Flash test! Make a list of all the types of venues you think you could tie the knot in. You have 10 seconds. Ready, set…go!
Let me take a stab at what has made it onto the list. A church is pretty obvious, although getting less and less used these days. A golf course is popular. Parks, farms, barns, fields, forests….how am I doing? One location that should be on the list, if for no other reason than that the title to this post is a dead ringer of a give-away, is a gondola. In my many years of being a wedding photographer, I’ve photographed a lot of weddings on the slopes and with Whistler Blackcomb’s recent addition of the Peak 2 Peak Gondola, it’s growing in popularity for Whistler weddings.
It isn’t for you if you have an issue with heights. Especially if you snag the gondola with the glass floor. It’s also isn’t for you if you’re inviting all 173 of your closest friends and family to witness your exchange of vows. It is however, perfect for you if you’re adventurous, a little bit private and love to have fun. A disclaimer about the point on privacy is you have it when you’re in the gondola and lose it the second you step out. Because let’s face it, you’re the only one’s on top of the mountain dressed in your finest threads while you’re having a good hair day.
Caroline & Robbie chose the Peak 2 Peak Gondola for their ceremony because, you guessed it. They’re super adventurous, fun and private. It’s the perfect mix for this ceremony location and with the help of the endlessly talented Rachael from Sea to Sky Celebrations, their vision came to life. So much so, the wedding was featured in Tutu & Fru!
As Caroline approach Robbie for their first look, the intensity was at an all time high. It was complete silence as all your heard was her foot steps as she walked slowly towards her soon to be husband.
Surrounded by only a few close friends, we stepped into the gondola and had the pleasure of witnessing Michele from Modern Celebrant perform an emotional ceremony.
Finishing with a champagne toast, as we all took in the breathtaking scenery during the gondola ride.
No one can help themselves from a good snow ball fight, not even newlyweds!
Caroline had planned it all to have her beauty and comfort! She was sporting her big Sorel boots during the ceremony but didn’t shy away from switching into her ski boots to get a few turns in her wedding dress.
As the sunset graced us and the mountain quickly became ours, it truly felt as if we had the whole mountain to ourselves.
Finishing their gorgeous story, warming up next to the fireplace with drinks to celebrate.
All the best Caroline & Robbie, may we have the pleasure to ski together again soon.
Photography: Gadbois Photography
Wedding Planner: Sea to Sky Celebrations
Venue: Whistler Blackcomb
Celebrant: Modern Celebrant
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