the beauty of this destination with a rooftop first look surrounded by mountains and moody low clouds, to wedding-party portraits between mighty pines, and the glimmering glow of golden-hour portraits, bright yellow wildflowers, and barefeet in the grass… and you have a dreamscape.
One detail that I especially adored and there was a lot (hello rose gold touches, gold sequence dress, rose quartz and bright florals…) was their place cards. Each card had the name of a place they have hiked or traveled to together. They also had little stories on the back that encouraged guests to ask them more. What a great way to start a conversation, and to remember all the adventures that have led them to this point—every mountain & country conquered together.
And, since everything was planned on location at Elk View Lodge, there was a lot of time to spend with the ones they loved having those meaningful conversations. With everything in one place, it also made things easy on their guests to simply stay put and soak in the day and gorgeous surroundings.
The morning of the wedding, Chesa and Matt got ready across the hall from one another. I was able to easily move between the rooms to capture the details. I love the energy that comes with the couple’s anticipation of seeing one another, be it during a first look or at the ceremony itself, and of being in the moment before everything becomes official.
There’s something extra romantic about being between boulders, exchanging lifetime promises before family and friends—love is mighty and it requires one-step-in-front-of-the-other until we reach the peak.
Chesa and Matt, partners in adventure and in life and love, definitely deserve to enjoy the beauty of every view.
If you love music check out the slideshow of Chesa & Matts wedding!