Daisy & Leighton’s Whistler Winter Destination Wedding


Daisy and Leighton live in Australia but they did a most unexpected thing for their January wedding. While everyone at home was basking in the heat of midsummer, the beautiful rock and roll couple flew almost 8000 miles away to get married in cold, snow-covered Whistler in British Columbia, Canada for a special and very intimate wedding ceremony. They had less than 10 guests — just their parents and a best friend for each. We are luckily able to witness their marriage today through these dreamy images by Whistler-based Anastasia Photography.

I am in love with these photos because they not only showcase the magnificent Whistler winter scenery, Anastasia also deftly captured such spontaneously sweet, tender moments between the couple.. it’s almost as if they didn’t know she was there taking pictures.

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whistler winter wedding

winter destination wedding

Anastasia remembers this wedding with fondness:

There are just some weddings where you know the connection is deeper and this was one of the weddings.

They were an adorable couple. They were from Australia, and she had NEVER seen snow before. This was a bit of an elopement for them with only a handful of friends and family with them. I remember the whole ceremony. It was intimate and beautiful with tears all around.

After the ceremony I took them to a huge meadow in Whistler and we went for a walk next to a river. They had a snowball fight and played in the snow. I was so worried about her getting cold but she was not at all bothered by it… just completely in the moment. I remember at one point asking them to hike a little to one location and she was knee deep in snow and he came up behind her to kiss her neck… honestly it was just authentic and gorgeous.

 

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whistler destination wedding

whistler winter wedding

winter destination wedding

whistler destination wedding

winter destination weddings

Such breathtaking shots!  It’s time to meet our lovely duo. Leighton is here to tell us more about him and Daisy and their wedding:

There isn’t a lot to tell about how we met as it was through mutual friends at a local nightclub in our home town. At the time, Daisy was an aspiring graphic designer working in a clothing company called Edgeless (she has since moved into her current project Idols and Anchors). I was in a rather successful local band about to embark on our first national tour. There was a lot of chemistry between us. Daisy is rather funny, bright and a very intelligent person. I’d like to think of myself as somewhat charming. While I was on tour we spoke almost every night and found that we were missing each other the longer I was away.  When I came home we started to date and began to fall for one another. Things took a sad turn when we were faced with a few life challenges that we never thought either of us would have to face but it brought us together and strengthened our relationship even more.

The idea of being married so far away from home came from the actual planning. We found it hard to find a place locally that we both liked and we fell in love with the idea of doing something so different to the usual trend in Australia, which was to get married in the sun on a beach or an island close by.  So we chose Whistler. The planning was done with our travel agent,  she had great insights and was very accommodating to our needs and what we wanted, and the day couldn’t have gone any better. It didn’t snow while we were away until the morning of the wedding which made the day even more incredible.

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whistler destination wedding

whistler destination wedding

whistler destination wedding

whistler destination wedding

whistler destination wedding

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More from Leighton:

 The only piece of advice I can give to people looking at getting married in a place similar to Whistler is to do a lot of research and to think outside the box. Our biggest accomplishment was finding a fantastic photographer and makeup and hair stylist who not only know the places to go but are just incredible in their respective professions.

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A huge thank you to Anastasia Chomlack for sending in the beautiful photos, and congratulations and thank you to Daisy and Leighton for allowing us to share in their special day!

Photographer: Anastasia Photography (Whistler BC Canada)
Event Planner: Harvey World Travel (Australia)
Floral Designer: Eufloria (Australia)
Dress Store: Dress of Your Dreams (Australia)
Event Venue: Pan Pacific Whistler Village Center (Whistler BC Canada)
Hair and Makeup: Brenda Bakker  (Whistler BC Canada)

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