The Aurora Borealis phenomenon experienced in early September, 2013 in far northeast Alberta, Canada. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, to capture the Northern Lights, the couple above, both physicians, were crossing western Canada on their second honeymoon. They both agreed, "This is the most romantic spot ever!"
When I penned the penultimate destination wedding reviews for WeddingWire, Chateau Lake Louise: Is There Any Other Place in the World to Be Married? I realized, like a bride-to-be on the eve of her engagement, I was more than smitten, I was head-over-heels in love with the Canadian Rockies. What to do? Return!
So, my 2013 autumn sojourn? Back to the Canadian Rockies to the ultimate mountain wedding destination.
My spirits are soaring. The perfect reasons to travel: wilderness photos and bespoke wedding planning.
Three resorts and a wedding
The Ultimate Canadian Wedding Resorts?
Fairmont’s Hotel & Resorts:
Jasper Park Lodge
Chateau Lake Louise
Today’s couples want a wedding destination with a twist.
Why not have your wedding and honeymoon span three world-class mountain resorts? All three Fairmont Canadian resorts are world-class, surrounded by stunning mountain ranges and peaks. Whether an outdoor sports enthusiast, or you prefer to just dine, dance and spa, the myriad of amenities and facilities available for both your wedding and honeymoon is incredible.
Three resorts! The possibilities? Endless. Think of a wedding at Jasper Park Lodge– the retreat for decades of celebrities, high tech moguls, sports stars and America’s leading families such as the Rockerfellers, Kennedys as well as the must-see stop for Queen Elizabeth II and her family.
All three resorts are located in Alberta, Canada within a half-days days drive of one anothe along the most beautiful drives in the world, the Baniff-Jasper Highway?
The Ultimate 3 Wedding Resorts in the Canadian Rockies is a three part series, coming to WeddingWire shortly.
The Aurora Borealis
Can there be another out of this world Canadian destination for newlyweds? Yes,the Aurora Boeralis.
This is a once-in-a lifetime-dream, to experience and photograph the illusive Aurora Borealis. It is also known as the Northern Lights.
I traveled to far northeast Albert, Canada, six weeks ago, to spend a long weekend with six other enthusiasts from Brazil, Australia and America. With two Aurora Borealis professionals– one a Ph.D and the other a top notch photographer– at our service, we scanned what is know as “one of the darkest places on earth” to best see the the magnificent Canadian skies lit with constellations, the Milky Way and the Aurora Borealis.
We had three nights of lights, a very rare occurrence even on the 59th parallel. Light shows in every hue, on every horizon.
A young, married couple, both physicians from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil exclaimed to me, the last night at 2:30 am,”This is the most romantic place ever!”
Today’s couple want a honeymoon with a twist! Plan your wedding ceremony nearby and set off on an adventure: the Aurora Borealis!
Next stop: Jasper Park Lodge
Since the DVD release of “Snow White & The Huntsman” Sept. 11 featuring Kirsten Stewart and Charlize Theron, we came across this twisted, fairytale style shoot. We all know the story–Snow White escapes from the Evil Queen before the Hunstman is ordered to kill her in the deep, dark woods. However, the Huntsman winds up falling in love with Snow White instead and vanquishes the Evil Queen forever. Take a look at how this style shoot is the fairest of them all:
Guests will be toasting Prince William and Kate Middleton on Friday with popular Pol Roger. The champagne marker has a long history of serving the British aristocracy including Winston Churchill. Photo, Independent.co.uk
The toast of the town, London Town this Friday? Presumably, the Royal family will serve Pol Roger, a champagne began in 1849 in Epernay, France, that went on to become the toast of London, Great Britian and the rest of the Continent.
Prince Charles opted for this popular champagne at the seated luncheon at Buckingham Palace for 300 invited guests.
Thirsty they will be, after a morning’s jaunt to Westminister and onto Buckingham Palace!