Coral-Louise and Cameron’s Wedding at the Asessippi Ski Area & Resort


Coral-Louise and Cameron injected so much personality and love into their day, with multicolour (and handmade) décor, desserts courtesy of the couple, books and outdoor games!

Not to mention incredible outfits, amazing ceremony backdrop and a rustic, minimalist tablescape. There are just so many elements to love about this wedding.

Non-traditional with the focus on a fun and relaxed time, we think you’re going to really love this one.

Where did you get married?

Asessippi Ski Area & Resort in Manitoba, Canada

Why did you choose to get married at Asessippi Ski Area & Resort?

The gorgeous view from the chapel, the casual family atmosphere, the ski trip memories we hope to build together and the money we saved by leaving the city.

What was the most memorable part of your wedding day?

I have always thrived in chaos and our wedding day was no different! So many people to see, so many small things going wrong. And yet with everything that went wrong, so many good things happened instead!

Our timeline changed about 6 times, and the makeup artist was forced to cancel the day before, and we had several guests not able to make it at the last minute and while each of these things posed challenges, the moments they brought us are something I would never give up.

Sitting with family of all types at different tables really made it one of the best days of my life, watching everyone I love spending the day together, in celebration of our life together.

Coral-Louise, paint us a picture. What was the theme, style, colors, and overall vibe of your wedding day?

We ended up with two themes; books and Greek mythology. Almost all of our decor was made of books and we loved it!

Our style leans more towards rustic (I did want a fall wedding, after all, they usually tend to be a little bit barn-ish) and our colours were warm, fall leaves. Plum, Mustard, and Rust. Everything was so relaxed and weird and just us!

What was your favorite part of planning your wedding?

By far my favorite part of planning was crafting! I made almost all of our decorations completely by hand, cutting, gluing, and folding and we also made all of our desserts!

Cam turned out to be pretty fantastic at making homemade marshmallows and we had so much fun in the kitchen together getting everything ready. I will never forget the night before our wedding, I wanted to finish up a few more paper flowers to fill out the table decorations and as soon as I asked one person for help, suddenly the entire wedding party was sitting around the dining room table, laughing and folding paper together. I’ve never felt so loved in my life.

What was the best investment you made for your wedding?

Our videographer! Neither of us are photo people. We can be sentimental but we just don’t go back and look at photos very often!

As soon as we got engaged, I had a coworker tell me to look into a videographer instead because all she wanted was to be able to go back and hear the catch in her husband’s voice as he read his vows, or her sister’s laugh as she gave her toast.

We found a videographer whose style we loved and who, from the first email just felt like a good fit. When he came into the house that morning, I knew we had made the right decision. He started playing music, getting everyone relaxed, offering to help with set up, drive a couple people over to the venue. He got smiles out of me all day and generally made us feel relaxed for the video and photos.

When we got the video back, it was perfect.

The perfect music, the best moments that I had been too stressed or focused on other things to remember, watching it back makes me so happy all over again that I got such an incredible day with people I love, all to celebrate spending my life with the perfect man!

Is there anything you would have done differently?

I would have invited different people. The core family will be there no matter what, of course. But don’t invite people out of a sense of obligation. Half of them won’t show up anyways and the ones that do will just make things feel weird. At the last minute (I mean day before) I invited a handful of newer friends I hadn’t earlier and they made it work and made me laugh and it was so wonderful to spend time with them! I just wish I had swapped out a few more people because I can’t imagine how much better that would have made everything.

What was your favorite part of using WedSites for your wedding?

I LOVE the RSVP system and Seating chart on WedSites. I’m an organizational nerd and before I decided to use WedSites, I was drowning in a sea of flow charts and spreadsheets. It wasn’t pretty. But this made it so easy to see everything at once- or to switch between the one thing that I needed to see at that moment (do I have everyone’s emails? who has dietary restrictions?).

I especially loved how easy it was to add or delete guests. We switched up our guest list about a hundred times before sending out invites (which I imagine is typical) and I didn’t feel the overwhelming dread of having to reformat or start over every time we dropped a handful of people and added more on.

Coral-Louise and Cameron’s custom designed wedding website

Wedding planning is notoriously stressful. Now that you’ve gone through the process, do you have any advice or words of wisdom for couples who are currently in the midst of planning theirs?

Just breathe and do exactly what YOU want. We both have outrageously opinionated families (ourselves included) and for about 2 months I was trying to please everyone, or come up with a good reason to ignore someone’s input.

I finally gave up and said “what wedding would WE want to attend?” after that, everything came together. The month leading up to the wedding, I was so nervous that this person would hate this detail or that person would be offended by this other thing. But when it came down to it, the phrase I heard most was “that’s so unique and so YOU” and it made the entire year of stress completely worth it.

The amazing team of vendors involved with this wedding

Venue and Caterer: Asessippi Weddings
Photographer: Strike Films
Officiant: Honoured Alternatives
Makeup Artist: Magnetic Makeup Artistry
Wedding Dress: Sewrenity Creations
Bridesmaid’s Dress: Azazie
Attire: Eph Apparel
Jeweler: Enso Rings
Stationer: Indian Wedding Card
Videographer: Strike Films
Wedding Website: WedSites