Today we are thrilled to share our latest Real Wedding with you – Part I of Matt and Julia’s stunning New Year’s Eve wedding at the Chateau Lake Louise. Special thanks to Kirstie Tweed of Orange Girl Photographs who was on hand throughout the weekend to capture the celebration.
The night before their wedding, Matt and Julia’s families hosted an outdoor ice bar – complete with scotch, cigars, candelight in the snow walls and temperatures hovering near -30 degrees!
Many of the guests traveled from Winnipeg for their wedding, so were very prepared for the chilly weather – it was a great way to kick off their festivities and the ski suit attire was an event in itself!
Lake Louise is a very dear place for Julia’s family and was the perfect place for her wedding. Every winter, on their family ski trip to Lake Louise, Julia would tell her father that someday she would be married at the Chateau on New Year’s Eve!
Julia’s dog Dallas was the star of the show decked out in many designer outfits and was a constant presence throughout the whole weekend!
Julia is the ultimate girly girl and her bridal fashion didn’t disappoint. We loved her Oscar de la Renta shoes and her bouquet was the perfect combination of traditional meets glitz.
The stunning bride dressed and ready to be married.
Julia is very close to her parents and especially her father. When she was about 10 years old, she stood in the Victoria Ballroom with her Dad and said to him, “Daddy, when I get married someday, I want it to be on New Years Eve in this very room.” Twenty or so years later, the phone rang and Julia told her father, “I’m engaged and guess where I’m getting married!” After that, he knew exactly who to call to make it happen: Chad Mendleman at the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise!
Nothing made her father more proud than to give his eldest daughter the wedding of her dreams just as she had predicted it years before.
The Lynn Fletcher Wedding team helped create the wedding ceremony of Matt and Julia’s dreams – simple white décor, flickering candlelight, and stunning lighting to accentuate the Chateau’s famous architecture.
Julia’s father escorted his little girl down the aisle to meet her husband to be. The date they chose for their wedding was especially important to Matt and Julia – three years prior, Matt asked Julia out on their first official date. New Years holds many memories for them, so it was a perfect date for their wedding.
Matt later told us his favourite moment of the wedding was watching Julia walk down the aisle towards him – he was struck with the magnitude and emotion of the moment.
The couple exchanging vows during their emotional ceremony.
Sealed with a kiss – the happy couple are married!
Congratulations as the newlyweds proceed back down the aisle!
Stay tuned for Matt and Julia’s stunning reception coverage and some of the photos they braved in -25 weather for!