If I could, I’d hire someone to plan out my life for me. Someone to write out all my itineraries, checklists and things to do so that I could keep them straight. That would be the dream, wouldn’t it? Well, I can’t make that dream come true for your whole life BUT, I can absolutely help you with the itinerary for your big day. The first step of the itinerary is figuring out where we want to have this dream wedding take place – that’s where I come in! Allow me to introduce you to the Elk Ridge Resort wedding venue:
There is a quiet, pristine sort of beauty on the grounds of the Elk Ridge Resort (one of my personal favourite places for Waskesiu wedding photography). Located near Waskesiu Lake, a gorgeous hamlet in the Prince Albert National Park, the Elk Ridge resort houses a multitude of cabins, a large lodge, a spa, indoor and outdoor event space, golfing, and so much more all in one convenient place.
It’s all surrounded by a northern boreal forest, providing a natural landscape that elevates Elk Ridge Resort wedding photography to an ethereal level that couldn’t be achieved through any level of Photoshop. Of all the wedding venues near Waskesiu Lake, this one is one of my absolute favourites – it’s got this quiet, ‘cabin in the woods’ vibe that combines modern amenities, rustic wood accents and luscious landscapes.
Since there are so many things to take in when it comes to the Elk Ridge Resort, I’ve put together a simple Elk Ridge Resort wedding itinerary that takes us through a full weekend of wedding bliss, with close friends and family celebrating beside you – and of course, me, your Elk Ridge resort wedding photographer capturing it all!
Lounging At The Lodge
While there are full-scale cabins for your families and friends to stay in, for the wedding couple I always recommend looking into the amenities and comforts of The Lodge on Elk Ridge. The luxury suite offers a large, jetted bathtub, a king-size bed, a two-sided fireplace and a full living room which comes with a view of either the pond or the clubhouse – but I’m certainly partial to the pond.
Starting Off At The Spa
The Drift Spa on the ground of the Elk Ridge Resort is an amazing place to start your prep for the big day. It gives you and your wedding party the opportunity to relax, reset and restore before you embark on the next step of the rest of your life. From couples massages for you and yours, to mani pedi packages for your bridal party, there are a variety of services to choose from that allow you to get your wedding weekend started off the right way, and a mixture of full packages to choose from that allow you to mix and match your services.
On Elk Ridge Pond
There are plenty of beautiful places to see around the grounds of Elk Ridge Resort, but when it comes to the ceremony, I have to suggest The Pond Patio. A combination of indoor and outdoor space, this allows you to have the ceremony with the waterfront and boreal forest as your backdrop, and a lodge-side outdoor patio for a celebratory drink and appetizer afterwards.
Fine Dining At The Fredrich
While the Pond Patio gives you a chance to take a celebratory sip and nip with your guests, The Fredrich, located on the grounds, gives you and your party an intimate space to break bread together and bask in the moments they just witnessed. There’s a full-scale wine room with tours and tastings, as well as a delicious rotating menu that changes based on the produce of the season.
As a Saskatchewan wedding photographer, I’ve learned how important it is to find the right places to celebrate your love. Finding a space that allows us to play with settings and lighting, indoor and outdoor backdrops isn’t always as easy as you would hope. With the Elk Ridge Resort, you get everything you are looking for – all in one place.
Now it’s time to get the rest of the planning started – your photo vision, your scenery preferences, your favourite colour schemes. Make sure to reach out to me (the easiest way is through my website) so we can get started planning today!