Emerald Lake Lodge in British Columbia Is a Stunning Venue for Tying the Knot
Nestled deep within Yoho National Park, the Emerald Lake Lodge (crmr.com) is among the most picturesque on the planet. Exchange vows on the stone patio of its restaurant Cilantro on the Lake, pictured here, where the tranquil water and snow-covered Rockies make a breathtaking backdrop. Afterward, head inside to celebrate, or move to one of the resort's two gorgeous reception spaces.
Click through this gallery to learn how to turn your day into one unforgettable wedding weekend.
A Merry Meal
Host a welcome party at the nearby Banff Ave. Brewing Co., where friends and family can meet and bond over buttery lobster rolls and take brewery tours. This fall they're pouring a tasty apricot Hefeweizen (banffavebrewingco.ca).
Scenic Photo Ops
After you say "I do," hop into a canoe from Emerald Sports & Gifts (250-343-6000) and put your photographer in another (Kirstie Tweed is a local talent; orangegirlphotographs.com).
Pinecones aren't just part of the scenery; they make fresh lapel decor when worked into boutonnieres for your groomsmen. Tiny Douglas fir cones like these are the perfect size (peggyspinecones.com).
Once dancing slows down, give loved ones fixings for a s'more placed between pieces of wood veneer that are engraved with your names and date (naturallychic.ca). Then finish the evening around the lodge's fire pit -- they'll provide the roasting sticks for you.