Fairmont Chateau Whistler Wedding by Gadbois Photography
May 24, 2012
North America

If ever there was a wedding that totally nailed rustic elegance it would have to be this Whistler wedding by  Gadbois Photography.  Being avid outdoor lovers, this darling duo set their celebration against the snow-capped mountain backdrop and topped it all off with beautiful, organic arrangements and simply exquisite details!  See them all in the full gallery!

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From the Bride... Like many couples, Chris and I are always busy during the week. We decided to find things we both love that get us outside, which lead us to paddle boarding. We packed up the car and headed to Middle beach lodge in Tofino. After playing on our boards in the waves we sat on a log in the sand and Chris asked me to marry him. Of course I said yes, and we celebrated with champagne in the sun, sand and surf. Anyone who knows Chris knows why I said yes. He is simply the best!

We decided on Whistler for a location because my parents have had a cabin up at Whistler since the late '70s. Almost all of my childhood memories are based there. Chris and I both love Whistler all year round and know that it is a place where we will create many more memories with family and friends. Chris and I wanted a relaxed atmosphere that captured the beauty of our surroundings without over powering it. We also very important that our guests feel like they were at complete ease with freedom to create there own special memories. Rustic elegance was our vibe, and between our photographer and planner, we nailed it.

The dress was simple for me. I had no idea what I wanted but I knew that I found it in the first shop I went into. I walked out and started dancing in it with a big goofy smile on my face. I looked at my mom and we both knew I had found the perfect dress. It made me feel beautiful on the outside, but more importantly it also highlighted my inner beauty.

I am sure every bride says the same thing, but my advice to other brides is to "soak up every last second." Your wedding seriously goes by so quickly, so create a space to take a breather with you hubby and just absorb even if it is only for five minutes.

Wedding Photography: Gadbois Photography / Wedding Venue: The Fairmont Chateau Whistler in Whistler, British Columbia / Wedding Planning + Table Decor: Celebrate / Floral Design: Rembrandt Designs Co. / Wedding Favors: Sugar Momma Pastries / Tent Liner + Custom Built Tables: Rental Network Ltd. / Chairs: Sabre Rentals / Linens: La Tavola / Wedding Dress: Pattis / Bride's Necklace + Bracelet: Rita D. / Bride's Shoes: Manolo Blahnik / Hair + Makeup: Brenda Bakker