Vanessa and Nathan’s wedding day was one of the most amazing experiences we have been a part of, with their wedding ceremony at the Mount Robson amphitheatre (360 degree mountain views!), reception at the Tete Jaune Hall, and a helicopter trip to Mount Terry Fox for their wedding portraits at the top of the Rocky Mountains.
The girls were getting ready at the Glacier Inn near Tete Jaune, with lots of laughs and happy moments throughout the morning. Shauna even got to share her love of vintage jewellery with Vanessa and her bridesmaids, as many of them had beautiful heirloom antique rings that Shauna was more than happy to take photos of for them.
Meanwhile, the guys were getting ready at the Valemount Retreat, but not before heading out to Mount Robson to put up the wedding signs to help make sure the guests could find the ceremony location at the Robson Shadows Amphitheatre. There was low lying clouds on the day of the wedding, so Mount Robson wasn’t visible in the background, but it didn’t take away from a truly amazing location with mountain views in all directions.
After their wedding ceremony we headed down the hill to the Fraser River for some bridal party photos which was a beautiful clear mountain green-blue – a fantastic backdrop for some wedding photos. From there it was a quick trip back to Valemount where we met our pilot at the Robson Helimagic helicopter base for the flight up to the top of Mount Terry Fox. It had snowed a few days before and while it had melted down along the highway there was still snow on the ground at our photo location, which only added to the beauty of it all. Other than the wind it was completely silent up there, and with views in all directions it was definitely one of the most amazing experiences we have been a part of. We all took a moment at the end to soak it all in before heading back down.
By this time all the guests had arrived at the Tete Jaune Hall for the wedding reception, and were waiting outside for the grand helicopter entrance as we descended upon the hall. From there it was time for dinner, and then on to the wedding speeches which involved a number of heartfelt moments during speeches along with a very entertaining freestyle rap from the bride’s sisters. Before we knew it the dancing began and everyone had a great time dancing the night away. Here are some of our favourite photos from a truly fantastic wedding day. Thank you so much to Vanessa & Nathan for having us there to be a part of your day!
Wedding Vendors from their amazing wedding day:
Ceremony Venue: Robson Meadows Campground Amphitheatre
Reception Venue: Tete Jaune Community Hall
The Gown: Kitty Chen from Nouvelle Bridal; Train by Sophia Tolli from Nouvelle Bridal
Groom’s Suit: Suits by Curtis Eliot
Cake: Made by Family Friend (Jody Vo)
Wedding Bands: Michael Anthony Jewellers
Engagement Ring: Custom ring from Design Jewellers
Catering: Valemount Lions Club
Florals: flowers from Costco – Bouquets created by mother of the Bride Shirley Sander; Arrangements created by Vanessa’s and Nathan’s family and friends.
DJ: Tommy Kerrivan – Jasper’s Alpine Music
Brides hair and makeup: Jack’d Up Beauty Boutique
Bridesmaids hair: Jack’d Up Beauty
Reception decor and backdrop – Charu Brintnell, Jennie Franke, Christina Hamer, Vanessa Stack
Helicopter: Robson Helimagic, Heli Adventures
Photography: Northern Pixel Photography
Congratulations once again to Vanessa & Nathan! Flying up the mountain in a helicopter for their wedding photos was such an unbelievable experience for all of us. Vanessa & Nathan were so thankful to their family for purchasing such an amazing wedding gift. We were very thankful as well and felt so lucky to be a part of it all. We can’t wait to get back in a helicopter again to head out with another couple.
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