Melanie & Brett
An outdoor wedding in Canmore, Alberta by Tula Events
of Wedding: Silvertip Golf Resort Date Married: July 16, 2021
Photography: Mark Eleven
City/Province Wedding Took
Place: Canmore, Alberta Wedding
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planned a mountain retreat over the Canada Day long weekend for the two
of us,” says Melanie.
“Brett is a geologist and we
often hike a lot while he picks up rocks, sharing their geographical
origin and rock type with me (yawn)!”
It was a beautiful sunny day and after
hiking in the mountains for an hour Brett and Melanie stopped for lunch
at the peak of the mountain.
Brett pulled the rocks out he had been
collecting while they were hiking from his back pack and began
describing them excitedly to Melanie. After the third rock description,
Melanie started rolling her eyes at the anticipation of another rock
this time, Brett reached into his bag and said to Melanie, “I have
another rock here, I think you’re going to like it,” he pulled out a
ring box and dropped down on one knee, “Will you marry me?” Her reply,
After spending sometime at the peak of the mountain imagining their
future together, they departed back down the trail. The whole time
though Melanie says, “I couldn’t take my eyes off my brilliant gleaming
The Wedding Attire
Melanie’s ivory A-line silk gown, designed by Maggie Sottero,
featured a strapless sweetheart neckline. The organza overlay
embellished with heirloom designed lace appliqués was adorned with
beading and a chapel train.
wore a strapless fitted cocktail dress designed by Jenny Yoo, in
charcoal grey that featured a contrasting silver self-tie sash at the
The groom, Brett, wore a black tux designed by Perry Ellis, ivory dress
shirt, silver vest and coordinating striped tie.
The Most Memorable Moment
The most memorable moment of Melanie and Brett
wedding day was not even planned. The bridal group were headed to the
photo location for pictures when the photographer noticed the Rocky
Mountaineer train coming down the tracks.
luxury train travels through the Canadian Rockies and only passes
through Canmore once a month.
Melanie said, “We pulled up into the
rail yard and scrambled out of our vehicles frantically hoping to get a
group picture with the train behind us as a back drop.”
“We just made it in time for a
quick snap shot before the train roared by, blowing its horn while
passengers waved at us.”
“It turned out to be one of our coolest
and most candid photographs of the entire wedding,” says
Melanie has three tips for future brides, first get a wedding
planner. It makes the planning easier and more enjoyable and
that reflects on the wedding day.
don’t worry if you can’t sleep the night before you will look fine the
next day and everything will still work out great.
Finally, the wedding day goes
by so fast, extend it by enjoying time with friends and family the day
before and the day after the