Kristy + Chad | Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise | Winter Wedding
Introducing Kristy & Chad from Regina, Saskatchewan!
The air was crisp Friday afternoon in Lake Louise, the day before the wedding. Which coincided with Valentine’s day! What a romantic weekend for a mountain wedding! We're excited to tell you more about this incredible wedding!
We let Kristy, the bride know we would love to capture any pre wedding day gatherings that friday afternoon. Some of the family decided to go skating on Lake Louise! We had to join them! It was great to connect with the family before the big day and watch them skate around.
The next morning we were up and ready to capture the day! The moment we saw Kristy, she was beaming with joy and happiness. She was so thrilled and grateful to have so many of her friends and family in Lake Louise for the weekend. Her suite had the most beautiful jaw dropping views! I think everyone took a moment to take in the beauty of the mountains. It was a great meeting point for friends and family to pop in and greet the bride! Kristy’s genuine love for her family was truly touching. It was a family filled day for sure ! What a trek it was for many of the guests, mostly coming in from B.C. and Saskatchewan.
Justin spent time with Chad and his friends that morning. Chad’s little nephew was there too. What a cutie! Justin captured Chad reading a letter he had written to Kristy. How touching! You can tell how much he loves this girl! The full letter will be in the extended film!
On to the ceremony- It look place in the centre of Banff, at St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church. It was cozy and charming. Kristy’s grand father led the ceremony. We loved his anecdotes of his time spent in Lake Louis in years past. Additionally, watch out for the Ring Bear in the film!
After the ceremony, Abby Photography took us around to various locations around Lake Louise for the photo period. What a blast it was to work with this award winning duo!! While out on the lake, there were tourists checking out the sights. Many children stopped to admire Kristy and claimed she was an ice princess, it was really cute! She truly was though! Kristy and her mom came prepared with cozy boots, with matching jackets and gloves! Their bond and friendship was one to admire! They laughed and enjoyed having their photos taken in this winter wonderland.
Later was the champagne reception back at Chateau Lake Louise. Complete with Kristy’s cousins managing the guestbook station. What stood out the most for us, were the two gowns and photos set up in the room. These were her two grandmother’s wedding gowns and photos of them on their wedding day. We love family mementos. It’s really what weddings are about, families coming together and sharing memories amongst each other.
The reception was stunning with black, ivory and champagne decor. We loved the floor plan, complete with a combination of long tables and round. The guest favour’s were custom M&M’s! What a great idea! Everyone needed a chocolate fix, since after all it was Valentine’s day weekend! (Yes, it’s a weekend now..not just a day!!- Let your lovers know.) We had those the next day on the car ride home to Calgary! Thanks guys!
Last but not least! The guests were invited to change into something more casual for what was to come, as the reception was black tie/formal. I captured the guests as they gathers for the ride to the barn. Waiting at the meeting point was a lovely hot chocolate station set up by the Fairmont. We then took a short slay ride over to the Brewster Barn.
Kristy and Chad are the perfect match. From the moment we met a few months back over Skype, to the emotion in their vows, to the way Chad looks at Kristy. They understand each other, respect each other and best of all, can have a good laugh together. They are so laid back, which we loved too! The newlywed's even have some mean dance moves. Upon entry to the barn they had a whole dance routine planned. Part way into their choreographed dance, close family joined them!!! So good! Everyone was beaming and enjoying the moment. The party was then in fun swing!
It’s genuine couple’s like this who remind us why we were filmmakers and passionate about love stories. What an absolute pleasure and honour it was to spend the day with Kristy & Chad in the mountains. We are over joyed with happiness for this couple! Congrats!!!
Enjoy the film!
Cinematography & Editing by: Parfait Productions
Big thank you to all the hard working teams! From Regina, to Calgary, to Lake Louise and Banff!
Design & Event Rentals: A Tymeless Event
Day Of Coordination: Creative Weddings
Photography: Abby Photography
Floral Designs: Amborella Floral Studios