Helena & Jared
Helena and Jared first met through friends and family in Jasper. Jared was living there and would frequently travel back and forth to be with Helena. The two dated long distance for a while but it didn't, take long for Helena to pack up her things and move to Jasper.
Jared proposed on February l6th, 2013 while the two were out walking their bulldog. Sir Winston during a blizzard at Lake Annette in Jasper, Alberta. Jared and Helena's family held a surprise engagement party that evening with all of the couples closest friends and family.
Fast forward a year and a half, their wedding was a week affair filled with friends and family. Most of the guests camped on the couple's property while a few stayed at a nearby motel. Every morning, the couple held a pancake breakfast and bonfires at night. The wedding ceremony was beachfront, and the couple had benches set up and asked guests to bring over their camping chairs for a more casual feel. Sir Winston, the couple's bulldog, was front and center for the ceremony with Helena's sister playing the guitar and serenading us down the aisle while Helena's aunts played the bongos beside her.
Following the ceremony, the couple hosted a cocktail hour consisting of a "Popcorn and Trail Mix" bar and served sangria and specialty beer. For the wedding reception, the couple had an outdoor tent filled with cafe lighting. Helena and Jared chose to go with a casual picnic theme, filling the tent with red and white checkered tablecloths, draped with burlap. Each table had a picnic basket filled with cheese, wine, crackers, and homemade nuts and bolts. The couple had a country band set up on the deck across from the tent, and danced on the grass like they always have at the lake. A bonfire was set up with a more table and marshmallow sticks, blankets, and a selection of goofy lake jackets to wear if guests were cold. At midnight, Helena's uncle put on an amazing fireworks show on the beach, with a full moon in the sky. The night was truly a night they will always remember.
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