Sara and Tom got married on a sunny, and stunning day at the Chateau Lake Louise in beautiful Canadian Rockies, with all their friends and family and a good old game of shinny (pond hockey for the non-Canadians out there).

This wedding also marked a new phase of Abby + Dave, with Dave shooting this wedding on his own. He liked it so much we’re going to be offering this service going forward, allowing us to photograph even more weddings in the future.

Here’s some more of their experience, in Tom’s own words:

Thoughts Leading up to the Wedding:

Leading up to the wedding was a little nerve-racking. Obviously, you want everything to go well and for everyone to have a good time. Sara and I planned a large amount of the wedding together. Sara had the final say in what was included in the day but always let me feel like I had some input haha. We had different opinions on some of the items in the wedding but would weigh the pros and cons of each decision and find some common ground. Very happy to be married and how the day went.

The Venue and Location:

We chose the Chateau Lake Louise as Sara was born in Canmore and I have always enjoyed being in the mountains. We also wanted something that was close to Edmonton and Calgary and offered the chance for people to get a day or skiing/ hiking in over the weekend.

Favourite Part of the Day:

Our favourite part of the day was the speeches and the dancing. We’ve never taken ourselves too seriously so good friends and family bringing up old memories and embarrassing things we did growing up cut through the tension of the day and let us relax and enjoy the day.

Their Favourite Details:

The best detail was the backdrop that is the Rocky Mountains. We were so lucky to have a sunny and clear day and the views were breathtaking. The flowers were also amazing and far exceeded what we thought they would be.

We also were so happy to have Dave there, we loved the style and type of photos you take. We didn’t want anything to come off too staged as neither Sara or I are the “selfie” type. You captured candid moments and reactions from friends and family that were unlike any we had seen before and from the video interview felt you were relaxed but profession and were the right fit for the big day. We were not disappointed!

Wedding Advice:

Advice for couples getting married is to accept something minor is likely going to go wrong during the day. It won’t ruin the day but may catch you slightly off guard. If it does, accept it and move forward. Expecting everything to go perfectly and exactly as planned will only stress you out more.

Vendors

Venue: The Fairmont Lake Louise
Wedding Coordinator: Aimsley Leece from Julianne Young Weddings
Florist: Fluerish Flower Shop
Hair + Make-up: The Pretty Haus
Officiant: Mary Charlotte Wilcox
DJ: DJ Joses Martin
Bride’s Dress: Daalarna from Pearl and Dot
Videography: Ringtail Films

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April 30, 2018
So good, my friend!
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May 1, 2018
Awesome work, Dave! It's so tough to fly solo without your partner, but you did great!
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