Manning Park wedding

Manning Park wedding: Marlise + Dustin

We first talked with Marlise and Dustin about their wedding in Manning Park at a time where a lot of things were still uncertain. They knew they’d get married, regardless of what happened in the world. But their dream scenario included about 20 guests to share their experience with. The restrictions lifted on time for them, so they could invite their family and closest loved ones!

Their day started with a ceremony at Lightning Lake. Despite the hot summer sun, a cool breeze kept everyone comfortable. Seeing Marlise walking down the aisle with her dad and Dustin seeing her for the first time were some of my favourite moments of the day. This duo hand crafted their beautiful arch, btw! We’re very impressed. And Dustin, who has a wedding photography background himself, lined it out so perfectly with the mountains! 🙂

The ceremony photo of the gopher involved Jelger suddenly dropping in the grass somewhere way in the back, lol. These adorable little critters live everywhere in those fields and dig holes. Their loud whistle will alarm you that something is happening, haha. Luckily the one Jelger captured just watched the wedding without a lot of noise. ;

After the ceremony, Marlise and Dustin trusted us to take them “somewhere with a nice view”: challenge accepted! For their couple portraits we drove way up the mountain and enjoyed absolutely spectacular views! Usually you have to do an intense hike or take a gondola to experience this type of alpine meadows. What a truly stunning environment! We can’t wait to go back and explore some hikes there!

And the reception included dancing, which made me extra happy. I genuinely believe that dancing is part of being human. And to witness it again after such a long time of no dancing, is pure bliss!

Thank you very much you two! We loved exploring the mountains with you and wish you a lot of fun on all future adventures!!


Manning Park wedding vendors

Venue info: Manning Park Resort (they offer both wedding and elopement packages)

Ceremony site: Lightning Lake

Reception location: Alpine Room

Officiant: Kristen from Vancouver Officiant

If you consider to get married in Manning Park, get in touch with us! We’d love to be part of your day if you enjoy our photography! 🙂 And feel free to check out our wedding planning tips here!