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A Stunning Vintage Wedding in Crowsnest Pass, Alberta

  |   By Vanessa Ortynsky

It wasn’t love at first sight for Flaxee and Tye, who first met at a camp in Sylvan Lake. It wasn’t until the Tye learned about Flaxee's love of dirt biking that their romance blossomed. “Tye thought that maybe if he bought a dirt bike, I would ask him to come riding with my family…he was right,” explains Flaxee. The first time Tye met Flaxee’s family was dirt biking in Crowsnest Pass, where the couple eventually decided to tie the knot. “The mountains have endless trails, stories, and beauty,” says Flaxee.

From a young age, Flaxee knew she wanted a DIY, vintage wedding. She started collecting odds and ends even before meeting Tye. Some of the couple’s favourite details were these collected elements, which made up the majority of the decor. Flaxee's mother came up with the idea to include various snack bars at the event featuring nachos, cookies, and s'mores to fuel the partygoers. She designed, bought, and baked everything for the snack tables, a detail Flaxee is particularly proud of. Tye also donned a vintage, second-hand suit, which reflected the couple’s theme. “Tye made all my dreams for the wedding I had pictured come to life,” exclaimed Flaxee. Both Flaxee and Tye say that their best moment of the day was seeing each other for the first time surrounded by the breathtaking mountains and the people they love.

Flaxee Tyenan Shauna and Tye Fawcett, September 8, 2012, Crowsnest Pass, Alberta.

Photography courtesy of Katya Nova Photography.

Vendors Ceremony and reception location: Crownest Mountain Resort
Dress: San Patrick
Groom’s tux: Second-hand vintage Caterer and cake:  Country Encounters Caterers
Hair and makeup: Strandz Hair, Blairmore, AB Flowers: Arranged by the bride’s mother Dessert and snack bars: Made by the bride's mother Music: DIY Stationery and Décor: Vintage, passed down from family and friends Favours: DIY

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This article was originally published on Feb 22, 2013
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