Meg and Sam | Kauai Enchanted Elopement

they stood out on the bluff, hand in hand reading their vows to one another. her hair blew in the wind and he reached out and gently tucked it behind her ear as she read. we couldn’t hear their words but you could tell how much they meant just by watching how they looked at each other. the island blessed us with a clear valley on one of the stormiest days and everything felt as it was supposed to feel. slow, clam, intentional, magical. as if time was hanging on their every word.

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so grateful we get to capture stories like these two, and they were such troopers hiking miles passed where we originally planned just to get to this epic lookout and it was soo worth it. meg and sam live on the big island of hawaii, and years ago when sam impulsively decided to move somewhere warmer while driving his snow truck in new york city, he thought about hawaii or where his family was down in florida. he looked at the snapple apple iced tea in his cup holder and decided to see if the universe would send him a sign. he cracked it open, and on the inside of the lid it read ‘hawaii is further south than florida” – it was meant to be! i thought that was the coolest story ever about moving to hawaii and it’s even radder that him and meg just went for it and actually moved to the islands to live the dream.

a huge thank you to peter at bradyhouse media for taking a ton of photographs with the drone this day. when we are in dramatic locations like this it is just impossible for me to shoot everything i want safely and it helps so much having peter there with the drone to get the shots we need to show the perspective of where we are. love getting to work together on days like this one!

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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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