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they need in planning the biggest day of their lives. In this day and age, you can have anything you want, it all comes down to what is important to you. Confetti is our newest publication, but we are by no means new to the wedding industry. Calgary Bride is growing and evolving, adapting to the needs of the modern couple. We created this magazine to better serve and guide you through the dreaming and planning process understanding that when it comes to planning your wedding, they both go hand in hand. The images in this magazine are filled with references to experts and resources in all areas of Alberta, expanding into the Rocky Mountain and British Columbia areas on newsstands. What you see in Confetti is what you can have, and now you even know who you can call. Confetti is your one-stop resource to connect you to the people and the tools you need to make your wedding look just like it does in these pages! Looking through the pages of this beautiful book, I feel great pride. Our industry is amazing with so many people who are genuinely passionate about celebrating love and making the Big Day perfectly memorable. They are dedicated to making your dream day come true and showering you with inspiration and advice. At Confetti, we are dedicated to showcasing their talents and helping you produce a perfect wedding day. Confetti is your place to dream and design the ultimate wedding celebration. Thank you for letting us be a part of your special day!

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FEATURES

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CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Alix Williams, Catherine Larose, Jessilyn Forigo, Terence Law

STYLED SHOOT PHOTOGRAPHERS Alan Maudie Photography Bud Moore Photography Edward Ross Photography Emily Exon Photography f8 Photography Hello There Darling Boudoir, by Christy D. Swanberg Kristi Sneddon Photographer PMG Image Sean Leblanc Photography Sofia Katherine Photography

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PUBLISHER Calgary Bride | info@calgarybride.ca Copyright 2018 Confetti by Calgary Bride. All rights reserved. Confetti by Calgary Bride is an annual magazine available through select newsstands and retailers in Alberta. Reproduction in print or online of any part of this publication without the written consent of Calgary Bride is strictly prohibited. All advertisements and editorial are published on the recommendation and endorsement of the contributors, and with the understanding that all permissions have been sanctioned. Calgary Bride does not accept responsibility for quality of service, or printer errors.

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COVERS SPRING / SUMMER Photographer: Justine Milton Photography Designer: Blush and Bloom | blushandbloom.ca Planner/Stylist: Cynthia Martyn | cynthiamartyn.com Dress Designer: Elika in Love | elikainlove.com Hair & Makeup: Olivia Ha Beauty | oliviaha.com Model: Ayesha FALL / WINTER Our fall cover which will make its debut in September, was taken from a real wedding. For full credit list please see page 263. Photographer: PMG Image Location: Fairmont Banff Springs Hairstyling: Hammer Headz Salon Makeup: The Pretty Haus Bride: Caroline


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CONFETTI ASKS Wedding Experts

BRIAN BROWNLEE Wedding Specialist and Events Manager, Hotel Arts What made you choose Event Services Manager as a career path, and what do you love about it? “I love weddings for that personal connection. I find it to be an honour and privilege to be responsible for the couple's dream day and of course very rewarding when their day is executed flawlessly. I treat a wedding for 10 guests to 550 guests with the same attention to detail, as it's their special day no matter how small or large their wedding is.”

JANNA MARYNN BRUNNEN Floral Designer, Red Rose Florist Why did you become a floral designer, and what do you love about your career? “I became a floral designer because I was looking for an artistic outlet in my work. There’s nothing better than creating beautiful floral sculptures for people to enjoy. My favorite is when someone brings me an abstract idea and wants me to create florals that embody that idea, it’s such a great challenge."

EDWARD ROSS Photographer, Edward Ross Photography Why did you choose photography as a career, and how would you describe your photographic style? "It gets in your blood - creating and learning to see the world through a different perspective was very appealing to me. I also love that it is a lifetime of learning - you are never finished. I describe my style as the “art of storytelling.” I mix in candid - journalistic images with more directed artistic lighting, posing and composition. I love unscripted moments and emotions. Being creative is fun - but witnessing the humanity at a wedding is better."

BROOKE KLEINER Designer, Partner, VP Sales & Marketing, Blush and Raven What do you love about your career, and what makes Blush and Raven unique? “Liane and I are so fortunate to be a part of such a fun and vibrant community of wedding and event professionals! We love having the ability to be creative on a daily basis and find it so fulfilling to assist each person in achieving the look and feel they envision. Each designer we've chosen represents our concept of highlighting the individuality and strength in every woman. Our "dress revolution" of wearing your bridesmaid dress again, is reflected in the styles and fabrics available, and even some of our bridal gowns can easily be worn after the big day because of their couture style.”

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THE GOWN

Finding Your Dream Dress BY CATHERINE LAROSE

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wedding gown is a dress imbued with powerful meaning,

tradition and symbolism, however the modern bride has evolved. The modern bride is self-aware, unique, and passionate. She seeks to design meaning into her bridal ensemble through a strong sense of her own personal style and values. Although many bridal fashion traditions have persisted for the most part over recent decades; shapes, fabrics and techniques are more creative and daring than ever. Off-theshoulder wedding gowns, dramatically sculptured and tiered skirts, patterned wedding dresses, and plunging necklines dominated the fall 2017 Bridal Fashion Week runways. For most women, a wedding gown is the fashion investment of a lifetime. There are many important things to consider when looking for your gown that go way beyond the latest trends and styles. It is important to do your research so that you feel confident with your choice. There are some simple ways to make sure you are getting the best deal without compromising on quality, such as; setting a budget, shopping sample sales, and trying trunk shows. Be aware that shopping on-line can be very risky, as the internet is rife with cheaply made designer knock-offs and bad business practices, including late delivery and questionable return policies. In the world of designer wedding gowns, keep in mind that fabrics are chosen for more than just aesthetic reasons. They are also chosen according to functionality and the style of the dress. This is because the fabric supports the style, fit and structure of the gown. Once you have found your gown, your salesperson can help you to determine the appropriate underpinnings. Make sure you bring the exact lingerie that you intend to wear on your wedding day to all your fittings. Once you set sail on the shopping voyage of a lifetime, it is easy to get swept away by the current of gorgeous designer labels, and soon find yourself in deep water. Make sure you set a budget and stay within it. Know what you are willing to spend, and find your dream dress within that range. For reference, statistics show that most brides will end up spending about 10% of their entire wedding budget on their dress. Be sure to start your search early, as it can take anywhere from six months to one year for a boutique to order a dress from a design house.

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BRIDESMAID FASHION Styling your Crew BY CATHERINE LAROSE

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ou chose your friends to stand for you on your wedding day

because of their unique personalities, and the bridal party fashion you choose for them is a great way of celebrating those qualities. Variety can be achieved while staying within a cohesive theme by combining different hemlines, prints, shoes, or even distinct flowers in their bouquets. Remember that certain colours look great on some people, while on others they may be less flattering, so having diversity in your colour palette is in everyone’s best interest. It is important to start looking for your bridesmaids dresses about six months before your wedding day, but be sure to pick your own wedding gown before beginning that search. You will need to arrange some fittings with the boutique, and allow time for ordering and shipping. Keep in mind, it can take up to three months for dresses to arrive, and you can expect to wait about four to six weeks for alterations, if they are needed. The time of day plays a big role in the style of dress that is most appropriate and the fabric dictates how formal the dress is. Comfort is still a priority, so make quality linings, fit and fabrics a top consideration in your selection process. The same goes for shoes; if it is not in the budget to buy quality shoes for your ladies in waiting, then the considerate thing to do is to let them bring their own shoes in a colour of your choosing. Bridesmaids are usually responsible for paying for their own dresses, so try to choose something that is reasonably priced, or, if your heart is set on a more costly option you might consider paying a portion of the cost. Traditionally, the gift from bride to her maids is a part of their ensemble, such as a purse, a wrap, or jewellery. It is always a good idea to let them know early on what you have planned so that expectations are clear, and also so that they don’t buy something that you were planning to provide.

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Sexy Silhouette Bridal Lingerie BY CATHERINE LAROSE

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ingerie is an essential part of the female

Shape wear is still a necessity for most women striving

wardrobe because it is the first thing a woman puts

for a firm and sleek figure to showcase their dress.

on every day to make her look and feel beautiful. It is

Fortunately, contemporary lingerie is designed for

also the support structure for the female form. Quality

both style and comfort, and many styles can be worn

lingerie will maximize femininity offering shapes that

all day long as a part of daily dress. There are a few

enhance the silhouette and designs that are unique

styles however that are designed to impress, and

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your wedding night is a great opportunity to have

It is easy to understand why women feel confident and more beautiful when they are well supported under their clothes. With all your body’s needs

some fun with fashion. Because of the versatility that layering offers, these ensembles can be re-designed and worn on a variety of occasions.

attended to, you can go forth in the direction of your dreams without hesitation, feeling beautiful, sexy and secure. You can feel this way too with a little advice from experts in intimate fashion and fit.

PHOTOGRAPHER: ALAN MAUDIE PHOTOGRAPHY VENUE: FAIRMONT BANFF SPRINGS LINGERIE / SHAPEWEAR: KNICKERS 'N LACE DRESS: THE BRIDAL BOUTIQUE HAIR & MAKEUP: MICHELLE SUFFOLK-WALSH HAIR AND MAKEUP ARTIST MODEL: CRYSTAL

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hat the groom and his party are wearing has largely

to do with the kind of ceremony and reception you are both designing, as well as personal style. As the groom, you don’t have to have a suit or tuxedo custom made to guarantee a good fit. You can easily buy a good quality suit off the rack and take it to a good tailor. “White tie” and “black tie” wedding events still occur in some circles, however, many modern weddings are adopting a semi-formal and almost casual approach to wedding party style. Not only does this allow for more versatility with the

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overall design, but in most cases it means more comfort, and

Formal dressing is entirely about confidence and

the ability to wear the outfit again.

elegance. With suits and tuxedos alike, a perfect fit is your top priority. Everything else comes after. Wedding suits go through trends year after year just like bride’s dresses do. Here are four hot colour trends we are watching now: • Traditional tweeds are the option for creative-types, while those following the fashions of celebrities will be opting for rich greys in an impeccably tailored style. • Burgundy is on our watch list, for grooms who really want to stand out from the crowd. • Blue remains the most popular colour for wedding suits, and the tones are bold and bright. An electric blue two piece looks sharp with groomsmen in a more subtle tone of light or navy blue. • Brown leather accessories look great with these shades, and you can brighten things up with a colourful tie, or keep it chic with accessories in navy or burgundy.

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THE MODERN GROOM 2018 Trend Report

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LUXURY TIMEPIECES A Marriage of Craftsmanship and Style BY CATHERINE LAROSE

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watch is widely considered to be one of the most important

accessories a man or woman can own, besides their wedding ring. Watches have also made meaningful and symbolic gifts for generations. The art of Swiss watch making is still extremely respected in the watch industry, and Calgary Jewellery is highly respected and well known for their vast selection of quality Swiss made timepieces. Designer brands like Baume & Mercier, Blancpain, Hublot, Zenith, and Ulysse Nardin are well known for their exceptional attention to detail, complications, and overall craftsmanship. “Calgary Jewellery is an authorized retailer for 21 brands of timepieces with a range of price points. Many of our luxury brands are exclusive and known for their precision, complications, opulence and use of precious materials and diamonds,” Says Christina Smith of Calgary Jewellery. Each timepiece is hand assembled by master watchmakers in Switzerland.

Timepieces are accessories that are valued far beyond their aesthetic appeal. According to Smith, there are three important things to consider when buying a watch, these are: quality, functionality and style. Functionality can be simple, such as: a date function, luminescent hands or scratch resistant glass. It can also be much more complicated with the inclusion of chronographs, extreme water resistance, GPS, or even a heart rate monitor. Some watches incorporating GPS receivers use them not only to determine position; they also receive and use time signals from satellites making them perfectly accurate timekeepers over long periods of time. For those who take it seriously, a timepiece often becomes part of their identity; it is a symbol that represents one’s values and lifestyle.

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wedding day are more than just the finishing touch for your bridal

designer or wearer. It speaks to a wearer’s sense of self, rather than

look. Your wedding jewellery will become a cherished keepsake for

to the standard definition of what is prized or trendy at the time.

the rest of your life, and often these pieces become family heirlooms

Today’s fashion jewellery values artistic quality and design as being

to be passed down to future generations. For style-savvy brides,

more important than monetary value.

wedding jewellery is also a way to play with runway trends while

Pearls are a perennial favourite for weddings, and with good reason

still remaining bridal. Need some inspiration? Explore the following

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pages to see what some of Calgary’s contemporary designers

colours, and are lustrous without being overly showy. Rose gold is

are creating for this year’s brides and grooms. Artistic statement

another increasingly popular choice with brides as it compliments

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most skin tones, and contrasts delicately with white dress hues.

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inding your unique bridal style is really about celebrating the most authentic

version of yourself. It is also about uniting with the person who loves you for who you really are. For some brides, that means emphasizing elegance and formality, for others it is an opportunity to showcase their exclusive personal panache. Designers aren’t the only ones creating trends on the runways. Hair and makeup artists today are more liberated and imaginative than ever, continually challenging what is considered the norm and becoming as sought-after as the designers themselves. Resourceful and bold new approaches to their artistry ripple throughout the beauty industry, and eventually influence what women will buy in the months to come. Be sure to compare portfolios of artists before committing yourself to one stylist, this will give you a feel for their technical skills, and beauty aesthetic.


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rides often approach their wedding style with a vision that invokes

bold statements and trend setting twists on classic looks. While your wedding gown provides the framework for the style of your wedding day, the details of your hair and makeup are what add definition and unity to your bridal aesthetic. Keep in mind that often the most flattering pictures appear soft and somewhat natural, an enhanced version of you. The look you choose for your hair and makeup will live on in photographs forever. Hiring a professional hair and makeup artist is the only way to ensure that your look will stay picture perfect until your last dance.

EXPERT ADVICE Trena Laine Makeup Artist Inc. makeup line is performance driven and good for your skin. We asked Trena to identify the top four most important items for a bride to pack on her wedding day. Here is the advice she gave us:

Bridal Survial Pack “Our three best and most important products to have on hand include our very own paraben and fragrance-free lip glosses, and pressed powder for easy touch ups, to keep your skin feeling refreshed and hydrated during your "game day". We call this our bridal survival pack, all available for purchase online. We also suggest tossing in floss and your deodorant for extra measures. Deodorant helps with sweaty limbs too!�

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Loosen Up Buns, twists and chignons will never go out of style, and for good reason. They are flattering, they show off your profile and they will stay secure. There are a few ways to make them more modern however, such as pinning it at the nape of the neck, or the side instead of the crown (which can sometimes appear dated). Also, loosen up your do a little and work with your hair’s natural texture – not against it.

Consider Your Location Considering getting married on a beach? Your curls are no match for a stiff breeze. A low bohemian twist or a loose fishtail braid might be a better option, and will keep the hair out of your face in the photographs. If your venue is more formal, a super sleek bun or a glamorous blowout is a more appropriate choice. As a general rule of thumb, always aim for something timeless.

Let Your Stylist Help You If your gown and hairstyle don’t complement each other your whole look will be disjointed. A great hairstylist will be able to guide you in the right direction, just show him or her photos of your dress and they will know exactly what to suggest. Trust the professionals, as they have done this many times before.

Go For a Trial Run Once you’ve got your stylist, book a trial run to see how your hair will look on your wedding day. If you book a trial run with a stylist, etiquette suggests that you keep that same stylist for your wedding day, as often their services are bundled and priced as a package. If you have any accessories or a veil in mind, make sure you bring that with you as it will affect your hair style.

Style and Etiquette If you want your bridesmaids to look a certain way, it’s perfectly acceptable for you to ask them to wear their hair up, or buy a shade of lipstick to match the dresses. However, if you want them all to have their hair and makeup professionally done, proper etiquette suggests that it is up to you to make those arrangements and foot the bill. JEWELLERY: JOANNA BISLEY DESIGNS MADISON - BRIDAL COMB ABIGALE - BRIDAL HAIR VINE JENNIFER - HAIR PINS, SET OF 3

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Finding Your Wedding Photographer BY CATHERINE LAROSE

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edding photography is a fast-paced and high-stress form of

time to get to really get know the couples they work with, and what

photographer does not get to rebuild the scene and try again. For this

their priorities are, and will often recommend an engagement shoot as

reason, diligence in researching a reputable wedding photographer is

part of their wedding package for this reason. Being comfortable and

an essential part of the wedding planning process.

familiar with your photographers shooting style is key, so that on your

There are many kinds of photographers: event photographers, wedding photographers, travel photographers, fine art photographers,

wedding day there is less distracting communication between you, and more action.

and the list goes on. Photography within these divisions requires

Professional wedding photographers take great pride and care in

different skill sets, processes, and job details. Most wedding

their printing process. Many modern photographers use professional

photographers possess a combination of many of these skills and will

labs that produce amazing results, however there are still those who

apply them to your photos; it’s important to see examples of your

prefer printing in-house to maintain tighter control over print quality

photographer's work and style in advance of hiring them. Choosing

and other aspects of printing like color calibration. During processing

your wedding photographer is one of the most important decisions you

each image will need to be reviewed, repositioned and potentially

can make.

enhanced or retouched. Since your wedding pictures are a cherished

Photographers are storytellers and artists, and their visions and styles vary. They are hired to tell the story of your love and union in pictures, so having a talented photographer who is fully invested in capturing

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that story is the ultimate goal. Great wedding photographers take the

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keepsake that will be passed down through generations, this timeconsuming attention to detail in editing is often what separates good photographers from the great ones.


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ENJOYING YOUR ENGAGEMENT Building Dreams as a Team BY CATHERINE LAROSE

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dreams together, and learning how to navigate through life as a team. It’s easy

1. FAMILY AND FRIENDS FIRST

to get swept away with all the planning and excitement, but it’s also important to

Don't post your wedding announcement

take care of a few things during this time as well. Here are some tips to help you

on social media first. Wait until you have

prepare for your big day, and make the most of the time leading up to it.

personally told the people you care about

our engagement is a magical time in your relationship when you are building

most. Only then should you show off your ring on Instagram.

2. MEET THE PARENTS We will assume that you have already met each other’s parents, but have your parents met one another? If not, now is the time to make that happen. This is the first step in laying the foundation for a good relationship between the parents. They may be working together in the planning of wedding or prewedding events.

3. INSURE YOUR RING If your fiancé proposed with a traditional diamond ring or another expensive bauble, make sure to protect the investment with insurance.

4. B E AWARE OF WHAT YOU SHARE Holding back a little on how much you post about your wedding plans can actually make your life easier. It will reduce the unsolicited advice, number of questions, hurt feelings and self-invited guests.

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PHOTO SESSIONS Your wedding pictures are a cherished

How do you ensure your destination wedding is a holiday daydream and not a nuptial nightmare? Our Facebook followers who’ve “been there, done that” offered some insight:

keepsake that will be passed down through generations, and the only commemoration of the thousands of hours (and dollars) spent planning your wedding day! Here is a list of our 5 favourite ways you can work with your photographer to commemorate this special time in your lives:

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BOUDOIR PHOTO SESSION

What better gift to give your partner

2. ENGAGEMENT SESSION You will never regret photographing yourselves as a couple in the weeks leading up to your wedding day.

3. STAG / STAGETTE PHOTOS

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(and yourself) as a pre-nuptial gift.

By all means invite your photographer to your stag or stagette party! The photos you will capture are guaranteed to be cherished for years to come.

Don’t forget the fun!

4. FIRST LOOK PHOTOS

Many couples said informal activities hosted outside of the main

A more personal and romantic way to capture

tours) were some of their most cherished wedding memories.

wedding celebration (from snorkeling excursions to tequila tasting

the first time you see each other in your wedding attire.

Alternate Arrangements

5. BRIDAL SHOWER

Several couples had to use their venue back-up location due to

A wonderful opportunity to get photographs

on-site coordinator well in advance.

weather and recommended confirming your back-up plan with your

of your family and friends without the pressure of the wedding day itself.

A Day for Details Almost all couples recommended arriving at least a day prior to wedding guests so you have time to finalize any last-minute details and de-stress before playing host.


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Of course, not every couple will want to go against tradition and see each other before the

"Since our wedding, we have recommended a first look photo session to everyone we know that's getting married. Doing a first look lets you share in each other's emotions in such a way that you're free to embrace one another and say exactly how you feel without having to worry about others watching. The amazing part is having the moment captured and being able to look back on one of our fondest memories from the wedding."

ceremony, and in fact, for many real wedding couples seeing each other on the aisle for the

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lthough most couples would prefer to see each other for the first time on the aisle,

there’s no doubting how romantic the photos resulting from a private first meeting turn out. As a result, first look photo sessions have become a huge trend in wedding photography over recent years. A first look wedding session involves the couple themselves, and is taken before the ceremony. The idea is that they will see each other in their wedding finery for the very first time. The reaction captured can vary from tears to unbridled joy.

first time is one of their favourite and most memorable moments of the day. There are other ways of having a ‘first look’ however; the couple together but separated in some creative way that they can’t see each other, an arranged first look with the bride’s father, or a big reveal of the bride to the bridesmaids.

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SHOW OFF YOUR PHOTOS

There are many creative ways to use professional photographs, and the results always make beautiful keepsakes. Here are some trending ideas to take you into 2018.

PHOTO STATIONERY Your wedding invitations and thank you cards are perfect ways to share more images from your engagement or wedding photo session! Work with a designer or your stationers to design the perfect suite of stationery that will also act as a lasting memento of your special day. Family and loved ones both near and abroad will cherish it, and so will you!

ALBUMS TO ART Albums or books of your wedding used to be the only option to display your memories, but trending now is the added option of turning some of your digital files into stunning photographic art to be displayed on your walls. From wall mounted murals, to three dimensional sculptures, there are many ways to turn your digital images into works of art.

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our wedding photographer. That once in a lifetime person that

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home. For my wife and I, we’ve never had the opportunity to enjoy

you’ve brought on to document one of the most important days

the company of our wedding photographer for the past 10 years. But

of your life. You’ve spent hours before the wedding day planning

this is where you, sweet bride and groom, you have the opportunity

with them, scheming with them, laughing, joking and telling stories.

to establish that bond with your photographer and set a standard

You’ve built a bond and dare I say, you’ve become friends with

for what future photo sessions will look like for your budding family.

your photographer. Now your wedding day has passed, you’ve

You’ve established trust with your photographer - why not let

received your jaw-dropping wedding album full of the most beautiful

them document your life going forward? There are only so many

memories captured for all eternity. And now, silence. Crickets chirp,

photos you can take with your arm half in the picture and everyone

the dishwasher hums. Where is that person you’ve shared your

attempting (in vain) to squish their heads together so they can all fit in

journey with? Look left, he’s sitting beside you on the couch watching

the photo.

hockey and eating a bag of Doritos, but I’m talking about the other

Or perhaps you’re taking another level challenge that you’ve never

person; your photographer. Your life has moved on as husband and

tried before and to have that documented would be adding to the

wife and theirs has moved on to document other lucky couples who

next chapter of your small but growing life essay. Maybe you’ve

are getting married. Cue tiny violin.

become physically active and are running a marathon, or you’re

What now? How do you get your photographer/friend/schemer/

challenging yourself by entering in a fitness competition. It doesn’t

dirty-joke-teller back into your life? If you’re anything like my family,

matter what your celebration, only that it is yours to celebrate.

you might end up hiring a different photographer every single year

And truthfully, a proper photograph should be created to help you

to document your lives together, when you get pregnant, newborn

mark the occasion, but you don’t need me to tell you that. After all,

photos, family photos, maternity photos again, newborn photos

you’re reading this article because you’re going to hire a wedding

again, and more family photos than you have wall space in your

photographer, aren’t you?

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iving boudoir albums as a wedding gift has been a popular

exchange from a woman to a man, however boudoir photography is for men, and couples, too. Why shouldn’t a man have the same opportunity to capture a particularly momentous time in his life? For those who don’t feel comfortable doing it alone, couples boudoir is a great option, and a lasting memento of your connection to each other. When looking for the right photographer for you, creativity is an important thing to consider, and so are testimonials, but ultimately the proof is in an extensive portfolio. Be sure to take the time to do some research in advance, and seek referrals to find the right photographer for you.

“Passion should overwhelm reason time and again” - Alvaro Castagnet, Painter

BOUDOIR SESSION WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW Preparing for your boudoir session is simple, however there are a few small things that will have a huge impact on your results. To help you prepare for your boudoir shoot, here are a few tips from the pros to help you get the most out of the experience, and the pictures.

1. Book a professional hair and makeup artist. 2. Plan your outfit in advance, have 2-3 outfits to change into.

3. Bring accessories and or props that compliment your outfit to your shoot.

4. Have a manicure and pedicure done. 5. Do not drink alcohol the night before the shoot. 6. Consider your location carefully, and ask your photographer for ideas.

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nspiration for your wedding design can come from anywhere.

Your favourite colour, flower, piece of music, family traditions, even a favourite book or movie. The possibilities are endless. No matter where you begin, our advice is to make sure your initial inspirations come from your heart. This is a momentous and symbolic day. Don’t let other’s opinions dictate your decisions, but instead allow the infinite possibilities to wash over you, and be grateful for everyone’s ideas. Take away your favourite concepts and build on them to create something that is uniquely you. A wedding planner will guide you through creating the wedding of your wildest dreams, without letting it get out of (your) control.

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COLOUR GUIDE SHOWERED IN LOVE

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SHOWERED IN LOVE INSPIRATION GALLERY

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hoosing a cool blue palette is an opportunity to incorporate the feel of

water, rain and sky into your decor. Cobalt, teal and aegean pair beautifully with eucalyptus green, plum and saffron hues.

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imple and elegant, a minimal colour scheme is the perfect solution for a

couple wanting a motif that is neither too feminine, nor too masculine. Elegant hues of plum and navy are classic and timeless choices that will never go out of style. Show off your taste and attention to detail with statement furniture and décor pieces.

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COLOUR GUIDE NATURAL BEAUTY

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antone refers to this year’s fresh colour of the year, Greenery, as “nature’s

neutral”. As we become more immersed in contemporary living, our craving for natural beauty grows. Your wedding is an opportunity to celebrate your love of nature together. Choose neutrals with white accents, and let nature do most of the work for you.

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ove is the most important element in a marriage. Celebrate this fact by

incorporating elemental tones into your colour scheme like water blue and earth brown. Crisp metallic colours like silver, copper and gold make bright accents, and they complement virtually every palette. For dramatic effect, choose additional accents in dark browns or black.

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f you are working with a vintage theme, try letting your blooms be your guide.

Design your palette around the colours of your flowers, or featured furniture pieces, instead of the other way around. Flowers are rich with symbolism and meaning, consider all the ways that they can be used as features and as accents, like edible decorations in your reception menu, floral chandeliers or show-stopping floral walls.

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he design of your wedding day is a showcase of fun choices you have

made as a couple! Let your united personalities shine through in every detail. There are no rules when it comes to designing your day, or your future together. If you are having trouble deciding on a theme, try using your unique surroundings, or even the weather, as an opportunity to make clever and unexpected design choices.

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et the prairies that surround us inspire you with shades that whisper of

tradition, family and heritage. Traditions and culture are different for every family. If you have the option to host your wedding at a location of importance to you, add it to your list of venues to consider. You will be amazed at how a space can be transformed with a little design and strategic lighting.

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ool slate, marble and river rocks echo the majestic Canadian Rocky Mountains. If cool,

clean and crisp is your vibe, consider “stone” as a source of inspiration for your wedding décor. Compliment this motif with your favourite accent colour to personalize and soften the edginess. Ask your pastry chef for trending cake designs like luxurious marble patterns, or dazzling geode-inspired cakes.

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Sending the Right Message BY CATHERINE LAROSE

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wedding is a remarkable and meaningful celebration, and

your invitation ensemble plays a very important role. A wedding invitation heralds the event while building excitement leading up to your big day. It provides the much needed details about your wedding to your guests while setting the tone for the entire event. In a similar way, a simple save the date card can tell the story of how you met. Together your invitation ensemble has the ability to make a bold and public first statement about who you are as a couple. What will your invitation say about the two of you? There is an overwhelming array of options when it comes to deciding on papers and print styles.

Before you start cutting and folding we encourage you to ask yourself the following questions:

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How many guests are you inviting? How many stationery items are in your ensemble? Do you have a theme or motif in mind? What is your budget for stationery and signage? Do you want your table cards, seating charts, menus and signage to match? Will any stationery items or signage be supplied by your venue or resort? Are you interested in environmentally conscious choices?

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Stationery doesn't start or end with your invitations. If you're a paper lover who spends hours admiring great graphic design, there's no reason your stationery suite can't be incorporated into all aspects of your wedding planning and decor! Here are a few cute ways to get some mileage from your stationery suite. PLANNING: Once your stationery design is confirmed, print a special cover to slip inside your wedding planning binder. Incorporate your signature stationery style on your planning labels, as well as any labels you print when you hit up the wedding shows.

PRE-WEDDING: Of course, your save the dates and invitations are the belle of the stationery ball! Your invitation suite can include (but isn't limited to) save the dates, rehearsal dinner invitations, wedding invitations, website cards, reply cards, envelopes and envelope liners, direction and accommodation cards and postage stamps.

DAY OF: Shower your guests with gorgeous stationery - for your wedding day stationery, consider programs, place cards, escort cards, table numbers, menus, favour cards, aisle runners, coasters and signage.

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LOVE BLOOMS Your Ultimate Floral Fantasy BY CATHERINE LAROSE

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looms come in hundreds of varieties and dozens of shades. Fortunately by choosing

your colour palette, your location, dress and date you have already narrowed down your choices. With the help of your florist you can quickly determine if your favourite flowers are available for what you have in mind. Staying with seasonal or local flowers is the most ecofriendly option, and can save you hundreds of dollars.

“My favourite floral trend right now is seeing couples incorporating more of their own personalities into their wedding florals. People are throwing off the traditional rules and making their florals about who they are by incorporating their interests and passions. That’s everything from graffiti sprayed florals, to bringing in robotics for their boutonnieres... It’s as infinite as people are individual. It’s about being you, celebrating who you are together, fashions will date but who you both are is forever.” - Janna Marynn Brunnen, Red Rose Florist

YOUR BRIDAL BOUQUET The dramatic impact of your bridal flowers cannot be overstated. It also gives you something to do with your hands as you walk down the aisle (which you will want). Be sure to factor in the style of your dress and your body type. Consider adding a personal touch to your bridal bouquet – this can be a symbolic flower to you, a piece of jewellery, or even a swatch of fabric.

CEREMONY DÉCOR If your wedding ceremony is outdoors, nature will do most of the work for you. You may want to focus on a splash of colour, or unique arrangements that are more artistic. Alternatively, if it is indoors, you will want to consider aisle markers, hanging garlands, and aisle runners.

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BRIDAL PARTY

BOUQUET Bridemaids bouquets are often smaller, simpler versions of your bridal bouquet, or completely unique bouquets for your party. Young attendants love to carry a vessel of petals or something to sprinkle down the aisle before you. A young girl could also carry a small nosegay, or a garland with the help of another girl. It’s your wedding, you can decide!

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THE GUYS Boutonnieres are still hot, and they are getting more creative than ever. These little floral marvels are perfect for the groom, your groomsmen, ushers, emcees, fathers, grandfathers, and other important A

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RECEPTION FLORALS Think about all of the areas that will need floral adornment, such as the gift table, the escort card table, and the cake table. Many florists are opting for a show stopping floral arrangement or feature wall to act as a focal point for the room. Don’t forget about the bars, and the bathrooms! Terrariums and potted plants make wonderful living favours.

EDIBLE FLOWERS Usually, the blooms on cakes are hand crafted by the cake designer, however topping your cake with real flowers is a beautiful and cost effective alternative. If you go this route, make sure the blooms you choose to decorate your cake are non-toxic.

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VENUE Ceremony Venues BY JESSILYN FORIGO

NATURAL NUPTIALS If the abundant natural beauty of our unique geography is the desired backdrop for your dream ceremony, your only challenge will be deciding which stunning venue to choose. Meadow Muse Pavilion, a luxury event tent in the heart of Calgary’s Fish Creek Park features retractable walls, creating a seamless transition between your ceremony and the surrounding parkland. Or venture a little further to Priddis and exchange vows as you take in the sweeping views of the foothills from Azuridge Estate Hotel’s immaculately manicured grounds. Or head just east of Edmonton to the Hastings Lake Gardens and say “I do” in the pristine gazebo amidst the lush vegetation and tranquil water features. Is a wedding on the water more your thing? Step aboard the S.S. Moyie paddle wheeler at Heritage Park and set sail on Glenmore Reservoir. Or stroll down the aisle in the gardens of Rouge Restaurant nestled on the banks of the Bow River in historic Inglewood. A

URBAN AMOUR Is it the pulse of the city that makes your heart beat hardest? Downtown darlings rejoice; there are plenty of venues that will let you marry the love of your life in the heart of our urban jungle. Infuse your ceremony with that undeniable spirit when you wed in the premium venues at Calgary’s most iconic institution, The Calgary Stampede. Or embrace the hustle and bustle of the city below as you proclaim your love atop the Marriot Calgary Downtown on the expansive rooftop patio. Transform the dramatic blank slate that is Old Strathcona’s Westbury Theatre into your perfect urban escape, or embrace the warehouse vibe at Blatchford Hangar at Fort Edmonton, with room for 450 and large hanger doors that open onto an expansive green space. Planning a more intimate affair? Escape to the patio at Cilantro by CRMR, a true urban oasis, tucked just off Calgary’s storied 17th Avenue or have a ceremony fit for a secret society socialite at Sub Rosa, an expansive underground lounge hidden below a downtown heritage building.

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CEREMONY Finding Your Officiant BY JESSILYN FORIGO

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here is so much life packed into the fleeting moments of a wedding ceremony:

shared understanding and agreement between two hearts, traditions and history and emotion, a very public declaration of love in front of family and friends, not to mention legal requirements and agreements. Your officiant is more than just the person who takes you from “I do” to “we did”; they’re a wealth of knowledge and experience on how to make all of those factors as meaningful, memorable and seamless as possible. Officiants also help to set the tone for your ceremony. From contemplative and reflective to playful and celebratory, your officiant can help to showcase your personality as a couple. Research potential providers and read their reviews, ask other couples for referrals and opinions about officiants they’ve used, and be certain to set up an informal phone call or video chat to gauge their tone and personality before booking. Take time and care in choosing your officiant. While location, availability and religious or legal affiliation are obvious considerations it’s most important to find someone you can genuinely connect with; if the things they say “click” for you, they’ll likely be well received by your guests too as a real reflection of your unique love story.

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“There are moments in your life that you will hold above all others . . . and your wedding day is one of them.” - Jacqueline Hoare, Life Celebrant


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RECEPTION Luxury Reception Venues BY JESSILYN FORIGO

STATELY & STRIKING Have your wedding day dreams seen you sweeping across a ballroom embraced by your beloved? Fulfill your princess (or prince) fantasies at The Fairmont Palliser or The Fairmont Hotel MacDonald. With ornate ballrooms and stunning stone architecture, these iconic properties will have you feeling like royalty. Or choose Hotel Arts in Calgary’s trendy beltline district, or Edmonton’s Art Gallery of Alberta to add a little modernity to your matrimony. With a poolside patio perfect for cocktails at the former, and original art to tempt the senses at the later, you’ll be every inch the downtown cool couple. Speaking of downtown, the Sheraton Eau Claire in Calgary provides stunning city views from many of its event spaces, while the Shaw Conference Center in the heart of Edmonton has those coveted River Valley vistas. Or insert yourself right in the core of that downtown energy at Hudson, Calgary’s newest, largest (and certainly most impressive) event spaces, located on the 6th floor of the Hudson Bay heritage building on storied Stephen Avenue. A

BOUTIQUE & BOLD Is your dream reception a dialed-up version of your perfect date night? Look no further than boutique venues offering one-of-a-kind experiences that add a little “who knew?” to your “I do.” Dig into exceptional culinary creations at Calgary’s The Nash, housed in a former 1900’s hotel or enjoy a sunset sparkling off the lake without leaving the city at The Lakehouse on Lake Bonavista. Show off your artsy, industrial vibe at Latitude 53 in Edmonton, or share your love for all things musical at the Winspear Centre. Or perhaps you’ll take those toasts coastal in Calgary at Rodney’s Oyster House and enjoy a few bivalves with that bubbly, or get tropical at Ricardo's Hideaway and toast in tropical tiki style. Play cowboy (or city slicker) with a country wedding at Lynnwood Ranch or jump into married life at WinSport when you celebrate in the festival tent at the base of the Olympic ski jump.

“Luxury is in each detail” – Hubert de Givenchy

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TOP 5 CONSIDERATIONS WHEN CHOOSING A VENUE

1. HOW MANY ARE COMING? The size of your guest list will quickly eliminate certain venues. Plan for a few extras to ensure you’ve got enough space for everyone.

2. WHO WILL BE IN ATTENDANCE? Elderly guests attending but thinking

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of a rooftop venue only accessible by stairs? In love with a lounge space but

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have kids coming? Confirm you can accommodate those you want to share your day with before committing to a venue.

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3. WHAT KIND OF RECEPTION WILL YOU HAVE? The right venue for a formal sit-down dinner is often quite different from a casual cocktail affair. Consider the experience you’re trying to create.

4. WHEN WILL THE PARTY START (AND END)? Many venues are inaccessible or have noise restrictions at certain times of day. Ensure your venue can accommodate your plans.

5. HOW WILL IT COME TOGETHER? Read reviews about a venue’s service

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hen you walk into your wedding reception you should be immersed in your very own

dream event filled with those you love most. Selecting a venue is the first, and some would say most important, step in making this dream a reality. Wedding receptions are as unique and varied as couples themselves, and everything from the layout of the room to the types of food service or catering available will come together to create a one of a kind guest experience. Consider your personal sense of style, the things that bring you the most happiness and events you’ve attended and enjoyed in the past when crafting your reception vision. Then look to find a venue that provides the foundation upon which to build the layers of your celebration. Prioritize the elements that are most important to you and narrow down your potential venues to those who can best fulfill these top considerations. Are you a passionate foodie who is happiest breaking bread with family and friends? A venue with exceptional food service and communal harvest tables might be perfect for you. Do you yawn through speeches and dread the thought of sitting still? A venue with creative cocktails and space for a fabulous band might be more your fit.

team and have conversations to ensure

No matter what your vision, ensure you’re confident your venue can provide the experience

you share the same vision and standards.

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WHEELS Getting to Your Venues BY JESSILYN FORIGO

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WEDDING PARTY WHEELS

GUEST TRANSPORTATION

Limousines remain the most popular way for couples and their

With parking restrictions at many venues, the challenges of traffic and

wedding party to get from A to B on the big day, and for good

travel, and of course the need for a safe way home after celebrating,

reason. With a myriad of sizes, styles and colours, including SUV’s,

providing guests with a shuttle service allows them to enjoy the

oversized limos and even custom decorated cars, these tried and true

occasion stress-free.

transporters never disappoint.

Sprinter vans and small shuttle buses are ideal for transporting groups

But limos aren’t the only option when it comes to arriving in style.

that will be departing at varying times as they can run on a continuous

Vintage vehicles, trollies and even antique firetrucks provide a nod

loop and move smaller groups on each trip. For larger groups that all

to history (and amazing photo opportunities), while party buses, and sprinter vans with light-up bars and video screens get the celebration started without delay. Specialty sports cars and exotics let couples showcase their need for speed and love of adventure, while others

or car service chits are ideal when guests need to go many different places as they allow you to pre-authorize payment for service and provide your guests with vouchers that are valid for travel anywhere up

embrace another kind of pedal power on two seater bicycles.

to a pre-determined fare amount.

Whatever transportation you choose let it reflect your unique style, and

Whether you are providing transportation both to and from the venue,

you’re sure to enjoy the journey every bit as much as the destination.

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or offering an end-of-the-evening shuttle, this extra attention to guest comfort and safety is always appreciated.


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5 FAST TRANSPORTATION TIPS

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1. BOOK EARLY FOR BEST SELECTION The most coveted cars book up quickly. Delay can equal disappointment.

2. SAVE WITH STRATEGIC SCHEDULING If your booking has a minimum number of hours per car try to schedule double duty (like dropping off parents and then looping back to get the bridal party).

3. DOUBLE CHECK THE DOSSIER Review your booking to ensure all details are correct. Attention now saves aggravation later.

4. ACCESS AND RESTRICTIONS Confirm in advance where passengers can be dropped off and picked up to avoid confusion and delays.

5. DON’T FORGET ABOUT GIFTS Consider a courier service to get gifts and other keepsake items home after the big day.

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Wedding Confections BY CATHERINE LAROSE

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he tradition of cutting the wedding cake is an iconic

Modern cakes are works of art and can be inspired by fashion

moment in a wedding reception, and one that has been

or your décor and colour palette. If you are not really a cake

passed down for generations. Your wedding cake is the

person, ask your caterer about other options, like dessert

centerpiece of your reception, and as such it should reflect

tables, featuring any number of cupcakes, tarts, pies, cookies

your personal tastes and style as a couple. With a little

or virtually any confection under the sun. Modern pastry chefs

imagination and advice from a culinary expert your dessert

are using confections to express their wildest imaginations

table can become a delightfully delectable experience for

with sugar and other fine ingredients.

your guests.

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CAKES & DESSERTS Confection Inspiration GOLD DRIPPED Drip cakes are popular for their artistic use of dripped icing. The avant-garde creations feature a sweet glaze that runs over top of a flattened circular cake and down its side. Take this trend to the next level by gilding the drips in 24k edible gold.

ICED TREASURES Your caterer is capable of creating amazing things, including ice sculptures and serving stations. Surprise your guests with a special dessert presented in an iced vessel, or an ice sculpture centrepiece. The ultimate in luxury dining experiences can be surprisingly simple and pure in concept.

FOLIAGE & COLLAGE The idea of 3D cake decoration is nothing new, but the artists approach is ever-evolving. Consider a design that incorporates multiple textures and techniques, like sugar paste, gold leaf, and dramatic fondant colours. Ask your pastry chef for design ideas, as they are experts in knowing what works and what will not.

GEODE INSPIRED Sparkling gemstone hues inspire the newest wedding cake trend - geodes. Sugar paste flowers are replaced with glittering sugar crystals and gilded accents. The geode is made from a combination of granulated sugar and rock candy that is then crafted with multi-coloured modelling chocolate. Your guests will be mesmerised by the beautiful treasures on their plates.

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PORCELAIN BLUE Replicating a favourite porcelain or fabric motif is a popular, and classic, cake decorating choice. Hand painted or stencilled patterns look great in white, against nearly any colour backdrop. Try replacing softer hues with electric, or brightly coloured shades for a modern take on a classic style.

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CATERING WinSport Spotlight BY CATHERINE LAROSE

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n extraordinary menu is crucial to any wedding’s success.

Selecting an experienced caterer is critical to ensuring your guest's experience is exceptional. The best place to start is by choosing a venue and caterer who are renowned for going above and beyond their client's expectations. WinSport’s Canada Olympic Park is an ideal venue for large weddings, with a world-class catering team. Our Editor-In-Chief, Catherine Larose, interviewed Jason McKay, Director of Food and Beverage, to get his unique take on weddings, fashion, and his personal passion for creating the ultimate guest experience.

What is trending right now in wedding catering? Everything in fashion, food, and events come from creativity and everything has its place to inspire people to dream big. Our executive chef, Liana Robberecht and I often compare food and fashion. When we see a new scarf, shirt or handbag in the window, we can’t help but discuss food or plating strategies or event/wedding décor ideas. In one of my favorite movies: The Devil Wears Prada, everything comes from design and fashion and that’s where we get ideas and motivation from a $20 plate or centerpiece to a $200 plate. High fashion will always teach me to dream as big as you can.

Is anything trending right now in wedding catering? I think a lot of people are looking for restaurant-style catering that is fresh. It’s something that our amazing kitchen team always tries to deliver – fresh and amazing food at every event. Buffets and plated events should always look amazing and executive chef Liana Robberecht and I always try our best to make sure everyone from the first person to the last has the same experience. And to be honest, the best way to make your dream wedding is to make your own trend and make your special day truly yours. Pinterest is awesome, but it steers you in the same direction as everyone else. I believe looking at old photos of you and your family and looking through magazines for anything that catches your eye is where planning your dream wedding begins.

“The best way to make your dream wedding is to make your own trend and make your special day truly yours.”

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PHOTOS COURTESY OF WINSPORT

What is it that makes WinSport such a sought after venue for weddings?

What do you love about your career as the Director of Food Beverage and Sales at WinSport?

As a key venue for the 1988 Winter Olympic Games which is now

I have worked in every department in food and beverage as well as

a world-class recreation and training facility, you’ll walk past the

sales and worked my way up from dishwasher to line cook to director

historical bobsleigh track and may run into some of the country’s

through 18 years of hard work, which has made this an epic journey.

top athletes on your way to your wedding reception, which is an

But most importantly, working with my team makes every day coming

experience you won’t get at any other venue. Our spaces are unique

to work easy. Watching my team be inspired by events and sports

in that they can be converted into so many different looks and feels,

over the years is special and so many people have been here for

so we can make sure your dream vision can come true. Having your

a number of years, while others come and go and some will even

wedding here is also a way to support our athletes in their dream to

retire. At the end of the day, my crew will always be part my family.

represent our country. Our clients support the athletes’ dreams and chef Liana and my team support our client’s dreams. And of course, we can’t forget about our kitchen team. When you walk into our kitchen, written above the door is: “Magic happens here” which I believe is so true in that our team does produce magic.

Can you tell me something about the dynamic of your current culinary team? Under the leadership of executive chef Liana Robberecht, our team pushes the boundaries of creativity and flavours. Everything that

“Having your wedding here is also a way to support our athletes in their dream to represent our country.”

goes out of this kitchen has to be of the highest quality and look amazing. We have a lot of talent in our kitchen and each and every

Jason Mckay

one of our team members bring a different feel to what we do. From

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our dishwashers to our head chef, everyone is involved.

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ENTERTAINMENT Getting the Party Started BY JESSILYN FORIGO

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hen it’s time to wow guests with unforgettable

entertainment, craft an experience that’s uniquely yours.

THE TRIED AND TRUE When it comes to getting the party started music still reigns supreme. Live bands offer that in-the-moment engagement that can’t help but feel special, while DJs offer variety that keeps the dancefloor rocking. Dueling pianos and even Drum and DJ, where a live drummer (or even a horns section) plays along with DJ provided tracks to up the impact and energy, mean this entertainment staple is at no risk of seeming stale.

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lines, acrobatic performers, technicians who video map the walls

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of your venue (often linked to music), and even comedic actors planted amidst the wedding guests, to create your very own Tony N’ Tina’s Wedding moment keep guests guessing.

THE ORIGINAL AND UNIQUE Today’s couples are looking to personalize everything from their invitation suite to their honeymoon geo-filter so it’s no surprise that personalized entertainment is increasingly popular. From pop-up opera performances with customized lyrics, to professional dance groups incorporating the bride and groom and even professionally directed pre-wedding “mini films”, couples are putting their own twist on keeping guests entertained.

“Where words leave off, music begins.” – Heinrich Heine, Poet

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DECOR | DESIGN | PLANNING


DECOR Meaningful Wedding Decor BY CATHERINE LAROSE

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our wedding day is a work of art in motion. It is the culmination

to focus on all of the meaningful and symbolic elements of your

create the moments that lifelong memories are made of. Your

nuptials, and can leave the logistics and event design in the hands

wedding designer or planner will share their talent, experience and

of an experienced expert. For Edmonton based designer Cory

passion to help you create your masterpiece.

Christopher, design is largely about storytelling. “For me, designing

More and more clergy and officiants are willing to officiate in hotel

is the opportunity to tell the couple's story, to discover their

ballrooms and outdoors, vineyards and beaches, meaning that couples can choose spaces that hold significant meaning to them and they can also be decorated in any way that they choose. It is important to remember that there are two, if not more, stages of your wedding day, and each one has to be carefully planned and designed. The ceremony is the most significant part of your wedding day, and it should be designed in a meaningful way.

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Working with a designer means that you have the opportunity

of long held dreams, vision, inspiration, and dozens of details to

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personality and design it into reality using visual and experiential components carefully crafted together. It’s the process of discovery that is the most exciting and rewarding, the wedding day itself is just the icing on the cake.”


DESIGN Outdoor Weddings BY CATHERINE LAROSE

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ew places are more inspiring for a wedding than in nature.

Not to mention, most of the décor is built into the location itself. Some couples know right away that they want to be married outdoors, and some arrive at the location organically. Planning an outdoor wedding means taking a few more things under consideration.

Here are a few tips to help keep you out of the woods: START EARLY Whether you are booking a ballroom or an outdoor venue, the same timeline applies. Book and plan for your location 10-12 months in advance. Consider the logistics of travel, and parking. Also, you will want to ask your planner to look into any permits or regulations pertaining to tents, noise, alcohol and food.

DESIGN THE SPACE Creating a reception space outdoors means you will have to bring everything in, and you will require a load-in and set-up crew. Tents, lighting fixtures, and furniture rentals will all play a major role in creating a space that is comfortable and conducive to celebrating. Be sure to factor in space for the band, the bar and the dance floor.

HAVE A “PLAN B” Anything other than your vision may be difficult to imagine, but sometimes Mother Nature has other plans. Discussing a backup plan with your planner is the only way to ensure that your wedding day goes off without a hitch.

PHOTOGRAPHER: NICOLE ASHLEY LOCATION: EDMONTON DESIGN & DECOR: CORY CHRISTOPHER FLORAL DESIGN: CORY CHRISTOPHER MONTH-OF COORDINATOR: JENNIFER BERGMAN WEDDINGS

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PLANNING PERFECTION Wedding Planners and Wedding Designers BY JESSILYN FORIGO

“I found I could say things with colour and shape that I couldn’t say in any other way – things I had no words for.” - Georgia O’Keefe, Artist

Here are a few tips to keep in mind that will help you plan the perfect day: LISTEN TO MOTHER NATURE Heed weather warnings, and be prepared for any

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potential situation. Extreme temperatures, rain, or well-executed wedding looks beautiful, seamless and effortless, but behind

the flawless florals, the party-starting performers and the perfectly timed plated meal there are countless details that need to be managed. With the different titles

insects can all have a big impact on your guest’s experience. Your planner will be able to help you prepare for anything, with style.

used for wedding professionals including wedding designer, wedding planner, wedding coordinator and more, it’s important to know just what you require in terms of assistant and who to choose to make your wedding worries disappear.

KNOW YOUR BLACKOUT DATES Local events and holidays can affect traffic and hotel

While Wedding Designers work toward vision victory, Wedding Planners sweat

availability. Make sure you have looked into your dates

the details. Planners manage logistics, budgets, timelines and vendor bookings;

well in advance of making your bookings to avoid any

the less shiny but undeniably mission critical production points that make each

potentially problematic scheduling situations.

moment work. Planners walk you moment by moment through your ideal wedding day ensuring that your bridal bucket list matches your budget. They have the experience to navigate potential missteps that could derail your big-day dreams and know just how to gather all of your wedding details up in a (perfectly) tied bow. They’ve also cultivated strong relationships with vendors and venues and can often negotiate preferred pricing and perks that couples can’t access on their own. You can hire these two specialized services separately, or you can find wedding

FOLLOW THE VENDORS Your wedding vendors can make great recommendations for you, and potentially direct you away from problems. If they recommend any other vendors to you, be sure to take note. Chances are they have worked together before.

professionals that offer both services all under one roof. Regardless of which you choose, it’s important to have your wedding professional of choice clearly outline what tasks they will be taking on, and which you remain responsible for.

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its whims. But while a tented wedding allows for creativity and personalization, along with this freedom comes the challenge of ensuring that your event proceeds smoothly and comfortably for all involved. Your wedding planner or tent rental company will guide you through this process to ensure your outdoor wedding is a success, and your tent is equipped with everything you need.

DANCE FLOOR No matter what the size of your wedding, a dance floor should be on your list. These days, there are many options for dance floor rentals, from vinyl to wooden tiles and beyond. Wow your guests by renting a LED infinity dance floor! These mesmerizing floors can be programmed with a variety of patterns

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and millions of colour combinations and they will leave your guests in awe.

FANS & HEATERS Comfort for your guests is a top priority, and this means ensuring you have tent fans if it is hot, and heaters if it is cold. Work with your planner to make sure you have enough of them strategically placed to accommodate the number of guests you plan to invite. Air circulation is a science when it comes to tented venues

CHAIRS Chairs are one of the most important rental items on your list, however their design and functionality are often overlooked. Chairs come in a myriad of sizes, styles, and their levels of comfort vary. Consider that you will need chairs for your ceremony, reception, and

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THE POWER OF LIGHT Working With Lighting Designers BY CATHERINE LAROSE

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he value of lighting cannot be measured by

the quantity of light, but rather by the environment it creates, the mood it sets and the vision it enables. Lighting design adds intensity and vibration to a room. It allows you to create texture or change the colour of the walls or landscape. A professional lighting designer will illuminate your decor and elevate your guest's experience to something extraordinary. Proper lighting will also significantly impact the quality of images that your photographer is able to produce. Lighting designers have a great deal of creativity and a deep understanding of colour, contrast and value. Like photographers, lighting designers too are artists, and all artists have styles. Professional lighting enhances all elements of your décor. It can draw attention to important items, such as centrepieces, the head table, or your wedding cake, or it can wash colours and textures over plain white walls. Lighting also creates mood, and ambiance. When your guests walk into a brilliantly lit reception room, with your beautiful decor shining and sparkling, they will be completely entranced.

“The most fascinating thing for me is to see the bride and groom's reaction when they see their dream wedding setup for the first time. It never gets old. I also love what I call the "HS (holy smokes)" factor. This is when the wedding guests see a luxurious wedding for the first time and everything looks amazing. Their reaction says it all.” - Bill Filyk, Stardust Event Group Among the most important elements to light properly are: the ceremony, your head table and wedding party, the dance floor and band, the podium, wedding cake, floral arrangements, and backdrops such as draping. Having your monogram initials illuminated on a backdrop or the dance floor is a favourite personal PHOTOGRAPHER: EMILY EXON PHOTOGRAPHY LIGHTING DESIGN: ORANGE FROG PRODUCTIONS DECOR & DESIGN: LYNN FLETCHER WEDDINGS

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PHOTOGRAPHER: BUD MOORE PHOTOGRAPHY VENUE: BOW VALLEY RANCHE RESTAURANT DESIGNER: EVENTFUL PLANNING RENTALS: GREAT EVENTS RENTALS FLORAL DESIGN: RED ROSE FLORIST STATIONERY: CREATE LOVE INVITATIONS & DESIGN HAIR & MAKEUP: GLAMAWAY BEAUTY BRIDAL FASHION: CAMEO & CUFFLINKS MODEL: IVANA

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VERDANT DECOR INSPIRATION PHOTOGRAPHER: ALAN MAUDIE PHOTOGRAPHY VENUE: DIVINO WINE & CHEESE BISTRO PLANNER: CORY CHRISTOPHER FLORAL DESIGN: CORY CHRISTOPHER STATIONERY: PINKPOLKA INVITATIONS AND STATIONERY HAIR & MAKEUP: MICHELLE SUFFOLK-WALSH HAIR & MAKEUP ARTIST WOMENS FASHION: CAMEO & CUFFLINKS MENS FASHION: ED WILLIAMS MENS WEAR LIGHTING DESIGN: STARDUST EVENT GROUP MODELS: I MODEL MANAGEMENT - SAM, SOFIA MODELS - ALVARO, NATURAL TALENT ALLIANCE INC. - NATALKA

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TROPIC DECOR INSPIRATION PHOTOGRAPHER: PMG IMAGE VENUE: AZURIDGE ESTATE HOTEL FLORAL DESIGN: OCCASIONAL BLOOM LIGHTING DESIGN: STARDUST EVENT GROUP RENTALS: BELLA LINENS, GATHERED TABLE SUPPLY STATIONERY: THE SOCIAL PAGE CAKE: SWIRL CUSTOM CAKES & DESSERTS HAIR & MAKEUP: MICHELLE SUFFOLK-WALSH HAIR & MAKEUP ARTIST BRIDAL ATTIRE: r o c o c o BRIDES MODEL: CHELSEA, JIMMY-LEE

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PHOTOGRAPHER: SEAN LEBLANC PHOTOGRAPHY VENUE: THE GUILD - PRIVATE EVENT VENUE DESIGNER: RED EVENTS DESIGN INC. FLORAL DESIGN: FLORALISSA ANGEL WINGS: RED EVENTS DESIGN INC. HAIR: HAMMER HEADZ SALON MAKEUP: TRENA LAINE MAKE UP ARTIST MODEL: MILLIE

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BRITISH COLUMBIA Emerald Lake Lodge BY CATHERINE LAROSE

F

or couples who are in search of dramatic vista views, rich

Canadian history, and the grandeur of the Rocky Mountains, Emerald Lake Lodge is the perfect wedding location. The jade green lake was discovered in 1882 by the legendary guide Tom Wilson, during the construction of the Canadian Pacific Railway. Today, the area remains one of North America’s most outstanding, and year-round accessible, wilderness settings. Nestled on the edge of the jewel coloured Emerald Lake, the lodge features three rooms that can accommodate weddings of up to 88 people, or 150 people if you opt for the Rent Your Own Island option, which allows your group to have sole access to the lodge. Accommodations feature twenty-four cabin-style buildings that surround the original lodge. Each room features a fieldstone fireplace and a private balcony with a spectacular mountain view. A smaller area located on the shores of the pristine lake is perfect for couples planning smaller weddings with an outdoor ceremony. Let the expert culinary team at Emerald Lake Lodge treat your guests to world-renowned Rocky Mountain cuisine. Choose your favourite delicacies from the menu options designed by legendary Executive Chef Alistair Barnes, and pair it with their award-winning wine list. This is Canadian luxury at its finest; natural, dramatic, exquisite and pure.

“Although Emerald Lake Lodge is known for its pristine emerald coloured lake in the summer and Fall, weddings at the lodge in the winter are just as spectacular,” says Lauren Telfer, Director of Marketing & Public Relations and past winter bride. “Surrounded by snow covered peaks, you are immersed in a secluded winter wonderland. The coziness of the lodge and your rooms, as well as the delectable Rocky Mountain cuisine, are the perfect way to celebrate with your family and friends.”

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ESCAPE TO CHERRY CREEK ESTATE Nestled between the Rocky & Purcell Mountains near Kimberley and Cranbrook, BC Cherry Creek Estate is just four hours from Calgary. With 360 degrees of mountain views, there is no shortage of spectacular backdrops for your wedding ceremony. Three upscale rental buildings include a 13,000 square foot European inspired mansion and two reception barns to choose from. Accommodation For 45 Guests Two Barn Reception Barns | Indoor Pool Private Estate On 320 Acres | Farm To Fork Gourmet Catering

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To love and to cherish.

Golden, B.C. is the perfect wedding destination. In the heart of the Canadian Rockies, surrounded by six of Canada’s most stunning national parks and sitting at the confluence of two rivers you will find Golden. Steeped in history, rich in heritage and awash with natural beauty, Golden is the quintessential wedding destination. Visit www.tourismgolden.com/weddings to discover everything you need to plan your memorable day.


Bear Corner Adventures Bed & Bale Contact us for a spectacular western wedding experience in the Rocky Mountains to exchange your vows or for photo opportunities.

1-250-344-4785

www.bearcornerb-b.com

G & K Persson Farms The perfect location for your special day. Nestled in the Columbia Valley with the Rocky & Purcell mountains surrounding the property giving you 360° of breath taking views and photos.

1-250-348-2094

www.gkperssonfarms.com

Columbia Outpost Lodge Rustic beauty only begins to describe the Red Barn at the Columbia Outpost Lodge. Celebrate the start of your new life together at this amazing wedding venue. Photo opportunities are endless with Wetlands and Mountain backdrops, a veil of hops and of course the classic Red Barn itself.

1-250-348-2235

www.columbiawetlandsoutpost.com

Hillside Lodge Stunning. Unique. Breathtaking. Just a few words used to describe the barn venue which boasts rustic elegance and beautiful charm. Exposed beams and perfect lighting make this an amazing wedding location. Accommodate up to 40 guests on site. 120 person max. The views are unrivaled making your wedding one to remember.

1-250-344-7281

www.hillsidechalets.com

Heather Mountain Lodge & Cabins “Great setting for our family wedding.” Be wed in the mountains Somewhere Close to Nowhere with your own private wedding venue. We specialize in intimate weddings with amazing dining and accommodation for your guests. Our timber-frame lodge, hotel and luxury cabins are easily accessed halfway between Golden and Revelstoke.

1-866-344-7490

www.heathermountainlodge.com

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To love and to cherish.

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C H RISTIE KYLE MAY 14, 2016

FEATURE WEDDING

British Columbia "Christie and Kyle were married at Island Lake Lodge in Fernie, British Columbia. My favorite image from the whole reception was when Christie and Kyle were having their first dance and their little son tried to join in." – Kevan Wilkie, Photographer

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6:8 Photography

CAKE

Crumbs Cakery & Cafe

VIDEOGRAPHER

Parfait Productions

HAIR

Lysh Hair Salon

VENUE - CEREMONY

Island Lake Lodge

MAKEUP

Amore’s Esthetics

ATTIRE - BRIDE

The Bridal Boutique (Edmonton) - Alfred Angelo

ATTIRE - GROOM

Derks Formals - Michael Kors

JEWELLERY / ACCESSORIES

Hillberg and Berk

ENTERTAINMENT - DJ

Pez Productions

VENUE - RECEPTION

Island Lake Lodge

FLOWERS

Lynn Fletcher Weddings - Sheryl Boury Great Events Rentals, Orange Trunk Vintage Styling & Rentals, Special Events Rentals Fleurish Flower Shop

STATIONERY

Plush Invitations

CATERER

Island Lake Lodge

PLANNER / DESIGNER RENTALS

LIGHTING DESIGN

Pez Productions

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D ENISE CRAIG AUGUST 20, 2016

REAL WEDDING

British Columbia "During our ceremony I was struggling not to cry, but as we got to our vows my now husband unexpectedly helped me out with a little humour. He was in the middle of saying “I do” when a phone rang. Little to my surprise it was his phone. His response, “You forgot to tell me to turn it off”. The entire church filled with laughter. Moments like this are so representative of our good-humored relationship, it was so fitting, a moment that could derail any ceremony became a story we’ll tell for the rest of our lives." – Denise, Bride

FLOWERS

Funky Petals (Lethbridge)

ATTIRE- BRIDE

6:8 Photography

The Bridal Boutique

VIDEOGRAPHER

GUEST FAVOURS

Etsy

ATTIRE- BRIDESMAIDS

Azazie

VENUE- CEREMONY

Waterton United Church

CATERER

Country Encounters

ATTIRE- GROOM

Moores Clothing for Men

VENUE- RECEPTION

Waterton Community Centre

CAKE

Brown Sugar Bake Shop

JEWELLERY / ACCESSORIES

Hudson's Bay

OFFICIANT

Pastor George Takashima

TRANSPORTATION

Pat’s Gas and Cycle Rental

ENTERTAINMENT - BAND

Matt Cameron Audio

PLANNER / DESIGNER

Bride

HAIR & MAKEUP

Rebecca Driedger

ENTERTAINMENT - DJ

Matt Cameron Audio

DÉCOR

DIY, Sentimental Journey Antiques, All Through The House

RINGS

Austen Jewellers

UNIQUE PRODUCTS

Rhythms of Dance

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KATHLEEN SCO T T FEBRUARY 4, 2017

REAL WEDDING

British Columbia "Kathleen & Scott’s wedding was a magical winter wonderland filled with handmade personal details that felt so romantic. When guests arrived at Emerald Lake Lodge they were greeted with handmade signs made with skis directing them around the lodge, and a set of skis that featured the names of all of the towns that guests had travelled from to show gratitude to their guests who had travelled to celebrate with them." – Kristi Tweed, Photographer

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Cilantro On The Lake - Emerald Lake Lodge - CRMR Resorts

VENUE - RECEPTION

Cilantro On The Lake - Emerald Lake Lodge - CRMR Resorts

OFFICIANT

Scott’s Mother

FLOWERS

Flowers By Janie

HAIR & MAKEUP

The Pretty Haus

ENTRTAINMENT - DJ

South Side Entertainment


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L E ENA VISHAL AUGUST 12, 2016

FEATURE WEDDING

Rocky Mountais "Leena and Vishal are beautiful in every way. One of the most beautiful, emotional weddings I have ever had the honour of capturing. With so much going on, I found them to be so peaceful throughout the day. An amazing day capturing the beauty that surrounds Banff while celebrating Leena and Vishal’s true love for each other. During Vishal’s speech he asked that everyone close their eyes to reflect on the beauty and love that surrounded them, the happiest times of their lives and what brings joy to their lives…it was truly an unforgettable moment…one that I will carry with me throughout my career." – Paul McGrath, Photographer

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PHOTOGRAPHER VENUE - CEREMONY VENUE - RECEPTION PLANNER / DESIGNER RENTALS FLOWERS STATIONERY

PMG Image

Fairmont Banff Springs - Garden Terrace Fairmont Banff Springs - Cascade Ballroom Lynn Fletcher Weddings - Lynn Fletcher Fusion Bollywood, Special Event Rentals Bella Linens, Great Events Rentals Occasional Bloom

CATERER

Fairmont Banff Springs

CAKE

Whippt Desserts & Catering

HAIR

Hairbooth

MAKEUP

Mira Pucchi Maquillage Inc.

ENTERTAINMENT - DJ

Pez Productions

LIGHTING DESIGN

Stardust Event Group

UNIQUE PRODUCTS

Twisted Gobos

The Social Page

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K RYSTLE AMR JULY 23, 2016

REAL WEDDING

Rocky Mountains "It is hard to pick my most favorite moment, but there was one in particular that just overwhelmed me with happiness. It was when Amr and I first took our seats at the sweetheart table. It was almost a slow-motion moment as I remember my eyes fell into his before they panned to the beautiful tablescapes and lush florals and the soft lights - before finally soaking in the big picture - the beauty of all my closest friends and family, every last one of whom had travelled from a different country, gathered together in one room to celebrate with us. I remember just taking a deep breath in and looking back over to him and feeling so incredibly blessed and undeserving. I never want to forget that very moment or that feeling" – Krystal, Bride Two Mann Studios

RENTALS

VIDEOGRAPHER

FLOWERS

Creative Weddings Floral Designs

STATIONERY

Little Black Dress Paperie

CATERER

Fairmont Banff Springs

OFFICIANT

Parfait Productions Fairmont Banff Springs - Garden Terrace Fairmont Banff Springs -Mt. Stephen Hall Young, Hip & Married

PLANNER / DESIGNER

Creative Weddings Planning & Decor

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CALGARYBRIDE.CA

CAKE

Whippt Desserts & Catering

HAIR & MAKEUP

Q Makeup + Hair Artistry

ATTIRE- GROOM

Dress - Monique Lhuillier Shoes - Christian Louboutin Bespoke Suit - Enzo

JEWELLERY / ACCESSORIES

Saks Fifth Avenue

ENTERTAINMENT- DJ

Pez Productions

ATTIRE- BRIDE

LIGHTING DESIGN UNIQUE PRODUCTS

Stardust Event Group Flower Girl Dresses Milly Wedding Shop


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TANIS D JORDJE JULY 9, 2016

REAL WEDDING

Rocky Mountains "We met back in high school, and dated for seven years before he popped the question - a year before our wedding. Getting married at the Banff Springs was a dream we shared before we had even met. Little did we know, that dream would one day become a reality. Our wedding day couldn’t have been more perfect, and it was amazing to be able to enjoy each and every moment of it with our family and friends. We felt so lucky to be surrounded by all of the people we love, and that we were able to celebrate our big day with them." – Tanis, Bride PHOTOGRAPHER

Fuller Edge Photography

VIDEOGRAPHY

Limelight Studios

VENUE- CEREMONY

Fairmont Banff Springs - Upper Terrace / Riverview Lounge

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Fairmont Banff Springs - Cascade Ballroom Banff Lake Louise Weddings - Karyn Faryna Lynn Fletcher Weddings - Lynn Fletcher

RENTALS FLOWERS / FAVOURS STATIONERY CATERER CAKE TRANSPORTATION HAIR

Bella Linens, Special Event Rentals, RED Events Design Inc. Occasional Bloom The Social Page

Fairmont Banff Springs

Whippt Desserts & Catering Highland VIP Group, Vintage Limos of Calgary Form Hair Studio

MAKEUP

The Pretty Haus

RINGS

ATTIRE - MENS

Alberta Diamond Exchange The Bridal Boutique - Hayley Paige ‘Dori’ EPH Apparel

JEWELLERY / ACCESSORIES

Tiffany & Co.

ENTERTAINMENT- BAND

Spotlight Band

LIGHTING DESIGN

Stardust Event Group

UNIQUE PRODUCTS

Ice Bar - Frozen Memories

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CARLEY JULIEN SEPTEMBER 24, 2016

REAL WEDDING

Rocky Mountains "For us, what made the day so special were all the details we created together. From the seating chart, signage and menus to the jam covers, programs and letter pressed invitations, we designed/pressed/made each detail ourselves-together. As an avid DIY couple, we enjoyed the process and made our connection to the day that much more special." – Carley and Julien, Bride and Groom

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Corrina Walker Photography

TRANSPORTATION

Alpine Limousine & Tours

VENUE - CEREMONY

St. George's-In-The-Pines

HAIR & MAKEUP

Mountain Beauties

VENUE - RECEPTION

Stewart Creek Golf Club

RINGS

Diamond Gallery

OFFICIANT

The Reverend Andy Lees

ATTIRE - BRIDE

BHLDN

PLANNER / DESIGNER / DECOR

Bride and Groom

ATTIRE - BRIDESMAIDS

Rosa Clara

FLOWERS

Flower Artistry

ATTIRE - GROOMSMEN

EPH Apparel

STATIONERY

Bride and Groom

FAVOURS

Stella’s Jam

JEWELLERY / ACCESSORIES

Diamond Gallery and Grandmothers pieces

CATERING

Stewart Creek Golf & Country Club

ENTERTAINMENT - DJ

Class Act DJ Service

CAKE

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AUSTIN DAV ID FEBRUARY 17, 2017

REAL WEDDING

Rocky Mountains "The most important thing to us when planning our wedding was curating a weekend for our friends and family that would be unforgettable. A beautiful, truly Canadian ceremony location set the stage for the day, encouraging our guests to bundle up for the outdoor celebration with warm clothes and hot chocolate. In the evening, food and family were key themes we wanted to focus on, so the experience of a carefully designed meal was the keystone of our reception. Long family style tables in a mountain castle, a seven course plated tasting menu with paired wines, rustic yet refined decor, understated lighting, and even handwritten family recipe cards for our guests all came together with the incredible Rocky Mountain setting to present the perfect finale to a truly memorable day." – Austin & David, Grooms PHOTOGRAPHER

Edward Ross Photography

VENUE - CEREMONY

Tunnel Mountain Reservoir Fairmont Banff Springs - Mount Stephen Hall Justice Monica Bast Lynn Fletcher Weddings - Lynn Fletcher Special Event Rentals

VENUE - RECEPTION OFFICIANT PLANNER / DESIGNER DÉCOR

RENTALS

Bella Linens, RED Event Design Inc., Great Events Rentals

TRANSPORTATION

Ambassador Limousine Service

JEWELLERY

Maison Birks, Brinkhaus Jewellers

FLOWERS

Fleurish Flower Shop

ACCESSORIES

Furs from Bella’s Vintage Luxuries

STATIONERY

The Social Page

ATTIRE

Theodore 1922 Toronto / Designer: Samuelsohn

ENTERTAINMENT - DJ

Pez Productions

GUEST FAVOURS

Recipe Cards - The Social Page, Recipe Boxes - Imagen Green Promo Products

CATERER

Fairmont Banff Springs

CAKE

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LIGHTING DESIGN UNIQUE PRODUCTS

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KIRBY ADAM SEPTEMBER 10, 2016

REAL WEDDING

Rocky Mountains "Pulling off a wedding in the woods is a once in a lifetime challenge for us and a wedding we knew would be absolutely amazing. That it was! From the bride and groom’s hunting dogs walking them down the aisle to a stunning clearing in the trees overlooking the mountains and valley to a campfire and smores bar a few steps from a reception tent placed in the middle of the trees. The couple shot guns and took the most breathtaking photos with longhorns following the ceremony. Even with the downpour of rain and a dress full of mud and bushes the party in the forest never stopped till 4am!" – Edward Ross, Photographer

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Edward Ross Photography

FLOWERS

Costco & Weddings by Evanescents

VENUE - CEREMONY

Trappers Hill (AKA In The Woods)

GUEST FAVOURS

S’mores Bar

VENUE - RECEPTION

Trappers Hill (AKA In The Woods)

CATERER

Urbane Culinary

OFFICIANT

Jacqueline Hoare

HAIR

Hammer Headz Salon

PLANNERS

Nikki Cook & Sharlene Cunningham

MAKEUP

DESIGNER / DÉCOR

Weddings by Evanescents

LIGHTING DESIGN

RENTALS

Great Events Rentals

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NICOL A ROSS FEBRUARY 25, 2017

REAL WEDDING

Rocky Mountains "I didn’t think I could ever be so nervous to see someone, but I most definitely was, up until Ross touched my shoulder on the bridge. I know it’s cliché but it was like everything else melted away and it was just the two of us and the mountains, and it was perfect.” – Nicola, Bride

PHOTOGRAPHER

Kingdom Come Photography

CATERER

Silvertip Resort

VENUE - CEREMONY

Silvertip Resort

CAKE

Cake Creations

VENUE - RECEPTION

Silvertip Resort

TRANSPORTATION

OFFICIANT

Threshold Ceremonies - Barbara Parker

Highland VIP Group

PLANNER

Silvertip Resort

RINGS

Grooms: Tacori, Bride's: Leno Fine Jewellery (engagement ring), family heirloom (wedding band)

FLOWERS

Elements Floral Design

ATTIRE- BRIDE

Novia Mia, Manolo Blahnik, Restoration Hardware

STATIONERY

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DIY by Bride & Groom

ATTIRE- BRIDESMAIDS

David's Bridal

ATTIRE- GROOM

Calvin Klein, The Tie Bar, Marks & Spencer

ATTIRE- GROOMSMEN

Calvin Klein, The Tie Bar, Marks & Spencer

JEWELLERY / ACCESSORIES

Tiffany & Co.

ENTERTAINMENT

The Two Bit Bandits

LIGHTING DESIGN

The Two Bit Bandits

UNIQUE PRODUCTS

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MEGAN SIMO JANUARY 2, 2016

REAL WEDDING

Rocky Mountains "As I was waiting in the historic secluded room at the Rimrock, I could hardly contain my breathing from the excitement that built up for that day! My favorite thing about our wedding day was seeing my beautiful wife-tobe Megan, at our first look! As turned to see her, I was pretty stunned and couldn't believe that anyone could look that serene!" – Simo, Groom

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Terence Law Photography

RENTALS

Special Event Rentals

VENUE - CEREMONY

Rimrock Resort Hotel

FLOWERS

Flower Artistry

VENUE - RECEPTION

Rimrock Resort Hotel

STATIONERY

Minted

PLANNER / DESIGNER

Reflections Weddings & Design

ENTERTAINMENT - DJ

DJ Chad Hardcastle

DÉCOR

Paper Weddings by Carmen

LIGHTING DESIGN

Stardust Event Group


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A MANDA JEF F REY MAY 28, 2017

REAL WEDDING

Rocky Mountains "We had the most beautiful, perfect weather for a wedding in the Canadian Rockies. There had just been a fresh snow capping the mountains from a few days earlier but it was so warm and sunny. Everything was beyond our wildest dreams, and Jeff and I could not believe how beautiful everything that we had been planning for months came together. " – Amanda, Bride

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Orange Girl Photographs

Fairmont Banff Springs - Garden Terrace Fairmont Banff Springs - Cascade Ballroom Lynn Fletcher Weddings - Jody McBeath Special Event Rentals, Great Events Rentals

FLOWERS

Fleurish Flower Shop

STATIONERY

E-vites, self made

GUEST FAVOURS

Donations to the American Cancer Society

TRANSPORTATION

Alpine Limousine & Tours

HAIR & MAKEUP RINGS

ATTIRE - BRIDE

L'Fay Bridal NYC - Berta Bridal, Shoes - Christian Louboutin

ATTIRE - BRIDESMAIDS

Lulus

ATTIRE - GROOM

Tux - Custom Made by Ermenegildo Zegna Shoes - Salvatore Ferragamo

Mountain Beauties

ENTERTAINMENT - BAND

Custom Made

Famous Players Band

LIGHTING DESIGN

Stardust Event Group


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CA RO LINE SCO T T JULY 2, 2016

REAL WEDDING

Rocky Mountains "There are truly no words to describe Caroline and Scott’s exquisite wedding at ‘the Castle’. These two are as stunning on the inside as they are on the outside! One of my favourite things about weddings is watching family and friends stepping up in every way for the bride and groom…Caroline and Scott’s wedding was no exception…from the first moments at the beginning of the day until the very last moments that night, they were surrounded by an incredible amount of love from their families and friends! " – Paul McGrath, Photographer

PHOTOGRAPHER VIDEOGRAPHER VENUE - CEREMONY

Jordan Craig Cinematography

Fairmont Banff Springs - Upper Terrace

FLOWERS STATIONERY CATERER

Occasional Bloom The Social Page

Fairmont Banff Springs

VENUE - RECEPTION

Fairmont Banff Springs - Cascade Ballroom

CAKE

OFFICIANT

Reverend Klaus Ohlhoff

TRANSPORTATION

PLANNER / DESIGNER

Lynn Fletcher Weddings - Jessilyn Forigo Around The Table, Bella Linens, Great Events Rentals, RED Events Design Inc., Special Event Rentals, Susan Murray International

HAIR

Hammer Headz Salon

MAKEUP

The Pretty Haus

ENTERTAINMENT - BAND

Allegra String Quartet, Spotlight Band

LIGHTING DESIGN

Stardust Event Group

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Wedding Specialist Spotlight

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pecializing in events, tents, weddings and more, Special Event

Rentals is one of Alberta’s premiere rental companies. Known as a “one stop event shop”, SER has over 30 years of experience and a team of knowledgeable staff to help guide you through your wedding planning process. With four locations throughout the province of Alberta, they offer more than just amazing rentals. Ask their expert team for guidance on a variety of topics including technical specifications for rigging and installing outdoor tents, seating plans and strategies, licensing and acquiring permits, guides, and amazing tried and true venues. Whether you know what you want, or are feeling a little overwhelmed, there is someone who can guide you. Perhaps you are starting with a Pinterest board, or perhaps you prefer to see what is

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with. For couples planning a wedding closer to Red Deer, Calgary

Event planning services are offered from the Edmonton location

or Banff, SER representatives can make a recommendation for a

for those who want a full-service event or wedding planner to work

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SOPHIE G RAHAM JANUARY 2, 2016

FEATURE WEDDING

Edmonton

"With the restaurant closed, and with our favorite bartenders also serving drinks at our wedding, our friend (and Bartender) opened up The Common between photos and the reception for us to escape, relax and spend some time together. Just the two of us... sipping on a beer… or two." – Sophie & Graham, Bride & Groom

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CATERER

Brewsters Brewing Company - custom beer Creative Quality Catering & Bistro

HAIR STYLIST

Bailey Gartner

Cory Christopher

RINGS

Tiffany & Co.

ATTIRE - GROOM

Henry Singer - Canali, Shoes & Accessories - Hugo Boss

FLOWERS

MB & Company Cory Christopher, Special Event Rentals Cory Christopher

STATIONERY

Pinkpolka Invitations & Stationery

ATTIRE - BRIDE

Dress Designer: Inbal Dror, Shoes: Prada, Furs: Restoration Hardware

PHOTOGRAPHER

Carmyn Joy Photography

VENUE - CEREMONY

St. Joachim’s Church

VENUE - RECEPTION

The Old Timer’s Cabin

OFFICIANT

Fr. Martin J. Carroll

DESIGNER / PRODUCER MONTH OF COORDINATOR DÉCOR / RENTALS

FAVOURS

ATTIRE - MEN

Suits: Indochino, Shirts: Derks Formals - Stenströms, Ties: The Bay - Ralph Lauren (The Bay)

ATTIRE - LADIES

Novelle - Dessy, Furs: Restoration Hardware

JEWELLERY & ACCESSORIES

Brides Earrings: Paul Costello Brides Headpiece: Maria Elena Headpieces

ENTERTAINMENT

Audrey Ochoa Band

UNIQUE PRODUCTS

Flower girl and Bridesmaids - Heather Dick with Blush Artistry

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EL AYNE JESSE AUGUST 14, 2014

REAL WEDDING

Edmonton

"Our wedding day was infinitely more than we could have hoped for. Jesse says his favourite moment was saying “I do” (swoon). Our favourite part of working with Cory Christopher to design our special day was his incredible attention to detail. He definitely brought the “wow factor” at every turn. The day came together in an amazingly fluid way thanks to the talent and creativity of everyone involved." – Elayne, Bride

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PHOTOGRAPHER

Nicole Ashley

FLOWERS

Cory Christopher

ATTIRE - BRIDE

Novelle Bridal Shop

VIDEOGRAPHER

Plaid Collar Productions

STATIONERY

Pinkpolka Invitations & Stationery

ATTIRE - BRIDESMAIDS

Atom Attire

VENUE - CEREMONY

Birchwood Meadows

GUEST FAVOURS

DHgate

ATTIRE - GROOM

Suites by Curtis Elliot

VENUE - RECEPTION

Birchwood Meadows

CATERER

Mercer's Catering

ATTIRE- GROOMSMEN

Frank & Oak

OFFICIANT

Ron Steers

CAKE

More Than Sprinklers

JEWELLERY / ACCESSORIES

Novelle Bridal Shop

DESIGNER

Cory Christopher

HAIR

Trina at Hair F/X

ENTERTAINMENT - DJ

Revolution Entertainment

MONTH-OF COORDINATOR

Jennifer Bergman Weddings

Jana with Behind the Blush

RENTALS

Special Event Rentals

MAKEUP RINGS

Spence & Jesse and Studiometals

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Real Weddings

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CA ROLYN LUKE JULY 23, 2016

FEATURE WEDDING

Calgary

" A favorite memory was the ceremony, walking down the aisle, the sun shining through after a light sprinkling of rain, the wind gently blowing in through the poplars and the sound of classical guitar. Green grass and bright flowers everywhere. It was an exquisite moment!" – Carolyn, Bride

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PHOTOGRAPHER

Alan Maudie Photography

CATERER

Great Events Catering

VENUE - CEREMONY / RECEPTION

Simpson Ranch

CAKE

Crave Cookies and Cupcakes

OFFICIANT

Justice Jed Hawko

TRANSPORTATION

Southland / Executive Valet / AMPM Limo

PLANNER

Emerson & Co Weddings

HAIR

Leela Jacobs

MAKEUP

Holley Fantini

RINGS

Brinkhaus Jewellers

ATTIRE- BRIDE

Ines Di Santo

ATTIRE- BRIDESMAIDS

J. Crew

ATTIRE- GROOM & GROOMSMEN

Ed Williams Mens Wear

ENTERTAINMENT- DJ

T3R Band

ENTERTAINMENT- BAND

Guitarist - Jason Delaney

DESIGNER

Emerson & Co Weddings

FLOWERS

RED Events Design Inc. Special Event Rentals, Great Events Rentals Flowers by Janie

STATIONERY

DIY

DÉCOR RENTALS

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MIREY PATRICK JULY 16, 2016

REAL WEDDING

Calgary

"We had the most beautiful weather we could have hoped for. A strong sprinkle during the ceremony and warm sunshine for the rest of the day. One of my favorite parts was when it started raining just in time for our vows, and the commissioner said 'a wet knot is harder to undo!'" – Mirey, Bride

PHOTOGRAPHER

Corrina Walker Photography

FLOWERS

Philip Chong Flower Bar

VENUE - CEREMONY

Heartland Ranch (Private Residence)

STATIONERY

Modern Pulp Studios

VENUE - RECEPTION

Heartland Ranch (Private Residence)

CATERER

Devour Catering

OFFICIANT

Jacqueline Hoare

CAKE

Whippt Desserts & Catering

HAIR

Mountain Beauties

PLANNER DESIGNER

Shannon Valente Weddings

MAKEUP

Mountain Beauties

DÉCOR

Rus Vintage

ATTIRE- BRIDE

Anna Campbell

RENTALS

Orange Trunk Vintage Styling & Rentals Special Event Rentals

ENTERTAINMENT- DJ

Dance! Shout! Productions

ENTERTAINMENT- BAND

Steel and Timber

DESSERTS

Fiasco Gelato

RENTALS

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Shannon Valente Weddings


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JANINE D EREK APRIL 2, 2016

REAL WEDDING

Calgary

"Janine and Derek’s wedding was so much fun! They were surrounded by loving family and friends and they partied well into the night! My favourite moment of the day was hanging out with Janine as she was getting ready. Her 'Bride Tribe' was in full support, and her adorable daughter Ali added so much love to the day. Ali even tried on mom’s wedding dress and I am sure those photos will be a hit at Ali’s wedding some day!" – Emily Exon, Photographer

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PHOTOGRAPHER

Emily Exon Photography

CATERER

3D Food Services

VENUE - CEREMONY

Olds United Church

CAKE

Forever Cakes

VENUE - RECEPTION

Willow Lane Barn

TRANSPORTATION

Blue Sky Limos

OFFICIANT

Tammy Allen

HAIR

Glam and Beyond

PLANNER

AC Inc. Weddings & Events - Emilt Aalbers

MAKEUP

Hanan Eltassi

DÉCOR

Special Event Rentals

ENTERTAINMENT- DJ

Wild Bill's DJ Services

FLOWERS

Dee Vine Petals

ENTERTAINMENT- BAND

Brett Roselle Music


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M ONICA CARL O S SEPTEMBER 10, 2016

REAL WEDDING

Calgary

"The wedding day for Carlos and I was a magical day celebrating our love and friendship that has grown over many years. It was a day to have our family and friends come together to party and celebrate. We wanted to make our "togetherness" official by saying our vows then follow it with a big celebration we wouldn't want to end. " – Monica, Bride

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PHOTOGRAPHER

Kristi Sneddon Photographer

TRANSPORTATION

Highland VIP Group

VIDEOGRAPHER

Next Episode

HAIR

Gallery T Hair Salon

VENUE - CEREMONY

St. Mary's Cathedral

MAKEUP

Aftermay Artistry

VENUE - RECEPTION

Teatro Ristorante

RINGS

Birks

FLOWERS

Family Friend

ATTIRE - BRIDE

Ethos Bridal Group

STATIONERY

Bride DIY

ATTIRE - BRIDESMAIDS

Jenny Yoo & Joana

GUEST FAVOURS

City Souvenirs

ATTIRE - GROOM

EPH Apparel

CATERER

Teatro Ristorante

UNIQUE PRODUCTS

Popsicles - Family Freezed

CAKE

Cakes With Attitude


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STACEY D ERRICK OCTOBER 1, 2016

REAL WEDDING

Calgary

"Our first dance was the first time we could take a breath. All of the ‘wedding stuff’ was done and we could finally switch off for a blissful three and a half minutes. Even though our friends and family surrounded us, it felt like we were alone in that room – swaying back and forth somewhat awkwardly, singing to each other – it was our own private celebration of our marriage. Our first dance was the perfect end to our busy, crazy, hectic, wonderful day… and the perfect start to the party that followed." – Stacey, Bride

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PHOTOGRAPHER

Terence Law Photography

VENUE - CEREMONY / RECEPTION

Valley Ridge Golf Club

OFFICIANT

Abby Charchun

PLANNER / DESIGNER

It's All In The Details Events

RENTALS

Special Event Rentals

FLOWERS

Dee Vine Petals

HAIR & MAKEUP

Valerie Guzman


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AUSTIN ST EFAN SEPTEMBER 24, 2016

REAL WEDDING

Calgary

"The most memorable part of our wedding were our joint vows. They were just the right amount of serious with a generous dose of humour – just like our relationship. We recited our vows in an untraditional manner wherein we completed each other’s promises. You can practice your vows over and over again but nothing compares to being there, in your moment, looking into the eyes of the person you love and truly meaning and feeling every word that comes out of your mouth." – Austin and Stefan, Grooms

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PHOTOGRAPHER

f8 Photography

TRANSPORTATION

Quest Limos

VENUE - CEREMONY

U of C EEEL Building

ATTIRE- GROOM

Eph Apparel

VENUE - RECEPTION

Hellenic Community of Calgary

ATTIRE- GROOMSMEN

Durand Bridal

OFFICIANT

Jacqueline Hoare

ENTERTAINMENT- DJ

Pez Productions

CATERER

Rajee Sinharage

MIXOLOGIST

Ashley Quan

CAKE

Crumb Cake YYC


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LISA MIKE JULY 23, 2016

REAL WEDDING

Calgary

"Surprisingly my dad suggested doing a surprise choreographed dance for our father daughter dance. We practiced for months with no one else knowing except my husband. When the moment came, everyone cheered and screamed with shock and excitement. Hearing the crowd’s excitement and seeing my mother’s shocked face was a moment I’ll never forget. I feel so happy every time I think back to that moment and wish I could relive the whole day over and over again." – Lisa, Bride

PHOTOGRAPHER

As I See It Photography

FLOWERS

Flower Artistry, Mother of the Bride

ATTIRE - BRIDE

Bellezza Bridal - Sophia Tolli

VIDEOGRAPHER

Family Friends

STATIONERY / FAVOURS

DIY Bride

ATTIRE - BRIDESMAIDS

Sorella Vita

VENUE - CEREMONY

Lake Sundance

CATERER

Roma Catering

ATTIRE - GROOM

The Bridal Centre & Jean Yves Tuxedos

VENUE - RECEPTION

Calgary Italian Cultural Centre

CAKE

Cake by Beth Louise

JEWELLERY

Saks Fifth Avenue - Adriana Orsini earrings

OFFICIANT

Jacqueline Hoare

TRANSPORTATION

White Pearl Limousines

ENTERTAINMENT - DJ

Pez Productions

PLANNER / DESIGNER / DÉCOR

DIY Bride Chair Flair, Jas Tent Rentals RED Events Design Inc., Cultured Pearl Event Rentals

HAIR

Marnie & Sarah

LIGHTING DESIGN

Starlite Rentals

MAKEUP

Makeup by Erin Kilburn

UNIQUE PRODUCTS

Wine Box - Bow River Rustic

RINGS

Gem by Carati

RENTALS

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A M BER ST EV EN AUGUST 13, 2016

REAL WEDDING

Calgary

"Our first look was easily the most memorable part of our day. We thought that the sight of one another, dolled up in our wedding best, would have prompted a rush of emotions. It was, instead, one of the few moments we had that day where we were rendered speechless. Together, we had been talking about this moment for well over a decade. We had expectations and dreams but when we were there, holding hands in a sun-blanched wheat field, the overwhelming weight of the moment left us awe struck. In retrospect, we are grateful to have had these moments together before the celebration." – Amber, Bride

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PHOTOGRAPHER

Corrina Walker Photography

CAKE

Crave

VENUE - CEREMONY

Olds College

HAIR

Caitlan Hunter Hair

VENUE - RECEPTION

Olds College - Pomeroy Inn & Suites

MAKEUP

Valerie Guzman Makeup Artist

OFFICIANT

Nancy Blaine

RINGS

Groom - Pompeii Bride - Vintage

RENTALS

Orange Trunk Vintage Styling & Rentals, Special Event Rentals, Simply Linens

ATTIRE - BRIDE

Vera Wang

FLOWERS

Ben & Chris Fulkerth

ATTIRE - BRIDESMAIDS

Nordstrom

STATIONERY

Minted

ATTIRE - GROOM

Nordstrom - Hart Schaffner Marx

CATERER

Pomeroy Inn & Suites

ATTIRE- GROOMSMEN

David's Bridal

UNIQUE PRODUCTS

Gold Hair Pins - Davie & Chiyo


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JA SMINE MAT T JULY 23, 2016

REAL WEDDING

Calgary

"We had many travellers, from as far away as Brazil, Germany, England, New York, and San Francisco, there just to support us. The chalk art family tree on the wall at Q Haute, created by Rozzie, added a unique family element that helped us feel our ancestry was tied into our day." – Jasmin and Matt, Bride and Groom

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PHOTOGRAPHER

Corrina Walker Photography

GUEST FAVOURS

Mother of the Groom

VENUE - CEREMONY

Hotel Le Germain

RINGS

Gemvara

VENUE - RECEPTION

Q Haute

ATTIRE - BRIDE

Truvelle Flagship Store - Rochelle dress

OFFICIANT

Jeremy Duncan

ATTIRE - GROOM

Henry Singer - Custom Coppley Suit

DÉCOR

DIY Bride

JEWELLERY/ ACCESSORIES

Anthropologie

FLOWERS

Amborella Floral Studio

ENTERTAINMENT - DJ

Revolution Entertainment

STATIONERY

Minted

LIGHTING DESIGN

Revolution Entertainment


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JO RDANNA IAN SEPTEMBER 17, 2016

REAL WEDDING

Calgary

"For us, it was all about the surrounding landscape we were in, and highlighting the beautiful autumn colours. We are both originally from British Columbia, but met in Alberta, where we fell in love with each other and the gorgeous Alberta skies, mountains and everything in between. We wanted to celebrate in the prairie countryside with an outdoor wedding, complete with lots of lawn games for our guests in the surrounding venue." – Jordanna, Bride

PHOTOGRAPHER

Edward Ross Photography

CATERER

Meez Cuisine & Catering - Chef Judy Wood

ATTIRE - GROOM

Eph Apparel

VENUE - CEREMONY / RECEPTION

Rocking R Guest Ranch

CAKE

Groom's Aunt

ATTIRE- GROOMSMEN

OFFICIANT

Engaging Weddings - Bruce Adlington

DESSERT

Ollia Macarons & Tea

PLANNER / DESIGNER / DÉCOR

Creative Weddings Planning & Decor

HAIR

RINGS

Colleen Sams Trena Laine Makeup Artist - Michelle Shampaign Bride - Spence Diamonds, Groom - Costco

Eph Apparel Necklace - Mothers, Earrings - Etsy, Bracelet - Mother of Groom Hair Piece - Novia Mia Pez Productions

ATTIRE - BRIDE

Ethos Bridal - Stella York

ATTIRE - BRIDESMAIDS

Movia Mia - Jenny Yoo Collections

Bella Linens, Special Event Rentals

RENTALS FLOWERS

Creative Weddings Floral Design

STATIONERY

Wedding Paper Divas

GUEST FAVOURS

DIY Bride

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MAKEUP

JEWELLERY/ ACCESSORIES ENTERTAINMENT - DJ


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MISSY D EREK AUGUST 13, 2016

REAL WEDDING

Calgary

"Missy and Derek wanted their special day to be filled with memories, love and especially laughter. Missy had the most energy of any bride I had seen and that energy was infectious. As soon as the couple saw Priddis Golf & Country Club they knew this was the perfect venue because of Derek’s love for golf. Missy also wanted to show her Texan guests the majestic Rocky Mountain view!" – Lesley, Planner

PHOTOGRAPHER

Edward Ross Photography

STATIONERY

DIY Bride

VENUE - CEREMONY / RECEPTION

Priddis Greens Golf Course

CATERER

Priddis Greens Golf Course

VENUE - RECEPTION

Priddis Greens Golf Course

CAKE

Jacqueline Hoare

SWIRL Custom Cakes & Desserts

OFFICIANT

TRANSPORTATION

Ambassador Limousine Service

PLANNER / DESIGNER

Magical Moments Event Planning

HAIR & MAKEUP

Tux & Tulle

DÉCOR

Chair Flair

ATTIRE - GROOM

Derks Formals

RENTALS

Special Event Rentals

ENTERTAINMENT - DJ

Fun Factory DJ Service

FLOWERS

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Occasional Bloom


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ELIZABETH ST EV EN AUGUST 7, 2016

REAL WEDDING

Calgary

"We hosted our wedding ceremony and reception within a barn, and on land, which has been in the Klaiber family since 1947. We put a lot of thought into how the look of our wedding could convey the warmth and love of the generations who have come before us, from our chuppah cover, crocheted by Steven’s aunt, to the dinnerware’s design recalling Elizabeth’s memories of sitting around the dining room table at her grandmother’s ranch house. " – Steven, Groom

PHOTOGRAPHER

f8 Photography

VIDEOGRAPHER

Milky Way Films

VENUE - CEREMONY

The Klaiber Family Barn

VENUE - RECEPTION

The Klaiber Family Barn Rabbi Mark Glickman of Temple B'nai Tikvah Lynn Fletcher Weddings

OFFICIANT PLANNER / DESIGNER DÉCOR

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Lynn Fletcher Weddings

RENTALS

Special Event Rentals

FLOWERS

Strathmore's Florist

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ATTIRE - BRIDE

The Social Page Homemade Traditional Wedding Fruitcake, Chocolate from Charlie's Chocolate Factory in Vancouver Great Events Catering Michelle Suffolk-Walsh Hair & Makeup Artist Gisela Kuckertz of Vancouver's Granville Island and the Brilliant Earth Studio in San Francisco Stella York and Catherine Langlois

ATTIRE - BRIDESMAIDS

Summer floral dresses

STATIONERY GUEST FAVOURS CATERER HAIR & MAKEUP RINGS

ATTIRE - GROOM

His own jeans and monogrammed shirt, Moores Clothing For Men, Head'n Home, James & Dickson

ATTIRE- GROOMSMEN

Head'n Home and Moores Clothing for Men

JEWELLERY/ ACCESSORIES

Birks and Hierloom

ENTERTAINMENT

Penny Sanborn, THE BAND MERCAT CROSS, Leslie Gotfrit

LIGHTING DESIGN

Stardust Event Group

UNIQUE PRODUCTS

Brides hairpiece from Olivia the Wolf and yarmulkes hand knit and crocheted by Steven's mother


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E MMA P ETER JULY 30, 2016

REAL WEDDING

Calgary

"My favourite moment was our speeches. We wanted our wedding to include our friends and family as much as possible, as so many of them had traveled great distances to celebrate with us, and so we had made the decision to open up the microphone to whoever wished to speak. It was heartwarming to hear stories from our childhoods, both flattering and embarrassing, and people’s favourite memories of us; both together and apart. We couldn’t have asked for a more perfect day." – Emma, Bride

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PHOTOGRAPHER

f8 Photography

STATIONERY

The Social Page

ATTIRE - BRIDE

Beautiful Bride

VENUE - CEREMONY

Valley Ridge Golf Club

CATERER

Valley Ridge Golf Club

ATTIRE - BRIDESMAIDS

Novia Mia

VENUE - RECEPTION

Valley Ridge Golf Club

CAKE

Cookie Mama

ATTIRE - GROOM

Moores Clothing For Men

OFFICIANT

Enduring Promises

TRANSPORTATION

Father of the Bride's car

ATTIRE- GROOMSMEN

Moores Clothing For Men

PLANNER

Reflections Weddings and Events

HAIR

Laura LaCroix and Deanna Wiliiams

JEWELLERY/ ACCESSORIES

Aeron E. King Goldsmith

DÉCOR

DIY Bride

MAKEUP

Stephanie Bye

ENTERTAINMENT - DJ

Great Events Rentals

Pez Productions

RENTALS

RINGS

Stonebrook Jewelry

PHOTOBOOTH

Wowbooth

FLOWERS

Flowers at the market

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PAM M ARKO JULY 16, 2016

REAL WEDDING

Calgary

"Marko had been taming and grooming an incredible moustache for the previous eight months, and many of the wedding guests were surprised he kept it for the wedding day. After we finished our incredible post-ceremony photo shoot with Matt and Theresa, we went to our room for a quick breather before the reception. During that time, we made an outfit change (for the first dance), and Marko did a little "facial hair cleanup" (to put it lightly). As we ran down the hallway to get in line for the wedding party intro, we had to warn our closest friends not to spoil the surprise. When it was our turn during the introductions, one of the best memories was seeing our photographer Matt in pure disbelief that Marko shaved!" – Pam, Bride PHOTOGRAPHER

f8 Photography

STATIONERY

Vistaprint Canada

ATTIRE - GROOM

The Bridal Centre

VENUE - CEREMONY

SAIT - Heritage Hall

CATERER / CAKE

Chartwells at SAIT

ATTIRE- GROOMSMEN

The Bridal Centre

VENUE - RECEPTION

SAIT - 4 Nines Dining

TRANSPORTATION

Langdon Shuttle Inc

JEWELLERY/ ACCESSORIES

Jemstonez Hand Crafted Jewellery

OFFICIANT

Solehia Mahrcell

HAIR & MAKEUP

Illuminate Makeup

ENTERTAINMENT - DJ

Outright Entertainment

PLANNER

Daisy Chang

RINGS

Alberta Diamond Exchange

LIGHTING DESIGN

Outright Entertainment

RENTALS

Great Events Rentals

ATTIRE - BRIDE

Ethos Bridal

UNIQUE PRODUCTS

Weddingstar Canada

ATTIRE - BRIDESMAIDS

The Bridal Centre

FLOWERS

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Red Rose Florist


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CHANELLE A NTHONY JANUARY 21, 2017

REAL WEDDING

Calgary

"The most memorable moment for me was walking down the aisle. The whole morning I was calm and composed but the final moment before walking down the aisle that's when the butterflies and emotions kicked in. All the planning and anticipation was leading up to this special moment and it was all worth it because today I was marrying my best friend." – Chanelle, Bride

PHOTOGRAPHER

Fuller Edge Photography

VIDEOGRAPHER

Ring Tail Films

VENUE - CEREMONY

The Commons Calgary

VENUE - RECEPTION

Carriage House Inn

OFFICIANT

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Weddings by Tamara

DÉCOR

Carriage House Inn

FLOWERS

Atlantic Flower Shop

STATIONERY

Minted

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GUEST FAVOURS CATERER CAKE

The Chocolate Lab, Backtozero, Sticker Giant Urbane Culinary (Ceremony) Carriage House Inn (Reception) Stiletto Cakes, The Avenue Cakery & Bake Shoppe

TRANSPORTATION

AM/PM Limo

HAIR

Stella Chio Hair Design

MAKEUP

Maison.Blu Artistry

RINGS

Designs by Manuel Jewellery

ATTIRE - BRIDE

The Bridal Boutique

ATTIRE - BRIDESMAIDS

Cameo & Cufflinks

ATTIRE - GROOM

Mode Tuxedo

JEWELLERY/ ACCESSORIES

Chanel, Mary Pat Designs

ENTERTAINMENT - DJ

DJ AL V

ENTERTAINMENT - BAND

Innes Cheng

LIGHTING DESIGN

Carriage House Inn

PHOTOBOOTH

Silly Booth


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NATASHA MAT THEW SEPTEMBER 3, 2016

REAL WEDDING

Calgary

"The one thing I was not willing to compromise was the photographer. Because after the vows were said, the food was eaten and the dancing was done, all that was left were my memories. And I have to admit that the day went by so quickly that it is like a whirlwind in my mind. In the end, my goal was simply to enjoy the day. I knew it would not be perfect. Nothing ever is. I have witnessed a full-blown breakdown of a bride over something so trivial that nobody else even noticed. So, even though my flower girl was too afraid to walk down the aisle, and I forget to put out the late night lunch, it was still the best day of my life. And I have the pictures to prove it." – Natasha, Bride

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PHOTOGRAPHER

Kristi Sneddon Photographer

HAIR & MAKEUP

Michelle Suffolk-Walsh Hair & Makeup Artist

VENUE - CEREMONY

Riverbend Campground

RINGS

Spence Diamonds, Maggies Diamond Boutique

VENUE - RECEPTION

Riverbend Campground

ATTIRE - BRIDE

Purchased on Kijiji, Alterations: Lilianna Knitwear Inc.

FLOWERS

Costco

ATTIRE - BRIDESMAIDS

Mylee's Bridal

CAKE

Homemade

ATTIRE - GROOM

Alberta Boot Co.


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JE SSICA JE SSIE FEBRUARY 23, 2017

REAL WEDDING

Calgary

"One of our favorite moments at the wedding was during the first look. It was such a beautiful and private moment for us to experience before the actual ceremony. The fresh snow on the ground made it even more magical! Jessie and I are both quite introverted, and it allowed us to really just relax and enjoy the experience." – Jessica and Jessie, Bride and Groom

PHOTOGRAPHER

PMG Image

FLOWERS

Mandala Floral

ATTIRE - BRIDE

Ethos Bridal

VIDEOGRAPHER

Dream Day Films

STATIONERY

Glimpz Wedding Invitations

ATTIRE - BRIDESMAIDS

Ethos Bridal

VENUE - CEREMONY

Azuridge Estate Hotel

GUEST FAVOURS

Old Coal

ATTIRE - GROOM

Derks Formals

CATERER

Azuridge Estate Hotel

ATTIRE- GROOMSMEN

Derks Formals

JEWELLERY/ ACCESSORIES

Joanna Bisley Designs

VENUE - RECEPTION OFFICIANT PLANNER / DESIGNER RENTALS

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Azuridge Estate Hotel

Weddings by Tamara NINA Weddings & Events Michaelle LeManne Lamb Bella Linens, Special Event Rentals

CAKE

SWIRL Custom Cakes & Desserts

TRANSPORTATION

Highland VIP Group

ENTERTAINMENT - DJ

DJ Nico

HAIR & MAKEUP

DK Envy Inc

LIGHTING DESIGN

RINGS

EVStenroos

UNIQUE PRODUCTS

DJ Nico Brides Cowboy Boots- Alberta Boot Company


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SHANNO N TEDDY MAY 14, 2016

REAL WEDDING

Calgary

"I was hesitant about doing the ‘first look’ before the ceremony, but it ended up being a great decision. I loved having those special first moments alone together with my husband. And it made for some great photos! I have so many favourite moments – the special things my mom did by making my veil and sewing a piece of my Oma's dress into mine, seeing Teddy for the first look, our adorable nephews as 'Ring Security', my dad’s speech and my dance with him… it was all so wonderful!" – Shannon, Bride

PHOTOGRAPHER

6:8 Photography

VIDEOGRAPHER

New Fable Productions

RENTALS

VENUE - CEREMONY

Hotel Arts

RED Events Design Inc., Great Events Rentals, Special Event Rentals, Chair Flair

FLOWERS

Magnolia Floral

STATIONERY

Glimpz Wedding Invitations

CATERER

Hotel Arts

CAKE

Bake My Day

TRANSPORTATION

Ambassador Limousine Service

VENUE - RECEPTION

Hotel Arts

OFFICIANT

Laurie Rupert Lynn Fletcher Weddings - Sheryl Boury

PLANNER / DESIGNER

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HAIR

Free Soul Salon

MAKEUP

Emily Satnik Makeup Artist

ATTIRE - BRIDE

Private Label by Kenneth Winston - Lillian Lottie Bridal Couture in Scottsdale, AZ

ATTIRE - GROOM

Moores Clothing For Men

ENTERTAINMENT - DJ

Pez Productions

LIGHTING DESIGN

Pez Productions


CONFETTI 2018

321


SILV IA D ERRICK OCTOBER 15, 2016

REAL WEDDING

Calgary

"The bride walked down the aisle to "Everlasting Light" by the Black Keys, and sported a leather jacket during the reception. They successfully intertwined traditional elements from their families like rosemary into the corsages and boutonnieres which is a Croatian wedding tradition and introduced some of their own touches by handing a single rose, which was incorporated into the bridal bouquet and made to be removed at the end of the aisle, to each mother bringing her mother-in-law to tears. Derek and Silvia choose to do a first glance and photos before the ceremony with the wedding party (comprised of family) and parents. This intimate photo shoot was special to whiteness." – Michelle Downey, Lil' Mam Flowers

322

CALGARYBRIDE.CA

PHOTOGRAPHER

Jayden Campbell Photography

VENUE—CEREMONY & RECEPTION

Heritage Pointe Golf Club

OFFICIANT

Heritage Pointe Golf Club

DÉCOR & FLOWERS

L'il Mam Flowers

FAVOURS

Davids Tea

MAKE UP

Paige Stewart Artisty


CONFETTI 2018

323


ALLY A NDREW JUNE 4, 2016

REAL WEDDING

Calgary

"The biggest highlight of the day for both of us was becoming husband and wife! It was so rewarding to have our closest friends and family witness us start a new and exciting journey together, and share in our love. It was amazing to see our vision come to life after months of planning." – Ally, Bride PHOTOGRAPHER

Kristy Reimer Photography

TRANSPORTATION

AM/PM Limousines Calgary

VENUE- CEREMONY

Knox United Church

HAIR

Glam & Beyond - Jamie Borhot

VENUE- RECEPTION

Civic On Third

MAKEUP

Glam & Beyond - Monika Assef

OFFICIANT

Reverand Dawson

RINGS

PLANNER / DESIGNER / DÉCOR

Creative Weddings Planning & Decor

ATTIRE - BRIDE ATTIRE - GROOM

Bride: Tiffany & Co., Groom: Spence Diamonds Gown designed by the bride, inspired by her grandmother, and constructed by Laura George The Bridal Centre - Ike Behar

JEWELLERY / ACCESSORIES

Bride borrowed from her mother

ENTERTAINMENT - DJ

Pez Productions

RENTALS FLOWERS

324

Special Events Rentals, Bella Linens Creative Weddings Floral Designs

STATIONERY

Creative Weddings Stationery Designs

GUEST FAVOURS

Candy - DIY Bride

CATERER

Civic on Third

CAKE

Whippt Desserts & Catering

CALGARYBRIDE.CA

LIGHTING DESIGN

Pez Productions

UNIQUE PRODUCTS

Bride Custom Shoes - Shoes of Prey Flower Girl Dresses - by Laura George


CONFETTI 2018

325


Real Weddings


DESTINATIONS


JENNIF ER SAMUEL DECEMBER 18, 2016

FEATURE WEDDING

Destinations

"Jenn looked absolutely stunning! Sam was getting ready with his groomsmen two floors down from Jenn and looked very dapper in his custom suit. Everyone was dressed in white. After getting ready, Jenn and Sam made their way to the hotel terrace where they would be married on the infinity pool platform overlooking the rainforest valley and pacific ocean. Truly spectacular!" – Sean LeBlanc, Photographer

328

CALGARYBRIDE.CA


CONFETTI 2018

329


330

CALGARYBRIDE.CA


PHOTOGRAPHER

Sean LeBlanc Photography

GUEST FAVOURS

April Twenty Five

VIDEOGRAPHER

LoudByte

CATERER

Zephyr Palace

VENUE - CEREMONY

Zephyr Palace

CAKE

Dulce Capricho

VENUE - RECEPTION

Zephyr Palace

RINGS

Henry Daussi

OFFICIANT

Bishop Sem Celestine

ATTIRE- BRIDE / BRIDESMAIDS

Mario Couture

PLANNER / DESIGNER / DÉCOR

DIY Bride

ATTIRE- GROOM / GROOMSMEN

Mario Couture

RENTALS

Eventos Boadicea

JEWELLERY/ ACCESSORIES

Nordstrom

FLOWERS

Floristeria Monteflor

ENTERTAINMENT- DJ

DJ KidZag

STATIONERY

April Twenty Five

LIGHTING DESIGN

Eventos Boadicea

CONFETTI 2018

331


K ATERI L EROY APRIL 15, 2017

REAL WEDDING

Destination

"The day started early as the Northern Lights danced across the small lake in front of our cottage. I contemplated all the changes that I have seen in my lifetime and excitedly awaited this next one. Leroy Hofer, my dream man would be awaiting me at the top of a natural waterfall and mountain peak in the peninsula at Kirkjufell, Iceland. My heart was the only sound that I could hear. It was a small intimate group that would watch as I hiked to the top with my red western wedding boots and the fringes of my dress dancing in the wind. The air was chilled just enough to take my breath away and freeze the once flowing waterfall; as if the frozen waterfall was symbolic that time had stood still for us on this day. Our strong emotional tears soon came into laughter and then to cheers as we took our first kiss as a married couple." – Kateri, Bride

332

CALGARYBRIDE.CA

PHOTOGRAPHER

Edward Ross Photography

OFFICIANT

Stan Cowley (Father of the bride)

DESIGNER

Janine's Custom Creations

MAKEUP

Aria Studios

RINGS

Aeron E. King Goldsmith Ltd.

UNIQUE PRODUCTS

Alberta Boots and JR's Custom Hats


CONFETTI 2018

333


C RYSTAL ROBBY JANUARY 2, 2017

REAL WEDDING

Destination

"Cuba is exotic, hot, left behind and lost in time. The perfect place for a sultry beach wedding. Rob & Crystal said “I do” on the shores of the Caribbean at the all-inclusive resort, Warwick Cayo Santa Maria. Cayo Santa Maria a small island off the coast of Northern Cuba and part of a UNESCO protected marine sanctuary. As such, there is very little development and mucho solitude. A true tropical paradise." – Shirleen Burnett, Photographer

334

CALGARYBRIDE.CA

PHOTOGRAPHER

Burnett Photography

HAIR

Kelly Elker

VIDEOGRAPHER

Conor McCann/Dave Tebutt

MAKEUP

Adriana Svec

VENUE - CEREMONY / RECEPTION

Warwick Cayo Santa Maria Resort

RINGS

Ben Moss Jewellers

OFFICIANT

Maria Rodriguez

ATTIRE- BRIDE

Ballettes Bridal

PLANNER / DESIGNER

Warwick Cayo Santa Maria Resort

ATTIRE- BRIDESMAIDS

David's Bridal

DÉCOR / RENTALS / FLOWERS

Warwick Cayo Santa Maria Resort

ATTIRE- GROOM

Moores Clothing for Men

GUEST FAVOURS

Things Engraved:Cigar Holders

ATTIRE- GROOMSMEN

David's Bridal

CATERER / CAKE

Warwick Cayo Santa Maria Resorts

ENTERTAINMENT- DJ

Warwick Cayo Santa Maria Resorts


CONFETTI 2018

335


B R IT TANY MAT T MAY 1, 2017

REAL WEDDING

Destination

"Brittany and Matt's portrait session was scheduled for Lover's Beach at golden hour. We headed out on a water taxi only to find out the waves were too dangerous to be able to land on the beach. We shot their entire session on the boat and it was the best 'Plan B' ever. Their portraits are very unique and showcase the golden hour Cabo is so famous for." – Sofia Katherine, Photographer

336

CALGARYBRIDE.CA

PHOTOGRAPHER

Sofia Katherine Photography

ATTIRE- BRIDE

Pure Bridal Edmonton - Stella York

VENUE- CEREMONY/ RECEPTION

Sandos Finisterra Los Cabos

ATTIRE- BRIDESMAIDS

Show Me Your Mumu

PLANNER / DESIGNER / DÉCOR

Sandos Finisterra Los Cabos

ATTIRE- GROOM

Studio Suits

FLOWERS

Sandos Finisterra Los Cabos

JEWELLERY/ ACCESSORIES

Earrings: Stella and Dot

CATERER / CAKE

Sandos Finisterra Los Cabos

ENTERTAINMENT - DJ

Sandos Finisterra Los Cabos

MAKEUP

Amanda Kachelle

UNIQUE PRODUCTS

Foot jewellery - Forever Soles


CONFETTI 2018

337


A DARA ANTHONY APRIL 19, 2017

REAL WEDDING

Destination

"Adara and Anthony opted for a private first look in the lush gardens outside and from there we headed to the beach to capture some romantic portraits in paradise. The beach was buzzing with excitement with locals and tourists congratulating them on their beautiful day. Their vows were beautiful and full of love. The emotions did not stop after the first kiss. The entire bridal party joined in the tears of joy shared over a Champagne toast to celebrate their union." – Julie, Photographer

PHOTOGRAPHER

338

Julie Mackinnon Photography

RENTALS

Dreams Punta Cana

ATTIRE - BRIDE

Your Wedding Place

VIDEOGRAPHER

Julie Mackinnon Photography

FLOWERS

Dreams Punta Cana

ATTIRE - BRIDESMAIDS

Amazon Canada

VENUE - CEREMONY

Dreams Punta Cana - Himitsu Terrace

STATIONERY

Bride DIY

ATTIRE - GROOM

Moores Clothing for Men

VENUE - RECEPTION

Dreams Punta Cana - Himitsu Terrace

GUEST FAVOURS

The Wedding Shoppe

ATTIRE- GROOMSMEN

Moores Clothing for Men

OFFICIANT / PLANNER

Mercedes Joubersky

CATERER / CAKE

Dreams Punta Cana

JEWELLERY/ ACCESSORIES

Borrowed from Mother of the Bride

DESIGNER / DÉCOR

Dreams Punta Cana

RINGS

Charm Diamond Centre

UNIQUE PRODUCTS

Shoes: Call it Spring

CALGARYBRIDE.CA


CONFETTI 2018

339


PHOTOGRAPHER: TWO MANN PHOTOGRAPHY VENUE: FAIRMONT BANFF SPRINGS


WEDDING GUIDE

Venue Directory | Planning Pages


PREFERRED VENUE

CAPACITY

PRICE

CATERING

ACCOMMODATIONS

PARKING

Premier Calgary Venues

200.00

$$$

www.bvrrestaurant.com

250

$$$

BRIDGELAND RIVERSIDE COMMUNITY CENTRE 917 CENTRE AVENUE NE CALGARY, AB

www.brcacalgary.org/

148

$$$

CALGARY STAMPEDE 1410 OLYMPIC WAY SE CALGARY, AB

www.venues.calgarystampede.com

5000

*

CALGARY ZOO 1300 ZOO ROAD NE CALGARY, AB

www.calgaryzoo.org

*

*

CARRIAGE HOUSE INN 9030 MACLEOD TRAIL SE CALGARY, AB

www.carriagehouse.net

350

$$$

CILANTRO 338 – 17TH AVENUE SW CALGARY, AB

www.crmr.com/cilantro

100

*

DIVINO 113 – 8TH AVENUE SW CALGARY, AB

www.crmr.com/divino/

175

$$$

DOUBLE ZERO CHINOOK 1133, 6455 MACLEOD TRAIL SW, CALGARY AB

www.doublezeropizza.ca/chinook

175

$$

DOUBLE ZERO CORE 752 4TH STREET SW, CALGARY AB

www.doublezeropizza.ca/downtown

300

$$

GLENMORE INN & CONVENTION CENTRE 2720 GLENMORE TRAIL SE CALGARY, AB

www.glenmoreinn.com

700

$$

GORO + GUN 245, 225 7TH AVE SW CALGARY,AB

http://goroandgun.ca/

145

$$

HERITAGE PARK HISTORICAL VILLAGE 1900 HERITAGE DRIVE SW CALGARY, AB

www.heritagepark.ca

400

$$$

HIGHWOOD MEMORIAL CENTRE 128 5 AVE W, HIGH RIVER, AB

www.highwoodmemorialcentre.com

400

*

HOTEL ARTS 119 – 12 AVENUE SW CALGARY, AB

www.hotelarts.ca

650

$$$

LOCAL 522 522 6TH AVE SW CALGARY, AB

http://www.localtavern.ca/

250

$$

LYNNWOOD RANCH 370069 96 ST E, ALDERSYDE, AB T0L 0A0

www.lynnwoodranch.com

300

$$

MEADOW MUSE PAVILION 15985 BOW BOTTOM TRAIL SE CALGARY, AB

www.meadowmuse.ca

175

$$

MILLICAN OGDEN COMMUNITY HALL 6901 20A STREET SE CALGARY, AB

www.millicanogdencommunity.com

150

$

NATIONAL ON 10TH 341 10TH AVE SW, CALGARY AB

http://ntnl.ca/national-10th/home-ntnl10

1100

$$

NATIONAL ON 8TH SCOTIA CENTRE, 225 8TH AVE SW CALGARY, AB

http://ntnl.ca/national-on-8th/home-ntnl8

420

$$

VENUE DIRECTORY

342

FOR INFORMATION *$ CALL (<$25) $$ ($25 - $50)

$$$ (>$50)

AZURIDGE ESTATE HOTEL 178057 – 272 STREET W. PRIDDIS, AB

www.azuridge.ca

BOW VALLEY RANCHE RESTAURANT 15979 BOW BOTTOM TRAIL SE CALGARY, AB

CALGARYBRIDE.CA

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• • •


CATERING

http://ntnl.ca/national-17th/home-ntnl17

225

$$

OLIVER & BONACINI 200 8 AVENUE SW CALGARY, AB

www.theguildrestaurant.com

300

$$

RODNEYS OYSTER HOUSE 355 10TH AVENUE SW CALGARY, AB

http://rodneysoysterhouse.com/calgary/location/

300

$$

ROUGE RESTAURANT 1240 - 8TH AVE SE CALGARY, AB

www.rougecalgary.com

150

$$$

SHERATON SUITES CALGARY EAU CLAIRE 255 BARCLAY PARADE SW CALGARY, AB

www.sheratonsuites.com

350

$$$

SILVER SPRINGS GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB 1600 VARSITY ESTATES DRIVE NW CALGARY, AB

www.silverspringsgolfclub.com

300

$$$

SIROCCO GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB SITE 13, COMP 21, RR#9 CALGARY, AB

www.sirocco.ca

204

$$$

SKY 360 101 9TH AVE SW CALGARY AB

http://sky360.ca/

200

$$

THE FAIRMONT PALLISER 133 9TH AVENUE SW CALGARY, AB

www.fairmont.com/palliser

320

$$$

THE NASH 925 11TH STREET SE, CALGARY, AB

www.thenashyyc.com

175

$$$

THE NORLAND HISTORIC ESTATE 5801 1ST AVE S LETHBRIDGE, AB

http://www.thenorland.com/

300

*

THE WESTIN CALGARY 320 4 AVENUE SW CALGARY, AB

www.westincalgary.com

850

$$$

WINSPORT - CANADA OLYMPIC PARK 88 CANADA OLYMPIC ROAD SW CALGARY, AB

www.winsport.ca

600

$$

PARKING

PRICE

ACCOMMODATIONS

CAPACITY NATIONAL ON 17TH 550 17TH AVE SW CALGARY, AB

• •


344

*

PARKING

70

CATERING

$$$ (>$50)

PRICE

FOR INFORMATION *$ CALL (<$25) $$ ($25 - $50)

CAPACITY

VENUE DIRECTORY

ACCOMMODATIONS

Calgary Venues

ABBEYDALE COMMUNITY HALL 821 ABBEYDALE DRIVE NE, CALGARY, AB

www.abbeydaleca.com

ACCLAIM HOTEL CALGARY AIRPORT 123 FREEPORT BOULEVARD NE, CALGARY, AB

www.acclaimhotel.ca

80+

AERO SPACE MUSEUM OF CALGARY 4629 MCCALL WAY NE, CALGARY, AB

www.asmac.ab.ca

180

*

ALEXANDRA CENTRE SOCIETY – INGLEWOOD 922 9TH AVENUE SE CALGARY, AB

www.alexandracentresociety.org

150

*

ALOFT CALGARY 2359 BANFF TRAIL NW CALGARY, AB

www.aloftcalgaryuniversity.com

100

$$

ART EVOLUTION GALLERY 1235 26 AVENUE SE CALGARY, AB

www.artevolution.com

250

ARTS COMMONS 205 – 8 AVENUE SE CALGARY, AB

www.artscommons.ca

240

*

AUSTRIAN CANADIAN CULTURAL CENTRE 3112 11 STREET NE CALGARY, AB

www.austrianclub.ca

300

$$

BAR C 304 - 17TH AVENUE SW, CALGARY, AB

www.bar-c.ca

$160.00

$$$

BARCELONA TAVERN 501 8 AVE SW CALGARY AB

www.barcelonatavern.com

500

$

BARLEY MILL 201 BARCLAY PARADE SW CALGARY, AB

www.barleymillcalgary.com

150

$$

BEAR’S DEN 254028 BEARSPAW ROAD NW CALGARY, AB

www.bears-den.ca

*

$$$

BEST WESTERN PORT O’CALL HOTEL 1935 MCKNIGHT BOULEVARD NE CALGARY, AB

www.bwportocallhotel.com

180

*

BEST WESTERN VILLAGE PARK INN 1804 CROWCHILD TRAIL NW CALGARY, AB

www.villageparkinn.com

200

$$

BLACKFOOT INN 5940 BLACKFOOT TRAIL SE CALGARY, AB

www.hotelblackfoot.com

200

$$

BLUE DEVIL GOLF CLUB 2300, 194 AVENUE SE CALGARY, AB

www.bluedevilgolf.com

350

$$$

BOW VALLEY CLUB 250 6TH AVENUE SW CALGARY, AB

www.bowvalleyclub.com

120

$$$

*

BRAESIDE COMMUNITY HALL 11024 BRAESIDE DRIVE SW CALGARY, AB

www.calgaryarea.com

240

BRAGG CREEK COMMUNITY CENTRE 23 WHITE AVENUE BRAGG CREEK, AB

www.braggcreekca.com

300

*

CALGARY CANOE CLUB 6449 CROWCHILD TRAIL SW CALGARY, AB

www.calgarycanoeclub.com

100

*

CALGARY ELKS LODGE AND GOLF CLUB 2502 – 6TH STREET NE CALGARY, AB

www.calgaryelks.com

150

$$

CALGARYBRIDE.CA

*

• *

• • •


CATERING

*

www.travelodge.ca

*

$$

CALGARY MARRIOTT HOTEL 110 9TH AVENUE SE CALGARY, AB

www.marriott.com

240

$$

CALGARY POLO CLUB, THE HIGHWAY 552 & 306 AVENUE WEST OKOTOKS, AB

www.calgarypoloclub.com

*

*

CAMBRIAN HEIGHTS COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION 600 NORTHMOUNT DRIVE NW CALGARY, AB

www.cambrianheightscommunity.com

150

*

CANYON MEADOWS COMMUNITY CENTRE 848 CANTABRIAN DRIVE SW CALGARY, AB

www.cmca.ca

160

*

CANYON MEADOWS GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB 12501 14TH STREET SW CALGARY, AB

www.canyonmeadowsgolf.com

*

*

CARMONEY GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB 44001 DUNBOW RD, DE WINTON, AB

www.carnmoney.com

150

*

CARSTAIRS GOLF CLUB #2, HIGHWAY 2A NORTH CARSTAIRS, AB

www.carstairsgolf.com

120

*

CATCH 100 – 8TH AVENUE SE CALGARY, AB

www.catchrestaurant.ca

*

*

CEDARBRAE COMMUNITY CENTRE 11024 OAKFIELD DRIVE SW CALGARY, AB

www.calgaryarea.com

350

CENTURY HALL (CALLED APRIL 19 EMAILED APRIL 22) 11 CRANARCH ROAD SE, CALGARY AB

www.cranston-connect.com

135

CHARBAR 618 CONFLUENCE WAY SE, CALGARY, AB

www.charbar.ca

150

CHESTERMERE LANDING 109 EAST CHESTERMERE DRIVE CHESTERMERE, AB

www.chestermerelanding.com

CIVIC ON THIRD 130, 3RD AVE SE, CALGARY AB

www.calgaryitalianclub.com

CALGARY MACLEOD TRAIL TRAVELODGE HOTEL 9206 MACLEOD TRAIL SOUTH CALGARY, AB

PARKING

PRICE

ACCOMMODATIONS

CAPACITY 300

CALGARY ITALIAN CLUB 416 1ST AVENUE NE CALGARY, AB

*

• *

$$$

*

*

*

www.civiconthird.com

520

$$

CLARION HOTEL AND CONFERENCE CENTRE 2120 16 AVENUE NE CALGARY, AB

www.clarionhotel.com

300

$$

COAST PLAZA HOTEL AND CONFERENCE CENTRE 1316 33RD STREET NE CALGARY, AB

www.calgaryplaza.com

900

$$

COCHRANE RANCHEHOUSE 101 RANCHEHOUSE ROAD COCHRANE, AB

www.cochraneranchehouse.ca

200

COMFORT INN & SUITES UNIVERSITY 2369 BANFF TRAIL NW, CALGARY, AB

www.comfortinn.com

100

COMMONWEALTH HALL 3961 – 52ND AVENUE NE CALGARY, AB

www.commonwealthcentre.com

COUNTRY HILLS GOLF CLUB 1334 COUNTRY HILLS BOULEVARD NW CALGARY, AB

www.countryhills.ab.ca

*

*

1000

$$

130

$$$

CONFETTI 2018

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CAPACITY

PRICE

CATERING

ACCOMMODATIONS

PARKING

Calgary Venues

COUNTRY INNS & SUITES BY CARLSON 2481 39TH AVENUE NE CALGARY, AB

www.countryinns.com

COURTYARD BY MARRIOTT CALGARY AIRPORT 2500 48 AVENUE NE CALGARY, AB

www.courtyardcalgarymarriott.com

200

$$

CRESCENT HEIGHTS COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION 1101 2ND STREET NW CALGARY, AB

www.calgaryarea.com

200

CRESTMONT HALL 12400 CRESTMONT BLVD. SW CALGARY, AB

www.crestmonthall.com

120

CROSSROADS MAYLAND HEIGHTS COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION 1803 14TH AVENUE NE CALGARY, AB

www.calgaryarea.com

200

CRYSTAL RIDGE GOLF CLUB 9 CRYSTAL GREEN LANE OKOTOKS, AB

www.crystalridgegolf.com

150

*

D’ARCY RANCH GOLF CLUB 174 NORTHRIDGE DRIVE OKOTOKS, AB

www.darcyranchgolf.com

150

$$

DALHOUSIE COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION 5432 DALHART ROAD NW CALGARY, AB

www.dalhousiecalgary.ca

350

*

*

DANISH CANADIAN CLUB 727 – 11 AVENUE SW CALGARY, AB

www.danishclubcalgary.com

300

$$

DEANE HOUSE – FORT CALGARY 750 9TH AVENUE SW CALGARY, AB

www.fortcalgary.com

144

$$

DEERFOOT INN AND CASINO 11500 35STREET SE CALGARY, AB

www.deerfootinn.com

350

$$

DELTA BOW VALLEY 209 4 AVENUE SE CALGARY, AB

www.deltahotels.com

200

$$$

DELTA CALGARY AIRPORT 2001 AIRPORT ROAD NE CALGARY, AB

www.deltahotels.com

200

$$

DELTA CALGARY SOUTH 135 SOUTHLAND DRIVE SE CALGARY, AB

www.deltahotels.com

250

$$$

DEVONIAN GARDENS 4TH FLR, 317 7TH AVENUE SW CALGARY, AB

www.calgary.ca

350

*

DOVER COMMUNITY HALL 3133 30 AVENUE SE CALGARY, AB

www.calgaryarea.com

EAGLEQUEST GOLF DOUGLASDALE 7 DOUGLAS WOODS DRIVE SE CALGARY, AB

http://eaglequestgolf.com

120

*

*

EARL GREY GOLF CLUB 6540 – 20TH STREET SW CALGARY, AB

www.earlgreygolfclub.com

180

$$$

EDGEMONT COMMUNITY HALL 33 EDGEVALLEY CIRCLE NW CALGARY, AB

www.edgemont.ab.ca

200

ELBOW SPRINGS GOLF CLUB 240086 LOTT CREEK BOULEVARD CALGARY, AB

www.elbowsprings.com

160

ERIN WOODS COMMUNITY HALL 83 ERIN PARK DRIVE SE CALGARY, AB

www.calgaryarea.com

VENUE DIRECTORY

346

CALGARYBRIDE.CA

FOR INFORMATION *$ CALL (<$25) $$ ($25 - $50)

$$$ (>$50)

*

*

• *

• •


CAPACITY

PRICE

CATERING

ACCOMMODATIONS

PARKING

EXECUTIVE ROYAL INN NORTH CALGARY 2828 23 STREET NE CALGARY, AB

www.executivehotels.net

250

$$

FALCONRIDGE / CASTLERIDGE COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION 95 FALSHIRE DRIVE NE CALGARY, AB

www.calgaryarea.com

275

FESTIVAL HALL 1215 10 AVENUE SE, CALGARY, AB

www.festivalhallcalgary.com

225

FOREST HEIGHTS COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION 4909 FOREGO AVENUE SE CALGARY, AB

www.calgaryarea.com

120

FOREST LAWN COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION 4020 26 AVENUE SE CALGARY, AB

www.calgaryarea.com

*

FORT CALGARY 750 9TH AVENUE SW CALGARY, AB

www.fortcalgary.com

144

$$

FOUR POINTS BY SHERATON CALGARY AIRPORT 2875 SUNRIDGE WAY NE CALGARY, AB

www.fourpointscalgaryairport.ca

232

$$

FOUR POINTS BY SHERATON CALGARY WEST 8220 BOWRIDGE CRESCENT NW CALGARY, AB

www.fourpointscalgarywest.ca

200

$$

GENISIS CENTRE 7555 FALCONRIDGE BLVD NE, CALGARY AB

www.genesis-centre.ca

1500

$$

GERRY THOMAS GALLERY 602 11TH AVENUE SW CALGARY, AB

www.gerrythomasgallery.com

240

*

GLAMORGAN COMMUNITY CENTRE 4207 41 AVENUE SW CALGARY, AB

www.calgaryarea.com

230

GLENCOE CLUB 636 29TH AVENUE SW CALGARY, AB

www.glencoe.org

300

GLENDALE MEADOWS COMMUNITY CENTRE 2405 GLENMOUNT DRIVE SW CALGARY, AB

www.glendalecommunity.ca

162

GREY EAGLE CASINO 3777 GREY EAGLE DRIVE SW, CALGARY AB

http://www.greyeagleresortandcasino.ca

350

$$

HEATHER GLEN GOLF COURSE 234024 RANGE ROAD 285 CALGARY, AB

www.heatherglengolf.com

163

*

HERITAGE POINTE GOLF CLUB 1 HERITAGE POINT DRIVE RR 1 DEWINTON, AB

www.heritagepointe.com

128

$$$

HIGHLAND PARK COMMUNITY HALL 3716 2 STREET NW CALGARY, AB

www.calgaryarea.com

163

HIGHWOOD COMMUNITY HALL 16 HARLOW AVENUE NW CALGARY, AB

www.calgaryarea.com

150

HILLHURST SUNNYSIDE COMMUNITY HALL 1320 5 AVENUE NW CALGARY, AB

www.calgaryarea.com

300

HILTON GARDEN INN CALGARY AIRPORT 2335 PEGASUS ROAD NE CALGARY, AB

www.calgaryairport.gardeninn.com

72

$$

HOLIDAY INN CALGARY AIRPORT 1250 MCKINNON DRIVE NE CALGARY, AB

www.holiday-inn.com/calgary-apt

60

$$

• $$$

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CONFETTI 2018

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CAPACITY

PRICE

CATERING

ACCOMMODATIONS

PARKING

Calgary Venues

HOLIDAY INN CALGARY MACLEOD TRAIL SOUTH 4206 MACLEOD TRAIL S CALGARY, AB

www.hihotelcalgary.ca

300

$$

HOTEL ALMA 169 UNIVERSITY GATE NW CALGARY, AB

www.ucalgary.ca/mse

224

$$

HOTEL LE GERMAIN 899 CENTRE STREET SW CALGARY, AB

www.legermainhotels.com/calgary

40

HUNTINGTON HILLS COMMUNITY HALL 520 78 AVENUE NW CALGARY, AB

www.calgaryarea.com

250

HYATT REGENCY CALGARY 700 CENTRE STREET SE CALGARY, AB

www.calgary.hyatt.com

*

$$$

INGLEWOOD GOLF & CURLING CLUB 19 GOSLING WAY SE CALGARY, AB

www.inglewoodgolfclub.ca

*

*

INTERNATIONAL HOTEL OF CALGARY 220 4TH AVENUE SW CALGARY, AB

www.internationalhotel.ca

110

$$

KENSINGTON RIVERSIDE INN 1126 MEMORIAL DRIVE NW CALGARY, AB

www.kensingtonriversideinn.com

100

$$$

KINGLAND COMMUNITY HALL 505 78 AVENUE SW CALGARY, AB

www.kingslandcommunity.ca

100

LA DOLCE VITA RISTORANTE 916 1 STREET NE CALGARY, AB

www.ldvpizzabar.com

130

*

THE LAKEHOUSE 747 LAKE BONAVISTA DRIVE SE CALGARY, AB

www.lakehousecalgary.com

250

$$$

LAKE SUNDANCE MIDSUN COMMUNITY HALL 50 MIDPARK RISE SE CALGARY, AB

www.calgaryarea.com

1000

LAKESIDE GREENS GOLF CLUB 555 LAKESIDE GREENS DRIVE CHESTERMERE, AB

www.lakesidegreens.com

200

*

LE VILLA RESTAURANT WEST 1851 SIROCCO DRIVE SW CALGARY, AB

www.levilla.ca

*

$$

THE LINKS OF GLENEAGLES 100 GLENEAGLES DRIVE COCHRANE, AB

www.gleneaglesgolf.com

250

$$$

LOUGHEED HOUSE 707 13TH AVENUE SW CALGARY, AB

www.lougheedhouse.com

120

$$$

LYNX RIDGE GOLF CLUB 8 LYNX RIDGE BOULEVARD NW CALGARY, AB

www.lynxridge.com/

220

*

MACEWAN CONFERENCE & EVENT CENTRE, U OF C 402 COLLEGIATE BLVD NW CALGARY, AB

www.macewancentre.com

500

$$$

MARDA LOOP COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION 3130 16TH STREET SW CALGARY, AB

www.calgaryarea.com

290

*

MARLBOROUGH PARK COMMUNITY HALL 6021 MADIGAN DRIVE NE CALGARY, AB

www.calgaryarea.com

*

MCKENZIE LAKE COMMUNITY HALL 16198 MCKENZIE LAKE WAY SE CALGARY, AB

www.calgaryarea.com

275

VENUE DIRECTORY

348

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MCKENZIE MEADOWS GOLF CLUB 17215 MCKENZIE MEADOWS DRIVE SE CALGARY, AB

www.mckenziemeadows.com

MEADOWLAND PARK COMMUNITY HALL 623 58 AVENUE SW CALGARY, AB

www.calgaryarea.com

*

METROPOLITAN CENTRE 333 4 AVENUE SW CALGARY, AB

www.metcentre.com

350

$$$

METROPOLITAN GRILL 317 7 AVENUE SW CALGARY, AB

www.themet.ca

*

*

MONTEREY PARK COMMUNITY HALL 2707 CATALINA BOULEVARD NE CALGARY, AB

www.calgaryarea.com

300

MURIETTA’S BAR AND GRILL 808 1 STREET SW CALGARY, AB

www.murrietas.ca

100

$$

NATIONAL MUSIC CENTRE 850 4 STREET SE CALGARY, AB

www.studiobell.ca

NATIONAL WESTHILLS 180 STEWART GREEN SW CALGARY, AB

http://ntnl.ca/national-westhills/home-ntnlwest

280

$$

NOTABLE ~ THE RESTAURANT 4611 BOWNESS RD NW CALGARY, AB

www.notabletherestaurant.ca

50

$$$

OAKRIDGE COMMUNITY HALL 9504 OAKFIELD DRIVE SW CALGARY, AB

www.calgaryarea.com

200

OSTERIA DE MEDICI 201 10TH STREET NW CALGARY, AB

www.osteria.ca

200

PARKHILL STANLEY PARK COMMUNITY HALL 4013 STANLEY ROAD SW CALGARY, AB

www.calgaryarea.com

180

PARKLAND COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION 505 PARKVALLEY ROAD SE CALGARY, AB

www.parklandcommunityassociation.org

100

*

PASU FARMS BOX 656 CARSTAIRS, AB

www.pasu.com

*

*

PINEBROOK GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB 166 PINEBROOK WAY SW CALGARY, AB

www.pinebrookgolfclub.com

230

$$

PINERIDGE COMMUNITY HALL 6024 RUNDLEHORN DRIVE NE CALGARY, AB

www.calgaryarea.com

300

POLISH CANADIAN CLUB 3015 15 ST STREET NE, CALGARY, AB

www.dompolski.ca

400

$$

Q HAUTE CUISINE 100 LACAILLE PLACE SW UPPER LEVEL CALGARY, AB

www.qhautecuisine.com

130

$$$

RALPH KLEIN PARK 12350 84 ST SE CALGARY, AB

www.calgary.ca

RAMADA HOTEL DOWNTOWN CALGARY 708 8 AVENUE SW CALGARY, AB

www.ramadacalgary.com

200

$$

RAMSAY COMMUNITY HALL 1136 8 STREET SE CALGARY, AB

www.calgaryarea.com

125

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www.ucalgary.ca/mse

520

$$

RIVER CAFÉ 25 PRINCE’S ISLAND PARK CALGARY, AB

www.river-cafe.com

150

$$$

RIVERBEND COMMUNITY HALL 19 RIVERVALLEY DRIVE SE CALGARY, AB

www.calgaryarea.com

180

ROSE AND CROWN PUB 1503 4TH STREET SW CALGARY, AB

www.roseandcrowncalgary.ca

390

ROSEMOUNT COMMUNITY HALL 2807 10 STREET NW CALGARY, AB

www.calgaryarea.com

120

RUNDLE COMMUNITY HALL 2409 50 STREET NE CALGARY, AB

www.calgaryarea.com

225

RUTH’S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE 294, 115 9TH AVENUE SE CALGARY, AB

www.ruthschrisalberta.ca

SADDLE RIDGE COMMUNITY HALL 7555 FALCONRIDGE BLVD NE CALGARY, AB

www.calgaryarea.com

650

SANDMAN HOTEL – CALGARY CITY CENTRE 888 7TH AVENUE SW CALGARY, AB

www.sandmanhotels.ca

90

$$

SANDMAN HOTEL – CALGARY SOUTH 8001 11 STREET SE CALGARY, AB

www.sandmanhotels.ca

50

$$

SANDMAN HOTEL CALGARY AIRPORT 25 HOPEWELL WAY NW CALGARY, AB

www.sandmanhotels.ca

100

$$

SASKATOON FARM 80181 338 AVENUE EAST DEWINTON, AB

www.saskatoonfarm.com

120

*

SCANDINAVIAN CENTRE 739 20 AVENUE NW CALGARY, AB

www.scancentre.ca

200

SCARBORO COMMUNITY HALL 1727 14TH AVENUE SW CALGARY, AB

www.calgaryarea.com

100

*

SCENIC ACRES COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION 8825 SCURFIELD DRIVE NW CALGARY, AB

www.calgaryarea.com

125

*

SHAGANAPPI COMMUNITY HALL 2516 14 AVENUE SW CALGARY, AB

www.calgaryarea.com

60

*

SHERATON CAVALIER 2620 32ND AVENUE NE CALGARY, AB

www.sheratoncavaliercalgary.com

300

$$$

SILVER SPRINGS COMMUNITY HALL 5720 SILER RIDGE DRIVE NW CALGARY, AB

www.calgaryarea.com

212

*

SILVER SPRINGS GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB 1600 VARSITY ESTATES DRIVE NW CALGARY, AB

www.silverspringsgolfclub.com

300

$$$

SILVER WILLOW GOLF & SPORTING CLUB RANGE ROAD 20 CARSTAIRS, MOUNTAIN VIEW COUNTY, AB

www.silverwillow.ca

60

$$

READER’S GARDEN CAFÉ (START HERE) 311 25 AVENUE SE CALGARY, AB

www.readersgardencafe.ca

RED & WHITE CLUB 1833 CROWCHILD TRAIL NW CALGARY, AB

CALGARYBRIDE.CA

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PRICE

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www.calgaryarea.com

130

*

SPRINGBANK LINKS GOLF COURSE 125 HACKAMORE TRAIL CALGARY, AB

www.springbanklinks.com

200

$$

SPRUCE MEADOWS 18011 SPRUCE MEADOWS WAY SW CALGARY, AB

www.sprucemeadows.com

420

$$

ST. ANDREWS HEIGHTS COMMUNITY HALL 2504 1 AVENUE NW CALGARY, AB

www.calgaryarea.com

90

*

ST. VLADIMIR’S UKRAINIAN CULTURAL CENTRE 404 MEREDITH ROAD NE CALGARY, AB

www.calgaryarea.com

150

*

STRATHCONA CHRISTIE ASPEN COMMUNITY CENTRE 277 STRATHCONA DRIVE SW CALGARY, AB

www.calgaryarea.com

250

$

STRATHMORE GOLF CLUB 80 WHEATLAND TRAIL STRATHMORE, AB

www.strathmoregolfclub.com

150

$$

SUNDRE GOLF CLUB 5154 HIGHWAY 27, SUNDRE, AB

www.sundregolf.com

150

$$

SYMONS VALLEY RANCH 14555 SYMONS VALLEY ROAD NW , CALGARY AB

www.symonsvalleyranch.com

220

$$

TEATRO 200 8TH AVENUE SE CALGARY, AB

www.teatro.ca

200

$$$

TELUS CONVENTION CENTRE 120 9TH AVENUE SE CALGARY, AB

www.calgary-convention.com

2340

$$$

TEMPLE COMMUNITY HALL 167 TEMPLEGREEN ROAD NE CALGARY, AB

www.calgaryarea.com

250

*

THE MAGNOLIA 5075 FALCONRIDGE BLVD. N.E., UNIT 900, CALGARY, AB

www.themagnolia.ca

550

$$

THE TRAVELODGE ALL LOCATIONS

www.travelodge.ca

THEATRE JUNCTION GRAND 608 1ST STREET SW, CALGARY AB

www.theatrejunction.com

200

$$$

THORNCLIFFE GREENVIEW COMMUNITY HALL 5600 CENTRE STREET NW CALGARY, AB

www.calgaryarea.com

800

*

TRIWOOD COMMUNITY CENTRE 2244 CHICOUTIMI DRIVE NW CALGARY, AB

www.calgaryarea.com

180

$$

TURNER VALLEY GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB 700 IMPERIAL DRIVE TURNER VALLEY, AB

www.turnervalleygolf.com

120

$

TUXEDO COMMUNITY HALL 202 29 AVENUE NW CALGARY, AB

www.calgaryarea.com

135

*

VALLEY RIDGE GOLF CLUB 11618 VALLEY RIDGE PARK NW CALGARY, AB

www.valleyridgegolf.com

200

$$

VARSITY COMMUNITY HALL 4303 VARSITY DRIVE NW CALGARY, AB

www.calgaryarea.com

250

$

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PRICE

CATERING

CAPACITY SOUTHWOOD COMMUNITY HALL 11 SACKVILLE DRIVE SW CALGARY, AB

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VENUE 1008 1008 14 STREET SE CALGARY, AB

www.venue1008.com

200

$$

WEBSTER GALLERIES INC. 812 11TH AVENUE SW CALGARY, AB

www.webstergalleries.com

120

*

WESTGATE COMMUNITY HALL 4943 8 AVENUE SW CALGARY, AB

www.calgaryarea.com

150

*

WHITEHORN COMMUNITY HALL 228 WHITEHORN ROAD NE CALGARY, AB

www.whitehorncommunity.com

180

WILD WILD WEST EVENT CENTRE 67 COMMERCIAL COURT CALGARY, AB

www.wildwildwestcalgary.com

250

WILLOW LANE BARN RANGE ROAD 290, MOUNTAIN VIEW COUNTY, OLDS AB

www.willowlanebarn.com

200

WILLOW PARK COMMUNITY HALL 680 ACADIA DRIVE SE CALGARY, AB

www.calgaryarea.com

150

WILLOW PARK GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB 639 WILLOW PARK DRIVE SE CALGARY, AB

www.willowparkgolf.com

140

$$

WINGATE BY WYNDHAM CALGARY 400 MIDPARK WAY SE CALGARY, AB

www.wingatebywyndhamcalgary.com

60

$$

WINSTON HEIGHTS MOUNTVIEW COMMUNITY HALL 520 27 AVENUE NE CALGARY, AB

www.calgaryarea.com

120

WINTERGREEN GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB 4 KM WEST & NORTH OF BRAGG CREEK, AB

www.wintergreengolf.com

150

*

WOODSIDE GOLF COURSE 525 WOODSIDE DRIVE AIRDRIE, AB

www.woodsidegc.com

150

$$

VARSITY COMMUNITY HALL 4303 VARSITY DRIVE NW CALGARY, AB

www.calgaryarea.com

250

$

VENUE 1008 1008 14 STREET SE CALGARY, AB

www.venue1008.com

200

$$

WEBSTER GALLERIES INC. 812 11TH AVENUE SW CALGARY, AB

www.webstergalleries.com

120

*

WESTGATE COMMUNITY HALL 4943 8 AVENUE SW CALGARY, AB

www.calgaryarea.com

150

*

WHITEHORN COMMUNITY HALL 228 WHITEHORN ROAD NE CALGARY, AB

www.whitehorncommunity.com

180

WILD WILD WEST EVENT CENTRE 67 COMMERCIAL COURT CALGARY, AB

www.wildwildwestcalgary.com

250

WILLOW LANE BARN RANGE ROAD 290, MOUNTAIN VIEW COUNTY, OLDS AB

www.willowlanebarn.com

200

WILLOW PARK COMMUNITY HALL 680 ACADIA DRIVE SE CALGARY, AB

www.calgaryarea.com

150

WILLOW PARK GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB 639 WILLOW PARK DRIVE SE CALGARY, AB

www.willowparkgolf.com

140

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PARKING

CATERING

$$$ (>$50)

PRICE

FOR INFORMATION *$ CALL (<$25) $$ ($25 - $50)

CAPACITY

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Calgary Venues

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WINGATE BY WYNDHAM CALGARY 400 MIDPARK WAY SE CALGARY, AB

www.wingatebywyndhamcalgary.com

60

$$

WINSTON HEIGHTS MOUNTVIEW COMMUNITY HALL 520 27 AVENUE NE CALGARY, AB

www.calgaryarea.com

120

WINTERGREEN GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB 4 KM WEST & NORTH OF BRAGG CREEK, AB

www.wintergreengolf.com

150

*

WOODSIDE GOLF COURSE 525 WOODSIDE DRIVE AIRDRIE, AB

www.woodsidegc.com

150

$$

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B.C. & Rockies Venues

BUFFALO MOUNTAIN LODGE 700 TUNNEL MOUNTAIN DRIVE, BANFF, AB

crmr.com/buffalo/weddings

99

$$$

CREEKSIDE VILLA 709 BENCHLANDS TRAIL, CANMORE, AB

creeksidevilla.ca/

70

$$$

DEER LODGE 109 LAKE LOUISE DRIVE, BANFF, AB

crmr.com/deer/weddings/

120

$$

EMERALD LAKE LODGE 1 EMERALD LAKE DRIVE, FIELD, BC

crmr.com/buffalo/weddings

150

$$$

THE FAIRMONT BANFF SPRINGS HOTEL 405 SPRAY AVENUE, BANFF AB

fairmont.com/BanffSprings

800

$$$

THE FAIRMONT CHATEAU LAKE LOUISE 111 LAKE LOUISE DRIVE, LAKE LOUISE, AB

fairmont.com/lake-louise

600

$$$

THE FAIRMONT JASPER PARK LODGE 1 OLD LODGE ROAD, JASPER, AB

fairmont.com/jasper

500

$$$

A BEAR & BISON CANADIAN COUNTRY INN 705 BENCHLANDS TRAIL, CANMORE, AB

bearand bisoninn.com

*

$$

BANFF ROCKY MOUNTAIN RESORT 1025 BANFF AVE, BANFF, AB

rockymountainresort.com

140

$$

BEAVERFOOT LODGE & RESORT 4220 BEAVERFOOT RD, GOLDEN, BC

beaverfootlodge.com

*

$$

*

BOUNDARY RANCH 2 GUINN’S ROAD, KANANASKIS, AB

boundaryranch.com

150

$$

CAMP CHIEF HECTOR CAMP CHIEF HECTOR YMCA,, EXSHAW, AB

ymcacalgary.org

300

$$

CANMORE GOLF AND CURLING CLUB 2000 8TH AVENUE CANMORE, AB

canmoregolf.net

120

$$$

CASTLE MOUNTAIN RESORT PINCHER CREEK, AB

skicastle.ca

350

$$

CHERRY CREEK ESTATE 8285 OLSEN ROAD KIMBERLEY, BC

cherrycreek.ca

400

$$

COPPER POINT RESORT 760 COOPER ROAD INVERMERE, BC

copperpointresort.com

180

*

CORNERSTONE THEATRE 125 KANANASKIS WAY, CANMORE, AB

atthecorner.ca

200

$$

DELTA LODGE- KANANASKIS 1 CENTENNIAL DRIVE KANANASKIS VILLAGE, AB

marriott.com/hotels/travel/yyckv-delta-hotels-kananaskis-lodge/

450

*

ELK VIEW LODGE 3934 COKATO RD, FERNIE, BC

elkviewlodge.com

120

*

FAIRMONT HOT SPRINGS RESORT 5225 FAIRMONT RESORT RD, FAIRMONT HOT SPRINGS, BC

https://fairmonthotsprings.com/weddings-at-fairmont-hot-springsresort/

200

$$$

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PARKING

FURRY CREEK GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB 150 COUNTRY CLUB RD, FURRY CREEK, BC

golfbc.com

150

$$

GRANDE ROCKIES RESORT 901 MOUNTAIN ST, CANMORE, AB

granderockies.com

120

$$

GROUSE MOUNTAIN 6400 NANCY GREENE WAY, NORTH VANCOUVER, BC

grousemountain.com

500

*

HEATHER MOUNTAIN LODGE 5400 TRANS-CANADA HWY, GOLDEN, BC

heathermountainlodge.com

70

$$$

ISLAND LAKE LODGE 602A 2ND AVE, FERNIE, BC

islandlakelodge.com

100

$$

JOHN MS LECKY UBC BOATHOUSE 7277 RIVER RD, RICHMOND, BC

ubcboathouse.com

100

$$

KICKING HORSE MOUNTAIN RESORT 1500 KICKING HORSE TRAIL, GOLDEN, BC

KickingHorseResort.com

200

$$

KIMBERLEY ALPINE RESORT 301 N STAR BLVD, KIMBERLEY, BC

skikimberley.com/groups/weddings-at-kimberley-alpine-resort/

400

$$

PRESTIGE HARBOURFRONT RESORT SALMON ARM 251 HARBOURFRONT DRIVE NE, SALMON ARM, BC

prestigehotelsandresorts.com/locations/salmon-arm/weddings/

500

$$

PRESTIGE LAKESIDE RESORT NELSON 701 LAKESIDE DRIVE NELSON, BC

prestigehotelsandresorts.com/locations/nelson-lakeside-resort/ weddings/

400

$$

PRESTIGE OCEANFRONT RESORT SOOKE 6929 WEST COAST ROAD SOOKW, BC

prestigehotelsandresorts.com/locations/sooke/weddings/

400

$$

PRIDDIS GREENS 1 PRIDDIS GREENS DRIVE PRIDDIS, AB

priddisgreens.com

250

$$

REDWOOD MEADOWS GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB 100 #2 TSUU T’INA DRIVE REDWOOD MEADOWS, AB

redwoodmeadows.com

150

$$

REVELSTOKE MOUNTAIN RESORT 2950 CAMOZZI RD, REVELSTOKE, BC

revelstokemountainresort.com/resort/weddings-events

350

$$

RIMROCK RESORT HOTEL 300 MOUNTAIN AVENUE, BANFF, AB

rimrockresort.com

*

$$$

SILVERTIP RESORT 2000 SILVERTIP TRAIL CANMORE, AB

silvertipresort.com

250

$$$

THE SUTTON PLACE HOTEL 2950 CAMOZZI RD, REVELSTOKE, BC

suttonplace.com

350

*

THE WICKANINNISH INN 500 OSPREY LN, TOFINO, BC

wickinn.com

75

$$

WINSTON LODGE 1593 CACHE CLOSE, GOLDEN, BC

winstonlodge.com

*

$$

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CAPACITY

VENUE DIRECTORY

ACCOMMODATIONS

Edmonton Venues

300

$$

*

$$

www.centralsocialhall.com

310

$$

CHATEAU LACOMBE HOTEL 10111 BELLAMY HILL, EDMONTON, AB

www.chateaulacombe.com

1000

$$$

CHATEAU LOUIS HOTEL & CONFERENCE CENTER 11727 KINGSWAY NW, EDMONTON, AB

www.chateaulouis.com

400

$$$

CHATEAU NOVA HOTEL YELLOWHEAD 13920 YELLOWHEAD TRAIL EDMONTON, AB

www.novahotels.ca

350

$$$

CHOP EDMONTON WEST 17635 STONY PLAIN RD EDMONTON, AB

www.chop.ca

300

$$

COAST EDMONTON PLAZA HOTEL 10155 105 ST NW EDMONTON, AB

www.coasthotels.com

450

$$

COURTYARD BY MARRIOTT EDMONTON WEST 10011 184 STREET NW EDMONTON, AB

http://www.marriott.com

300

$$

COURTYARD EDMONTON DOWNTOWN 1 THORTON CT NW EDMONTON, AB

http://www.marriott.com

100

$$

DELTA EDMONTON CENTRE SUITE HOTEL 10222 102 STREET EDMONTON, AB

http://www.marriott.com

340

$$

DEVONIAN BOTANIC GARDEN 51227 AB-60, PARKLAND COUNTY, AB T7Y 1C5

www.botanicgarden.uablerta.ca

250

*

DOUBLE TREE BY HILTON HOTEL WEST EDMONTON 16615 109TH AVENUE NW, EDMONTON, AB

www.doubletree3.hilton.com

550

$$$

EDMONTON COUNTRY CLUB 6201 COUNTRY CLUB ROAD, EDMONTON, AB

www.edmontoncountryclub.com

220

$$$

EM-TE TOWN 75064 TWP 454 ALDER FLATS ALDER FLATS, AB

www.emtetown.com

250

$$

ERNEST'S DINING ROOM AT NAIT 11762 106 ST NW EDMONTON, AB

www.nait.ca

100

$

FAIRMONT HOTEL MACDONALD 10065 100TH STREET, EDMONTON, AB

www.fairmont.com

350

$$$

FANTASYLAND HOTEL 17700 87 AVE NW, EDMONTON, AB

http://fantasylandhotel.com/

600

$$$

FORT EDMONTON PARK 7000 143 ST, EDMONTON, AB

www.fortedmontonpark.ca

5000

$$

FOUNDRY ROOM 10528 - 108 STREET EDMONTON, AB

www.foundryroom.com

100

*

FRINGE THEATRE 10330 84 AVE NW, EDMONTON, AB

www.fringetheatre.ca

315

*

ART GALLERY OF ALBERTA 2 SIR WINSTON CHURCHILL SQUARE, EDMONTON, AB

www.youraga.ca

BEST WESTERN WESTWOOD INN 18035 STONY PLAIN ROAD EDMONTON, AB

https://www.bestwestern.com

CENTRAL SOCIAL HALL 10909 JASPER AVENUE 100 EDMONTON, AB

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www.gcca.ca

400

$$$

GLENDALE GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB 12410 199 ST, EDMONTON, AB

www.theglendale.com

250

$$$

HILTON GARDEN INN WEST EDMONTON 17610 STONY PLAIN ROAD NORTHWEST

www.hiltongardeninn3.hilton.com

250

$$$

HOLIDAY INN CONFERENCE CENTRE EDMONTON SOUTH 4485 GATEWAY BLVD. EDMONTON, AB

www.holidayinn.com

300

$$$

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS DOWNTOWN 10010 104 ST EDMONTON, AB

www.hiexdowntown.com

250

$$$

HUNTERS GREEN GOLF CLUB 24427 TOWNSHIP ROAD 542 STURGEON COUNTY, EDMONTON, AB

www.huntersgreen.ca

300

$$$

LA CITE FRANCOPHONE 8627 91 ST, EDMONTON, AB

www.lacitefranco.ca

250

$$

LABYRINTH LAKE LODGE LABYRINTH LAKE, WETASKIWIN COUNTRY NO. 10

http://www.lablakelodge.com

50

$$

LATITUDE 53 10242-106 STREET EDMONTON, AB

www.latitude53.org

150

*

MATRIX HOTEL 10640 100 AVENUE, EDMONTON, AB

www.matrixedmonton.com

250

$$$

MIRAGE BANQUET 8170 50 ST NW #360, EDMONTON, AB

www.mirageedmonton.ca

400

$$

MONSTER MINI GOLF 3414 GATEWAY BLVD NW EDMONTON, AB

www.monsterminigolf.com

*

$

MOONLIGHT BAY CENTRE 53102 RR 40, 1204, WABAMUN, ALBERTA

www.moonlightbaycentre.org

100

$$

OLD TIMERS CABIN 9430 99 ST NW, EDMONTON, AB

www.oldtimerscabin.net

250

*

POLISH HALL 10960 104 STREET NW, EDMONTON, AB

www.polishhall.ca

650

$$

PUTTING HORSE RANCH 53312 RANGE ROAD 272 SPRUCE GROVE AB

www.puttinghorseranch.com

500

$$

RADISSON HOTEL AND CONVENTION CENTER 4520 76 AVENUE EDMONTON, AB

www.radisson.com

450

$$

RADISSON HOTEL EDMONTON SOUTH 4440 GATEWAY BLVD NW EDMONTON, AB

https://www.radisson.com

1200

$$

RAMADA HOTEL & CONFERENCE CENTRE 11834 KINGSWAY AVENUE EDMONTON, AB

http://www.ramadaedmonton.com

700

$$

RAVEN CREST GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB 251 153 AVENUE NW EDMONTON, AB

www.countryclubtour.com

180

$$$

RENAISSANCE EDMONTON AIRPORT HOTEL 4236 36 ST EAST, EDMONTON, AB

www.marriot.com

550

$$

PARKING

PRICE

CATERING

CAPACITY GERMAN CANADIAN CULTURAL CENTRE 8310 ROPER RD NW EDMONTON, AB

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ROYAL GLENORA CLUB 11160 RIVER VALLEY ROAD EDMONTON, AB

www.royalglenora.com

200

$$$

ROYAL MAYFAIR GOLF CLUB 9450 GROAT ROAD EDMONTON, AB

www.mayfair.ca

180

$$$

SANTA MARIA GORETTI CENTRE 11050 90 ST NW, EDMONTON, AB

www.santamariagoretticentre.com

400

$$

SAWMILL BANQUET AND CATERING CENTRE 3840 76 AVE NW EDMONTON, AB

www.sawmillbanquets.com

400

$$

SAWRIDGE INN EDMONTON SOUTH 4235 GATEWAY BLVD N. NW, EDMONTON, AB

www.sawridgeedmonton.com

200

$$

SHAW CONFERENCE CENTER 9797 JASPER AVENUE NORTHWEST EDMONTON, AB

www.shawconferencecentre.com

6000

$$

SOUTHWOOD COMMUNITY HALL 1880-37TH STREET NW EDMONTON, AB

www.southwoodcl.ca

200

$

ST. MICHAELS HERITAGE HALL 7406 139 AVE NW, EDMONTON, AB

www.smhg.ca/heritagehall

300

$

TELUS FIELD 10233 96 AVE, EDMONTON, AB

www.capsbaseball.ca

*

*

THE CELTIC HALL 10104 32 AVE NW, EDMONTON, AB

www.celtichall.ca

275

*

THE CITADEL THEATRE 9828 101A AVE EDMONTON, AB

www.citadeltheatre.com

300

*

THE EXECUTIVE ROYAL INN 10010 178 ST NW EDMONTON, AB

http://www.executiveweddings.net

240

$$

THE LODGE SNOW VALLEY 13204 RAINBOW VALLEY RD NW, EDMONTON, AB

www.thelodgeatsnowvalley.ca

200

$$

THE MAJESTIC PALACE 12340 FORT RD NW EDMONTON, AB

www.themajesticpalace.com

450

$$

THE MUTTART CONSERVATORY 9626 96A STREET, EDMONTON, AB

www.edmonton.ca/attractions_events

50

$$

THE OASIS CENTRE 10930 177 STREET EDMONTON, AB

www.oasiscentre.com

350

$$

THE PALACE BANQUET & WEDDING FACILITY 3223 PARSONS RD NW, EDMONTON, AB

www.thepalacebanquet.com

350

$$

THE QUARRY 945 167 AVE NE, EDMONTON, AB

www.thequarryedmonton.com

285

$$$

U OF A FACILITY CLUB 11435 SASKATCHEWAN DRIVE, EDMONTON, AB

www.uofafacultyclub.ca

200

$$

UNION BANK INN 10053 JASPER AVENUE, EDMONTON, AB

www.unionbankinn.com

150

$$$

WINSPEAR CENTRE 4 SIR WINSTON CHURCHILL SQUARE, EDMONTON, AB

www.winsoearcentre.com

250

$$

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PARKING

CATERING

$$$ (>$50)

PRICE

FOR INFORMATION *$ CALL (<$25) $$ ($25 - $50)

CAPACITY

VENUE DIRECTORY

ACCOMMODATIONS

Edmonton Venues

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CATERING

www.woodvalefacility.com

400

$$

YELLOW HEAD BREWERY 10229 105 ST, EDMONTON, AB

www.yellowheadevents.com

100

$$

PARKING

PRICE

ACCOMMODATIONS

CAPACITY WOODVALE 4540 50 ST EDMONTON, AB

PREFERRED VENUE FAIRMONT BANFF SPRINGS

FULLER EDGE PHOTOGRAPHY

See more images of this preferred venue in the British Columbia & Rockies Real Wedding section.

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PLANNING PAGES Planning? Take a breath. Take another look at your ring. You’re good. Congratulations! Get the sticky notes ready because it’s going to be notes-galore. Don’t worry, it’ll eventually start to take shape. You’ve probably been cutting out pictures or pinning ideas on Pinterest for awhile now, so you’ve got a great starting point. Consider buying a really big bulletin board or taking up a wall in your apartment and just start putting things up. Whether it’s pictures of your ideal dresses or adored make-up style, put ‘em up. Every scrap with a jotted thought or important phone number needs to go up here, too. Most of us are visual creatures, so it helps to see everything we’ve got going on. Your wedding is no different, especially in the beginning, until you start paring down the unnecessary and the focus of your dream wedding begins to take tangible shape. Start big and parse your way to perfection. Rule number one: don’t get overwhelmed. Keep calm and plan on. It’s going to be amazing! For more tips and lists checkout CALGARYBRIDE.CA

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TWELVE MONTHS AHEAD

FOUR/SIX MONTHS AHEAD

□ Decide on the type and size of the wedding

□ Compile guest list and gather addresses

□ Set the date (select back-up dates)

□ Order complete wedding stationery package

□ Set the budget and number of guests to invite

□ Plan and book the honeymoon

□ Book the ceremony location and officiant

□ Confirm passports are valid

□ Book the reception site

□ Select and order bridesmaids’ dresses

□ Hire a wedding coordinator—day-of or full event

□ Purchase/ reserve groom and groomsmen’s attire

□ Choose and notify attendants

□ Plan the details of the reception

□ Book the caterer

□ Meet with floral designer to coordinate flowers

□ Book the photographer and videographer

□ Reserve rental equipment—tables, chairs, linens

□ Book ceremony and reception music

□ Order favours

□ Book the floral designer

□ Accommodations for out-of-town guests

□ Order the cake

□ Arrange transportation for wedding day

□ Order gown, veil, shoes, undergarments

□ Book a room for the wedding night

□ Purchase the wedding rings

□ Send save-the-date cards

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TWO/FOUR MONTHS AHEAD

THREE WEEKS AHEAD

□ Design and print map(s) and ceremony program

□ Final dress fitting with shoes + undergarments

□ Design and print place/table cards and menus

□ Finalize guest count and meal selections with caterer

□ Set-up bridal registry

□ Confirm final count and delivery with rentals

□ Select song lists for ceremony and reception

□ Finalize the seating plan and write place cards

□ Review menu with caterer

□ Confirm rehearsal dinner arrangements

□ Meet with officiant to plan ceremony

□ Confirm rehearsal dinner date with wedding party

□ Select vows and readings

□ Confirm delivery date of all dresses

□ Schedule rehearsal + rehearsal dinner

□ Confirm location, date and time with vendors

□ Schedule rehearsal makeup + hairstylist

□ Confirm honeymoon arrangements

□ Address and mail invitations

□ Make copies of passports

□ Purchase gifts for wedding party

□ Make copies of itinerary for family/friends

□ Announce engagement in local paper(s) □ Write thank-you notes as gifts arrive

TWO WEEKS AHEAD

□ Write vows with fiance(e)

□ Send change of address to post-office □ Write toasts for rehearsal dinner and reception

ONE/TWO MONTHS AHEAD

□ Address announcements (mail on wedding day)

□ Purchase unity candles, guestbook and pen

□ Hair colour and/or trim

□ Purchase toasting flutes, cake knife and server

□ Break-in wedding shoes

□ Purchase flower girl and ring bearer accessories □ Get marriage license and certified copies

ONE WEEK AHEAD

□ Prepare necessary name change documents

□ Confirm responsibilities assigned to helpers

□ Confirm all professional services in writing

□ Pick-up dress or have it delivered

□ Remind bridesmaids of final dress fittings

□ Purchase foreign currency

□ Organize packages for out-of-town guests

□ Pack for honeymoon

□ Assign people to assist with guest book, gift

□ Update caterer with any changes

table and collecting items after reception

□ Make final seating chart adjustments

ONE DAY AHEAD □ Massage, manicure and pedicure □ Confirm transportation for ceremony + reception □ Prepare tip and payment envelopes □ Make arrangements for payment delivery to vendors □ Rehearsal and rehearsal dinner □ Present gifts to wedding party □ Give gifts to parents as thanks for their support

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BUDGET MANAGER One of the greatest influences on the type of wedding you have will be your budget. To establish an accurate distribution of wedding finances, you and your fiancé should first take a moment to discuss one another’s wants, needs and wish-lists. The next step is to prioritize. If serving a lavish buffet with passed hors d’oeuvres at the reception takes precedence over hiring a live band, or if an abundance of lush, cascading flowers framing your entry into the reception is more important than the cake, you’ll need to make the appropriate adjustments and allocations. Remember, when you increase the expenditure in one category, you decrease the available budget for the remaining categories.

USING THE BUDGET MANAGER To calculate the suggested budget per category, simply multiply your total budget by the suggested percentage. For example: $25,000 (total budget) x 5.00% (suggested percentage) = $1,250. Utilize this printed version of the Budget Manager. and set your budget as soon as possible and commit to following it.

TOTAL BUDGET $

RECEPTION Beverages/Bar/Corkage Fee

Cake/Cake Cutting Fee Catering/Food/Servers/Tax/Gratuity

Facility Rental Rental Items

BUDGET

ACTUAL

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Other ____________________ ____________________ S U B T O TA L ____________________ ____________________

CEREMONY Aisle Runner

BUDGET

ACTUAL

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Candles/Candelabras

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Facility Rental

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____________________

Officiant

____________________

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Marriage License

____________________

____________________

____________________

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Other

S U B T O TA L ____________________ ____________________

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APPAREL/BRIDE

BUDGET

ACTUAL

Alterations ____________________ _____________________ Bride’s Gown

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Headpiece/Veil

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Jewelry

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Lingerie

____________________

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Shoes

____________________

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____________________

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____________________

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Other

S U B T O TA L

APPAREL/GROOM Groom’s Tuxedo or Suit

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Accessories (shoes, cufflinks, etc)

____________________

_____________________

Other ____________________ _____________________ S U B T O TA L

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PHOTOGRAPHER Photographer Fee/Prints Other

S U B T O TA L

VIDEOGRAPHER Videographer Fee/Copies

Other ____________________ _____________________ S U B T O TA L

____________________

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Attendants’ Bouquets

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Boutonnieres/Mothers’ Flowers

____________________

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FLOWERS

Bride’s Bouquet

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Flower Girl’s Basket

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_____________________

Ceremony Arrangements

____________________

_____________________

Reception Tables (buffet, cakes, guests, bridal party)

____________________

_____________________

Other ____________________ _____________________ S U B T O TA L

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BUDGET

MUSIC/ENTERTAINMENT

ACTUAL

Ceremony ____________________ _____________________ Cocktail Hour

____________________

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Reception ____________________ _____________________ Other ____________________ _____________________ S U B T O TA L ____________________ _____________________

STATIONERY Invitations/Reply Cards

____________________

_____________________

Save the Date Cards

____________________ ____________________

Maps

____________________

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Wedding Program

____________________

_____________________

Postage ____________________ _____________________ Thank You Notes

____________________

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Seating Cards/Place Cards

____________________

_____________________

Menu Cards

____________________

_____________________

Announcements ____________________ _____________________ Calligraphy ____________________ _____________________ S U B T O TA L ____________________ _____________________

ACCESSORIES Cake Knife & Server

____________________

_____________________

Favours ____________________ _____________________ Guest Book & Pen

____________________

_____________________

Toasting Flutes

____________________

_____________________

S U B T O TA L ____________________ _____________________

GIFTS Brideâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Attendants

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Groomsmen & Ushers

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Parents ____________________ _____________________ Pre-Wedding Party Hosts

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Guest (hotel) Gift Baskets

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Soloists/Musicians (friends)

Other ____________________ _____________________ S U B T O TA L ____________________ _____________________

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TRANSPORTATION Guest Transportation Limousine

BUDGET

ACTUAL

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____________________

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Other ____________________ _____________________ S U B T O TA L

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____________________

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BEAUTY Hair & Makeup Manicure and Pedicure

Other ____________________ _____________________ S U B T O TA L

____________________

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OPTIONAL Wedding Coordinator

____________________

_____________________

Wedding Insurance

____________________

_____________________

Other ____________________ _____________________ S U B T O TA L

____________________

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OVERAGES Tax/Tips ____________________ _____________________ Other ____________________ _____________________ S U B T O TA L

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BRIDES CHECKLIST WEDDING DAY APPAREL

YOUR NAME CHANGE

 Gown pick-up and pressing

KEEPING YOUR MAIDEN NAME Women who have established a professional career using their maiden name may choose to continue using that name.

 Shoes  Lingerie  Slip  Hosiery  Jewelry  Garter

EMERGENCY KIT  A list of phone #'s for bridal party and vendors  Sewing kit: thread, safety pins and scissors  Something old, new, borrowed and blue  Makeup  Skin cleanser, moisturizer and makeup remover  Lotion  Deodorant  Toothbrush, toothpaste and mouthwash  Antacid, aspirin, allergy medication and water  Breathmints  Nail polish to match nails and clear for nylon runs

USING BOTH NAMES It is possible for a woman to use her maiden name at work and career related functions, yet legally take her husband’s surname. The other option is to use the husband’s name for social and family purposes, and legally keep her maiden name. HYPHENATING YOUR NAME This option requires a hyphen after the bride’s maiden name followed by her husband’s surname. (Sandra Smith becomes Sandra Smith-Fisher.) CHANGING YOUR NAME Women opting to change their name both socially and legally, should address this matter upon returning from the honeymoon. A request should be made for a separate credit history to be maintained under the bride’s maiden name. It is wise for a woman to keep one or two credit cards under her maiden name to maintain a credit rating in the event she is widowed or divorced.

 H  air styling items: hair dryer, curlers, comb, brush,

hand mirror, hairspray, bobby pins  Extra pairs of hosiery for bride and bridesmaids  Handi-wipes, Kleenex  Portable iron or steamer  Anti-cling spray  Tape  Extra cash, coins and bills  Camera with film  Fingernail files  Super Glue (nails)  Plastic bags for clean-ups  Extra earring backs  Spray-on spot remover  White tailor’s chalk for smudges on gown  Toupee tape for fallen hems  Small bag of easy-to-pack snacks

LAST BUT NOT LEAST  Marriage license  Rings

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NAME CHANGE CHECK LIST  Auto Registration  Bank Accounts  Car Insurance  Credit Cards  Credit Reporting Agency  Deeds  Doctor/Dental Records  Driver’s License  Employee Records  Canada Revenue  Savings Accounts  Social Insurance  Stock Certificates  Voter Registration  Will  Life Insurance Policy  Memberships  Passport


RECEPTION CHECKLIST  The Location: _________________________________________________________________________________________  Date availability: ______________________________________________________________________________________  Proximity to ceremony location: _________________________________________________________________________  Are any other receptions booked for the same day? ________________________________________________________  Room capacity? (independently confirm) _________________________________________________________________  Square footage of room: Cocktail area: Dance floor: _____________________________________________________  Is there a public address system available? ___________________________________________________________________  Are there visual obstructions in room? pillars, columns, etc.? ________________________________________________  What does the rental fee include? ________________________________________________________________________  Are there discounts for specific dates, days of the weeks or times? _____________________________________________  Is there a minimum person guarantee (equal to a min. food/beverage charge) requirement? ______________________  What are the overtime fees? _______________________________________________________________________________  What is the required deposit? When is it due? When is the balance due? ______________________________________  What additional costs should we expect? _________________________________________________________________  Postponement/cancellation policy? ______________________________________________________________________  Liability insurance required? Terms? ______________________________________________________________________  Is there adequate parking or valet? _______________________________________________________________________  Are you required to use an in-house caterer or preferred caterers list? ________________________________________  What time will vendors be allowed to enter facility? ________________________________________________________  Are clean-up services provided? Is there an additional charge? _________________________________________________  Are candles/open flames allowed? _______________________________________________________________________  Are there decorating restrictions? ________________________________________________________________________  Are there any music/amplification restrictions? ____________________________________________________________  Is there a coat check area available? ________________________________________________________________________  Are there bride and groom changing rooms? _________________________________________________________________  Is it handicap accessible? ________________________________________________________________________________  Are there childcare facilities? _______________________________________________________________________________  Is there adequate power and outlets for the entertainment? ________________________________________________  Are guests allowed to throw rice or birdseed? _____________________________________________________________  Are there plans to renovate in the future? _________________________________________________________________  If so, get the completion date in writing before finalizing contract: ____________________________________________  Is it a union venue? _______________________________________________________________________________________  Are there upcoming contract negotiations or ongoing labour disputes to be aware of? ____________________________  Are you anticipating selling the property? ____________________________________________________________________  When getting final price quote, make sure the dollar amounts include tax and gratuity (Can be up to 20% of total)

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CATERING CHECKLIST  Are flatware, china, glassware and linens included? ____________________________________________________  What equipment is provided? _____________________________________________________________________  Who will be the on-site contact? ___________________________________________________________________  What is the server-to-guest ratio? __________________________________________________________________  Are labour charges included or extra? ___________________________________________________________  Does the cost include setup and cleanup? __________________________________________________________  How many hours of staff time is included? ___________________________________________________________  Will you have servers at the buffet table or is it self-serve? ______________________________________________  Will your servers pour the wine and champagne throughout dinner? ____________________________________  Are bartenders provided? ________________________________________________________________________  When does overtime go into effect? ________________________________________________________________  What will the staff wear to the event? ______________________________________________________________  Will the staff collect plates after mealtime? ____________________________________________________________  Does the price include cutting and serving the cake? __________________________________________________  Are you familiar with the reception location? __________________________________________________________  Will you need access to their kitchen facilities if available? _______________________________________________  When will you require access to the site? ___________________________________________________________  What are the terms of payment: When are the deposit and balance due? _________________________________  Are taxes and gratuities included? If not, how much recommended? _____________________________________  What are your postponement and cancellation policies? _______________________________________________  Do you accommodate special orders, especially for dietary restrictions? __________________________________  Are beverages included? _________________________________________________________________________  What are the portion sizes? _____________________________________________________________________  What is the deadline for menu selection? ___________________________________________________________

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PHOTOGRAPHY CHECKLIST BRIDE’S PHOTOS

 Candids of parents’ expressions

 Bride getting into her gown

 Attendants walking down the aisle

 Putting the veil on

 Child attendants walking down the aisle

 Detail of back of dress

 Groom coming down the aisle

 Attendants getting ready

 Clergy, groom and best man at altar

 Candid shots of bride, relaxing; reflecting

 Bride & father walking down aisle

 Bride, full-length

 Father giving bride’s hand to groom

 Bride’s bouquet

 Guests watching the ceremony

 Bride with both parents  Bride with mother and father separately

VOW EXCHANGE

 Bride with grandparents

 Ring ceremony

 Bride with siblings

 Candid shots of the bride’s and groom’s expression

 Bride with maid-of-honour

during ceremony

 Bride with each bridesmaid

 Unity candle ceremony/kiddush cup ceremony

 Bride with all her attendants

 Groom kissing the bride

 Bride with groomsmen

 Recessional

 Bride with ring bearer, flower girl

FORMAL PHOTOS GROOM’S PHOTOS

 Formal bride and groom together

 Groom getting ready

 Bride and groom with each set of parents

 Groom, full-length

 Bride and groom with entire bridal party

 Groom with parents

 Close-up of couple’s hands displaying rings

 Groom with mother and father separately

 Signing the marriage certificate

 Groom with grandparents  Groom with siblings

RECEPTION PHOTOS

 Groom with best man

 Guests at cocktail party

 Groom with each groomsman

 Centre pieces and place settings/plated meals

 Groom with all his attendants

 Favours

 Groom with bridesmaids

 Toasts  Candids throughout reception

CEREMONY PHOTOS

 Musicians

 Front of ceremony location

 First dance, parent dance and guests dancing

 Guests being seated

 Cake table and cake cutting

 Musicians

 Bouquet toss and garter removal and toss

 Attendants waiting to enter ceremony

 Sweetheart dance

 Parents being seated

 Going-away vehicle (especially if decorated!)  Newlyweds departing and guest’s farewell

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FLORAL CHECKLIST PERSONAL FLOWERS

RECEPTION

 Bride’s bouquet

 Powder-room arrangements

 Maid/matron of honour bouquet

 Entry way table

 Bridesmaids’ bouquets

 Place card table

 Flower girl basket or headpiece

 Head table

 Mothers’ flowers

 Bride/groom chairs

 Grandmothers’ flowers

 Guest tables

 Readers

 Cake/cake table

 Vocalists

 Reception buffet table (s)

 Groom’s boutonnieres / corsage

 Rose petals for decoration

 Best man / groomsmen boutonnieres / corsage

 Bar

 Ushers / ring bearer

 Other ______________________________________

 Fathers / grandfathers’ boutonnieres  Other ____________________________________

CEREMONY  Guest book attendant  Gift table attendant  Church flowers/candles  Aisle flowers / ribbons  Altar/chuppah  Rose petals for decorations/tossing  Other ____________________________________

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RECEPTION TIMELINE START TIME

END TIME

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• Bride and groom mingle with guests

_____________________

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• Dinner is announced

_____________________

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• Guests are seated

_____________________

_______________________

• Dinner is served

_____________________

_______________________

• Champagne is served for toasting

_____________________

_______________________

_____________________

_______________________

• Band or DJ music begins

_____________________

_______________________

• Dinner plates are cleared

_____________________

_______________________

• Bride and groom’s first dance

_____________________

_______________________

• First dance with parents

_____________________

_______________________

• Wedding party joins the dance floor

_____________________

_______________________

• Open dancing for all guests

_____________________

_______________________

_____________________

_______________________

• Cake cutting

_____________________

_______________________

• Cake and/or other desserts are served

_____________________

_______________________

• Garter toss (optional)

_____________________

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• Bouquet toss (optional)

_____________________

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• Sweetheart dance

_____________________

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• Last dance for bride and groom

_____________________

_______________________

• Departure of newlyweds

_____________________

_______________________

of the evening

_____________________

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• Guest departure

_____________________

_______________________

_____________________

_______________________

• Background music plays as guests arrive and are directed to the cocktail reception area • Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres are served while guests await the bridal party • Guests are directed to place card table • DJ or MC announces the arrival of the wedding party and bride and groom

• Toasts by best man, maid of honour and other pre-determined guests

• Best man/designated person presents envelope-payment to appropriate vendors

• Parents/host announce conclusion

• Designated persons collect wedding gifts, rentals and other items for bride and groom

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MUSIC SELECTION Whether your preferences lean toward classical, jazz, motown, ethnic or spiritual, you needn’t feel bound by traditional selections. Use this opportunity to share songs that mean something to you with those you love. Most couples assume they’ll remember all their favourite songs when it comes time to compose the list, but with so many details to contend with, it’s easy to forget. When you get to the point of finalizing your list, take note of the song lengths. Your event coordinator will need this information when composing a time line for both you and your other vendors.

SONG

PERFORMED BY

LENGTH

PRELUDE (20-40 MINUTES PRIOR TO CEREMONY/GUEST SEATING)

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PROCESSIONAL (1 TO 2 SELECTIONS FOR WEDDING PARTY & 1 FOR BRIDE)

______________________________________________ ______________________________________________

CEREMONY SELECTIONS (MUSICIANS AND SOLOISTS)

______________________________________________ ______________________________________________

THE RECESSIONAL (WEDDING PARTY AND GUESTS DEPARTING)

______________________________________________ ______________________________________________

FIRST DANCE / PARENT DANCE ______________________________________________ ______________________________________________

SPECIAL REQUESTS FOR BAND & DJ ______________________________________________ ______________________________________________ ______________________________________________ ______________________________________________

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LIVE MUSIC

ASK THE RIGHT QUESTIONS • Do you have a demo track, or is it possible to hear you play live? _______________________________________ • Do you charge a flat fee or an hourly rate?___________________________________________________________ • How do you handle overtime? _____________________________________________________________________ • What is your cancellation/postponement policy? _____________________________________________________ • If something happens to the person(s) contracted, who will replace them?_______________________________ • Do you have any special requirements regarding space, electricity or any other items? ____________________ • Is there a member of the group that can act as MC for the first dance, cake cutting, etc? ________________ • Will the same performer(s) on the demo track be performing at my wedding?

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• Can we make requests at the reception? ____________________________________________________________ • Do you have a list of your repertoire? _______________________________________________________________ • How long will it take you to set up? Will you do it before the guests arrive? ______________________________ • What will the performers be wearing? ______________________________________________________________ • How often, and for how long do you break? _________________________________________________________

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SCHEDULE  Ceremony music includes: prelude, processional, ceremony, recessional______________________________  Background music plays as guests arrive and are directed to the cocktail reception area_________________  Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres are served while guests await the bridal party____________________________  DJ or MC announces the arrival of the wedding party and bride and groom____________________________  Bride and groom mingle with guests_______________________________________________________________  Champagne is served for toasting_________________________________________________________________  Toasts by best man, maid of honour and other pre-determined guests________________________________  Bride and groom’s first dance_____________________________________________________________________  First dance with parents _____________________________________________________________________________  Best man/designated person presents envelope-payment to appropriate vendors_________________________  Cake cutting_____________________________________________________________________________________  Garter toss (optional) _____________________________________________________________________________  Bouquet toss (optional) _____________________________________________________________________________  Parents/host announce conclusion of the evening __________________________________________________  Designated persons collect wedding gifts, rentals and other items for bride and groom ____________________

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NAME

CELL PHONE

Rings & marriage license

____________________

____________________

Bride’s wedding apparel

____________________

____________________

Bride’s emergency kit

____________________

____________________

Groom’s tuxedo and accessories

____________________

____________________

Favours, guest book and pen

____________________

____________________

Aisle runner, unity candle & holder

____________________

____________________

Cake knife, server & toasting flutes

____________________

____________________

Wedding programs

____________________

____________________

Ring bearer pillow

____________________

____________________

Guest book table attendant

____________________

____________________

Gift table attendant

____________________

____________________

Pay officiant and other vendors

____________________

____________________

Personal flowers

____________________

____________________

Lighting candles prior to ceremony

____________________

____________________

Toasts & announcement of couple

____________________

____________________

Transportation of gifts

____________________

____________________

Bouquet for floral preservation

____________________

____________________

Top layer of cake and cake top

____________________

____________________

Gather rental items & bride’s gown

____________________

____________________

Liquor license

____________________

____________________

VENDOR

NAME

CELL PHONE

Cake

____________________

____________________

Catering

____________________

____________________

Event coordinator

____________________

____________________

Facility contact

____________________

____________________

Flowers

____________________

____________________

Hair

____________________

____________________

Lighting designer

____________________

____________________

Makeup

____________________

____________________

Music/ceremony

____________________

____________________

Music/reception

____________________

____________________

Officiant

____________________

____________________

Photographer

____________________

____________________

Stationer

____________________

____________________

Transportation

____________________

____________________

Videographer

____________________

____________________

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MAGAZINE DIRECTORY

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BEAUTY DQS Dental Care

dqsdental.com

Glamaway Beauty

glamaway.ca

Hammer Headz Salon

hammerheadzsalon.com

Michelle Suffolk-Walsh Hair & Makeup Artist

michellesuffolkwalsh.ca

Sante Medical

santemedical.ca

The Spa Ritual

thesparitual.com

Trena Laine Makeup Artist

trenalaine.com

BRIDAL SHOWS Bearspaw Bridal Fair

tangledtreearts.com

Bridal Expo Calgary

bridalexpo.ca

The Wedding Fair Calgary

theweddingfair.ca

The Wedding Fair Edmonton

theweddingfair.ca

CAKES Cake Bake Shoppe

cakebakeshoppe.ca

SWIRL Custom Cakes & Desserts

swirlcakes.ca

Pie Junkie

piejunkie.ca

Whippt Desserts & Catering

whippt.ca

Yvonne's Delightful Cakes

yvonnesdelightfulcakes.com

CATERING An Affair to Remember

anaffair.com

Great Events Catering

greateventscatering.ca

WinSport

winsportcatering.ca

Willow Park Wines & Spirits

willowparkwines.com

DECOR & RENTALS

DESTINATION Aisle Travel

aisletravel.com

Kootenay Rockies Tourism

kootenayrockies.com

FASHION - FOR THE LADIES Blush & Raven

blushandraven.com

Everthine Boutique

everthineboutique.ca

Shoe Muse

shoemuse.com

The Bridal Boutique

thebridalboutique.ca

FASHION - FOR THE MEN Ed Williams Mens Wear

ewmw.ca

FASHION - FOR THE KIDS Stephanie's Kids

stephanieskids.ca

FLOWERS Deer Valley Florist

deervalleyflorist.com

Flowers by Janie

flowersbyjanie.com

Lil Mam Flowers

lilmamflowers.com

Occasional Bloom

occasionalbloom.com

Red Rose Florist

redroseflorist.com

Bella Linens & Decor Rentals

bellalinens.ca

Fusion Bollywood

fusionbollywood.com

Gathered Table Supply Co.

gatheredtablesupply.com

Great Events Rentals

greateventsrentals.ca

Modern LUXE Rentals

modernrentals.ca

Orange Trunk Vintage Styling and Rentals

orangetrunk.ca

LINGERIE

RED Events Design Inc.

redevents.com

Knickers 'N Lace

Silva Designs

silvadesigns.ca

Special Event Rentals Banff

banff.specialeventrentals.com

Special Event Rentals Calgary

calgary.specialeventrentals.com

Special Event Rentals Edmonton

edmonton.specialeventrentals.com

JEWELLERY Calgary Jewellery

calgaryjewellery.com

Joanna Bisley Designs

joannabisleydesigns.com

Troy Shoppe Jewellers

troyshoppejewellers.com

knickersnlace.net

LIGHTING Stardust Event Group

stardusteventgroup.cp,

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MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT Alchemy Rose

liveweddingmusiccalgary.com

Allied Entertainment

alliedcalgary.com

Famous Players Band

famousplayersband.com

Harp Angel

harpangel.com

Music Mosaic

musicmosaic.ca

One Nite Band

oneniteband.com

Pez Productions

pezproductions.ca

PM Gigs

pmgigs.com

Starlite Rentals

starlitemusic.com

OFFICIANTS Jacqueline Hoare

lifecelebrant.ca

Weddings by Tamara

weddingsbytamara.com

ONLINE ADVERTISERS

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Gingersnap Photography

gingersnapphotography.ca

Kingdom Come Photography

enterthekingdom.ca

Ochoa Photography

ochoaphotography.com

OutLash Beauty Boutique

outlashyyc.ca

Shannon Valente Weddings

shannonvalenteweddings.com


PHOTOGRAPHY

UNIQUE IDEAS

6:8 Photography

68photography.com

ReBLOOM

rebloomflowers.com

Alan Maudie Photography

alanmaudie.com

The Wed Group of Companies

thewedgroupab.ca

Bud Moore Photography

budmoorephotography.com

PAL Insurance Brokers Canada

palcanada.com

Burnett Photography

shirleenburnett.com

Corrina Walker Photography

corrinawalker.com

Wishing Well Wedding and Event Foundation

wishingwellfoundation.ca

Edward Ross Photography

edwardrossphotography.com

Emily Exon Photography

emilyexon.com

VENUES

f8 Photography

f8photography.com

Azuridge Estate Hotel

azuridgehotel.com

Julie Mackinnon Photography

juliemackinnonphotography.com

Bow Valley Ranche

bvrrestaurant.com

Justine Milton Photography

justinemilton.com

Blue Devil Golf Club

bluedevilgolf.com

Kristi Sneddon Photographer

ksphotographer.com

Calgary Stampede

calgarystampede.com

Loree Photography

loreephotography.com

Carriage House Inn

carriagehouse.net

Nicole Lynn Photography

nicolelynn.com

Canadian Rocky Mountain Resorts

crmr.com

PMG Image

pmgimage.com

Concorde Group

concordegroup.ca

Ross Dance Photography

rossdancephotography.com

Creekside Villa

creeksidevilla.ca

Sean LeBlanc Photography

seanleblancphotography.com

Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

fairmont.com

Sofia Katherine Photography

sofiakatherinephotography.com

Fairmont Banff Springs

fairmont.com

Terence Law Photography

tlawphotography.ca

Heritage Park

heritagepark.ca

Venray Images

venrayimages.com

Highwood Memorial Centre

highwoodcentre.com

Hotel Arts

hotelarts.ca

Lynnwood Ranch

lynnwoodranch.com

Meadow Muse Pavilion

meadowmuse.ca

Rodney's Oyster House

rodneysoysterhouse.com

Rouge Restaurant

rougecalgary.com

Sheraton Suites Eau Claire

sheratonsuites.com

PHOTOGRAPHY - BOUDOIR Hello There Darling Boudoir

hellotheredarling.com

PLANNING & DESIGN Birch & Bunny Weddings and Events

birchandbunny.ca

Creative Weddings

creativeweddings.ca

Silver Springs Golf and Country Club

silverspringsgolfclub.com

Cory Christopher

corychristopher.ca

Sirocco Golf Club

siroccoweddings.ca

Emerson & Co.

emersonandco.ca

Spruce Meadows

sprucemeadows.com

Eventful Planning

eventfulplanning.ca

The Calgary Zoo

calgaryzoo.com

Lynn Fletcher Weddings

lynnfletcherweddings.com

The Guild

theguildrestaurant.com

Megan Sawchuk Weddings

megansawchukweddings.ca

The Links of GlenEagles

weddingsatgleneagles.com

Postcard Weddings

postcardweddings.com

The Nash

thenashyyc.com

The Norland Historic Estate

thenorland.com

The Westin Calgary

westincalgary.com

Willow Park Wines & Spirits

willowparkwines.com

STATIONERY Paper Panache

panacheinvitations.ca

Pink Umbrella

pinkumbrelladesigns.com

The Social Page

thesocialpage.ca

TRANSPORTATION Ambassador Limousine Service

thecheckergroup.com

Highland VIP Group

highlandvip.com

WEBSITES / WEDDING DIRECTORIES Calgary Bridal Alliance

calgarybridalalliance.com

Tweed Telegraph

tweedtelegraph.com

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EDITORS LETTER To our Couples

PHOTOGRAPHER: BUD MOORE PHOTOGRAPHY MODEL : IVANA

T

here is a saying that reads “If you want to go fast, go alone. If

That is what Confetti, and the Calgary Bride community, is all about.

you want to go far, go together.” The origins of this quotable saying

We connect you to those resources and the experts who will help

are debatable, but it still resonates with me. As you embark on your

you plan that ultimate day. The wedding planners, photographers,

journey of planning the ultimate day, remember that you are more

florists, stylists, fashion and culinary experts featured in this book are

than a couple, you are a team. As a team, you can be free together

as passionate about your wedding as you are, they are also really

and also independent. You can dream together and believe in

amazing at what they do. Now that you have this book, we are all on

different things. Together you are unstoppable, with each other’s

your team, too!

support and love, you will go far. Designing your wedding is much more than just expressing who

Best wishes for a spectacular wedding day, and many wonderful memories!

you are; it is an opportunity to host your family, and closest friends, as a unified team. It is a unique expression of your hospitality, your attention to detail, and your gratitude for supporting you in your lives. Are there wedding traditions? Of course. Do you have to follow any of them? Absolutely not. But for those of us who love a great party, and have always dreamt of having everyone we love at the same one, together – there are tools, resources and people who can help make that dream come true.

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Catherine Larose EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

Confetti Wedding Magazine F/W 2017  

Get Showered With Inspiration! Western Canada's leading wedding planning guide.

Confetti Wedding Magazine F/W 2017  

Get Showered With Inspiration! Western Canada's leading wedding planning guide.