Laura and Brad
I love a beautiful elopement and when Laura and Brad decided they wanted to elope rather than have the big wedding they’d started planning, they headed to Lake Louise in Canada and well, I couldn’t see a more stunning backdrop for a marriage! The incredible marriage ceremony was captured by One Edition Photography .
The marriage was performed by Marion Kutzer of Bow Valley Weddings. Photographers Meg & Raf (who also acted as witnesses) remember, “Laura and Brad wrote their own vows. I’m not sure this is typically considered a DIY detail but their words for each were so them, so their own, and so meaningful, made even more so I believe, because of all that led up to their courage to plan an elopement and cancel their larger more traditional wedding. They had words just for each other, they were so in the moment, there were tears of overjoy and pure love. It was incredible to bear witness to their exchange of vows and promises to each other.”
Laura remembers, “The ceremony was held on a private little rocky beach about 1.5 kms away from the main tourist epicentre, known as the Rock Pile. We wanted a quiet, intimate location to steal some privacy from the tourist area, and so Raf went exploring and found this beautiful unique spot just for them. It was truly stunning. We went back to the main beach and Rock Pile area once the tourist rush had subsided and it was equally beautiful for us to have that privacy, intimacy, and time in one of the most iconic and stunning natural beauty locations in the world.”
Of their photographers, Laura tells, “Both Meg and Raf were just amazing! Before, during and after the elopement there was nothing they weren’t willing to do. Plus their photos were incredible! Brad and I are really not the posy type but they made us feel so relaxed and we really enjoyed our time with them. As we had decided to elope three weeks after realising the big wedding we had booked wasn’t for us, Meg and Raf were just incredible with helping make our elopement possible. Photos were a very important part to the both of us and I’m just so thankful that we found Meg and Raf! ”
Laura wore the wedding gown she had purchased for the traditional wedding from Brides By Design.
Congratulations on your incredible elopement Laura and Brad! Thank you for sharing your story with us! Thank you to One Edition Photography for sharing today’s wedding!