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Elizabeth & David | Beaverfoot Lodge Wedding in Golden, BC

Jan 7, 2014

Happy 2014 everyone! As I slowly get into the groove of the “new normal” with the addition of Jude in our lives, I thought I’d take a few moments while my little bundle naps to blog my very last wedding of 2013.

Dave & Liz are very old friends of Greg’s – Greg & Dave went to kindergarten together! Dave & Liz met on the University of Alberta ski team – to say that these two are adventure junkies would be an understatement. They share a love for being outdoors (think mountain biking and skiing) and traveling (they planned their entire wedding while on an extended trip through Southeast Asia). It was that trip that inspired so many of the little touches found in their wedding – from Vietnamese coffee makers bought in Ho Chi Minh City as guest favors, to a spicy margarita cocktail recipe found in Laos. Their rustic venue, Beaverfoot Lodge, gave family and friends the opportunity to camp in covered wagons and spend time together enjoying a weekend in the mountains.

Greg and I arrived the day before the wedding in what appeared to be a monsoon – set-up was in full force during the pouring rain, and everyone had come together to staple sheets of plastic as makeshift walls to the reception space. The next day, the storm clouds loomed above. Luckily, the rain slowed to a slow drizzle during Dave & Liz’s first look, and we were able to capture some gorgeous portraits before they said their vows (which needed to be moved indoors at the very last moment, thanks to the rain). In speaking with Liz afterwards about the weather, she said “Now whenever we hear the sound of rain on the roof, we’re reminded of the love and excitement we felt that day.”

Congratulations again Liz & Dave – we wish you the most happiness in your lives together, and are so excited to welcome you to your new home in Calgary in the coming weeks!


Venue & Catering | Beaverfoot Mountain Lodge / Wedding Planner | Lucky in Love Weddings / Flowers | The Stem Floral Design / Dress | Teerak Wedding Studio, Bangkok, Thailand / Groom’s Tux | Custom Made from Trung Duc, Hoi An, Vietnam

  1. shelly says:

    So beautiful. I LOVE the ski boot flower pots! I can’t believe we didn’t think of that 🙂 Recognized Kim in there too!!

  2. Rozalind says:

    Natalie, these are stunningly beautiful. Wonderful job <3

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