Living in Alberta we are so lucky to have the Rocky Mountains as our “backyard.” More and more Edmonton couples are opting to take advantage of this local splendor by having a Rocky Mountain destination wedding.
I worked with Jodie + Chris for just over a year to plan their fall-inspired wedding weekend at Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise – one of the most breathtaking locations in Canada. Jodie + Chris are very detail-oriented and thought carefully about each component of their day. It was this consideration and their personal touches that made guests feel so taken care of throughout the weekend. By planning a welcome reception the night everyone arrived to a “Sunday Hugs” breakfast the morning after the wedding, Jodie + Chris were able to spend a lot of time with their family and friends who had travelled from across the country to celebrate with them.
The ceremony took place on the Victoria Terrace at Chateau Lake Louise. We lucked out with a beautiful, clear day and unseasonably warm weather for late October! The reception followed in the Fairview Dining Room, and after an extraordinary gourmet meal the party went into full-swing with some unique entertainment. Two highly talented duelling pianists – Lindsey Nagy and Jesse Peters – performed a variety of hits (including the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air rap!) and kept the dance floor full all night.
Special thanks to Ewa for assisting!
Jodie’s beautiful fall wedding bouquet by Willow Haven Flower Shop featured a variety of textured flowers, berries and feathers.
The glistening turquoise water at Chateau Lake Louise – not a bad place to take wedding photos!
Jodie wore a pair of stunning white Cole Haan weddings shoes with mini rosettes.
The fall boutonnieres were custom made by Etsy vendor, Erica Cavanagh.
Jodie + Chris opted to give functional “his and hers” favours to their guests. The ladies received warm pashmina shawls in the wedding colours to wear during the outdoor ceremony, and the guys were given Swiss Army Knives etched with the wedding date!
Jodie was a GORGEOUS bride! Her gown is Allure 8705 from Bridal Début.
The tables were dressed with rich burgundy pintuck linens, gold charger plates and chocolate brown satin napkins. Tall cylinder vases with curly willow and burnt orange cymbidium orchids helped complete the look while adding a subtle touch of “fall” to the reception décor.
The save-the-date cards, invitations and reception stationary were designed and printed by The Paper Tree.
Instead of a traditional seating chart, Jodie + Chris used picture frames to display guest table arrangements.
Congratulations on your marriage, Jodie + Chris. All the best in the future!
Photo Credit: Eric Daigle Photography.