Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise from Pieceful Wedding
October 22, 2012
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This Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise wedding captured by Julie Williams Photography takes picturesque to a whole new level. The beautiful bride, who also happens to be the face behind Pieceful Wedding, kept things incredibly intimate-with only nine guests-and let the rest of the design elements speak to the crazy beautiful scenery. Each image in the gallery is even more breathtaking than the next.  Click here to see it all!

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From The Bride, Blogger for Pieceful Wedding... Planning our wedding was a wonderful experience from start to finish. As a wedding blogger, I couldn’t wait to try out all the ideas I had, and it all started with selecting our overall theme. We knew we wanted an intimate wedding with only our immediate family (nine guests total) that expressed our love of the outdoors. This developed into a theme of casual elegance with DIY elements and natural details stemming from a yellow, green and white color palette. We first selected our venue when Jon and I visited Canada to meet his family after the engagement. It was my first time there, and I was awestruck, to say the very least. The classic and elegant Chateau Lake Louise with a view of the amazing turquoise lake and Canadian Rockies stole my heart … it was our dream come true venue.  Once we knew where we wanted to get married, we took on the challenge of planning our Canadian destination wedding from Houston, Texas.

In terms of the flowers, we wanted them to represent the beautiful outdoors … reminiscent of wildflowers just picked from a field. So Forget-Me-Not Flowers created the most gorgeous yellow, green and white floral bouquet and boutonnière wrapped in burlap. They also created various floral arrangements for the modern and simple West Elm vases we used as reception table centerpieces. The styling of the décor was a collaboration between my mother and me. We kept the ceremony design simple so that the beautiful backdrop of Lake Louise could be the main focus. We included only white chairs, parasols and yellow painted wood heart pins that I made for our guests. For the reception, my mother made these beautiful, burlap, monogrammed table runners and burlap ties for the chiavari chairs. I engraved wooden egg placeholders, added fun felt leaves as napkin holders and set out yellow and green striped straws from BHLDN. Mason jars, the staple for any natural wedding, were also used on the reception table as well as the photo table. Specifically, I created an arrangement of mason jars filled with our engagement photos, vintage books and a basket carrying an Instax Mini Instant Film Camera for guests to use during the reception.

Overall, the wedding turned out beautifully. Our ceremony was everything we had hoped it could be, with Jon’s father as our officiant and Deborah Nyack, an amazing harpist, playing a selection of beautiful classical music. The reception was an intimate event accentuated by great food, wonderful company and more great views of Lake Louise. We truly loved getting married in one of the most beautiful places in the world and celebrating it with our wonderful family. Thank you to Julie Williams Photography for capturing every beautiful moment!

Wedding Photography: Julie Williams Photography / Wedding Venue: The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise in Lake Louise, Alberta / Event Styling + Planning: Pieceful Wedding / Floral Design: Forget-Me-Not Flowers / Officiant: The Groom's Father / Wedding Invitations: A Postcard from The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise / Harpist: Deborah Nyack of The Harp Angel / Stripe Straws + Felt Leaf Decorations: BHLDN / Reception Chairs: Special Event Rentals / Reception Chair Ties + Table Runners: The Bride’s Mother / Reception Vases: West Elm / Wedding Dress: Theia "Petal" via Blue Bridal Boutique / Bride's Ceremony Shoes: Kate Spade / Bride’s Reception Moccasins: Minnetonka / Bride's Floral Hair Piece: Twigs & Honey / Groom’s Suit: J.Crew / Groom’s Tie: Hermès / Rings: Tiffany & Co.