Whistler Wedding Photographer | Fairmont Chateau Whistler | Gina & Chris

Yes, the long awaited final instalment of this most amazing, precious love story. We were able to catch up with the newlyweds to ask them a few questions. After indulging yourself in all the details of this beautiful day, take a read through what they learned and are sharing with others.

What’s your engagement story?

Like many couples, chris and I are always busy during the week. We decided to find things we both love that get us outside which lead us to paddle boarding. We packed up the car and head to Middle beach lodge in tofino. After playing on our boards in the waves we sat on a log in the sand and chris asked me to marry him. Of course I said yes and we celebrated with champagne in the sun,sand and surf. Anyone who knows chris knows why I said yes. He is simply the best!!!

Why did you choose Whistler?

My parents have had a cabin up at whistler since the late 70s. Almost all of my childhood memories are based there. Chris and I both love whistler all year round and know that it is a place where we will create many more memories with family and friends. 

How did you know when you found ‘the dress’?

The dress was simple for me. I had no idea what I wanted but I knew that I found it in the first shop I went into. I walked out and started dancing in it with a big goofy smile on my face. I looked at my mom and we both knew I found the perfect dress. It made me feel beautiful on the outside but more importantly it also highlighted my inner beauty.

What was the inspiration behind the design of your wedding?

Chris and I wanted a relaxed atmosphere that captured the beauty of our surroundings without over powering it. We also very important that our guests feel like they were at complete ease with freedom to create there own special memories. Rustic elegance was our vibe and between our photographer and planner we nailed it!

What words of wisdom would you share with other bride’s just getting started down the path of planning?

I am sure every bride said the same thing but it is ‘soak up every last second’ It seriously goes by so quickly so create the space to take a breather with you hubby and just absorb even if it is only for 5 minutes.

Venue: Fairmont Chateau Whistler

Wedding Planner & Table Decor: Celebrate

Photographer: Gadbois Photography

Floral: Rembrandt

Wedding Favor Treats: Sugar Momma Pastries

Tent Liner & Custom Built Tables: Rental Network

Chairs: Sabre Rentals

Linens: La Tavola

Dress: Pattis Bridal

Jewelry: Rita D

Hair & Make Up: Brenda Bakker