love & lifestyle photography

red mountain snowboard / ski wedding; kootenays photographer

the guys
the girls & dad
the aisle
A bride in white ...
Roxy snowsuit & toque.  A father - daughter snowboard / ski and then walk down the aisle of Powderfields Traverse at - what appeared to be - the edge of it all.  Colorful friends - both in personality and unconventional wedding wardrobe - hedged in around them as powder snow lightly dusted blessings for their wedding on top of the world.

I had wished for clear skies.  But when I expressed this to a stranger in the Red Mountain Resort lodge beforehand, he corrected me with his desire for cloud-cover and snow.  A true skier's wish.  And sure enough, snow came, lightly during the ceremony and then harder and faster as if building up to the crescendo of the day.

After a puffy-jacket, father-daughter embrace, bride Ali peeled back her goggles like a veil, smiling at Phil in a black pin-stripe ski-jacket.  The officiant's degree in Snowboard Spirituality made him aptly suited for this mountain-top ceremony. There were dudes in colorful ties, friends smiling behind smart-phones, Skyping home countries.

(Ali originates from Australia and Phil from Great Britain.  And when I review their captures, I can hear their accents in their imagery.)

Their vows were celebrated with a ski tunnel and Just Married signs for their group ski down. Stay tuned for more of Ali & Phil including their visit to Poochie's Cabin and Red Room Lounge reception.

photographer - FRESH Photography
associate photographer - Lesley Chisholm
ceremony - Red Mountain Resort
reception - Red Room Bar, Prestige Mountain Resort, Rossland
makeup artist - Makeup by Emily Kjelshus 
hair - Style Mavens
cake - Pam Jeffers
DJ - Altitude Entertainment
see more of their story HERE