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Your ultimate guide to a Canadian winter wedding

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Create a majestic winter wonderland

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Are you considering a winter wedding? We have an all-in-one guide that will help you find a location, pick your attire, decorate your event and give you some tips on what you'll need to consider!
Bride and groom standing in winter wonderland | Sheknows.ca

Location, location, location

Spring and summer are popular times to get married thanks to the scenery. The bright greens and fresh flowers make for gorgeous images. However, there is one thing that spring and summer just don't have — snow! Snow has a romantic and majestic quality that can make your photos just as beautiful as if they were filled with flowers and green trees. When selecting your venue, look for somewhere with a view of the snow-covered mountains and an area where you could feasibly go outside and have a few pictures taken.

Fairmont Chateau, Lake Louise | Sheknows.ca

Venues with a view

The Canadian Rockies offer some of the most beautiful scenery in the country, particularly during winter. Whether you live in the area or you are up for more of a destination wedding, planning a wedding in the Rockies is sure to give you beautiful images.

  • The Rimrock Resort is located in the heart of the Canadian Rockies and Banff National Park. The mountain views are absolutely breathtaking.
  • The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, also located in Banff National Park, will make your jaw drop. The only downfall with this location is that it might steal a little of the bride's thunder, as guests will be in awe of the scenery.
Image credit: The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

Niagra falls | Sheknows.ca

Fall in love

If snowy peaks don't get you excited, perhaps a waterfall will! Why not get married with Niagara Falls in the background?

  • Queenston Heights Restaurant offers a panoramic view of the Niagara River. There are a few location options to choose from, but all of them offer spectacular views.
  • Edgewaters Restaurant is literally on the edge of the falls and offers amazing views of both the Canadian and American falls. The bonus is that your guests not only get to be there for your wedding but also to see one of the world's most beautiful natural wonders.

Bras d'Or Lake Lighthouse | Sheknows.ca

Coastal beauty

Just because you're getting married in the winter doesn't mean you can't have a beach wedding! Sure, you won't be able to have an outdoor wedding on the beach, but you can get those beach views you love.

  • Many brides like the idea of feeling like a princess on their wedding day, so why not get married in a castle? Castle Moffett overlooks Bras d'Or Lakes in Nova Scotia. It's the perfect option for couples considering a small, intimate wedding.
  • Centre Goeland in Prince Edward Island offers privacy, intimacy and unmatched beauty. The venue hosts only one event at a time, so you and your guests get the luxury of spending even more time together, without other people around.

Edgewater Lodge | Sheknows.ca

Hit the slopes

If skiing is more your thing, why not get married in the middle of Canada's best ski country? The bonus is that guests will have the option to ski during their free time!

  • Edgewater Lodge offers beautiful vistas in a cozy atmosphere. With views of snow-capped mountains and the nearby Green Lake, you'll be sure to fall in love with this location.
  • The Roundhouse Lodge will make you feel like you're on top of the world, and you'll be pretty close! Situated 1,850 metres above sea level at the top of Whistler Mountain, the views from this venue can't be beat.
Image credit: Tallevi Studios via The Edgewater Lodge Facebook page.
Main image credit: AlliChelle Photography via Fab You Bliss

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