Emerald Lake Wedding Laura + Jay

November 2, 2022

Kirstie Tweed/Orange Girl

Laura and Jay asked their families to join them at the magical Emerald Lake to be with them as they shared their vows with each other. Jay's twin brother did an amazing job with their ceremony which included asking family to hold the rope that they tied together. After they said their vows the sun popped out from the clouds and shone on Laura and Jay in a magical moment. The invitations were made by family and their wedding cake was baked by family. It was a truly beautiful heartfelt wedding filled with thoughtful personal touches. The champagne toast after the ceremony included special glasses brought by Aunt Betty to celebrate. Laura and Jay shared their first dance outside playing a beautiful version of my favourite Royal Wood song. It was everything a wedding should be and Kevin and I left feeling giddy.

Family sipped champagne as the newlyweds shared their first dance in front of Emerald Lake.

There is something so thrilling about seeing rings on newlyweds hands knowing the journey it took to reach that moment. Laura's wedding ring is a custom designed piece that has her Oma's wedding band laminated onto the ring. 

Laura and Jay's wedding day felt so peaceful & calm. 


Hello my name is Kirstie and I am a wedding photographer who specializes in photographing intimate weddings & elopements in Calgary, Banff, Canmore & Emerald Lake. I’ve been photographing mountain weddings since we moved to Banff in 2004. I lived in the mountains for 17 years before moving to Calgary in 2021. On days off you'll find me spending time with my husband Kevin and our 3 rescue dogs Mabel, Olive & Bandit.