Flowers by Janie

Wedding Inspiration at The Nash YYC

I want to start off this blog by saying that if you have never had the rotisserie chicken at The Nash YYC, you are missing out! I had never filmed at The Nash before and I enjoyed working with the creative team on this spring styled shoot. Christy and Alexis from Beyond the Proposal were amazing to work with and, with them in charge, the day ran smoothly even with very limited time. It was also a pleasure to work alongside Calgary wedding photographer Tara Whittaker and I’m really looking forward to our real wedding together this July in Banff!

This spring styled shoot had a heavy floral focus as much of my videos do. It’s a perk of being married to a florist (Flowers by Janie) and getting to film her creations. The venue was unique and I loved the natural light as well as the feature wall with the original town map of Calgary!

Enjoy the video below as well as some of my favorite images photographed by Tara.

Scroll to the end for a complete list of all the Calgary wedding vendors who participated in this styled shoot.

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Bridal shoes and flowers, Calgary wedding, Flowers by Janie.jpg

Planning + Design Beyond the Proposal | Photography Tara Whittaker Photography | Florals Flowers by Janie | Rentals Modern Luxe Rentals | Videography Castaño Films | Hair + Make up Glamaway Beauty | Cake Pretty Sweet | Venue The Nash YYC | Dress Blush & Raven | Accessories Joanna Bisley Design | Stationary Bexley Design Co. | Model Victoria Lang from Mode Models

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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Outdoor wedding ceremony archway with bride and groom in Canmore, Flowers by Janie, Malcolm Hotel.jpg
Outdoor wedding ceremony at the Malcolm Hotel in Canmore with wooden benches, Flowers by Janie.jpg
Sweetheart table Canmore wedding with floral columns and toffee roses, Flowers by Janie.jpg
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Winter wedding Canmore bride and groom twirling in the snow, Malcolm hotel wedding.jpg
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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 |

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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Curtis and Bonnie Lake House Calgary wedding, Flowers by Janie, toffee roses.jpg
Peach roses and white peonies, Calgary wedding, Teatro wedding, Flowers by Janie.jpg

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!

Winter wedding storm at Tunnel Mountain
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