Destination Wedding at Lake Louise in Alberta, Canada

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Mike and Vikkie opted for a mountain destination wedding overlooking the spectacular Lake Louise in Alberta, Canada. There had been a blizzard a few days before, making the rolling hills even more amazing of a setting for their big day.

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The group began the festivities during a welcome party at Banff Avenue Brew Company, before heading to the lake with welcome goodies in hand (including local treats and Vietnamese favors).

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Then the couple opted for a tea ceremony set in a sunflower-clad ceremony overlooking Lake Louise. The décor for the day was inspired by the bride’s love of her favorite Van Gogh painting!

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When it came time to celebrate at the reception, Mike and Vikkie went with a more modern vibe, partially to reflect the western-style ceremony they had transitioned to.

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The color purple was bountiful in the reception, including even in the candy bar!

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Come the end of the evening, the bride transitioned into her third dress of the day! Just in time for her to hit the dance floor with the groom for a choreographed dance!

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Congratulations to the newlyweds!

Destination Wedding Photographer: Orange Girl Photographs

Wedding Vendors: Planning & Design: Postcard Weddings & Events, Hair: Hedkandi Salon, Bridesmaids’ Makeup: Canmore & Banff Makeup Artistry, Bridal Makeup: Danielle Vincent, Kimiko Beauty, Ceremony & Reception Venue: Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, Photo Session Venue: Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, Transportation: MC Limo Transportation, Ceremony Music: Ensemble Cascade, Florist: Flower Artistry, Candy Bar: Whippt, Band: Wildcard – PM Gigs, DJ: Stardust – PM Gigs

 

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Snowy Wedding in the Canadian Rockies

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Elaine and Christie said I do during a snowy day in Banff, Canada where an intimate group of friends and family gathered to celebrate their union. Getting married in the Canadian Rockies was just what this couple dreamed of, a pair who shares a love of the outdoors. But what a treat when they discovered snow on their wedding day in September!

We asked the newlyweds to share with us the story of their big day and how it came to be. “We were inspired by the beauty of the Canadian Rockies. We were inspired by the beauty and simplicity of nature itself. We love hiking and boating, just being in nature makes us happy and that’s why we decided to go with a nature theme and with nature colors.”

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“The first time we saw each other in our dresses standing out among the beautiful trees all of our worries about weather or anything else just melted away. Everything you envision how the first look would be can’t compare to the emotions you feel the first time you see the love of your life standing in front of you. It is a rush, an energy, breath taking moment, sensory overload and overwhelming love! In that split second it reaffirms that feeling you have in your soul that this is the person I want to spend my days with. My soul mate!”

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“Our absolute favorite wedding day detail was the surprise snow! We were expecting rain and it turned into something very magical.”

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“Being surrounded by close family and friends in such an intimate gathering could not have been more perfect,” shared Christie. “It was an overwhelming feeling of emotions!”

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“The reception decorations were stunning and really fit our outdoorsy style.”

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 We often ask couples if they experienced any challenges planning a wedding away and of course, the weather was part of this story! On the day of the wedding, Elaina got up and headed back to the Banff house and I waited for my parents to arrive. We woke up to a very cold and rainy morning. It actually wasn’t the rain that worried us the most though; it was the fact that it was so foggy you couldn’t see anything! This meant no beautiful mountain/lake backdrop. I’m getting calls from Elaina who’s been in touch with Postcard Weddings on other contingency plans because it started to sleet! The makeup artist and stylist did their magic on us and we felt beautiful and ready to meet our soon to be wife. The weather started to change and the forecast for the day was looking like several inches of snow! Our planners again went into action mode and reorganized all the wedding teams to have the wedding at the Rimrock Hotel. There is no way all the pieces would have fit together as perfectly as they did if we didn’t have them working their magic in the background. Elaina and I were able to enjoy each moment and it totally took all the pressure of the re-arrangements off our shoulders. We got in our cars and headed to the first photo shoot.”

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Congratulations to the newlyweds!

Destination Wedding Photographer: Julie Williams Photography

Wedding Vendors: Intimate Wedding Management: Postcard Weddings, Celebrant: Threshold Ceremonies, Stationery: Pink Umbrella Designs, Ceremony Location + Accommodations: The Rimrock Resort Hotel, Reception location: Sage Bistro & Wine Lounge, Accommodations: The Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, Videographer: Mountain Wedding Videos, Ceremony guitarist: Andrew Ibanez, Hair: JK Hair Designs, Makeup: Canmore & Banff Makeup Artistry, Florals: Willow Flower Co., Rentals: Special Event Rentals

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