ryan and alanna appeared on my blog not too long ago for their engagement session… it was actually the same week as their wedding at eagle ranch resort in invermere, bc. these two traveled a long way for their wedding, yet they found themselves close to the comforts of home.
alanna’s parents have a place here in the columbia valley that overlooks lake windermere. it was a stunning location for some shots of alanna getting ready before the ceremony started. ryan was also right in invermere and got ready with his best man with lots of cheerful visitors eager to wish him well on his wedding day.
it was a fun day full of laughter… starting almost immediately with ryan’s flair for ironing and a comically short first attempt at tying his tie.
alanna’s dress was exquisite. she had purchased it overseas and it was absolutely stunning on her. i also loved her shoes with their long silk laces tied into bows. the ceremony was lovely… there was live music performed by some of alanna’s family and ryan read ‘i carry your heart’ by e. e. cummings. seeing these two twice in three days was a treat… they are so easily able to slip into their own little world. i loved being around their joyful energy and the way that they seem to compliment and enhance each others spirit.
the reception was held at the historical cpr lodge building near kinsmen beach, which was saved from demolition and relocated to it’s current home just a short time ago. it has stunning mountain views and was a perfect venue for ryan and alanna’s intimate wedding and seemingly the centre point for a double rainbow that appeared over lake windermere part way through the reception. a sign of luck from mother nature is always a gift!
i wish you both so much joy and happiness in your life together ryan and alanna… thank you for the honour of capturing this day.