A&K22 Jul, 2018
The story of our wedding
Nestled in the valley of the Purcell Mountains, on the rocky shores of Kootenay Lake, Katelyn & Alex spoke their marriage into being in Gray Creek, British Columbia. It was a day of overwhelming sunshine, laughter, and fun, from the cotton candy receiving line to dancing late into the night.
The venue, Gray Creek Hall has deep history and roots, standing in the small community of Gray Creek for over 100 years. Built in 1912, from hand-hewn fire-killed cedar logs, on land regarded as useless by the fruit ranching settlers, the hall has been integral to the life of the community since the beginning and is still in regular use today. Katelyn, growing up in the Kootenays, spent many summers with her family and the Gray Creek Hall holds a special place in her heart, a sacred place where mountains, lakes and lush forests meet.
Katelyn spent the many months of winter putting together the decor for the wedding, with a colour palette to reflect the alpine wildflowers of the Kootenays, and the Peace Region of Northern BC, where Alex was raised. The bouquets, boutonnieres, centrepiece flowers and archways were poured into with love, and gave many second hand flowers a new life. The tables were set with antique plates and brass ornaments collected from thrift stores throughout, and old bottles and insulators from the 1890s that Katelyn's father collected from old mine shafts and power lines.
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