Sara + Adam’s Wedding | Island Lake Lodge | Fernie, BC | Canada

Our first encounter with Sara was at Justine and Lee’s wedding on the summit of Kicking Horse Mountain where Sara was one of Justine’s beautiful bridesmaids. We were awestruck (along with everyone else) when Sara (a professional soprano) sang a beautiful piece during their mountain top ceremony.

Flash forward 2 years, and we were treated with the honour of photographing Sara and Adam’s wedding at Island Lake Lodge in Fernie, British Columbia. If there’s one thing we learned from Justine and Lee’s wedding, it’s that Sara, Adam, and their circle of friends know how to party like nobody’s business!

Normally we would insert something here about their actual wedding ceremony. How it took place on the shores of Island Lake, on a peninsula, suitably named “I Dew Point.” How there was music infused into every element of their ceremony, with no less than 6 opera singers, and a string quartet. How amazing it was to be surrounding by majestic mountains, music and love. How thoughtful and funny the speeches were… blah, blah, blah. All of those elements of Sara and Adams wedding were true, memorable, and amazing. But what made their wedding truly spectacular was the people. Beautiful people. Funny people. Expressive people, not afraid to show their emotions. This combination of tight knit friends, family, and energy created an event that was beyond special for, not just Sara and Adam, but for every one attending (including their photographers). They also produced one of the most epic dance parties we have ever photographed. The pictures will do a better job of communicating what we simply can’t in words.  Sarah and Adam, we are so happy for you two!

  • Groom embracing his bride with colorful parasols in the foreground
  • a groom taking a shower
  • A bride washing face with mountain settings outside of Island Lake Lodge
  • a bride talking with friends during makeup
  • a groom shaving his face with view of mountains outside Island Lake Lodge
  • a groom styling his hair in front of a mirror
  • bride and bridesmaids enjoying a happy moment at bride's dressing room
  • bridesmaids helping bride put on her wedding dress
  • bride and groom standing back to back waiting to see one another
  • bride and friends talking and laughing in a limo
  • back view of bride and friends walking to ceremony
  • bride and friends walking down the aisle
  • happy groom waiting for the bride walking down the aisle
  • a riverside wedding ceremony in Fernie
  • a pet dog watching bride putting ring on groom's finger at a wedding ceremony
  • a groom kissing his bride at wedding ceremony
  • a bride holding groom's arm with mountains in the background
  • groomsmen holding bride up after ceremony
  • groomsmen throwing bride in the air after wedding ceremony
  • bride and groom walking hand in hand among the bushes on the river bank
  • a groom hugging bride from back and kissing her on the cheek
  • bridal couple with trees and rivers as settings
  • wedding guests delivering speech at reception
  • bride laughing out to wedding speeches at reception
  • bride and groom listening to speeches and laughing
  • bridal couple's happy moment at reception
  • emotional mom and dad at wedding reception
  • laughing bride at groom's speech at reception
  • lighting the electric fireworks at wedding reception
  • bride and groom first dance with electric fireworks
  • wedding guests cheering at bride and groom first dance with electric fireworks
  • friends putting a fake mustache on bride at reception party
  • wedding reception party full of confetti
  • happy dancers at wedding reception
  • wedding guests enjoying themselves with dancing
  • excited singers and dancers at wedding reception
  • a wedding guest having 2 drinks at a time
  • drinking while dancing at wedding reception
  • a groom putting his head on bride's chest while dancing
  • wedding guests enjoying themselves at reception
  • wedding guests cheering at photographer dancer
  • a wedding guest pouring the drink into the mouth
  • wedding guests cheering at a man looping the loop
  • a young man with naked upper body at wedding reception
  • pouring juice into a man's mouth at a wedding reception
  • a groom lifting the bride while dancing
  • a man spraying water from the mouth at a wedding reception
  • men with naked upper body at a wedding reception
  • pair dancers at a wedding reception party
  • a bride and upper-body-naked young men at reception
  • a bride and guest looking at two man dancing at reception party
  • newlyweds and guests with different facial expressions
  • a groom lifting bride and the pair looking into each other's eyes
  • newlyweds and wedding guests singing together at reception at Island Lake Lodge in Fernie