Christina + Bosco: Destination Wedding at Lake Louise, Alberta

Christina + Bosco: Destination Wedding at Lake Louise, Alberta | Image: ENV Photography  

Destination Wedding in Lake Louise

Today's post is all about Christina + Bosco: Destination Wedding at Lake Louise, Alberta with images courtesy of ENV Photography. We're waiting on a few photographers to get back to us after their spring / mud season trip, but it seems they've been thrust into summer wedding season already, so if you've just remembered that we sent you an email asking for photos of winter weddings that we helped organize, then please submit via Two Bright Lights, or send us the highlights in a zip file. You know who you are!

We hope to schedule a vow renewal or honeymoon to the Lake Louise area, being inspired by this blog, so if you're reading this and are ready, then please contact us! We're researching a bike tour near Banff, and that would actually pass by this area.

Rocky Mountain Romance

This majestic spine of rock stretches from the great north down the United States, through Colorado. So, if you are ready for an elopement, destination wedding or romantic getaway to the rockies, then we can help. Please contact us to learn more! Thanks for stopping by.

Christina + Bosco: Destination Wedding at Lake Louise, Alberta | Image: ENV Photography

Christina + Bosco: Destination Wedding at Lake Louise, Alberta | Image: ENV Photography

Christina + Bosco: Destination Wedding at Lake Louise, Alberta | Image: ENV Photography

The couple traveled from Toronto, Ontario with their friends and family to have a mountain destination wedding in beautiful Lake Louise, Alberta complete with tea ceremony and several beautiful dresses!

Christina + Bosco: Destination Wedding at Lake Louise, Alberta | Image: ENV Photography

Christina + Bosco: Destination Wedding at Lake Louise, Alberta | Image: ENV Photography

Christina + Bosco: Destination Wedding at Lake Louise, Alberta | Image: ENV Photography

Christina + Bosco: Destination Wedding at Lake Louise, Alberta | Image: ENV Photography

Christina + Bosco: Destination Wedding at Lake Louise, Alberta | Image: ENV Photography

Christina + Bosco: Destination Wedding at Lake Louise, Alberta | Image: ENV Photography

Christina + Bosco: Destination Wedding at Lake Louise, Alberta | Image: ENV Photography

Christina + Bosco: Destination Wedding at Lake Louise, Alberta | Image: ENV Photography

Christina + Bosco: Destination Wedding at Lake Louise, Alberta | Image: ENV Photography

Christina + Bosco: Destination Wedding at Lake Louise, Alberta | Image: ENV Photography

Christina + Bosco: Destination Wedding at Lake Louise, Alberta | Image: ENV Photography

Christina + Bosco: Destination Wedding at Lake Louise, Alberta | Image: ENV Photography

Christina + Bosco: Destination Wedding at Lake Louise, Alberta | Image: ENV Photography

Christina + Bosco: Destination Wedding at Lake Louise, Alberta | Image: ENV Photography

Christina + Bosco: Destination Wedding at Lake Louise, Alberta | Image: ENV Photography

Photographer:  ENV Photography//Event Planner:Rocky Mountain Weddings//Beauty: The pretty Haus //Reception Venue: The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise//

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Lydia + Daniel: Winter Mountain Wedding at Lake Louise, Alberta

Lydia + Daniel: Winter Mountain Wedding at Lake Louise, Alberta | Image: ENV Photography

Winter Mountain Wedding at Lake Louise

Today's post is all about Lydia + Daniel: Winter Mountain Wedding at Lake Louise, Alberta with images courtesy of ENV Photography. This snowy scene is in the northern spine of the Rocky Mountains. I followed this magnificent stretch of rock as I drove to Alaska. Part of my trip was to go along the Icefields Parkway, near Banff, up to Jasper before heading further west to the coast to put my truck on a ferry to Juneau. Many dramatic ridges and mountains are in this area, and if you love Colorado, you definitely need to visit the Lake Louise area. Perhaps a vow renewal location for a future getaway?

Destination Event Packages in the Rockies

If you are considering a romantic event in the Rockies, then please contact us. We can come up with all sorts of ideas and creative solutions for whatever adventure wedding you have in mind. Just now I'm thinking that someone could actually ride touring bikes with their bride either to or from Colorado to this area in one epic push. Please contact us to learn more about how we can put together a custom wedding package just for you. If you need a day of coordinator or full on wedding planner, then we can steer you towards the best around. But, for those that don't need a full-fledged planner, but need someone local who's familiar with the wedding scene and local options, well then, that's where we come in. Thanks for stopping by and I hope to hear from you soon!

Lydia + Daniel: Winter Mountain Wedding at Lake Louise, Alberta | Image: ENV Photography

Lydia + Daniel: Winter Mountain Wedding at Lake Louise, Alberta | Image: ENV Photography

Lydia + Daniel: Winter Mountain Wedding at Lake Louise, Alberta | Image: ENV Photography

Lydia + Daniel: Winter Mountain Wedding at Lake Louise, Alberta | Image: ENV Photography

Lydia:

Overall I was looking forward to my wedding because it had consumed my life for the past 12 months and I wanted to get it over with.. haha no i’m totally kidding. I looked forward the most to just becoming Daniel’s wife, taking his name and celebrating this incredible day in one of the most beautiful locations on earth. Everything was a dream come true and I wouldn’t have changed a thing except to go back and do it all over again the exact same way.

I have 3 very special memories I will never forget. The first was the look on my husband’s face when I entered the room – I didn’t take my eyes off him (except to check on my teary eyed dad who then made me ball as well :P) I had that flutter in my belly – the same kind I got when he took me out on our first date, he is the most wonderful man and I felt so blessed in that moment to be in a room full of everyone who I care about witness us finally make our lifelong vows.

The second favorite part for me was dancing with my father to when you wish upon a star. I have thought about that moment since I was a little girl ( I think he has too) it was so special for us, I can’t imagine getting married without my dad – it was definitely a wish we both made a very long time ago and it came true.

The third is a memory that was captured at night…(you might already know which one it is) I love that for a moment time stood still and I was standing with Daniel alone on the frozen lake – snowflakes falling on my eyelashes and kissing him in front of the most beautiful backdrop. It felt like we were in a dream world and was super special for both of us and I thank you so much for taking us back out there to experience it. That photo is priceless because it tells our love story all on its own.

Daniel:

What I most looked forward to leading up to and the day of our wedding was the moment that I would be able to see Lydia walk out of the foyer and enter the room. It was the only moment that I had tears come to my eye, as she looked so beautiful. I was so excited for her to become my wife and to spend the rest of my life with her. I think one of your photos catches this moment where I am tearing haha.

Another of my favorite moments was after the ceremony when Lydia, the bridal party, and I were outside taking the photographs. It was a great experience and I couldn’t have asked for a better photographer to capture those moments. You allowed us to feel completely at ease in front of the camera and we were able to be ourselves. Your photos will forever be in our memory.

A last memory (that is already hanging on our wall on a huge blown up picture) was when Lydia and I snuck out during the reception with you to take the pictures by the ice castle. It was like a fantasy for Lydia and I to have these pictures taken, and no one but you could have captured it so perfectly.

Lydia + Daniel: Winter Mountain Wedding at Lake Louise, Alberta | Image: ENV Photography

Lydia + Daniel: Winter Mountain Wedding at Lake Louise, Alberta | Image: ENV Photography

Lydia + Daniel: Winter Mountain Wedding at Lake Louise, Alberta | Image: ENV Photography

Lydia + Daniel: Winter Mountain Wedding at Lake Louise, Alberta | Image: ENV Photography

Lydia + Daniel: Winter Mountain Wedding at Lake Louise, Alberta | Image: ENV Photography

Lydia + Daniel: Winter Mountain Wedding at Lake Louise, Alberta | Image: ENV Photography

Lydia + Daniel: Winter Mountain Wedding at Lake Louise, Alberta | Image: ENV Photography

Lydia + Daniel: Winter Mountain Wedding at Lake Louise, Alberta | Image: ENV Photography

Lydia + Daniel: Winter Mountain Wedding at Lake Louise, Alberta | Image: ENV Photography

Lydia + Daniel: Winter Mountain Wedding at Lake Louise, Alberta | Image: ENV Photography

Lydia + Daniel: Winter Mountain Wedding at Lake Louise, Alberta | Image: ENV Photography

Lydia + Daniel: Winter Mountain Wedding at Lake Louise, Alberta | Image: ENV Photography

Lydia + Daniel: Winter Mountain Wedding at Lake Louise, Alberta | Image: ENV Photography

Lydia + Daniel: Winter Mountain Wedding at Lake Louise, Alberta | Image: ENV Photography

Lydia + Daniel: Winter Mountain Wedding at Lake Louise, Alberta | Image: ENV Photography

Lydia + Daniel: Winter Mountain Wedding at Lake Louise, Alberta | Image: ENV Photography

Photographer:  ENV Photography//Hair Stylist:Cascade Hair Design//Makeup Artist:Linda Sahoo//Second Shooter:Red Bloom Photography//Floral Designer:Red Rose Florist//Event Planner:Simply Elegant Event Planning//Reception Venue: The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise//

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Jessica + Chris: Canadian Rocky Mountain Wedding at the Sawridge Inn, Alberta

Jessica + Chris: Rocky Mountain Wedding at the Sawridge Inn, Alberta | Image: Milton Photography

Canadian Rocky Mountain Wedding

For today's post, we head up north to share Jessica + Chris: Rocky Mountain Wedding at the Sawridge Inn, Alberta with images courtesy of Milton Photography. If you follow the spine of the Rockies north, it leads up into Canada, and the location for today's feature. Jasper sits at the top of a classic area, the Icefields Parkway, and would make for an epic road trip. Bonus points if you do it on touring bikes. I was lucky enough to drive up that road and then head west towards the coast, where I put my truck on a ferry headed to Alaska. But, that story is for another blog. Let's get back to the event on hand, nestled in the most majestic chain of mountains I've ever seen.

Destination Mountain Weddings

If you've found this blog, you're probably researching planning a destination wedding in Breckenridge, or one of the other mountain towns of Summit County. This location in Canada looks amazing, but if you can't make it up that way, perhaps an elopement to Colorado is all you really need. Right now, couples are contacting us and planning their winter getaway. Some are taking steps to finalize their summer wedding at a private rental home. Options are endless. We are, however, aware that all of this takes time, and so we've created custom wedding packages that help you save time and money. Contact us to learn more!

Jessica + Chris: Rocky Mountain Wedding at the Sawridge Inn, Alberta | Image: Milton Photography

Jessica + Chris: Rocky Mountain Wedding at the Sawridge Inn, Alberta | Image: Milton Photography

Jessica + Chris: Rocky Mountain Wedding at the Sawridge Inn, Alberta | Image: Milton Photography

Jessica + Chris: Rocky Mountain Wedding at the Sawridge Inn, Alberta | Image: Milton Photography

A year before the wedding Garry (Jessica’s Dad) and I spoke about destination weddings and what made them so great was that the family that hadn’t met yet get an opportunity to get to know each other at a resort for a week instead of a 1 day wedding and a “nice to meet you… see you at the reunion”. Jess and I really wanted to have that but in a place we love so much.
 
We invited people to come to Jasper and camp leading up to the wedding. We had 50 people join us at Whistlers campground and we had drinks, played games, went biking, hiking and just really got to know each other. Almost everything we had for decor was either made by us, family or purchased second hand from a previous wedding. We decorated everything ourselves. 
 
Overlooking the the mountains behind us at the Maligne Lookout in Jasper on a nice sunny day surrounded by our family and friends. Our good friend Jessica Marsh singing and playing songs for us to walk down the aisle to. Our dogs walking down the aisle by family. I remember taking small moments to breathe and take it all in and just be content being in the Mountains and with her in front of me.
 
All of our hard work into the set-up and decor came together and looked amazing. Music is a huge part of our lives so we wanted to bring that into everything we could. We asked our friends Pete and Denise from 100 Mile House to play our first dances. They learned a few songs we has requested (even an acoustic version of Daft Punk Get Lucky to lead into the dance part of the night) It was really something that they agreed to come and play. THEN, to have JP Hoe surprise us on top of that and play 4 songs of his own was just unbelievable… We had daydreamed about something like that happening… but when does an artist come and play a wedding? Really! Thanks to Jessica’s sister Carly who set up the surprise and my brother Blake for the last minute change to the have him play during the slideshow. It meant so much to us.
 
Of course we’re bias but we feel that there are a lot of unique things about the reception. From the format of the night (slideshow at the very start) to the music, the food, the decor. We’ve heard from so many people afterwards how great the food was and how they had so much fun. Maybe it was just me but you could really feel the love in the room. We spent a lot of time (Jessica and I) designing the look of the wedding. We wanted it to be unique to us and we also wanted it to be things we did on our own. 
 
It turns out our favourite part of the day is the same! The anticipation and the final walking down the aisle / waiting for each other. Watching her walk down the aisle and watching me at the end of the aisle waiting with all of our friends and family surrounding us. All of the guests around us. The weather was perfect and the setting was incredible. It all came together perfectly and we both remember just feeling so content in those moments.

Jessica + Chris: Rocky Mountain Wedding at the Sawridge Inn, Alberta | Image: Milton Photography

Jessica + Chris: Rocky Mountain Wedding at the Sawridge Inn, Alberta | Image: Milton Photography

Jessica + Chris: Rocky Mountain Wedding at the Sawridge Inn, Alberta | Image: Milton Photography

Jessica + Chris: Rocky Mountain Wedding at the Sawridge Inn, Alberta | Image: Milton Photography

Jessica + Chris: Rocky Mountain Wedding at the Sawridge Inn, Alberta | Image: Milton Photography

Jessica + Chris: Rocky Mountain Wedding at the Sawridge Inn, Alberta | Image: Milton Photography

Jessica + Chris: Rocky Mountain Wedding at the Sawridge Inn, Alberta | Image: Milton Photography

Jessica + Chris: Rocky Mountain Wedding at the Sawridge Inn, Alberta | Image: Milton Photography

Jessica + Chris: Rocky Mountain Wedding at the Sawridge Inn, Alberta | Image: Milton Photography

Jessica + Chris: Rocky Mountain Wedding at the Sawridge Inn, Alberta | Image: Milton Photography

Jessica + Chris: Rocky Mountain Wedding at the Sawridge Inn, Alberta | Image: Milton Photography

Jessica + Chris: Rocky Mountain Wedding at the Sawridge Inn, Alberta | Image: Milton Photography

Photographer:  Milton Photography//Shoes: Aldo//Tuxedo and Mens Attire: Derks Formals//Tuxedo and Mens Attire:Le Chateau//Dress Designer:Mikaella Bridal//Dress Store:Novelle Bridal Shop//Event Venue: Sawridge Inn//Hair Stylist:Wild Orchid Hair Salon//

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