Fairmont Banff Springs Wedding of Rhea & Jeff

Fairmont Banff Springs Wedding of Rhea & Jeff

The Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel was the perfect romantic backdrop for the intimate wedding of Rhea & Jeff.  Who doesn’t want to get married in a castle?

The couple had traveled from Saginaw, Michigan in the U.S.A. along with an intimate group of family to celebrate their nuptials in the beautiful Bow Valley of Alberta,Canada.

And what a journey it had been—one of the couple’s family members  had to take “planes, trains & automobiles” so to speak, to get to the ceremony in time after realizing at the US/Canada border that their passport had expired!  Needless to say, Rhea & Jeff had been true troopers and earned in sweat and tears the beautiful experience that was their wedding day.

Rhea had arranged the Fairmont’s famous High Tea for her entourage of ladies in the Rundle Room before the ceremony while Jeff and the men enjoyed scotch and cigars in the Rundle Lounge below us.

The ceremony was originally to be held outside on the terrace, but was moved to the RiverView Room due to light rain.

The sun broke out and a picture perfect day ensued shortly after the ceremony so we were able to do the family portraits on the terrace after all.

After an extensive portrait tour the newly weds reunited with their family in the rich and lavish room famous for being the location where Queen Elizabeth dined on a visit to Banff.

The evening wrapped up with Jeff and Rhea doing an impromtu first dance in the Rundle Lounge after hours.  We took advantage of the castle at night to create a few more images before we left.  

Who is famous for cautioning, “Never put your camera away” ?  Sensible words for a photographer to take to heart as you never know when your bride will climb up on a grand piano and give you her best boudoir pose!

Congratulations to the happy couple.  May the days ahead be smooth sailing!

Super Star Vendor Team

Hair Stylist : Jordanna Koppe, Lillies & Lace, Canmore, AB, More info at http://www.liliesandlace.ca/, Ph. 403.493-0646, hello@liliesandlace.ca

Makeup: Linda J Sahoo, mobile make-up artist. More info at www.lindajsahoo.com, ph. (403) 497-4295, linsahoo@gmail.com

Venue: The Fairmont Banff Springs, http://www.fairmont.com/banff-springs/meetings-weddings/weddings/, (403) 762-1788, bshweddings@fairmont.com 

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