Lake Louise Snowy Winter Wedding [Alex & Erika]

Alex and Erika, Lake Louise snowy winter wedding

I adore tiny, intimate weddings and Erika and Alex had the ultimate: a beautiful Lake Louise snowy winter elopement, planned at quite the last minute. With less than a week’s notice (and the day after moving, no less), Cam and I were on our way to Lake Louise to capture the couple’s gorgeous day.

Their ceremony was held at the classic Deer Lodge near the lake and the rustic feel of the hotel was a perfect compliment to Erika’s vintage sense of style; she would have fit in perfectly when the lodge first opened! I loved the contrast to Alex’s modern look of his slim fitting gray suit and matching high-tops.

Erika was hoping for a winter wonderland and she definitely got it! After a very frigid week, Lake Louise warmed up just in time for their wedding photos but not so much that any snow melted away. Even the ice castle was still left standing on the lake. Between the lodge and the lake, we had no shortage of photo opportunities.

Their ceremony was beautiful and quiet, and their officiant took her time to make it that much more special. We were so happy to be able to take part.

Congratulations, Alex and Erika!

The amount of snow on the rooftops was almost unbelievable!
Alex and Erika, Lake Louise winter wedding

Alex and Erika, Lake Louise winter wedding

Fun fact: Cam’s aunt helped picked out Erika’s amazing Fluevog wedding boots!
Alex and Erika, Lake Louise winter wedding

With their wedding being so small, I got to help dress the bride! That was a first :)
Alex and Erika, Lake Louise snowy winter wedding

Alex and Erika, Lake Louise winter wedding

Alex and Erika, Lake Louise winter wedding

Alex and Erika, Lake Louise winter wedding

Alex and Erika, Lake Louise snowy winter wedding

Alex and Erika, Lake Louise winter wedding

Although Alex had been in the room with Erika just moments earlier, her ceremony entrance was the first time he got to see how amazing she looked in her dress.
Alex and Erika, Lake Louise winter wedding

Alex and Erika, Lake Louise winter wedding

Alex and Erika, Lake Louise winter wedding

Alex and Erika, Lake Louise snowy winter wedding

Alex and Erika, Lake Louise indoor winter wedding

I love that they found a heart shaped chair to use during the ceremony. So perfect!
Alex and Erika, Lake Louise winter wedding

Alex and Erika, Lake Louise winter wedding

Alex and Erika, Lake Louise winter wedding

Alex and Erika, Lake Louise snowy winter wedding

Alex and Erika, Lake Louise winter wedding

The library in the lodge was amazing. The hotel had so much character!
Alex and Erika, Lake Louise winter wedding

Alex and Erika, Lake Louise indoor winter wedding

I just had to keep coming back to the fireplace for photos.
Alex and Erika, Lake Louise winter wedding

Alex and Erika, Lake Louise winter wedding

Alex and Erika, Lake Louise indoor winter wedding

The table was giving me major Lord of the Rings vibes :)
Alex and Erika, Lake Louise winter wedding

The ice bar at the lodge was still standing (though just barely… we weren’t allowed to lean on it!) so we made use of the space for their first toast as husband and wife.
Alex and Erika, Lake Louise snowy winter wedding

Alex and Erika, Lake Louise winter wedding

When we finished with our indoor wedding portraits, we drove down to the Fairmont Chateau to take photos down by the lake. It was wonderful being there in March because there weren’t as many tourists to watch out for behind them!
Alex and Erika, Lake Louise outdoor winter wedding photos

Alex and Erika, Lake Louise winter wedding

Alex and Erika, Lake Louise winter wedding

Alex and Erika, Lake Louise winter wedding

Alex and Erika, Lake Louise winter wedding

Alex and Erika, Lake Louise winter wedding

Alex and Erika, Lake Louise snowy winter wedding

Alex and Erika, Lake Louise winter wedding

We were able to sneak in by the horses just before they started their next sleigh ride.
Alex and Erika, Lake Louise outdoor winter wedding photos

Alex and Erika, Lake Louise snowy winter wedding

Alex brought along his shotgun for a few photos, so of COURSE I had to hand him the bouquet instead! :)
Alex and Erika, Lake Louise winter wedding

Alex and Erika, Lake Louise winter wedding

Here is their slideshow:

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2 Responses to “Lake Louise Snowy Winter Wedding [Alex & Erika]”

  1. Marilyn Phillips says:

    Words fail me…..these are simply so beautiful! Congrats to you both oxoxxo!!!

  2. kirsten says:

    Terrific photos, beautiful setting and a good looking happy couple. Congratulations, we celebrate with you.