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Bush Party Wedding

Julie and Adam are now nearest and dearest friends of ours, but last August we were only first embarking on our adventures together. Longtime readers will recall that I spent the month in the Canadian Rockies, and these two lovebirds welcomed me with open arms to share in their gorgeous mountain community! On my very last day they got married! And with such a unique, charming, festive, thoughtful and creative campground celebration!

Julie is an incredible photographer, and can be found here at Julie Williams Photography.

As a guest – among a half dozen other photographer guests! – I only had my camera out for a few details and fun with friends. But I wanted to share some of these most adorable elements that made Julie and Adam’s day so uniquely “them”!

A quote from Julie in the December feature on Junebug Weddings:

Our friends and family did so many special things – the flowers were grown by family, wine was made by Adam’s parents, my sister made an amazing playlist that we played at the wedding and gave out as wedding favors too. My aunts sewed the tablecloths, napkins and bunting. Big red lanterns and white lights were donated to us by some of my past clients. Myself and my mother-in-law gathered dozens and dozens of beautiful mismatched vintage vases for the flowers. I made chalkboards out of old frames and re-purposed cardboard for signage and little notes around the site. My aunt collected well over a hundred mason jars in various sizes from her local thrift store for our drinking vessels. Our mums collected old family photos, I printed them black and white and put them in an array of gold frames. Instead of a wedding cake, my mum, aunts, grandma and a great friend got together one Sunday afternoon and baked chocolate chip cookies, triple gingersnaps, brownies, lemon squares and four flavors of cake pops.

In addition, they had the amazing help of planner and friend Callandra Caufield of Cherry Tree Occasions!

The photo above-right is one of my absolute favs, because it’s so true to their style and love. And no matter the rain, these two truly embraced all that surrounded them on such an unforgettable day.

Julie and Adam left for their honeymoon in this amazing 1971 Boler trailer! I now absolutely must have one of my own.

I’m not sure any words can really sum up how I feel about Julie and Adam, and the amazing new friends I found while living in Canmore, AB. It’s certainly an experience I’ll hold close to my heart for ever and ever. Congratulations on all that you guys have found, created, shared and embraced together! Love you!

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