Emerald Lake Lodge Winter Wedding | Amy + Scott


Scott was taking Conservation Enforcement in College and ended up being placed two hours north of Amy’s hometown as Park Patrol. As she worked for Manitoba Conservation (Fire Program) also, Scott ended up at her warehouse for supplies more often than not. Their favourite things to do together include fishing and hunting. Waterfowl hunting (ducks and geese) is a huge passion for this duo and they spend a lot of time preparing for the season, hunting, and processing the meat together. When it comes to fishing, they do what they can here in Alberta, but with Amy being from Manitoba they love going back to her hometown to fish for big walleye and lake trout.  During the warm summer days when they aren’t fishing, you can find them quading and shooting clays at the farm.


Amy and Scott have been together six years and their proposal as Amy put it was not what she had expected. On that special day the plan for them was to be travelling home in the car for almost the entire day.  Amy dressed in sweatpants and a messy bun, followed Scott when he wanted to show her something a ways down the muddy road where they do most of their waterfowl hunting.  It was a place that Amy and Scott had previously shared many amazing memories together so it was the absolute best spot for Scott to propose and for them to start this new chapter of their lives.


As soon as Amy and Scott got engaged, Amy was online looking at venues. Growing up she always thought about getting married at a beautiful lake just 30 minutes outside of her hometown.  The place where each summer, as she grew up, visited and where now, her parents own a cabin at. However, asking guests to come to Manitoba would just be too far and the small little town wouldn’t have all of the wedding ‘resources’ that they may need. Amy’s next option was a mountain wedding… Fortunately, the mountains are so close by and they’re just so beautiful, so she thought, why not.

Amy has always been a lake lover and she wanted to have a lake to be close by to wherever they got married. Emerald Lake Lodge fit the bill and checked off all the boxes on Amy’s wish list. She loved everything about it, the mountains and trees so close, the stunning turquoise lake and the beautiful rustic buildings with their wooden features. As outdoorsy people, Amy and Scott thought it was just perfect for them and their vision.

It was such a beautiful wedding that encompassed exactly who Amy and Scott are together as a couple and I am so lucky to have had to opportunity to capture their special day at Emerald Lake Lodge. 

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Venue: Emerald Lake Lodge – Cilantro on The Lake  | Cake: Kake by Darci (Canmore) | Dress: Truvelle (Pearl and Dot Bridal Boutique) | Bridesmaids Dresses: David’s Bridal | Florist: Willow Flower Co. (Canmore)

If you enjoyed this winter wedding make sure to check out Lindsay and Tommy’s Banff Springs wedding here.

  • Barb, these images are beautiful! what a beautiful wedding day and there really isn't a more perfect location than emerald lake!

  • Lena said:

    These are gorgeous! love the little hints of colour against the snow and mountains in the formal photos

  • Lauren said:

    Stunning photos BArb! love the shots of the couple!

  • Lyndsay said:

    oh my goodness this wedding is gorgeous! the location, the flowers, the couple, the photos, everything!