A Mountain Wedding at Buffalo Mountain Lodge in Alberta, Canada

When Susannah (23, a Bookkeeper) was a little girl, she saw a beautiful wedding in Banff while on a hiking trip with her grandmother. "My grandma told

When Susannah (23, a Bookkeeper) was a little girl, she saw a beautiful wedding in Banff while on a hiking trip with her grandmother. "My grandma told me that one day, that would be me," Susannah recalls. Sure enough, after Susannah met Dustin (24, a Driller) and he proposed to her in front of their Christmas tree ("He was really giggly--it was cute!" Susannah says) the couple decided to have their wedding at Tunnel Mountain Reservoir in Banff, Alberta. Inspired by Banff's natural beauty, the couple chose minimal, simple decor like aster and Baby's Breath bouquets and burlap and lace decorated mason jars for the centerpieces. A special touch was the beautiful wooden stand Susannah's Step-Dad made for the cupcake display. After a BBQ buffet dinner, everyone enjoyed chocolate and vanilla cupcakes with buttercream icing in lieu of a cake. "Since we only invited our immediate family and best friends, we only had about 28 guests and were able to visit and talk with everyone over dinner--it was really nice and relaxed," Susannah says.

Susannah wore a strapless white sheath gown with a lace bodice.
The couple's adorable back dachshund was part of the wedding and looked dapper in a bright white tie.
The simple bouquets had a light green aster surrounded by Baby's Breath.
Painted wooden signs directed guests towards the ceremony and reception sites.
A small chalkboard sign letting guests know there was open seating hung off the back of one of the folding ceremony chairs.
The couple's adorable pitbull was part of the wedding and looked lovely in a white tutu skirt.
The bride and bridesmaids carried the same bouquet: a light green aster surrounded by Baby's Breath.
Tunnel Mountain Reservoir Bighorn Sheep
Tunnel Mountain Reservoir Black Bear
A small glass jar filled with colorful gummy candies were given out to guests as favors.
The couple had a painted slice of wood serve as their unique, rustic guest book.
Mini Cupcakes Displayed on Tree Slices