Canadian Rocky Mountains Camp Wedding: Sarah + Leigh – Part 1

Aztec Canada wedding

We’re kinda-sorta-super-insanely excited to share that all March long it’s gonna be Wedding Wednesday here at GWS! Pretty much just as evident as it sounds, since we have been getting SO many amazing weddings submitted each week, it seemed like the perfect time to share TWO incredible real weddings each Wednesday this month.

We’re starting WW off with a bang, thanks to Sarah + Leigh’s rad camp wedding full of DIY details captured by the one-and-only Phil Chester! Since Sarah is a wedding photog herself, and noticed she was shooting so many of the same wedding trends year after year, the main motivation behind her + Leigh’s big day was to make it really unique and reflective of them. Sarah tells us, I love the style of Aztec patterns which was the base of our inspiration with bright pops of colour. Being mostly outside, we also wanted to bring in natural elements like terrariums, arrows and succulents. 

arrow sign

bride getting ready

hayley paige dress

Sarah’s Hayley Paige ‘Coco’ dress gave her wedding day look some sweet wow-factor!

succulent bouquet

dotted teal heels

And LOVE her shoes – the Hexen Heel by Dolce Vita!

bride getting ready

pug

crystal necklace

crystal necklace

orange rose boutonnieres

Canada wedding first look

The Canadian mountains don’t make a half bad backdrop for a first look! ;)

Canada wedding first look

Aztec Canada wedding

Hayley Paige wedding dress

Aztec Canada wedding

Aztec Canada wedding

Aztec Canada wedding

king protea bouquet

Pretty sure it would be impossible to love Sarah’s protea, ranunculus and eucalyptus bouquet (by The Green Petal) more!

Aztec Canada wedding

Hayley Paige wedding dress

aztec ceremony sign

teepee ceremony

string nail art sign

guest book

Sarah says, Leigh is an incredibly talented graphic artist so he designed all of the print material for our wedding with his unique style.

spice favors

guest book

color dipped chairs

colorful aztec mountain wedding

LOVING this ceremony space, right?!?!

colored stones as arrows

arrow decor

colored stones as arrows

teepee wedding

Our Favorite Memory From The Wedding

Sarah: The most memorable part of the day for me was waiting with my mom before she walked me down the aisle. At that moment the butterflies started to happen and the moment the doors open for me to walk down, the tears came out. I really was super excited to be marrying my best friend.

Leigh: The moment she came down the aisle for me was the most memorable when I realized I was getting married to my best friend and the love of my life. I’m not an overly emotional guy, but being up front really took me away, it felt like it was only the two of us.

colorful aztec mountain wedding

colorful aztec mountain wedding

colorful aztec mountain wedding

colorful aztec mountain wedding

colorful aztec mountain wedding

Our Musical Choices

Processional: Groom + Best Man - Flowers in your Hair – The Lumineers; Maid of Honor: Big Jet Plane – Angus + Julia Stone; Bride: Home – Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros

Recessional: Skinny Love – Bon Iver + Stubborn Love – The Lumineers

First Dance: Stay With Me – Sam Smith

colorful aztec mountain wedding

colorful aztec mountain wedding

So good, right?! And if you loved Part 1 of this incredible wedding, you certainly won’t want to miss Part 2, featuring all the DIY elements these two creative folks incorporated into the environment! Check back soon!

photography: Phil Chester // venue: Golden Wood Lodge Golden, Canada // event design: Bride, Sarah Pukin // florals: The Green Petal // wedding dress: Hayley Paige – Coco // hairpieces: Anthropologie with modifications by the bride // shoes: Hexen Heel by Dolce Vita // bridesmaid dresses: After Eight // hair + makeup: Emilia Art Make Up // groom’s suit: Hugo Boss // paper goods: Leigh McDonald // cake: pretty flour // officiant: Julie Dodd // music: Tracy Mihajic

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