Oakley and Mark Pysyk | Banff Springs Fairytale Wedding

they snuck away from the chaos in the reception hall to the adjacent ballroom and she twirled around like a princess. the evening light was pouring in from the windows and she grabbed his hand and lead him into the center under the chandeliers. they began to playfully dance and she laughed as he spun her around. he pulled her in close and they began to ballroom dance perfectly in sync and it was as if they were the only 2 in the entire castle. they floated across the floor to the faint music coming from the iphone speaker and it really was straight out of a fairytale.

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oakley and mark pysyk banff springs wedding bride and groom first dance meg courtney wedding photography
i am a good 2 weeks late with this blog only because it has taken me that long to find the words to describe how absolutely incredible this day was. the banff springs hotel is just absolutely jaw-dropping, and these guys really know how to throw a good party ;). peter and i got to know mark and oakley last summer when we spend a night out at their lake house for their engagement session (click here to see), so the whole day just felt like we were hanging out with old friends. oakley and mark are highschool sweethearts from edmonton alberta, and they now live in florida where mark just signed a 3 year contract to play hockey for the florida panthers (wahoo!!). the energy and love that poured out from their friends and family this whole day was inspiring and we couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful day. congrats you two love birds, we can’t wait for the next time we get to all hang out!!

dress: kleinfeld bridal, nyc
wedding planner: hera weddings and events

decor: special event rentals
venue: fairmont banff springs
 bride’s hotel: the rimrock
videographer: bluekite cinema
hair and mua: fancy face inc
florist: flower artistry
photography: meg courtney + bradyhouse media  third shooter:  chelsea dawn

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Christina and Ben | Kauai Enchanted Elopement

christina, when you smile, or cry, or laugh, or breathe, you stop time. nothing else exists outside of those moments. in those moments, i have learned everything i need to learn. i am loved.” – ben to christina.

kauai adventure elopement mahaulapu cliff ceremonywhen they woke up that morning, christina and ben were expecting to have a early morning ceremony down on the cliffs, followed by an adventure hike in the mountains with peter and i. what they didn’t expect was that a cat about to have kittens would make them almost an hour later than expected for their ceremony (which was still incredibly beautiful), and their day would be proceeded by being chased around the island from a temperamental rain storm that wouldn’t give us a break. they slow danced as the rain fell to “i want to grow old with you” from adam sandlers ‘the wedding singer’ movie on an empty white sand beach and it turns out, it all was exactly the way their story was meant to go and i can’t think of a single thing that would have made it better.kauai adventure elopement first dance west side wiamea
these two exchanged the most beautiful and tear jerking vows to one another at their cliffside ceremony, and then we made our way up to the mountains to start their adventure. after an hour of driving and an hour and a half of us all sitting in a parking lot waiting for the weather to clear up (at least we had a cooler:)), these two embraced the day exactly as it came. the fog may have dampened our hiking plans but it was so mysterious and beautiful, and because of it we found ourselves on the most beautiful deserted beach, watching their first dance under the rain drops, laughing and popping champagne bottles toasting to their new adventure together. and at the end of the day, just when we thought the storm couldn’t follow us any further, it showed back up and this time, it brought the most beautiful full and lasting rainbow i had ever seen. these two brought magic around them no matter what the weather, and peter and i couldn’t have been more honored to get to be a part of their day and to have had an entire day to make some rad new friends. we’ll be cheering you guys on in the next winter olympics and peter already is planning our trip back to calgary to go on a bobsled ride with you ben, haha!! congrats you two, go canada!
xox
meg

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