Kirsten and Seth were married in a bohemian, cozy, laid back ceremony at a ski lodge this fall surrounded by family and friends. They handled ALL the details themselves and turned the Canyon Ski Lodge into a cozy, romantic venue where they (personally) served all of their guesst a hearty meal. I love Kirsten’s pretty and warm wedding day outfit- no frills or pomp, just some vintage, natural goodness and she looks stunning. The couple handmade all the details and all in just a two month engagement! Thanks to Stephanie Koo for sending over the amazing images.

ski lodge wedding

From the gorgeous bride. I really wanted our wedding to represent who we we were. I wanted it to feel relaxed, genuine, heartfelt, a bit rustic and a little bohemian, while still feeling put together. And fun! Lots of fun.

ski lodge wedding

ski lodge wedding
I didn’t have a clear vision of what I wanted in a wedding dress. All I knew was I wanted lace. The stores in town didn’t have what I was looking for, and with not much time, I couldn’t order anything in. My aunt suggested a non-bridal store in Edmonton, called The Tattered Rose. Seth and I drove up that morning, tried one on, and it was perfect! No alterations or anything. The owner said it came over from the UK and was made around 1960.

ski lodge wedding

ski lodge wedding
We bought all our dishes, serving plates, old mason jars for candles, vases and photo frames at local thrift stores around Central Alberta, and our water glasses and wine glasses at Ikea. Doing so was much more time consuming but way cheaper. I made table runners out of old sheets in a vintage pattern from a thrift store.

ski lodge wedding

ski lodge wedding

ski lodge wedding
I made and canned, all our apple butter for our favours, and Seth peeled all the apples. I cut from old scraps of fabric, sheets and whatever else i could find to make the covers on the tops of the jars.

ski lodge wedding

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Wedding Vendors (Red Deer, AB):
Ceremony and Reception Venue: Canyon Ski Lodge / Photographer: Stephanie Koo Photography / Florist: wholesale flowers arranged by bride / Accessories and scarf: Anthropologie / Wedding Dress: The Tattered Rose / Catering: Kalaboo Catering / Pies: Cutie Pies in Lacombe AB / Groom’s Suit: Hugo Boss


Comments (9):

  • Karli on January 15, 2011

    Not only is it great to see a fellow Canadian, but an old schoolmate from my hometown - Hi Kirsten! Congrats on your wedding and such a beautiful one at that. I wish you and your sweet little family the best in the future :)
  • Robyn Martel on January 12, 2011

    This was thee most beautiful wedding I have witnessed at Canyon Ski Resort! The couples personal touch was present throughout the day and in the rustic lodge. What beautiful photos to capture these moments!
  • evie on January 10, 2011

    this is beautiful! you can feel the warmth, love and intimacy from the pics. the bride is stunning and so relaxed! love it x
  • lizzie [love your way] on January 10, 2011

    i LOVE the photography! that couple is beautiful...stephanie did an amazing job capturing them!
  • Erica Ann Photography on January 10, 2011

    Wow, Kristen, I think you hit the "relaxed, genuine, heartfelt, a bit rustic and a little bohemian" mark just perfectly! And your photographer captured it all perfectly!
  • Heather on January 10, 2011

    I love the rustic vintage feel of this wedding! I'm going to call it "Rustage" The plates and favors are my favorite details. I just love this Ruffled blog of yours. It was nice to actually see you at the World Cafe. I've been following you for some time now so it was no surprise that your booth was one of my faves :)Thanks for being so awesome!!
  • Laura *You Stir Me* on January 10, 2011

    mmmm so warm and rustic! Love all the details and will definitely be saving this one for inspiration for my sister's wedding in the mountains!
  • sarah on January 10, 2011

    Gorgeous! I love the eclectic mix of styles - it gives you a true sense of the couple rather than going for something 'weddingy' - and proves that paired back elegance can be so impactful.
  • La Belle Bride on January 10, 2011

    Yay Canada!!! Love seeing some fellow Canadian's on the blogs. xoxo


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