Andrea & Scott’s Wedding at Nita Lake Lodge Whistler

Connecting with my couples is a must for me.  I think it is the only way to capture images of their wedding day with full integrity and ownership of my skills.  Every now and then, there is a spark!  A chemistry that happens where you know magic will be created.

Andrea first called me when I was in a noisy coffee shop and we ended up talking for 2 hours. Instant connection.  I could describe to a tee what her wishes were for her intimate wedding and how this decision was SO important for her.  All of it was being done on the phone with no way to meet in person but understood her, her vision, her style.

And so fast forward to the morning of her wedding day at Nita Lake Lodge Whistler. The day we first meet in person and it was perfect. She was so excited, she shared with me that she didn’t know what she was most excited about … the actual wedding or the thought of seeing the images captured afterwards. Oh my, she stole my heart!

vintage wedding dress - gadbois photography

When talking to Andrea, I knew her dress was going to be this gorgeous vintage piece and it looked absolutely perfect on her.

getting ready wedding photography - Gadbois Photography

Getting Ready Wedding - Gadbois Photography

First look Ceremony - Gadbois Photography

On this intimate setting at Nita Lake Lodge, you could feel the intensity and excitement in the air when Scoot saw his stunning bride for the first time.

Nita Lake Lodge Whistler

A few months ago, when Andrea and Scott were in a bar in Seattle one night they heard this amazing duo Local Stangers, they fell in love with one of their song.  As they found out Andrea’s sister who was with them that evening surprise the couple by inviting the famous duo to come and perform live acappela on the dock.  It was one of the most amazing moment, I have ever witness and there wasn’t a dry eye anywhere to be seen.

Candid Wedding Photography

Vintage Wedding - Gadbois Photography

Nita Lake Lodge WeddingThe trust that Andrea and Scott instantly gave me was incredible, putting their guards down and truly allowing themselves to be in their own universe in this intense moment.

Vintage Wedding Photography

Nita Lake Lodge Wedding

Vintage Wedding Photography

Wedding Couple Antique

Wedding Photography - Nita Lake Lodge

Best Toast BW Nita Lake Lodge

The lounge and the library at Nita Lake Lodge was absolutely perfect for their intimate celebration.

Wedding Couple

Nita Lake Lodge Reception

Vintage Wedding Decor

As soon as I walked in, my jaw dropped, the decor was spectacular, the ladies at Sea to Sky Celebrations nailed it, they knew exactly what Andrea’s vision was and they delivered in so many ways, little hidden gems in every corner of the library.

Vintage Wedding Decor

Vintage Wedding Decor

First Dance Wedding - Gadbois Photography

First Dance Wedding - Gadbois Photography

I hope you also enjoy this little treat and discover the beautiful voices of Local Stangers.

 

Photography: Gadbois Photography

Planners & Decor: Sea to Sky Celebrations

Venue: Nita Lake Lodge

Dress: Allure Bridal gown

Hair: Andrea did her own but did take inspiration from  The Small Things blog for tutorials.

Make up:  She, her mother and sister went to Lancôme for makeup lessons and ended up purchasing their makeup at that time to recapture a similar look.

Jewellery: Andrea wanted her dress to be my main accessory so she went the minimal route only wearing earrings that she purchased from Nordstrom.

Hair piece: LeFlowers on Etsy  also combined with a birdcage veil.

Scott’s apparel: Custom from J. Hilburn. They took all his measurements and Andrea & Scott picked out all the fabrics for that perfect fit.

Vocal musician: The Local Strangers