The Malcolm Hotel Outdoor Winter Wedding Inspiration in Canmore

The evening after our Banff inspiration shoot at Sky Bistro we headed to the Malcolm Hotel in downtown Canmore, Alberta to stay the night and be part of a second creative winter wedding shoot in the mountains. Wedding planner Madeleine from Moments by Madeleine orchestrated the day, planning and designing a stunning outdoor wedding ceremony at the newly opened Malcolm Hotel. Thankfully the weather was a few degrees warmer than the previous day and more enjoyable to be filming outdoors. The bride wore a floral print skirt from Blush + Raven Bridal Boutique by designer Tara Lauren which flowed so well and looked amazing in the video. The bride and groom (Tara + Tyler) were a real life couple (married for over 3 years) and their love + chemistry for one another was undeniable and pure magic to capture!

Thank you to the staff at the Malcolm Hotel for making our stay and our photoshoot so enjoyable. If you are looking for a beautiful mountain wedding venue in Canmore, be sure to check out the Malcolm. Watch the film we created from the day below. You’ll find lots of mountain wedding inspiration for planning your Canmore wedding day!

Please scroll to the bottom to view all of the vendors involved in this styled shoot.

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Photos by Kadie Hummel Photography

Photography Kadie Hummel Photography | Planning + Styling Moments by Madeleine | Florals Flowers by Janie | Venue Malcolm Hotel Canmore | Rentals Modern Luxe Rentals | Bridal Store Blush + Raven | Dress Designer Tara Lauren + Emmy Mae Bridal | Bridal Hair + Make up Mslay Studio | Bridal Jewelry Joanna Bisley Design | Desserts Pretty Sweet | Stationary Bexley Design Co | Brenches J. M Wilkinson Design Co. | Romper 4 Fold Threads |

Banff Winter Wedding Inspiration at Sky Bistro

A team of Calgary and Banff wedding vendors came together to create winter wedding magic on top of Sulphur Mountain at Sky Bistro in Banff. It was an extremely cold day but the mountain wedding inspiration that resulted was phenomenal. Castaño Films had the pleasure of being a part of the creative team and capturing the details from the day in video. If you are looking for a unique Banff wedding venue with amazing mountain views and delicious eats, be sure to check out Sky Bistro! Watch the video below for all the winter wedding inspiration!

Photos below by 20.20 Photography.

For a full vendor list please scroll to the end of the post!

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Planning + Design Moments by Madeleine | Photographer 20.20 Photography | Venue Sky Bistro Banff | Floral Design Flowers by Janie | Bridal Gown from Blush and Raven | Bridal Hair Lilies and Lace Beauty Co | Make up Beauty Mark Makeovers | Rentals Modern Luxe Rentals | Gown designer Jenny Yoo + Something Blue Vancouver | Veil Designer Daphne Newman Design | Menswear Supreme Menswear | Cake Bake My Day | Stationary Art + Alexander | Engagement Ring Luxura Diamonds | Gift Boxes BoxSmith | Ring Box The Mrs Box

To see more photos from this creative Banff wedding shoot visit Flowers by Janie.

If you are looking for a Calgary, Canmore or Banff wedding videographer please get in touch. We are now booking 2020 wedding dates.

Canmore Winter Wedding Intimate Moments with the Bride + Groom

We love covering full day weddings with film because so many special moments are captured throughout the day. We want our clients to be able to relive these memories for years to come and share them with generations to come.

Georgina + Justin had an intimate moment together prior to their Banff wedding ceremony. The couple decided to have a first “no look” moment rather than a first look. The bride’s parents have a home in Canmore and so it took place in their back yard. The groom waited with his back facing the house and the maid of honour (Georgina’s sister Alice) + one of the bridesmaids helped the bride to walk backwards into the yard so she wouldn’t see Justin. The idea was that they would share some time together before the wedding but without seeing one another before the ceremony.

So, rather than seeing each other face to face, the couple stood back to back holding hands and sharing laughs prior to leaving separately for the church in Banff.

This was a really unique and beautiful wedding day moment that I’m so glad we were able to capture on video for them. Now they’ll be able to watch each other’s reactions and relive these few seconds now that the wedding day has come and gone.

View the short video clip below of their winter wedding "no look” in Canmore!

Planning Lynn Fletcher Weddings | Gown Pearl + Dot | Hair + Makeup Nikki B from Hedkandi Salon + Butter Beauty Parlour | Florals Flowers by Janie

Canmore and Banff Romantic Winter Wedding

Justin + Georgina were married at St. George’s in the Pines Anglican church in beautiful Banff, Alberta in the Canadian Rocky Mountains. The church bells began to ring as the newly weds exited hand in hand as Mr. and Mrs. after the ceremony, something that was perfectly British and a nod to the bride’s English heritage. Watch the film below until the end to hear the bells and see their grand exit!

The couple’s mountain wedding reception took place at Silvertip Resort in Canmore, Alberta where lots of laughs and great food was shared among family and friends. The pavilion at Silvertip Resort was transformed into an elegant, romantic, candlelit soiree by the team at Lynn Fletcher Weddings, who had less than 3 months to plan this wedding and did a phenomenal job which the family was so very appreciative of. The team at Flowers by Janie, worked closely with Georgina and her mum to create florals with an english garden feel and decorated the fireplace mantel, the arbour, head table and all the guest tables with fresh flowers in a palette of deep red, pinks and navy. The three tiered cake topped with a pair of gold glittered deer was designed by Kake by Darci in Canmore. The couple even had the surprise of watching video clips from family members in England that couldn’t make it to the wedding but wanted to wish the couple well on their wedding day.

As wedding videographers, our favourite part of the day was the getting ready/detail shots of both the bride and the groom (Georgina’s gown from Pearl + Dot was stunning btw)! Seeing the couple interact with their parents and wedding attendants prior to the busyness of the wedding ceremony + reception is also a favourite element to film. The first ‘No Look’ (separate blog about this coming soon!) was a first for me as I have shot ‘First looks’ before, but I loved this concept and it felt very intimate. There is so much emotion in the hours and minute leading up to the ceremony that we highly recommend having us there to capture these special moments. A shout out to the teams from Hedkandi Salon + Butter Beauty Parlour for doing an incredible job on the bride + bridesmaid’s hair + makeup!

The photo + film session between the ceremony and reception was another incredible part to the day. Calgary and Canmore wedding photographer Geoff Wilkings directed the session and had the perfect location in mind. We were able to work with Geoff and capture incredible mountain vistas and of course the beautiful bride and groom on film. We love filming weddings in Canmore and Banff because of the spectacular scenery and the breathtaking videos it allows us to create for the couple to watch for years to come.

It was an honour for us (Oscar + Mark) to be able to spend the day getting to know both Justin + Georgina and their family and friends and to film their special day. See the feature film below from their mountain wedding day and scroll further down to see the shortened 1 minute highlight video.

Wedding films + Still frames from video below by Castaño Films

To see some of the professional wedding photos from Geoff Wilkings Photography click here.

Georgina + Justin leaving the church to the chiming of the bells!

Georgina + Justin leaving the church to the chiming of the bells!

The bride + groom and their attendants having a great time as the snow falls!

The bride + groom and their attendants having a great time as the snow falls!

If you are are still looking for a Calgary, Canmore or Banff wedding videographer, please get in touch. We’d love to chat with you about how we can be a part of your wedding day!

Year in Review Film for Flowers by Janie

Last year, 2018, marked the first full year of weddings for Castaño Media and we were thrilled to work with so many amazing couples as well as wedding vendors. We filmed weddings in Calgary, Canmore and Banff at some of the most beautiful venues and mountain locations such as The Lake House, Saskatoon Farm, Teatro, Silvertip Resort, Creekside Villa, Cornerstone Theatre and The Fairmont Banff Springs. We were also very fortunate that all of our couples invested in quality wedding flowers designed by our sister company Flowers by Janie. Since there were just so many beautiful florals to film last year, we created a 2018 year in review for Flowers by Janie to feature some of the fresh florals their team created! Even though we are in the midst of winter we hope this video fills you with warmth and wraps you in the fragrance of fresh summer blooms!

All photos and video below were created by Castaño

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Tunnel Mountain Elopement in a Snow Storm

Suzanne and Gordon anticipated a beautiful fall wedding for September 13, 2018 at Tunnel Mountain Reservoir in Banff, Alberta. The Canadian couple, living in Savannah Georgia, were looking forward to their elopement with fall foliage and mountain vistas. Nature had other plans for their wedding day complete with a snow storm in the middle of their outdoor wedding. The couple toughed it out, frozen lips and all, in the middle of a true Canadian snow globe! Despite the cold, Suzanne and Gordon were all smiles as they said their vows. Though the snow was so thick at times that the mountains were barely visible, the falling snow made for a magical touch to their Banff wedding film.

The Canadian Rocky Mountains are magnificent in clear weather, rain and even snow storms and they are a very remarkable and memorable place to say “ I Do”.

Take a look at their “winter wedding” below (still photos + video by Castaño Films)!

A big thank you to Suzanne + Gordon for allowing us to capture your wedding day and for braving the cold! Congrats to you both!

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What is an Engagement Video?

You might have noticed that among our wedding films we've snuck in a few engagement videos of Calgary couples. We have recently added this service to our full day wedding plus package. Just like with a photography engagement session, a videography engagement session allows you to have one on one time with each other as well as your videographer. This will allow you to get to know your wedding videographer a little more before you work with them on your wedding day. If you are camera shy this is also a great way to relax and have fun and shake off those camera nerves before your big day.

While the wedding film will capture your special day; from getting ready, to first looks, to ceremony, reception, first dance and the party; your engagement session will be more focused on the two of you in your natural surroundings doing activities you love doing as a couple. Do you love the mountains (hiking, fishing, boating), plan an e-video in the Rockies or if you prefer the city we can film you in your favorite coffee shop or the restaurant where you had your first date. Your engagement video will be similar to your engagement photos as it is a documentation of this special pre-wedding day, but it will be different than your photos as video not only captures what you look like together but also the the sounds, movements, ambiance and all the feelings from the day!

Check out a couple of our recent engagement films to see if this might be something worth investing in!

 

Still looking for a Calgary wedding videographer or perhaps you'd like a film of your proposal? We'd love to hear from you so please get in touch!

Rain on your wedding day is a good thing

Rain on your wedding day can be better than a bright, sunny, cloudless day! Don't believe me...keep reading to find out why!

Cloudy skies highlight the natural colours of you and your surrounding and make the colours appear more vibrant rather than washed out. Having a sky full of clouds (with or without rain) also creates softer shadows which are easier to photograph and film under rather than harsh, direct light from the sun.

Rain also gives the day a fresh feel and a calming vibe. The aroma of nature can be enjoyed more and the senses of your guests will be heightened. Rain drops also look great on camera and the cooler weather unconsciously makes the couple snuggle closer together for warmth, creating more natural, romantic and intimate moments for photographers and videographers to capture.

Also, umbrellas, can we take a minute to stay how romantic it is to see a couple together under the same umbrella! 

Dan and Cassandra were married at Silvertip Resort this past July and they had a mix of sun, then a heavy downpour and some light rain in between. A couple of my favorite shots from their teaser video included rain; the light rain drops on the turquoise pond and the rain falling on them when they are walking together with their umbrella. Take a look and see for yourself, rain is a good thing on your wedding day!

If you are looking for a wedding videographer to capture your wedding on film in Calgary, Canmore, Banff or beyond get in touch!

Heli Wedding in Canmore

On Thursday July 5th Mandy + Jason were married at Silvertip Resort surrounded by close family and friends. They wanted some epic mountain photos and video for their bridal portraits and so Oscar of Castaño Films and wedding photographer Darren Roberts joined the couple aboard Alpine Helicopters for a two hour flight. Their love was captured in photo and film along with incredible mountain vistas of the Rockies. View their highlight video below.

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Video + photo by Castaño Films

If you are planning a heli-wedding or mountain wedding and need a wedding videographer get in touch with us here!

YYC Bridal Shower

This past May, real bride Erin, was the winner of the #YYCBRIDALSHOWER, a contest open to real brides where they entered to win their entire bridal shower planned and designed by some of Calgary's finest wedding professionals. Castaño Films was there during the bridal shower, at Rodney's Oyster House, to capture Erin and her guests enjoying the celebration. Scroll to the end to see all the Calgary wedding vendors involved with the YYC Bridal Shower that took place on May 26, 2018.

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Real bride Erin, pictured above with her maid of honour and sister, will be getting married at The Lake House on September 17, 2018. Photo + film by Castaño Films

Thank you to the following Calgary wedding vendors who made this bridal shower for Erin possible. To see more photos from the bridal shower view them on the blog by Confetti Magazine.

Event Videographer Castaño Films | Event Photographer Minted Photography | Design & Styling Jacqueline Rae Weddings Events Interiors | Sweet treats Sweet Art by Nicole | Stationary Lovesky Design | Decor Rental Modern Luxe | Venue + Catering Rodney's Oyster House | Flowers Fall for Florals | Hair and Makeup Something Borrowed Beauty | Spa Treatment Natasha Rae Skin and Nutrition | Hair Cut Rhea Hair and Beauty | Jewelry Joanna Bisley Design | Lashes Brown Sugar Artistry | Canvas Calligraphy Debbie Wong Design

If you are looking for a wedding videographer for your Calgary, Canmore, Banff or destination wedding contact us here.

Pantone Colour of the Year 2018 at Silvertip Resort Wedding Inspiration

The Pantone Colour of the Year 2018 is ultra violet 18-3838, according to the Pantone website, Ultra Violet communicates originality, ingenuity and visionary thinking that points us toward the future. It is a dramatically provocative and thoughtful purple shade.

Last fall a group of Calgary wedding vendors participated in a styled bridal shoot at Silvertip Resort in Canmore, Alberta to create an organic, dramatic and original wedding set up with a colour palette that is rare among weddings in Alberta. We chose to design with marigold yellows, lavenders and ultra violet, even before knowing that ultra violet would be the colour of the year in 2018. The British Columbia grown purple hydrangeas sourced by Flowers by Janie, where the perfect touch! Wedding planner and stylist Kari or Emerson & Co. created a unique wedding set up with mixed matched seating, a throw rug, a sweetheart table and more! Silvertip Resort is a beautiful venue for your Rocky Mountain destination wedding!

 

Design & Styling  Emerson & Co | Photographer Tara Whittaker Photography | Venue Silvertip Resort  | Floral Design Flowers by Janie | Videography Castaño Media | Bridal gown Flora from Blush & Raven | Bridesmaids dresses Joanna August from Blush & Raven | Jewellery Perla Mia | Vintage Rentals  Orange Trunk Vintage Styling & Rentals | Sweets  Sweet Relief Pastries | Tableware Crate & Barrel | Chairs Special Event Rentals  | Hair & make-up  Something Borrowed Beauty | Wedding signage Love Built | Models Ngele, Jan and Brittany from Numa Models

Urban Botanics with Rocky Mountain Bride Wedding Inspiration

Rocky Mountain Bride Magazine Regional Volume 3 will hit newsstands at the end of January 2018 and we're elated to be apart of it! We're happy to share this film from our Urban Botanics shoot featuring a modern botanical styled wedding at Charbar Calgary. Located in the heart of downtown Calgary, Charbar blends historic charm with contemporary style. The culinary influence of Argentina is a treat and the ceviche mixto is a must to try! Housed in the historical Simmons Building along the Bow River, beautiful city views, history and delicious food make Charbar the perfect venue for your Calgary wedding!

Rocky Mountain Bride V3 will be available in Canada at Chapters, Indigo, Shoppers Drug Mart, The Bash YYC and other independent retailers.

 

 

Summer Brunch Wedding Inspiration

Small jars of honey...dark moody colors contrasted by bright florals...this is the perfect summer brunch to inspire any celebration. Tucked away in a beautiful private acreage north west of Airdrie, it's the perfect backdrop for an intimate wedding. With a touch of vintage paired with a modern approach, this styled shoot was delivered perfectly by all.

 

Romantic Garden Wedding Inspiration

Fresh, timeless and oh so elegant. This styled shoot is inspired from spring gardens and romance. The color palette is carried through seemingly...from the classic and airy calligraphy to the breath taking spring florals, every detail was thought of to bring together this elegant inspired shoot.

 

We were thrilled to see our Calgary garden inspired bridal shoot featured on Rocky Mountain Bride! Click here to see the full feature and even more lovely photos!

Photography www.parrishhousephotos.com | Styling + Design www.socialandcoevents.ca | Florals www.flowersbyjanie.com | Venue www.thecommonscalgary.com | Hair + Makeup www.katiekerr.ca | Dress Designer: Daalarna Couture www.pearlanddot.com | Model www.sophiamodels.com/model/peyton-gastel | Rentals www.gatheredtablesupply.com + www.greateventsrentals.ca  | Calligraphy www.shastabell.com | Cake www.whippt.ca | Earrings www.cinderandsage.com