If I had to use only one word to describe Jackson and Logan’s Kimberley Alpine Resort Wedding in British Columbia Canada, I’d be hard-pressed to find the best superlative. Why? Because their wedding day was worthy of every superlative out there. Seriously. I’m a pretty darn happy person in general, but man – my cheeks were literally sore from smiling so much. (A friend of theirs pointed this out to me too!)
The day started out with Jackson and Logan’s friends and family heading up Northstar Mountain via chairlift (a seriously stylish way to travel, I tell you; and I was gripping my cameras as tightly as I possibly could!). The day before had been a bit rainy in Kimberley, but for their wedding day, we were treated to nothing but deep blue skies, the most gorgeous clouds, and winks of sun here and there. (There were some rainshowers off in the distance, but they never reached us – they were purely decorative).
Soon it was time for Jackson and Logan and their wedding party to head up the mountain themselves, so everyone grabbed a chair and enjoyed the view on the way up. Jackson and Logan were last in line and took the 11 minutes up the mountain to read private vows that they’d written for each other. There were tears, laughter, smiles and kisses as those vows were shared. All against an amazing backdrop.
After everyone got to the tippy top of the mountain, the wedding party meandered down the hill to the chalet to get ready to walk down the aisle. Friends and family eagerly awaited the start to the ceremony, and soon the wedding began. Wedding party members grinned, the sun shone and it became time for Jackson and Logan to make their grand entrance. They each walked from different areas at the top of the mountain, joined hands, and walked down the aisle beaming and with happy tears in their eyes.
They laughed and grinned as they shared their second set of vows with one another and had smiles a mile wide for all of their beaming friends and family as they walked down the aisle as newlyweds, hand in hand.
After guests headed down the mountain again, Jackson, Logan, their wedding party and I stuck around up top for a bit to make some images, and I swear, we were all in stitches as we created their portraits. Such a fun group! Eventually we needed to zip on down the mountain ourselves so we hitched a chair again (Jackson and Logan’s had a perfect “Just Married” sign adorning it), and then met up at the base to go in search of a waterfall. (Talk about perfection, right? We even discovered a forest-y area with abundant wildflowers. Yes please!)
After finishing up our portraits, we all rejoined everyone else at the Stemwinder restaurant back at the resort. Folks signed a handcrafted wooden bench Jackson and Logan had picked up at the Missoula Farmer’s Market, were treated to a fantastic set of toasts by Jackson and Logan’s friends and family, enjoyed a slideshow of photos with some really fantastic moments to be shared, and topped off the evening with shots and a toast in memory of Jackson’s late mother.
As the sun went down, friends and family hopped onto the dance floor and soon people were cutting a rug, dancing hard and having a blast with one another as they celebrated such a happy day for Jackson and Logan.
Jackson and Logan! Holy moly – I’ve probably said this a million times to you already, but man. I am just so very happy for you both (such a huge understatement by the way), and am beyond thankful that you invited me to share in and document such a truly splendid day in your lives. You two are absolutely wonderful, genuine people and I can only imagine that life has got some amazing things in store for you because you both certainly deserve the very best of what’s out there. I hope you have a chance to come back to visit Missoula soon, and when you do, let’s grab some beers! :) Congrats congrats congrats again!
Vendors for Jackson and Logan’s Kimberley Alpine Resort Wedding in British Columbia Canada:
Venue: Kimberley Alpine Resort, Kimberley, British Columbia, Canada
Coordinator: Jill Bellm with Trickle Creek Lodge, Kimberley, British Columbia, Canada
Florist: MJ’s Floral Boutique, Cranbrook, British Columbia, Canada
Cake: Cakes by Mary
Officiant: Ruby Rioux
Catering and Bar: Trickle Creek Lodge, Kimberley, British Columbia, Canada
Paper Goods: Noteworthy, Missoula, Montana
Ladies’ Dresses: David’s Bridal
Men’s Attire: Express
On the docket:
Weddings, portraits and more weddings! Stay tuned!