From the first tantalizing sip, to the last succulent drop; basking in Susan and Jo’s wedding celebration was like savouring an exquisite bottle of fine wine.
Like a big red splashing into the decanter, anticipation for the flavours and feelings of their wedding blossomed between our first Skype encounter, and finally getting to meet Susan and Jo on the morning of their wedding in Lake Louise. Arriving to their smiles and hugs was like that first glorious sip that warms you right down to your toes, authenticating all suspicions that for this particular celebration, something exceptional has been uncorked.
Professional surgeons from New York City, Susan and Jo travelled all the way across the frozen continent to wed amongst the snow-cloaked mountains of the Canadian Rockies. Inspired by nature’s grandeur and the finer comforts of life, they curated a top-shelf experience for their friends and family to include both the Chateau Lake Louise‘s unparalleled vistas and the Post Hotel‘s legendary wine collection (of which said friends and family depleted with joyous abandon).
Their morning was savoured in quiet, reflective fashion — Susan, with her mom, sisters and mimosas — Jo, with his dad, wine and charcuterie. Outside, beneath sapphire-blue skies, frozen mountains sparkled like Susan’s jewel-encrusted dress. The vibe was ripe, the stage was set, Susan and Jo were ready to go.
Their intimate little ceremony, complete with elegant string vibrations and plenty of bubbly, was befitting of the classic, quintessential library in which dear friends and family gathered around lovingly.
Warmed from within by love and vine, we all headed out into the snow and ice where family portraits took place on a frozen skating pond, and Susan and Jo ascended mountain slopes through hip-deep powder. Despite frozen fingers and boot-fulls of snow, Susan and Jo were like two joyful kids playing in a winter wonderland. It’s almost as if… they like each other.
What better way to thaw out, than with world-class food, heart-warming speeches and more exquisite wine? With a final sloppy glass, wobbly dance moves and big purple smiles, that’s how!
Susan and Jo, your wedding was bottled poetry! Savouring it with you was a privilege; chronicling it for you, an honour. Thanks for trusting us with these top-shelf memories. Here’s to enjoying them again and again as they mature with age.
Special thanks to Joanne from Mountain Beauties, Amy from Lynn Fletcher Weddings, and Josue from Pez Productions, for working their magic!