If you’ve followed Once Wed for a while, then you’ll know that our aesthetic tends towards the organic, simple, and natural-inspired. The beauty that is this magical mountain elopement in the Rockies couldn’t be more up our alley: from the absolutely stunning embroidery on the bodice of this Hayley Paige gown, to the delicate flushes of color in the bridal bouquet, to the overwhelming sense of magic and peace from that breathtaking landscape, we simply can’t get enough.
More from the photographer, Justine Milton: “Weddings, at the heart of it, are most importantly about the bond between two people who are about to embark on of their greatest adventure of their lives. It isn’t about a fancy venue, a big bridal party, or a ten tier cake. Sometimes, the simplest weddings are the most beautiful. When you realize all you need is the person you love, standing next to you, that is the real beauty. With the desire to be truly present with one another during your vows. No distractions from friends or family. Our couple decided to elope and be truly present for their special day. They hoped for an intimate and carefree ceremony, with their only distractions being the sounds of nature. For the overall design, we allowed nature to choose the colors and tones for their wedding day. Drawing inspiration from the beautiful mountains of Canmore, Alberta and the turquoise river, the florals displayed a lovely combination of creams, ivories, greens, and accents of dusty rose and sandy tones.”