Photos by:

Michael Rousseau

It’s always the sweet little touches that make a wedding truly shine – like the fact that couple Shannae and Sean exchanged vows at the same ski club where Sean spent vacations skiing with his family. Their wedding day was full of unexpected pops of fun, like the dove release during the ceremony, the sequined bridesmaid dresses, and the dramatic floral arrangements by Pink Twig Floral. Thank you Michael Rousseau for bringing your A game as always!

Craigleith Ski Club wedding - photo by Michael Rousseau Photography http://ruffledblog.com/craigleith-ski-club-wedding

From the bride, Shannae: We decided to get married in Blue Mountain, Ontario at a Ski Club where my husband grew up skiing with his family and the venue (Craigleith Ski Club) had a rustic cabin feel to it so I wanted to replicate that in the look and feel of the wedding. We would describe the vision as rustic, mountains, glam, plum, gold.

Craigleith Ski Club wedding - photo by Michael Rousseau Photography http://ruffledblog.com/craigleith-ski-club-wedding
sequin bridesmaid dresses - photo by Michael Rousseau Photography http://ruffledblog.com/craigleith-ski-club-wedding
statement bridal necklace - photo by Michael Rousseau Photography http://ruffledblog.com/craigleith-ski-club-wedding

stylish groomsmen - photo by Michael Rousseau Photography http://ruffledblog.com/craigleith-ski-club-wedding

wooden wedding details - photo by Michael Rousseau Photography http://ruffledblog.com/craigleith-ski-club-wedding

flower girls - photo by Michael Rousseau Photography http://ruffledblog.com/craigleith-ski-club-wedding

wedding bouquet - photo by Michael Rousseau Photography http://ruffledblog.com/craigleith-ski-club-wedding

bride and groom - photo by Michael Rousseau Photography http://ruffledblog.com/craigleith-ski-club-wedding

fall wedding bouquet - photo by Michael Rousseau Photography http://ruffledblog.com/craigleith-ski-club-wedding
Bouquet recipe: Plum Dahlias, seeded eucalyptus, white ohara garden rose, vibernum berries and “bridal pink” spray roses.

groom with tattoos - photo by Michael Rousseau Photography http://ruffledblog.com/craigleith-ski-club-wedding

wedding ceremony - photo by Michael Rousseau Photography http://ruffledblog.com/craigleith-ski-club-wedding

ceremony dove release - photo by Michael Rousseau Photography http://ruffledblog.com/craigleith-ski-club-wedding

ceremony dove release - photo by Michael Rousseau Photography http://ruffledblog.com/craigleith-ski-club-wedding

ceremony recessionals - photo by Michael Rousseau Photography http://ruffledblog.com/craigleith-ski-club-wedding

Craigleith Ski Club wedding - photo by Michael Rousseau Photography http://ruffledblog.com/craigleith-ski-club-wedding

romantic centerpieces - photo by Michael Rousseau Photography http://ruffledblog.com/craigleith-ski-club-wedding

Craigleith Ski Club wedding - photo by Michael Rousseau Photography http://ruffledblog.com/craigleith-ski-club-wedding

gold centerpieces - photo by Michael Rousseau Photography http://ruffledblog.com/craigleith-ski-club-wedding

gold place setting - photo by Michael Rousseau Photography http://ruffledblog.com/craigleith-ski-club-wedding

wood slice centerpieces - photo by Michael Rousseau Photography http://ruffledblog.com/craigleith-ski-club-wedding

Craigleith Ski Club wedding - photo by Michael Rousseau Photography http://ruffledblog.com/craigleith-ski-club-wedding

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Start a pinterest page with a board for every category or item that you need for your wedding and buy your dress and before seriously planning decor. The dress sets the tone of the evening and Pinterest will help you map out your day. Be present on the day of, take everything in. This sounds so cliche but I feel very grateful to have been given this advice and I’m thankful that I listened. I remember every moment and everything that happened on our wedding day and I am very grateful for that!

wedding signs - photo by Michael Rousseau Photography http://ruffledblog.com/craigleith-ski-club-wedding

cutout wedding signs - photo by Michael Rousseau Photography http://ruffledblog.com/craigleith-ski-club-wedding

fall wedding cake - photo by Michael Rousseau Photography http://ruffledblog.com/craigleith-ski-club-wedding

photobooth props - photo by Michael Rousseau Photography http://ruffledblog.com/craigleith-ski-club-wedding

wedding cake table - photo by Michael Rousseau Photography http://ruffledblog.com/craigleith-ski-club-wedding

cake cutting - photo by Michael Rousseau Photography http://ruffledblog.com/craigleith-ski-club-wedding


View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Music:
Processional: “By Your Side,” Sade
Recessional: “You Will Never Walk Alone,” Gerry and the Pacemakers (My husband is a die hard Liverpool Football supporter and this was non-negotiable!) – Our friends, family and fellow Liverpool supporting guests got a kick out it and after that song we played “Signed Sealed, Delivered” by Stevie Wonder.
First Dance: “Let’s Stay Together,” Al Green
Wedding Party Entrance: “Safe & Sound,” Capital Cities

Wedding Location: Blue Mountains, Ontario, Canada / Photographer: Michael Rousseau / Florist: Pink Twig Floral / Venue: Craigleith Ski Club / Wedding Dress: Watters / Wedding Veil: ParisienneLuxe / Necklace: Banana Republic / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Adrianna Papell / Bridesmaids’ Earrings: Zara / Bridesmaids’ and Gromsmen Gifts: Nixon Watch / Groom’s Pants: GAP Slim Fit / Groom’s Shirt: Banana Republic / Groom and Groomsmen Ties: Tie Bar / Vest: Bugatti / Wedding Cake: PS by Pretty Sweet / Wedding Cake Topper and Table Numbers: BetterOffWed / DJ: DJ Lissa Monet / Flower Girl Dresses and Flower Crowns: Zara / Flower Girl Baskets: Pottery Barn / Flower Girl Petals: C1 Easy / I Do Box: End Grain Wood Shoppe / Gold Mason Jars: TooCuteWreath / Photo Booth: Georgian Life Photo Booth / Wedding Invitations: Paperless Post / Wedding Signage: Creative Union Design / Custom Thank You Card: Blanka Biernat Illustration

5 comments
  • Absolutely gorgeous wedding, love the pictures! looks like a beautiful day, good luck to the happy couple!!

  • Thank you so much for posting our wedding! It was the best day of our lives.

    I have posted some more of our photos that didn’t make the cut on my pinterest page: http://www.pinterest.com/torontoshay/my-wedding/

    I planned the wedding my self and I am happy to share any tips tricks or secrets with anyone who is interested. You can find me on twitter, instagram and pinterest @torontoshay

    Happy Wedding Planning to all of the future brides out there!

    Shannae Smith xoxo

  • What a beautiful wedding, you made my ring box come to life.

  • Congratulations on such a beautiful wedding! I loved every moment of planning the wedding flowers with Shannae. She had a great vision in mind and we were able to really bring it to life using seasonal blooms with a rustic, secret garden style.
    Thanks so much for choosing Pink Twig!

  • Michael Rousseau photography

    Thank you so much to Shannae and Sean for choosing me as their photographer. It was such a beautiful day!

    Thanks to Ruffled Blog to featuring it!
    Cheers,
    Michael Rousseau Photography