Monthly Archives: September 2010
Ashley is from Saskatchewan. David is Scottish. They met in New Zealand, travelled the world together, bought a house in Beaumont and got married earlier this month in Banff. Thanks to some limber maneuvering, their early morning engagement photos were pretty epic. I’m glad that wedding attire didn’t stop either of them from climbing around to get to some equally epic wedding images.
When Selene began to think about their wedding, she knew that she wanted the wedding to be an experience for their guests. The first time I met with Selene was in July when she and a few girlfriends were up in Banff from Montana on a girl’s weekend and wedding planning mission. Our coffee date was a flurry of art and craft ideas, wedding dress talk, cake possibilities, and photo op ideas. I really do love it when my clients strive to make their wedding personal and thoughtful. With some help from the ladies, and their wedding planner Connie, Selene’s Autumn wedding vision came to life.
Venue: Chateau Lake Louise
Cake: Cake Creations
Music: Harp Angel
Second Shooter: Tessa Perkins
The day started with a group breakfast at Buffalo Mountain Lodge before the guests hopped on a motor coach to make their way out the the Chateau.
Photo by Tessa
Following the ceremony, the guests were treated to a traditional Swiss fondue before they headed out to explore the lake while we went out for portraits of the bride and groom.
Connie created an incredible space for Selene & John’s dinner party.
Butterflies are important to John. They are symbolic of his mother. This in mind, Selene crafted several stained-glass pieces for the wedding that were displayed on the cake, in the center pieces and in her bouquet.
In between courses this camera was being passed around. This was John’s reaction as Selene entered the room. My lens caught a good expression…but not quite this good.
We experienced each of the 4 seasons…during the dinner, it started to blizzard. I was so thankful the couple wanted to go outside for a couple more portraits in the snow before the main course was served!
Selene and John worked together with the Chateau’s chef and sommelier to create a seven-course wine pairing. So, as you can imagine, it was quite the spread. By about the third course, I heard several guest comments aound the room, “this is the BEST wedding ever…”