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Waterton Wedding – Mountaintop Elopement

Story documented by Havilah Heger

A world pandemic caused them to change their plans last minute – and we created an epic, mountain top Waterton wedding adventure!

There’s so much I could say about this Waterton Wedding day, where do I even begin? Racquelle & Bryson are two sweet souls who got married on a mountain top and had the most peaceful, beautiful, summer day.

They started their wedding celebrations with a hike to the ceremony spot and brought along their closest two friends to witness them become one, along with the officiant and us (my husband Stephen and myself) of course. I brought my speakers and we listened to music all the way up and saw many squirrels on the way — it was such a great time!

At the top…

We found a more private spot at the top for Racquelle to get into her dress. Her “getting ready” spot was EPIC and had the most incredible views ever. Meanwhile, Bryson and the boys also got changed and put on their suits.

Racquelle & Bryson then had their first look *insert cry imoji* and shared some private letters with each other. This was one of my favourite moments of their day because they took the time to face each other, pour their hearts out through their letters, and took in the fact that this day was here — they truly, finally were getting married today.

After their perfect, intimate first look they had their ceremony in front of the beautiful waterton valley. There happened to be a school group (or maybe it was just a very large extended family) at the location as well. They all sat quietly and watched the whole ceremony. They witnessed Racquelle & Bryson promising forever to one another. The whole thing was beautiful. They also cheered “hoorah” during their first kiss!

They then celebrated with a little picnic and ended the day with their first dance under the stars.

Stephen & I are so honoured to have been part of planning & capturing their romantic, intimate mountain top wedding.  Also… Stephen KILLED it on their wedding video, watch it below and try not crying. *Insert crying face*.

Video of their elopement story by my love, Wiley Films

 

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this is such a stunning elopement! there is a black and white one of them kissing while they are still wearing their backpacks and hiking gear that gave me chills! so good!

Beautiful story telling photos! I felt like I was a part of the day just from following along via your photography. Lovely work.

What a stunning location! I love this wedding- it looks epic and so personal! What a perfect day this couple seems to have had!

Oh my gosh this is STUNNING!!! I am in love with this location and everything about their day. You can tell it was so uniquely them! You did an incredible job capturing this.

HAVILAH!!! These photos are absolutely stunning!!! You captured their day so beautifully, they are so lucky to have their amazing memories documented in such a beautiful way! My favourites are the pictures of them climbing up the rocks barefoot, such a fun adventure!

Wow, what a stunning location and gorgeous, intimate elopement! Beautiful!

Wow what an absolutely stunning location! I love those photos at night as well – they’re so unique. It looks like it was such a fun day with a very fun couple! I also love that you captured the school group there as well. That’s such a fun, unexpected moment. I’m sure they’ll never forget it! Amazing work 😍

Wow! What an awesome last-minute change!! so worth it!!! I bet they were stoked about their photos!😍😍

WOW, stunning photos & location! Love getting to see a look at them getting ready, it’s such a great look at their whole day and makes it so personable. Beautiful work!

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