Kicking Horse Mountain Wedding // Steven & Kirbi

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It was my first time going out to Kicking Horse Resort, and the drive alone is enough to make my soul feel filled, but when when we actually stepped on the top of that mountain, I was literally left speechless. This was the perfect location for this ski bunny couple, who happen to ski this hill like nobody's business! I was confused and asked Kirbi, "So....ummm where exactly are the runs that you take to get down this mountain?!?!?" She laughed as she simply and quite confidently said, "there are none, you just go!  Kirbi, an only child just like Steven, is one seriously fierce girl and learned how to ski like a rock star very quickly.  She refused to be left behind, same goes for everything in her life, and had to keep up with her very seasoned fiancee and his friends...which didn't take long! 

The morning of the wedding, we took our time touring around after the torturous gondola ride up. I am prettified of heights so I almost threw up about 29 times and poor Michelle wasn't that far behind me, as we were hanging, swinging in the wind up so freaking high! Ok, I would say "torturous" about ANY gondola ride as they scared me to death...but I refuse to let that stop me! 

The ceremony was absolutely breathtaking as it over looked a vast mountain line and the uninterrupted backdrop of all things mother nature. I kept thinking, "How blessed am I to be here right now capturing such beauty and happiness!"  I felt so small and humbled by the moment and I love that feeling, I crave it, because for me it defines that I am taking it all in, and not wasting the moments I am gifted. 

Steven and Kirbi, along with their families, were so openhearted and kind that it made everything so enjoyable the whole day. After the ceremony, and surrounded by another amazing group of people ( I just adore all the wonderful bridal parties that I have met this season) we took our time doing formals on top of the mountain! WHAT A DREAM TO SHOOT! Kirbi's cathedral vail was crazy entertaining in all the gusts of wind we had and made for some pretty funny pictures!  

I would have to say that the highlight of the day for us all was when Kirbi & Steven said they wanted to scale the rocks and walk out on the cliff for a few epic shots. It was freezing as I navigated in front of them the path we should take to get them out there. Taking every single step with caution, I got them safely situated and as I inched my way back we fired as many pictures as quickly as we could! It was an actual rush in my chest as having them out there scared my, but was a dream coming true for me and was a moment I will never forget and can't wait to try again! 

A delicious red velvet cake, indian leg wrestling leg competitions, laughter to spare and love overflowing the night was memorable and one I will be forever grateful to have been a part of. 

Thank you so much Kirbi & Steven for trusting in me and my work so deeply, and for giving me this amazing opportunity to see such beauty.  I adore you both and I knew from your Engagement Session that your wedding day was going to be so much fun! I also want to mention again how wonderful everyone at the wedding was! We felt so welcomed by both family and friend's and had an incredible time, thank-you, thank-you, thank-you!! 

InJoy, 

Janine

VENDORS

Venue/Catering: Kicking Horse Resort  

Rentals: Special Events & Rentals

Wedding Cake: Bland. Desserts

Florist: Golden Belle

Wedding Dress: From Cameo & Cufflinks {By Sophia Tolli}

Brides Shoes: Shoes of Prey 

Makeup & Hair Artists: Pretty Hause

Second Shooter: Michelle Marie Photography 

DJ: Southside Entertainment