One year wedding anniversary countdown is in it’s final stretch…less than two weeks to go before we get to celebrate our first year of marriage. It really has been the best year of my life and every time I think back on our wedding day I can’t help but feel a warm tinge in my heart remembering all of the love and laughter we shared with family and friends while celebrating the start of our journey in snowy Whistler. If you recall, last week I shared some of my favorite parts of Whistler in order to explain why the heck we asked 120 guests to haul it up to Canada for the weekend. This week let’s get to the really good stuff, the details of the big day. As you will see from the pictures the natural beauty of Whistler took center stage and allowed us to worry less about perfecting little details and more about bringing some bigger concepts to life. I was actually quite surprised at the lack of winter wedding inspiration available online (I’m looking at you Pinterest) when I was planning so for whatever it’s worth, I have outlined some of my thoughts below in case it might be helpful to new brides-to-be in the middle of planning.
I had a cute little top and bottoms to get ready in the day of the wedding but pulled a last minute switcheroo and wore my Grandma Jane’s old flannel instead. It was my way of making sure I felt her spirit with me on such a special day.
I’ve always loved big hair and lots of lashes, so that’s what I did. Even added a little vintage broach for some unexpected sparkle in the back.
My girls wore neutrals with sparkle. I thought it would be a beautiful contrast to the rustic vibe of Whistler.
We all wore formal shoes during the ceremony but while out in the snow for pictures cozy boots were key.
I wanted my dress to be really simple and classic with straps cause I needed to get my dance on later that night. The hubs only requirement was to not have pants with adjustable pleats (did you know that’s what rentals have!?). We both got what we wanted.
I also had my girls rock some cozy coats. I scored mine for $30 at H&M!
I love flowers but I didn’t want to spend a huge portion of our budget on them. I opted for bouquets and boutineers for the bridal party but there wasn’t another flower to be seen. I also saved money by not dictating the types of flowers I wanted to use, so they used what was in season. It was a great surprise when they arrived that morning!