Along with lemons being a symbol of the Italian coastline, the couple got engaged while walking through a lemon and olive grove in Cinque Terre, which became the inspiration for this design.

Danae and Tanner invited one hundred and forty of their friends and family to celebrate their wedding day at the world renowned Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel. A castle on a mountain base within Banff National Park, a UNESCO world heritage site located in Western Canada.

Due to an early season snowfall in the Rockies, the couple’s ceremony took place in front of cathedral windows and marble floors with the Rocky Mountains as their backdrop. A custom “circle of life” greenery arch designed by the incomparable Flower Artistry made a statement and furthered the organic and natural feel that Danae & Tanner wanted to emphasize. A melody between a well known local harpist & string duet greeted guests as they arrived and took their seats in lime washed chiavari chairs before the ceremony began, and the bride walked down the aisle to the romantic tune from The Nutcraker ballet, Pas de Deux.

For the reception, guests were wowed by the high ceilings and beauty of Mount Stephen Hall where a mix of long banquet tables and round tables offered a styled and elegant setting. Tall sandstone taper candles in crystal holders set a romantic tone within the castle as the sun began to set. Modern touches of grey and gold matte flatware and linen napkins were beautifully balanced by gold rimmed glassware and custom menus on calligraphed parchment with hand-torn edges.

The flower centerpieces in stone compotes and wooden cross back vineyard chairs added in the perfect balance of natural and organic elements that Danae and Tanner wanted to come through in the character filled space. Individualized limoncello favours greeted each guest at their setting to further keep with the Italian inspired design. Garden roses in various tones of cappuccino and distant drummer paired with wine coloured ranunculi and peach spray roses added elegant tones into the wedding design.

The show stopper of the wedding reception, the cake made by a local cake artist, Kake by Darci. Adorned in natural greenery with lemon slices carefully placed on the 4-tier salta stucco buttercream cake included two decadent flavours, strawberry and lemon lavender in honey soak, which captured the hearts and taste buds of the guests.

Thank you to all the amazing vendors who made this dream wedding a reality, and thank you from the bottom of our hearts to the Laut & Leakos families who entrusted our team to bring this magic to life.

Photography Justine Milton Photography | Wedding Planning and Design Julianne Young Weddings | Hair and Make Up Top Knot Brides | Flowers Flower Artistry | Rentals Modern Luxe Rentals Special Event Rentals | Cake Kake by Darci | Transportation Highland VIP Group | DJ Pez Productions | Caricature Drawings Shiraz | Ceremony Musicians – Harpist Harp Angel & String Duet Ensemble Cascade | Vow Books Flourish Calligraphy | Stationery Plush Initiations

Danae & Tanner

Tanner and I cannot say enough about Julianne! Having her as our wedding planner was not only extremely helpful in us executing our wedding, but essential. Her and her team were endlessly supportive, creative, and professional. Our wedding turned out even better than we could have imagined, and it was executed with perfection because of Julianne and her team. She was able to take our vision and turn it into a stunning wedding and keep us as relaxed as possible…
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