Tara + Marisa

Wedding Colors: gray, black

Wedding Location: Private Residence in
Crowsnest Pass, Alberta, Canada

Wedding Season: Fall


Tara and Marisa met through a mutual friend while Marisa was living in Edmonton and Tara in Calgary. The couple hit it off right away and Marisa ended up moving to Calgary within a couple months. Their love continued to grow and while on a hike up the Tower of Babel at Moraine Lake in Alberta, Marisa took advantage of the beautiful scenery and proposed to Tara partially up the hike. Marisa was three and a half months pregnant with twins at the time!

For their wedding they knew they wanted it to have a rustic, mountain-inspired style and theme. The wedding was held at Tara’s parent’s property where they camped in their Airstream before the big day. During the ceremony they included a unity ritual which entailed the burning of wood chips gathered from friends and family, which also helped symbolize their love of campfires.

From their wedding decor to their florals, everything was DIY and done in a mountain rustic theme. Even their ceremony backdrop was a 3-peak mountain arch built by Tara’s brother.

Tara and Marisa say “the campfire and hanging out with everyone was our favourite part. We enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere. Our friends and family contributed in so many ways – helping decorate, cooking dinner, organizing, etc. Our friend Peter was our marriage commissioner and created a very personal ceremony infused with humour.”

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Photographer: Photography by Tanya Plonka
Attire: David’s Bridal
Jewelry: Jewelry By Johan