Kim and Tristan had a beautiful summer day to get married at the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge here in Jasper. Although rain clouds threatened from a distance, Whistler’s Plateau remained a sunny patch of green grass and yellow flower petals. Beauvert Lake was at it’s sapphire blue best and was complimented by the bright summer yellow that Kim had chosen for their wedding colours. Kim looked absolutely stunning on her wedding day, and the team at Wild Orchid did their usual awesome job on the hair and makeup. I accidentally left my spare camera batteries and charger at Wild Orchid while the girls were getting ready, and when I got to Jasper Park Lodge before the ceremony my jaw dropped at the realization. However it was no problem thanks to the amazing network of wedding services here in Jasper. Nadia from Wild Orchid personally delivered the batteries to Whistler’s Plateau within minutes of me calling her up and telling her my mistake, and in the middle of a busy summer Saturday no less.
I met with Kim and Tristan a few months prior to the wedding, and was impressed by their grace, professionalism, and wry sense of humour. This carried through in the ceremony at JPL, and in the time we spent together with the wedding party during the portrait session. They made a very beautiful request during the ceremony and it was the first time I had seen this done at a wedding, although I would see it once more later in the year. They asked that as the ceremony was unfolding, the rings be passed around hand to hand through each person in the assembled crowd. Everyone was asked to give place a little blessing on the rings, giving their best wishes to the couple. Once the rings had moved through the rows, passed around in a small wooden box, they reached the front row in time for the exchange.
It was a pleasure to spend this beautiful summer day in Jasper with Kim and Tristan and their group of family and friends. They chose a great crew for their wedding party. I wish these guys all the best in their future together.
Hair + Makeup: Wild Orchid Salon + Spa
Ceremony: Whistler’s Plateau, Jasper Park Lodge
Reception: Golf Clubhouse, Jasper Park Lodge
Flowers: Elysion Florals
Cake: Cakes by Kim
Photography: White Leaf Photographs