Jackie LaRouche Photography

Styled Intimate Wedding
in Alberta, Canada

Intimate Wedding at the Coutts Centre | Alberta Intimate Wedding Photographer

bride and groom at the coutts centre in alberta kissing at the boho archway altar for their intimate wedding
I am so excited to share this styled intimate wedding that was pure enchantment, complete with golden hour portraits that would make your heart skip a beat. Let me paint you a picture: sunny skies, a breathtaking sunset, and love in the air. 
As a wedding photographer in Canmore, Alberta, I had the honour of capturing the most extraordinary moments at this styled intimate wedding, and boy oh boy, was it a treat!

Golden Hour Portraits: When Magic Unfolds

Let me tell you a little secret… There’s an absolutely magical time, just before the sun meets the horizon, called golden hour. It’s when everything around  glows with an incredible and otherworldly radiance that has made photographers dub this timeframe “magic hour”. I couldn’t get enough as the couple, bathed in the warm, golden light, looked like they had stepped straight out of a fairytale. Magic hour is definitely when time stands still and my heart soars with the amazing moments and light that the golden sun provides.
bride and groom at the coutts centre for an intimate wedding
bride and groom at the coutts centre in alberta kissing at the boho archway altar for their intimate wedding
bride under foliage archway with sun shining behind her at golden hour black and white wedding portrait

The Beauty of Green Foliage: An Archway of Nature's Embrace

Now, picture this: the gorgeous couple in love and wrapped in each other’s arms, surrounded by the most lush, green foliage you’ve ever seen with wispy florals adding the perfect finishing touch. It formed a natural archway, which happened to frame the late evening sun in a way that made our jaws drop. I couldn’t resist capturing their love against this backdrop. The vibrant hues and delicate textures of the foliage created pure magic as the couple took each other in while exploring every nook and cranny of the archway. Every click of my camera was a pure masterpiece… it was hard to narrow these photos down to just a few!

Styling and Planning by Wild Rose Weddings and Orange Trunk Vintage Rentals

I can’t gush enough about how gorgeous this beautiful venue was once it was styled by the incredible team at this intimate wedding session! The talented team at Wild Rose Weddings and Orange Trunk Vintage Rentals wove their magic and transformed the venue into a harvest wedding wonderland. From vintage pieces that whispered stories of days past to the intricate details that made our hearts flutter and our cameras shutter, they left no detail out of the picture. It was like stepping into a place where reality and imagination danced hand in hand. The vibe, the decor, the venue, and the couple all were well matched and complimented one another incredibly.

Quirky Charm: The Cutest Little Tap Truck

Of course, there are too many favourite moments at this styled intimate wedding to count on one hand, but this little tap truck from MBarGo Tap Trucks did not fail to to make the cut. Guests can enjoy a beverage of choice served cold from the trucks mobile taproom. My favourite part of this whole experience was the table settings that accompanied the cute little tap truck. Scribed on the side of amber coloured growler jugs, guests could find their name along with their table number. This little attention to detail really helped to set the vibe. 

The Coutts Centre: A dreamy intimate wedding venue

Although the day is over, I can’t help but reflect on the magical intimate wedding day that unfolded before my lens. This styled wedding just outside of Calgary, Alberta was a testament to the entire team’s creativity, and a little sprinkle of whimsy from the venue. From the mesmerizing golden hour portraits to the embrace of nature’s foliage archway, every moment was a stroke of pure unfettered magic. Thanks to the incredible styling by Wild Rose Weddings / Orange Trunk Vintage Rentals and the adorable MBarGo tap truck, this micro wedding celebration transcended all expectations.
In closing, I urge you to take inspiration from this whimsical summer day and let your own love story unfold in a way that reflects your unique style and spirit. Whether it’s under a golden sunset, amidst a sea of green, or among the jagged peaks of the Canadian Rockies, be sure to craft a day that is uniquely you! Remember, your venue reflects your photo style just as much as your photographer. 
Chat soon!
Jackie xx
bride and groom at the coutts centre for an intimate wedding kissing under a flower archway full of greenery


Photography | Jackie LaRouche

Styling | Heather Johnson Creative

Vintage Rentals | Orange Trunk Vintage Rentals

Bride’s Attire | Durand Bridal

Groom’s Attire | Ed Williams Menswear

Rings | @adx_diamonds

Jewellery | Joanna Bisley Designs

HMUA | Avenue Beauty

Florals |Creative Edge Flowers 

Cake | Blackdog Bakery

Vows and Invitations | Curated Kits

Tap Truck | MBargo Tap Trucks

Bride | Sarah @sk8eemer

Groom | Jordan @jordanmessier18