Category Archives: Banff wedding

Posted by Sharon Auld

We’ve been on Instagram for nearly a year now sharing photos from all the great weddings, elopements and styled shoots we have featured! Today we’re sharing our Top 9 Instagram Photos 2015!

Canadian Mountain Chic’s Top 9 Instagram Photos 2015

We are so thankful to everyone who has followed us (CanadianMountainChic) and liked or comments on the photos. We are thankful to the many great photographers, wedding planners and couples who’ve allowed us to share!

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Top 9 Instagram Photos 2015 Credits:

Top Row (left to right): Melissa Rae Photography; Heart & Sparrow Photography; Kim Payant Photography.

Middle Row: Jalisse Photography; Jalisse Photography with The Lady Bug Studio (florals) and dress by Anya Dionne Designs.

Middle Row Photo 3 + Bottom Row Photos 1 + 2: Darren Roberts Photography, with Design + Decor by Naturally Chic; Florals by Willow Flower Company; Model: Courtney Mark; Dress: Claire Pettibone from Frocks Modern (Calgary); Hair by Mountain Beauties and Make-up by The Pretty Haus; Cake by Whippt Desserts and Catering; Venue: Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise. 

Last Photo: by Tara Whittaker Photography from Christmas Eve Traditions shoot with Naturally Chic; models Shannon and Tyler, Ladies Fashion from Adorn Boutique; Men’s Fashion: Ed Williams Menswear.

Posted by Sharon Auld

BANFF WEDDING AT BUFFALO MOUNTAIN LODGE

We may be experiencing beautiful, summer-like weather, but we’re always happy to share a refreshing winter wedding on a warm day! Today we’re pleased to welcome a charming Banff winter wedding from Paisley Photography. With a fresh dusting of snow on the mountain peaks and clear skies, Jana and Chris’s January wedding was picture perfect.

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Banff winter wedding from Paisley Photography (www.paisleyphotos.ca)

The couple were married at the beautiful Buffalo Mountain Lodge, with family and close friends present. Their wedding was full of blush roses, pearls and lace details. They also had the cutest shabby chic sweetheart table!

Banff winter edding from Paisley Photography (www.paisleyphoto.ca)

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Buffalo Mountain Lodge wedding from Paisley Photography

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From the Photographer:

“Chris & Jana’s Tunnel Mountain winter wedding was absolutely perfect! Their January wedding day had the most incredible clear, sunny mountain views, and there was a fresh dust of snow to cover the mountain tops! (Just what Jana had been hoping for from from the minute they decided on a winter mountain wedding). Buffalo Mountain Lodge has a beautiful rustic log cabin charm, and was the perfect setting for Chris & Jana’s wedding. From the start of the ‘getting ready’s’ in the log cabin suites, to the end of the reception in Wapiti Longhouse, their wedding was overflowing with so much love and laughter! There was something so perfect about the soft blush pink coloured roses against the strong blues and greys of the mountains all around! Everywhere you looked there were little touches of Chris & Jana. Guests traveled from all over Canada to attend their beautiful mountain wedding and it really is a true testament to their character and sheer awesomeness, that so many people came to celebrate with them and share in a stunning day. Their wedding was truly spectacular! Congrats Chris and Jana, we wish you a lifetime of happiness!”

Credits:

Photographer: Paisley Photography; Venue: Buffalo Mountain Lodge; Wedding Dress: Oleg Cassini; Bridesmaid & Flower Girl Dresses: Bill Levkoff; Cake: Crave Cupcakes; Flowers by Family and Friends; Hairstylist: Jessica Wolf.

Thank you so much to Chantal from Paisley Photography for sending this to us, and to the wonderful couple Jana and Chris for allowing us to share in the beauty of your special day! Wish you your “Always & Forever”!

You can find more information on Buffalo Mountain Lodge in our directory.

 

 

 

Posted by Sharon Auld

This Banff Springs Wedding from TLAW Photography is pretty spectacular! What else would we expect from one of Canada’s Top 30 Most Inspirational Wedding Photographers for 2015? Fun-loving couple, Emily and Ryan, not only planned a beautiful wedding, but they also made sure to enjoy every minute of their day!

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From the beautiful Dina Alonzo wedding gown, to the gorgeous bouquets and the bride’s delicate floral crown from Forget Me Not Flowers, this wedding has a whole lot of pretty! There was so many beautiful details such as the couple’s wedding day stationery, to their wedding cake from Cake Creations.

Terence from TLAW Photography is a story teller. Not only does he document the pretty details, but he also captures so beautifully the emotions and personalities throughout the day.

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Fairmont_Banff_Springs_Wedding by T.LAW Photography | http://www.tlawphotography.caWith the help from the talented planners from Rocky Mountain Weddings, the wedding decor looked amazing in the Mount Stephan Hall in the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel.

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The couple had a “Grand Entrance” into the reception, making for great entertainment and fun!

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From the Photographer:

“Emily and Ryan’s Banff Springs Hotel wedding was one dreams are dreamed of (bad sentence form).  From fitted tuxedo’s, to the gorgeous Dina Alonzi wedding gown,  epic grand entrance dances and booty shaking to the max.  This wedding party sure knew how to shake. Shake. Shake their money makers.  I truly enjoyed every moment of their wedding in the majestic Rocky Mountains of Alberta.   The number of friends and family that attended their wedding, and the number of people they had standing for them on their wedding day is a true testament to their ability to bring together so many people to celebrate with them and share in an incredible day.  And if there was any doubt, all you needed to hear were the speeches that were given by the wedding party.  Pure Gold!  One thing that I did learn from the speeches is that everyone, and I mean everyone, is Ryan’s oldest and best friend.  Especially his beautiful bride.”

Credits:

Photographer: TLAW Photography; Venue: Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel; Wedding Planner and décor set up – Rocky Mountain Weddings; Flowers – Forget Me Not Flowers; Cake Creations; Salon Services – Willowstream Spa @ Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel; DJ Services – NRG Music Productions; Videographer – Silver Screen Films. Makeup: Mehnaz Khan | Makeup & Hair Inc.

We wish Emily and Ryan all the best!!

Thanks to Terence from TLAW Photography for sharing these images with us today! Terence was also named by Canadian Mountain Chic as one of the Top 5 Mountain Wedding Photographers you should know, and you can read about him as a featured photographer in our Mountain Wedding Directory.

 

 

 

 

Posted by Sharon Auld

Yesterday we shared a romantic Banff elopement from Sarah Vaughan Photography. Her images of Kayla and Marcus are truly beautiful.

Banff-Elopement | Photo by Sarah Vaughan Photography | www.sarahvaughanphotography.com

Photo by Sarah Vaughan Photography

Today we are sharing a little more of the couple’s intimate elopement story that took place off the the shores of Two Jack Lake in Banff National Park, with this touching wedding film from wedding cinematographers, Justin and Ixchel of Parfait Productions.

Everytime I see their work I am completely blown away! What a wonderful keepsake!

Check out this sweet addition of their elopement story!

Kayla + Marcus // Banff Elopement Video //Highlight Reel // Parfait Productions from Parfait Productions on Vimeo.

 

 Banff Elopement Credits:

Photography: Sarah Vaughan Photography; Wedding Cinematography: Parfait Productions, Marriage Commissioner: John Stutz. For a complete list of credits, see yesterday’s post here.

Posted by Sharon Auld

Today we’re sharing this beautiful Banff elopement from Sarah Vaughan Photography. Kayla and Marcus were married in a touching ceremony at Two Jack Lake in Banff National Park, with only themselves and their two best friends looking on.

There’s just something so special and romantic about an elopement and I love that this couple knew that it was a good fit for them. Their day centered soley around their love and commitment to each other.

Kayla was stunning in her Paloma Blanca gown and Marcus handsome in his suit and bow tie. Sarah Vaughan Photography captured the day so beautifully!

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From the Bride:

We decided to elope for a number of reasons, but mostly because we wanted our day to be just about the two of us. We are very untraditional people so the idea of eloping fit perfectly into our opinion of what a wedding and marriage should be about.  The whole day was centered around the two of us and that is really the only thing that matters.

The ceremony was quick and to the point. I think the whole thing lasted 15 minutes, which was great! I wrote our vows, taking an excerpt from a poem by Pablo Neruda. We also had a “ring warming ceremony”, where our two witnesses (our best friends) made a silent wish for Marcus and I before handing the rings over to us. It was so emotional and such an intimate part of our day that I will treasure forever.

Our day was so perfect! I honestly couldn’t have asked for a better location. Two jack lake was so beautiful and standing on the waters edge made everything that much more romantic and timeless.

Credits: 

Photography: Sarah Vaughan Photography; Wedding dress: Paloma Blanca | Store: The Bridal Centre – Calgary; Bowtie: Mrs. Bow Tie ; Suits: Horst ; Brittany’s dress: BCBG; Cuff links: Cuff Cuff; Bouquets:  Songs From The Garden, Marriage Commissioner: John Stutz.

Thank you for allowing us to share in your special day Kayla and Marcus and wishing you all the happiness in the world!

Thank you as well to the immensely talented Sarah Vaughan Photography, whose work has been seen in magazines such as Wedding Bells, Dote Magazine, The Refinery and on popular blogs such as Style Me Pretty and Belle Lumiere, for sharing her gorgeous imagery with us!