Canadian Rocky Mountains Camp Wedding: Sarah + Leigh – Part 2

Aztec Mountain Wedding

Welcome back! You did catch Part 1 of Sarah + Leigh’s wedding in the Canadian mountains, right? ‘Cause we’re onto Part 2 – their amaze reception – filled with tons of creative DIY details + some pretty epic post-wedding portraits by Phil Chester!

This artful duo made sure to keep the aesthetic true to their style, designing their day with Aztec patterns (Sarah’s fave) and bright pops of color. For couples who share S + L’s modern design sense, be sure pin a thing or two and don’t miss our curated shopping guide a bit later in the post!

Aztec Mountain Wedding

Aztec Mountain Wedding

Aztec Mountain Wedding

Aztec Mountain Wedding

Again with that Hayley Paige dress! In love…

Hayley Paige Wedding Dress

Aztec Mountain Wedding

aztec cocktail hour sign

Remember we mentioned Leigh designed all of the print material for the wedding? Well, his amazing work carried through to the reception + we’re loving every last work of art!

drink menu

aztec wedding sign

arrow seating chart

arrow seating chart

geometric triangle backdrop

rustic mountain tablescape

dipped silverware

aztec mountain napkins

aztec mountain napkins

simple tablescape

Sarah + Leigh handcrafted so much of what you see here – color us impressed (in teal, orange + green please!). To get a similar look with less DIY grunt work, shop their wedding with our camp guide below:

aztec mountain dessert table

teepee dessert table decor

rustic desserts

geometric triangle backdrop

Canada Wedding

smores bar

A S’mores bar with a mountain view was a must!

smores bar

smores bar

wood triangle labels

wedding blankets canada first dance

Sarah: Decide exactly what you want to do for your wedding and make a plan for when you want to finish things by. I made a monthly schedule for when I wanted to complete all of my diy-ing. This really helped me get everything I wanted to get done without too much stress.
Also the biggest thing was to remember when everything gets over whelming you can always look at your plan and move things around so you can de-stress for a month or until your ready to rock again.

Leigh: Sarah did most of the leg work planning and crafting as she had a vision and I wanted to help her achieve that. As a designer I started out with building a nice palette of colors that would work for the day and designed all of the print. This a great way to establish the style you’re going for and you will find that a lot of the decor and details will evolve from this. Think about color, theme, location and how it will all tie together and then go out and find some inspiration and get crafting.

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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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

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

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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Relaxed Outdoor Sweden Wedding: Jakob + Alexandra

Sweden Wedding

Since Jakob is a talented wedding photographer – one half of the amazing photo duo Nordica Photography – his experiences at weddings from behind the lens gave him a pretty clear idea of what kind of celebration he wanted. Luckily, his lovely bride, Alexandra, had a similar idea of the perfect fête, so combining their ideas + making it happen was pretty much a cinch. When describing his idea of the perfect wedding, Jakob explained it would be, Outdoors, nothing too fancy, with the main idea of everyone having a good time.

And their beautiful day, captured by Nirav Patel Photography, turned out exactly that way and they couldn’t have been happier!

green bridesmaid dresses

bus to ceremony

hay bale ceremony

All the perfect components of a laid-back, rustic celebration!

arbor

ceremony program

Sweden ceremony

Sweden ceremony

Sweden ceremony

Sweden ceremony

Jakob’s reaction to seeing his bride is just the sweetest!

Sweden ceremony

Sweden ceremony

Sweden ceremony

Sweden ceremony

Sweden ceremony

Sweden ceremony

Sweden ceremony

Sweden ceremony

wedding party

Sweden wedding

Sweden wedding

Sweden wedding

Sweden wedding

Sweden wedding

We’re loving these gorge portraits Nirav captured of the newlyweds!

Sweden wedding

Sweden wedding

Sweden wedding

Sweden wedding

Sweden wedding

bus to reception

Seriously, this day looks like so much fun!

bride and groom boating in

bride and groom boating in

arbor welcome sign

photo display

window pane seating chart

simple tablescape

chalkboard inspired menu

wooden silverware

chalkboard seating chart

Sweden wedding

Make your wedding to whatever you want it to be. Don’t focus too much on getting every detail right and certainly don’t think about what other people will think of your choices. Have the wedding you want to have and remember to enjoy every part of the day. It goes by real fast.

photography: Nirav Patel Photography // second shooter: Amari Kenoly // venue: Saltarö Hembygdsskola in Sweden // wedding planning + design: DIY // florals: Charlottas Blommor, Gustavsberg // wedding dress: Boutique Beauty Vasa, Finland // shoes: Taiwan // bridesmaid dresses: Vero Moda // hair + makeup: Salong NOVO, Stockholm // groom suit: Oscar Jacobson // paper goods: DYI // catering: Rosies Catering, Stockholm // cake: Delselius Bageri, Gustavsberg // rentals: Arrangörservice // officiant: Hans Gårdh // music: The Rose, Gabriellas Sång

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