WATCH: You'll Fall Hard for This Pretty Waterfront Wedding in Canada

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There's something about a long weekend that just has us dreaming about destinations far and wide. A stateside retreat, a beach getaway, or an adventure-packed vacay in a far-flung locale — it makes no difference to us! In fact, we'd take them all, especially if we're talking about a destination wedding. It's no secret that more and more couple's are using their "I do's" as an opportunity to invite friends and family to explore a spot they love, and bride's and groom's are getting even more creative in choosing the places where they'll exchange vows. Case in point: Farin and Sherif's big day, which overlooked Canada's Lake Louise.

Marco Caputo Films joined this sweet couple and their guests at Banff National Park, where Farin and Sherif planned their East-meets-West celebration. Not surprisingly, there was no shortage of beautiful scenery at this summer wedding. Their venue, the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, is nestled along the pristine water, meaning the couple had a seriously enviable backdrop for their outdoor ceremony. The crisp blue water glittered serenely during this couple's vows and the mountain range beyond was like something out of a photograph!

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Although guests headed inside a tent for the reception, the bride and groom wisely decided on a clear top structure, allowing their loved ones to take in the views throughout the day. But that's not to say the décor wasn't picture-perfect, too! The bride and groom picked elegant, colorful floral arrangements that were just as swoon-worthy as the lake beyond.

There's plenty to take away from this party even if you're not planning a destination celebration! We loved how the couple included important cultural traditions in addition to their ceremony and reception. The result was a day that was a true reflection of this happy bride and groom.

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