Four Hidden Jems of the Rockies with pictures

By: admin on July 8, 2009

 

Four Hidden Jems of the Rockies with pictures

 

Hidden Jems of the Rockies

 

Bridal Fantasy Magazine

Released January 2009

You’ve found the perfect guy – you know that. Now the challenge is finding the perfect place to say “I do.” Welcome to the Canadian Rockies.

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Canada’s most spectacular mountain range offers awe-inspiring landscapes that will enhance the romance of your big day and wow your guests so that everyone has a truly unique experience to remember.

Best of all, the beauty of the Rockies will add to the intimacy as you and your groom formally confirm your love. And what better place to say “I do” than on or beside the pristine surface of a glittering mountain lake, or thousands of feet above the spectacular mountain valleys of Banff National Park.

 

The Rockies have it all when it comes to romance, and with the help of an expert wedding planner, so can you. Here are some of the best picks of Sweet Occasions Bridal Consulting if you’re tying the knot in a mountain paradise.

 

Helicopter Wedding

If you’re looking for adventure and intimacy, a heli wedding is a great option. From its base at Saskatchewan River Crossing north of Lake Louise, Icefield Heli Tours can whisk you and your loved ones to spectacular settings such as the Lake of the Falls, the Wedding Knolls and Twin Falls. Lake of the Falls, a turquoise-coloured lake that will take your breath away, delivers a supernatural setting surrounded by hundreds of glittering waterfalls. A mountain wedding ceremony doesn’t mean you’ll have to rough it however, as catering for up to 140 people can be provided on site. The Wedding Knolls, high up on a mountain top, offer endless vistas and the highest wedding site imaginable. Twin Falls and its famous Wedding Rock are a first-class ticket to intimacy for those willing to take a 10-minute hike from the helicopter landing site. A key for heli weddings is being prepared for what Mother Nature might serve you on your day and that means an experienced wedding planner is a must.

EmeraldLk_1Emerald Lake Lodge

Brides wanting spectacular scenery, privacy and world-class amenities for their guests will be thrilled with this picturesque venue just inside the B.C. border in Yoho National Park. Situated on a peninsula overlooking gorgeous Emerald Lake, the lodge offers an intimate wedding paradise able to accommodate large groups. You can book the entire lodge for your guests, adding to the privacy of your big day on the shoreline of one of Canada’s true jewel lakes. Fine wine and outstanding food and service are hallmarks of this full-service mountain retreat.

Lake Minnewanka

If you’d rather say “I do” on the water than beside it, then Sweet Occasions can book you on an exclusive Minnewanka Boat Tours wedding cruise. A wedding for up to 30 guests on this gorgeous lake 10 minutes from the Banff townsite comes complete with options such as wine and cheese or hors-d’oeuvres and champagne. Unlike higher mountain venues, Lake Minnewanka can offer warmth and beauty even on an early fall day.

Moraine Lake

This spectacular mountain lake 15 kilometres uphill from Lake Louise Village offers unbeatable scenery in an accessible venue. It will complement your personal glow on your big day and wow guests from near and far. Only the bride will be more beautiful than the setting – a crystal clear turquoise lake, a valley hemmed in by 10 lofty mountain peaks, and a hanging valley of larches beneath the third highest mountain in the Canadian Rockies, Mount Temple.

A romantic wedding in the Rockies is within your reach, but looking after the details – everything from helicopter logistics to special permits from Parks Canada can be a challenge. That’s why having an experienced expert on your side is important.

Angela Schrempf of Sweet Occasions Bridal Consulting can be reached in the Rockies at 403-678-6366 or via e-mail at angela@sweetoccasionsbanff.com.

 

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Photos Provided by Bonner Photography

 

Thanks for reading!

Angela Schrempf
Executive Wedding Planner
Sweet Occasions Bridal Consulting
www.sweetoccasionsbanff.com

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By: admin on July 1, 2009

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Creating an Eco Chic Wedding

By: admin on June 24, 2009

Angela Schrempf wrote:

Creating an Eco Chic Wedding

By Executive Wedding Planner Angela Schrempf

Sweet Occasions Bridal Consulting

Banff National Park located in Alberta Canada is no doubt one of the most beautiful protected areas in all of North America.  A perfect setting for a luxurious wedding or an intimate elopement, the Banff National Park offers world class accommodations, dining & scenery that is completely unmatched.  The preservation of this gorgeous landscape is paramount and brides enjoying the Rockies can do a few small things to help preserve this beautiful place for their children.

Here are some fantastic tips to save the environment and some money:

Venues

  • Host your wedding in National Park or natural reserve.  This is a great environmentally friendly choice; not to mention makes an amazing backdrop for your wedding!
  • Host your ceremony and reception in one place, reducing the amount of fuel emissions used by the guests and the cost of venue rentals.  Buffalo Mountain Lodge & Emerald Lake Lodge are fantastic venues that offer beautiful natural ceremony & reception locations & lodging.  For the Princess Brides the Castle in the Mountains Fairmont Banff Springs also offers posh ceremony & reception venues and world class accommodations!

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Lindsay & Daniel enjoy a natural ceremony in the heart of the Rockies.  Created by Sweet Occasions Bridal Consulting.

Photography by Peak Photography.

Vendors

  • Hire local vendors. The less transportation, the lower the vendor cost!
  • As a wedding planner specializing in the Canadian Rockies I know that each vendor in my community can provide the same service & specializing in the Rockies.  Vendors from out of town will charge you more for their gas & travel time and will not have as much experience in the Rockies as local vendors.  Support the local economy and save yourself some money with our local vendors.

Design & Decor

  • Look for soy candles, they’re made from a renewable resource, are cleaner and longer burning than regular candles.  Avoid those nasty table cloth cleaning charges at your venue because spills are easy to clean – just use soap and hot water!
  • For the invitations & stationary use paper that has a high-recycled content or print your invites on a gift of seed paper.  Guest can plant your stationary and enjoy beautiful flowers!
  • For placement cards pluck leaves from trees and handwrite the guest’s names on each leaf, add an shiny silk ribbon at the stem and tie the leaf around the napkin for the perfect natural touch!
  • Give life to your guests with little seedling trees as favors.  As your love grows so will the trees and your guests will always remember how spectacular your wedding was every time they see their tree!
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Fashion

  • Consider purchasing a gown made of natural eco-fabrics like silk and hemp.  You could also please your budget by purchasing a used gown or wearing a family member’s gown.
  • For your rings choose silver instead of gold. Silver mining has a much lower impact on our environment and there are plenty of gemstones besides diamonds to choose from which are equally beautiful and are one of the latest trends!

Transportation

  • If your wedding is near the water instead of leaving in a limo leave your ceremony in a canoe!   Couples can also departed on depart in a horse drawn carriage, sleigh, or even on bicycles.
  • Book a shuttle bus for guests.  Guests flying in will be happy that they don’t have to rent a vehicle and you will be helping the environment.  If vehicles are necessary consider carpooling in hybrid vehicles.
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Photo by Peak Photography.

Welcome to my Blog!

By: admin on June 11, 2009

Greetings Brides & Grooms,

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