Cara and Keith’s wedding at the Chateau Lake Louise was a chance to celebrate their New York City love story with the bride’s massive Albertan family and introduce the beautiful Rockies to the couple’s urban guests that had flown in mostly from NY, SF, London, and Hong Kong for the occasion. The couple wanted to create a warm and celebratory atmosphere that would both complement the beautifully lush mountain setting and reflect the understated modern elegance of the newly updated Victoria Ballroom where the reception was held. For the waterfront ceremony on Victoria Terrace, they let nature take center stage, enhancing the blue of the lake and skies with pops of blue in the fuschia, pink and peach bouquets.

 

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For the reception, they were determined to have long feasting tables –the longer the better, to create a sense of togetherness and facilitate conversation amongst old friends and new. Lush grey-green garlands of Eucalyptus ran down the center of the tables, bringing the natural theme indoors and providing a muted backdrop to the roses that seemed to bloom from the garlands. The low florals ensured that revelers could see and hear each other clearly, and the ivory pillar candles dotting the length of the tables ensured everybody was cast in a romantic, flattering glow. The silvery napkins provided a modern contrast to the light gold linens. Rose gold sequined linens added a touch of glamour to the head table. The couple infused personal touches throughout, from handmade magnetic gold animal place-card holders to reflect their joint love of wildlife, to tables named after the 9 separate cities that they lived in until they met, to a dessert table laden with the couple’s favourite treats –mini cupcakes in creative flavor combinations, a towering croquembouche dusted in icing sugar like snow on a mountain top, macarons in rose, mango, and green tea, lemon meringue tartlets, and mini smore cookie sandwiches to tie back to the welcome bonfire-and-smore reception held the night before on the shores of the lake.

 


THE WEDDING TEAM

Photographer: Infused Studios  //  Event Planner: Evelyn Clark Weddings  //  Flowers: Flower Artistry  //  Venue: The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise  //  Rentals: Special Event Rentals  //  Desserts (except croquembouche): Kake by Darci //  DJ: Pez Productions //  Hair: Hammerheadz Salon

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From the style team: We were incredibly fortunate to showcase all Canadian talent for this shoot. Every item was either Canadian designed and/or Canadian made. The colour scheme was inspired by the lumberjack, red and black plaid and silver grey to incorporate the Rocky Mountains and mining industries. The various wood tones represent our vast forestry lands and the little hint of fur reminds us of our past fur trade days that were once a very significant industry for Canadians. Many of our gorgeous blooms were grown locally in Ontario. They included the tulips, anemones, ranunculus, spray roses, cherry blossom and carnations. We showcased signature food items from the various regions of Canada like Prince Edward Island potatoes that were made into French fries, topped with gravy and cheese curds. This dish is called poutine and originates from Quebec. The British Columbia salmon was glazed with maple syrup made in Ontario and the mussels were from Prince Edward Island.

The Style Team

Concept, Production & Planning: Asian Fusion Weddings  |  Photographer: Rhythm Photography  |  Cinematographer: Summerfield Films  |  Florist: Periwinkle Flowers  |  Wedding Gown: Ferre Sposa | Veil: LUVYT  |  Bridal Accessories: The Loved One  |  Shoes: Fluevog  |  Hair and Makeup: May Nguyen |  Bridal Stylist: Hilary Cameron  |  Groom’s Attire: Garrison Bespoke  |  Groom’s Accessories: TYTAN Ties  |  Groom’s Shoes: Peter Feeney   |  Caterer: Hawley Crescent  |  Sweets: Shirley’s Sweet Creations  |  Stationery: Ferris Wheel Press  |  Linen Rentals: Have A Seat  |  Table Top & Chair Rentals: Event Rental Group  |  Vintage Rentals: Southern Charm Vintage Rental  |  Models: Logan Burke of Velocci and Andrew Summerfield  |  Venue: The Manor

From the bride, Mandy: The best part of the day was exactly what it should have been: the time my husband and I spent together holding hands during the ceremony, and speaking from our hearts. The moments that followed with our photographer, ENV Photography were unexpectedly special– we spent our first few hours as a married couple just one on one, being close, enjoying that giddy energy, helping each other balance over the bluffs, and it was wonderful. I would not change a thing about my wedding day. It was the best!

For our hand-binding ceremony, we used the same cloth used by my in-laws.

ADVICE

Do not cater to others. Your wedding is about you and your partner– that’s all you need, and all that matters is that you can look back and say that it was exactly as you wanted it to be.

 

Our photographer was impeccable. I recommend  ENV Photography without hesitation.

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From the photographer, Caroline Ross: After the rainy winter season, the cherry blossoms bring a new life to Vancouver, engulfing the city in pretty pink and white flowers on every corner.  We wanted to create a shoot that was fresh, pretty and romantic, inspired by the spring blossoms. Our backdrop was a weeping Benishidare Sakura cherry blossom tree at Van Dusen Botanical Garden.

The stunning cake features edible sugar flowers and soft watercolour edible art to mimic an English country garden in bloom!

THE STYLE TEAM

Photographer: Caroline Ross Photography  |  Event Planner: Umbrella Events  |  Design and Decor: Past Pieces  |  Floral Designer: Green With Envy  |  Equipment Rentals: A&B Party Time Rentals  |  Dress Store: Frocks   | Men’s Attire: H&M  |  Invitation Designer: Invitations by Jen |  Models: Madison Mayne  and Morgan Rouvelin  |  Hair & Makeup: Save the Date Beauty  |  Ring Designer: Passion Diamonds Inc.  |  Jewelry: The Borrowed Collection  and Blue Brocade   |  Cake Designer: The Cake and the Giraffe  | Caterer: Truffles Fine Foods  |  Venue: Van Dusen Botanical Garden

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From the photographer: Karizma Photography:
When Andrew emailed us explaining that he wanted us to be a part of a surprise proposal, we said “Yes, of course!” We love to be a part of these surprises! There is something so unbelievably special about surprise proposals and especially those that are captured with a camera. Andrew was also super easy to work with, so future gentlemen take notes. He was really clear about what he wanted, what he had planned to do, and how we were going to help him capture this memory. Not only was his planning perfect, but so was the spot!  He chose such a gorgeous place and we were all in agreement when he told us he wanted to do it at the Sea to Sky Gondola. There is no need to say how much we love Sea to Sky Gondola engagements and how many of them we photographed there. Stunning views, gorgeous weather, and a super adorable moment all wrapped in one is a photographer’s dream! Catching that “wow” moment is always tough but when you do, it’s breathtaking. His fiancé, Mikaila, made everything better because she had no idea it was happening. While Mikaila stood along the railing taking in the view, we were standing behind them both with a view of our own. Andrew approached her from behind and slid down onto one knee just in time for her to turn around as he popped the question. Her expression was priceless and the look on her face was the genuine and raw emotion that we love. It was perfect and such a heartwarming day. After the question, which she obviously said yes to, we took a few more pictures of them together as we all soaked in the moment.

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From the photographer: Weddings at the heart of it, are most importantly about the bond between two people who are about to embark on of their greatest adventure of their lives. Sometimes, the simplest weddings are the most beautiful. When you realize all you need is the person you love, standing next to you. That is the real beauty. With the desire to be truly present with one another during your vows. No distractions from friends or family. Our couple decided to elope and be truly present for their special day. They hoped for an intimate and carefree ceremony, with their only distractions being the sounds of nature. A Styled Canmore Mountain Elopement A Styled Canmore Mountain Elopement

For the overall design, we allowed nature to choose the colours and tones for this wedding day. Drawing inspiration from the beautiful mountains of Canmore, Alberta and the turquoise river, the florals displayed a lovely combination of creams, ivories greens, and accents of dusty rose and sandy tones.

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THE STYLE TEAM: Photographer: Milton Photography  //  Floral Designer: Amy Sanderson  //  Event Designer: Birds & Honey  //  Dress: Hayley Paige from Delica Bridal  //  Hair & Makeup: The Pretty Haus  //  Heirlooms:  Stella Wolfe   //  Calligrapher: The Weekend Type

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Christina & Bosco traveled from Toronto, Ontario with their friends and family to have a mountain destination wedding at beautiful Lake Louise.  As snow and sleet rolled in across the lake, the couple braved the elements to get some fun photos against the stunning mountain backdrop beautifully captured by ENV Photography.

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From the bride, Christine: We met on the red chair at Castle Mountain on a freezing cold day. We were the only two people left on the hill and did a few runs together. Mitch came back the next day and we skied together almost every weekend for the rest of the winter. We moved to Arizona to attend school, then onto Chicago. We legally married at the courthouse last year in Chicago, but because of demands on our time from school, we were never able to have a wedding. We finally got the time off and decided to celebrate at the very place that with met, Castle Mountain.  

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I chose to have a very bright bouquet to stand out against the natural background. 

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We held our ceremony under the chairlift loading area where we met.  We had a close friend officiate and chose the words that we wanted him to say ourselves. My favorite part was our daughter and dog running around us the entire time.

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I made the cake toppers to look like our family out of clay.

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 After dinner, we had our first dance outside on the grass and then everyone changed into comfy cloths and we had a big bonfire and dancing. 

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CREDITS:  Photographer: Loree Photography  //  Ceremony: Castle Mountain  //  Floral Designer: Black Earth Floral Gallery  //  Cake Designer: Decadent Desserts

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