This shoot has a vintage flair and is based on the concept of eloping. Vintage, classic, and timeless were used to describe the couple’s style. I have always wanted to photograph an intimate elopement and be on the water for a shoot. I always take pictures of couples with large wedding parties. It was fun to explore the idea of a bride and groom sneaking away to start their love story just the two of them. The bride is wearing two different dresses.
The green wedding dress is handmade from a 1960’s pattern with a pencil skirt and long train. The florist added vintage taffeta to the base of the bouquet to continue with the theme. She also created a display of rich colors to match the emerald look specifically. Keeping with traditions from this era the bride wears a “going away dress”. I love to hear of couples who were married during this time period and the significance of this type of dress as well as their bridal gown. I also liked the idea of a separate dress because it makes this portion of the elopement more significant and memorable. Starting a journey together is just as monumental if not more in the long run than the ceremony itself. At this point the newlywed’s exit straight into the Canadian Rockies in a canoe on Lake Louise. We learned it is very rare to be allowed to photograph on the boats like this. We were thrilled to get these last images unobscured by lifejackets, tourists, or bad weather.
– Wedding Photographer, Janna Trovato Photography