Unusual for late-autumn in the Canadian Rockies, November 5th dawned as a clear and warm day for Kathleen and Garret’s wedding in Banff. Preparations took place in separate locations at the Fairmont Banff Springs as the bride, bridesmaid, and “brides-dude” (Kathleen’s brother) enjoyed getting ready in a sun filled corner suite while the groom was helped by his groomsmen in a suite on a far away floor a distance from Kathleen.
Kathleen and Garret saw each other for the first time on their wedding day in the upper halls of the hotel, flanked by grand picture windows that provided sweeping views of the Bow Valley and surrounding mountains. After a few moments to let all the emotions settle in and take full effect, it was off to the intimate ceremony at historic St. Mary’s Church. Once they were announced man and wife, everyone filtered outside, enjoyed the sunny day and congratulated the newly married couple.
Meanwhile, Julianne Young, of Julianne Young Weddings was busy with her team assembling the elements for the reception to take place in Mount Stephen Hall. Long tables were set with white linens, escort cards arranged, and candles lit. Light streamed in through the stained glass windows, sparkled on the transparent chairs and crystal, and softly reflected from the pale blooms and orchids.
Wedding photography with Kathleen and Garret and bridal party was led Ikonica photographer Jackson Huang with second camera photography by Alex Jardine. With so many iconic and awe-inspiring views how could they choose just a few!
Garret is originally from Ontario while Kathleen is from British Columbia. Moving away from family and friends to Calgary for their jobs, they met at the firm for which they worked. What better way to celebrate their new life together than in the mountains near their new home and at a “Castle in the Rockies”.
Photography: T.H. Jackson Huang, Ikonica
Design & Production: Julianne Young Weddings Inc.
Flowers: Flower Artistry
Cake: Kake Canmore
Rentals: Special Event Rentals, Gathered Table Supply
Linens: Bella Linens
Stationery & Decal: Plush Invites
Lighting: Pez Productions