Jalen and Samuel are such a great couple. From the moment we first met, they struck a chord with us as being a fun down to earth couple that shared a great love for each other. The wedding took place at the incredible Canmore Nordic Center at one of the outdoor ceremony sites.
The couple each got ready at the beautiful Blackstone Mountain Lodge in Canmore. Located only 20 minutes from Banff National Park, Blackstone Mountain Lodge features a heated outdoor pool that is open year round, a modern fitness facility, and a BBQ area with stunning views of the Canadian Rockies. This is one of our favorite hotels to photograph at.
Jalen and the girls were treated to a full hair styling from the great people at Something Borrowed Beauty with make-up being provided by the amazing Trena Laine Makeup Company. The guys looked equally amazing in the suits as they prepared themselves for the big day.
Canmore Nordic Center Wedding
Three Sisters Transportation provided service to move people from the hotel to the venue and were fantastic to work with, accommodating the last minute request due to some changes with the day. With the ceremony location set up by Cornerstone Weddings, with beautiful floral arrangement by Incredible Florist, we could not have asked for a more photogenic location. Overlooking Canmore and the Rocky Mountains, the scenery provided the perfect backdrop to the absolutely stunning wedding party. Officiated by the Bride’s father, this was a truly wonderful ceremony.
With the ceremony complete, we transitioned to the photo part of the day. We utilized the stunning scenery to capture images of our wedding party before whisking the newly wed couple away for their photos. Original plans included a chartered helicopter to bring us to the mountain tops for spectacular photos, unfortunately, the smoke became so thick it quickly became apparent that we had to transition to plan B and take photos at ground level. We quickly whisked the couple to some of our favorite locations and captured a wonderful series of photos with them.
As reception time neared, we quickly returned to the reception space at the Canmore Nordic Center. Catered by the the amazing people at Cornerstone Weddings, the meal and service was outstanding. Along with the an incredible three layer cake, Cornerstone had outdone themselves.
The party began and continued well into the night with music provided by Vegas Entertainment. They kept the party going until well after we had left with all the best music.
Having a ‘Plan B’…sometimes even a Plan C, D, E allows your wedding day to unfold with a minimal amount of stress. Watching weather forecasts, construction, public gatherings, etc. help to ensure that your day is perfect. Ensuring your vendors have contingency plans for weather, equipment issues is a requirement for professional vendors. Always be sure to ask about their backup plans.
Many thanks to Luca for working with us for this wedding.
Patton Photography is a professional photography studio based out of Calgary, Alberta. Our signature style offers a clean and modern look to your photographs while maintaining a professional headshot. Contact us anytime to sit down over coffee for a stress-free conversation.