It’s wedding season indeed! Just a few weeks before Ken and I walked down the aisle ourselves, we had the pleasure of attending one of Ken’s best friends wilderness wedding in Tyax, B.C. It was quite the trek to get there (we took a wrong turn and ended up arriving about 2 hours later than planned!), but it was a so worth it. This place is beautiful! But I will say, if you plan on visiting, you need an SUV or 4×4 car to get there, the roads are pretty rough!
We ended up arriving pretty late on the Friday night, mainly due to our poor direction planning, so we basically joined the group for a few drinks and hit the hay pretty early to make sure we were fresh for the big day. On Saturday, we woke up to the most beautiful view from our bedroom window. It looked straight out onto the lake and mountains. Tyax is so far from town that you wake up to the sounds of birds chirping and the sound of the lake swishing around.
If you’ve never heard of Tyax resort, it’s a quaint hotel/resort that is known for having many avid skiers visit in the winters for its quick access to heli-skiing. Obviously we weren’t there for that, but it is also a beautiful place that has the most relaxing wilderness vibe to it. It’s perfect for skiers or non skiers – it’s just a pretty place to relax for a few days – or to host a wedding! The hotel is made up of a what I would describe as a HUGE log cabin, which has about 20 hotel rooms for rent (most with balconies that overlook the lake), a restaurant, a bar, a spa and hot tub and plenty of activities like canoeing, swimming, float plane rides and down hill mountain biking.
On Saturday morning, we got up early and headed to the restaurant for a hardy eggs benny breakfast before heading down to the lake. The resort has quite a few of these canoes for their guests to use for free! I think most of them were out all day, the wedding guests loved them! Most people brought a few beers into their canoes and we had a bit of a lake party when one guest had the smarts to bring a wireless speaker out on the lake. It was so peaceful out there on the lake that the music travelled so easily!
And just like that, the party was started by mid-afternoon, out on the lake. But considering the group of people we were with, I was actually surprised the party didn’t start at breakfast, haha!
The bride totally loved the lake party – she even went for a dip in the lake before heading back to the house to get ready for the day.
Ken did most of the paddling, I did most of the drinking of the beer and picture taking 🙂
Since we were only in Tyax for a few short days, I packed very light. I really only brought this one outfit and my wedding outfit. Now that I think about it, this plaid outfit it mostly Ken’s clothing. The denim shorts were a pair of jeans Ken passed down to me and I chopped into shorts, and the plaid shirt was also Ken’s wayyyyy back in the day. I call it my camping shirt. It’s so comfy, oversized and keeps me plenty warm! It was a perfect comfy outfit to wear in the car on the way up, as well as the next day on the water.
There are about 20 photos of us doing this, and only 1 decent one of us (below). And this was before the margaritas!
I love this dress! I think I’ve worn it to 3 events this year – two of which were weddings. Ken loves it too. I often go to him with my top 2 or 3 outfit choices before an event and all summer – this one has been winning. It’s from a website called Eshakti. I love that website because you basically design your own dress. I chose the fabric, the cut, the length of sleeve, the length of the skirt, the neckline! Everything! It turned out perfectly and I’ve got to much use out of it.
The beautiful bride and groom 🙂
The boys couldn’t help themselves to a little pre dinner football in the field. The bride even got in there! You’ve got to be one cool bride to be chasing a dirty football in your all white wedding dress!
Later in the night, we took the party inside for a huge dance party. They had one of their closest friends DJ for the party and I have to say, it was amazing. Everyone was dripping with sweat! Dancing all night has got to be one of the best workouts, haha. We certainly burned off dinner and a few margaritas! Tell tale of a awesome wedding.