by Sharon Auld
On our last post, we shared Part One of Rachel and Mike’s Fall Wedding at the beautiful Canadian Rocky Mountain Resort’s, Deer Lodge in Lake Louise, Canada. Assisting Rachel and Mike with their wedding plans was a true privilege. I love working with couples who are fun-loving and easy-going. Rachel and Mike are the epitomy of fun-loving and it’s so evident in all their photos!
One of the things I also loved about working with Rachel and Mike is that they really wanted to make their wedding day a true reflection of themselves, and it was really important to them that their guests had fun! I’m sure they did!
Christina Craft of Funky Town Photography provided the gorgeous imagery along with second shooter, the talented Erika Jensen of Canmore.
Deer Lodge is an amazing venue for a wedding set against the world’s most photographed lakes, Lake Louise.
After the wedding ceremony, Rachel and Mike planned a fun cocktail hour for their guests, that included “Mike’s” Scotch bar where guests could sample some of Mike’s favorite Scotch.
To add to the fun, we created a fun sign for Mike, as well as we engraved wood cards that described the various Scotch.
Another fun idea that Rachel and Mike planned for their guests was these fun, whimsical pins that guests could pin on themselves during cocktail hour. Guests had fun choosing their pins and wearing them throughout the evening.
Rachel and Mike’s “Grand Entrance” into their reception room.
In keeping with the ambience of the venue, Rachel and Mike wanted to keep their decor natural and rustic. We used Deer Lodge’s table and chairs, with simple burlap runners, wood slices and mason jars flower arrangements adorning the tables.
Flower arrangements were provided by the talented Sarah Mayerson Design. In keeping with Mike’s Scottish heritage, Scottish Thistles were tucked amongst the orange dahlias and greenery.
We introduced a little of Mike’s family tartan with ribbons tied to mason jars and we added engraved wood tags (with the Wong Squared wedding motif) to “brand” their wedding and give it a cohesive look.
We incorporated lots of warm woods into their wedding decor.
The couple had little books at each table soliciting their guests for marriage advice: such as “How should we celebrate our first anniversary”, to dating suggestions and marriage advice.
Guest came from all over, but I think the guests that traveled the farthest were from, not surprisingly, Scotland.
Rachel and Mike had a unique wedding kissing game! If guests were going to get them to kiss they had to correctly pronounce Scottish sayings and verses. This provided a fair amount of hilarity as guests attempted the sayings! Of course, the scottish relatives had no problem getting the bride and groom to kiss!
Mike had a scotch bar, so Rachel shared one of her favorite treats for guests. A Popcorn bar! We used rustic wine barrels and wood apple baskets to keep it rustic!
We made a custom sign for Rachel too!
Of course, we even”branded” the DIY popcorn containers. : )
A friend of Rachel’s family, who has a bakery, made several beautiful wedding cakes for the guests to enjoy!
Throughout the evening, there was plenty of entertainment including dancing and games, and the hit of the evening was a fun photo booth by Silly Booth.
Good night from Deer Lodge in Lake Louise!
If you’ve missed it check out Part One of this fun, Lake Louise fall wedding here.
The Creative Team:
Photography: Funky Town Photography
Planning and Design / Decor : Sharon / Naturally Chic
Venue: Canadian Rocky Mountain Resorts Deer Lodge
Flowers: Sarah Mayerson Design
DJ: Rob Murray from Class Act DJ
Photo Booth – Silly Booth
Hair and Make-up: Lana Desch/ Lana Rae Makeup
Wood signage, stationery, place cards, table numbers etc: Naturally Chic