Grouse Mountain wedding: Lauren and Casey

When Lauren and Casey started planning their Grouse Mountain wedding, I’m sure they could not predict the weather! It was Easter weekend, but instead of sunshine or typical Vancouver rain, the weather went all crazy. 

We met at Cleveland Dam, for their first look. Rain poured from the sky followed by a dump of hail. But a determined Lauren armed herself with umbrellas. She would do the first look outside, no matter what. As the hail stopped, Casey’s face lit up when he saw her. 

After the first look we headed up to the skyride at Grouse Mountain. As soon as we arrived at the parking lot we noticed fresh snow on the ground! What?! While going up the gondola was soon wrapped in a thick fog. On the peak of the mountain snow fell from a grey cloud deck. And the snow covered pine trees made everything feel Christmassy.

Despite the Winter conditions outside Lauren and Casey were convinced. They wanted outdoor photos and had some had arranged for Cleo the barn owl to join them! You might remember Cleo from a shoot we did earlier this year. She’s the sweetest owl and I love seeing how her wildlife manager cares for her. 

After the outdoor portraits we fled inside to warm ourselves up at the beautiful big fire place. In addition we explored some of the photographic options that the lodge has to offer. I continue to be amazed by the various nooks and crannies that offer a genuine Canadian log cabin vibe. 

I love how they incorporated cute details inspired by both their backgrounds. Lauren, who is from Vancouver met Casey while studying in the US, which is where to two of them live now. For their wedding they chose for the scenic mountain view of Grouse Mountain. 

Thank you so much Lauren and Casey for having us at your wedding!

PS: When we headed down after the wedding, the sun was shining downtown and people walked around in T-shirts. 😛 Got to love the mountains, haha, always unexpected surprises!

Grouse Mountain wedding vendors

Venue + catering: Grouse Mountain

Florist: Thomas Hobbs

Makeup and hair artist: All Dolled Up Makeup & Hair

Cake artist: Cake by Annie

Live music (string players): Musical Occasions

Officiant: Jane from Young, Hip & Married

Bridal dress designer/brand: Hayley Paige

Groom’s suit designer/brand or tuxedo rental: Joseph Abboud

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