Fairmont Banff Springs – an amazing castle wedding
Check out this beautiful wedding at the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel! This really was a perfect Banff location for a perfect couple. The weather was beautiful and you could feel the love in the air.
It all started with Chelsie and Mike getting ready at the always amazing Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel. One thing you quickly realize about our amazing wedding couple is they always have a smile on their face, and during the preparation for their big day, the smiles never stopped. The room in which we met the girls seemed like it was specifically made for photographers. With perfect light, the furniture and decor were excellent and everything lined up beautifully for our getting ready photos.
First Look and Ceremony
Prior to the ceremony, there was a first look session which we did in one of the many beautiful corridors of the Banff Springs. The winding marble staircase provided the perfect location for Chelsie to make her way down to where Mike was anxiously waiting. After our couple spent a few minutes together, we made our way to Mount Stephen Hall for the ceremony.
For those that are not familiar with this stunning venue, Mount Stephen Hall is the ultimate in wedding venues. A large marble room with huge vaulted ceiling, a wall of windows and multiple balconies, this is a dream location. The beautiful wedding ceremony was officiated by Carl Shields, one of our favorite officiants. We love seeing Carl Shields at our weddings as he always has a smile and is absolutely amazing to work with. A relaxed and confident demeanor ensures that all our couples have nothing but the best of ceremonies.
The hotel itself offered many incredible locations for the wedding photographs. The many marble hallways and balconies provided beautiful backdrops. Large windows with provided lots of natural light as we incorporated some of the green foliage throughout the hotel into the photos. We finished our photos with a quick ride to the nearby Bow Falls. Having photos inside the hotel as well as at an outdoor location ensured that couple received the widest assortment of photos that we couple provide.
Reception and Party
We arrived back at the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel with time to give our wedding couple a chance to relax before starting the reception. We always encourage our couples to build a few moments to relax into their timelines. Wedding days are hectic at best and without a chance to catch your breath they can quickly become a whirlwind. We once again headed to Mount Stephen Hall where it had been decorated with incredible style. Having your reception in a castle is a sure way to create that ‘Wow’ factor.
Our couple surprised everyone as they made their entrance into the reception with a full traditional ballroom dance which they had been rehearsing over the weeks leading up to the wedding. There were many laughs with the wonderful stories and speeches from an assortment of people. As with any wedding at the Banff Springs, the meal was spectacular.
With the formalities concluded, the party extended into the wee hours of the night. Cocktails were served chilled as they were poured through a custom made ice sculpture while the dance floor was kept packed.
An Amazing Wedding Day
Chelsie and Mike are one of those couples who you feel like you have known for years, even if you have just met them. It was such an amazing day as we got to spend their special day with them and their families as they celebrated their wedding at the beautiful Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel. It was a great day seeing several of our favorite vendors once again and a very big thank-you to the amazingly talented Erin who second shot for us.
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