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This year spring arrived right on time and by the beginning of May, we were getting green grass and the tree foliage was starting to fill in. It was perfect timing when Shikha and Kyle planned their spring maternity session at the end of May with the hot weather happening in the evening.

Photographing the session in the south is one of my favorite spots because you get such versatility in one location from the walkways, river and adorable white picket fences.

I was really happy when they chose one of my absolute favorite image from the session, which was the one Shikha wearing the white dress softly lit with the foliage around her. I’m very excited to meet their little one when baby makes their debut.

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I can’t believe how fast time has gone by since Yvonne and Henry’s wedding was held at the Calgary Wedding Pavilion (link for their wedding). I was happy when I received the news they were expecting their first child and wanted me to be their maternity photographer. Gender will be determined when baby makes his/ her appearance and I can’t wait to see if it’ll be a boy or girl.

Evening sessions are my favorite time of the day to photograph couples, and Yvonne and Henry were on board with the soft light. With so many different backgrounds, it was hard narrowing down which images to showcase because they looked stunning in all of them.  I’m really looking forward to when Baby Hy makes his/ her appearance!

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Here is part 2 of Lida and Steve’s wedding and continuing on after the tea ceremony. After the tea ceremony with both sides of their families, it was time to trek down to Spruce Meadows for their first look and wedding ceremony. I’m always excited when couples want to do a first look because it’s an intimate moment without anyone else surrounding them. It truly did look like a fairytale moment where they were standing.

I am in love with all of Lida and Steve’s photos. Like their engagement photos (click on the link here for their e-session), they got both architecture and blossoms for their wedding photos. When Lida asked for the pink tree blossoms, I was doubtful we would find any after the May long weekend’s humid weather and massive rain and wind storm before the wedding. The storm blew away so many blossoms, but luck prevailed that we found a couple of pink AND white blossoms! Now I’m a bit terrified future brides will want both color blossoms for BOTH engagement and wedding photos. Lida and Steve, you have certainly set the bar high for future weddings ?

Congratulation Lida and Steve on a beautiful wedding! Now a few words from the couple themselves, including their engagement story.

  1. How did you get engaged?

Steven planned a surprise weekend getaway to San Francisco. He picked me up from work and we went straight to the airport. He even packed my bag and everything, I had no idea where we were going. After spending the day exploring the embarcadero of San Francisco, we ended up walking to the Oakland Bay Bridge and that’s where he popped the question.

  1. What is your most favorite part of the wedding planning process and why?

Our favorite part of the planning process is seeing the excitement from our friends and family.

  1. What advice would you give to couples who are planning their wedding?

Try not to procrastinate and don’t sweat the small stuff.

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When you have a pretty lace dress like that, it has to be twirled

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During the night, a few games was played. The first game was Steve guessing which hand belonged to his bride. He did pretty well, and some maybe’s were pulled out for further inspection.

Further inspection meant sniffing their necks.

Is this your bride? Steve said no.

Oops, that meant Priscilla was his bride.

A heart felt speech from Steve to his parents.

Game 2, feel those butts!

Is this your husband? Lida said yes!

Oops, sorry Steve!

Game 3, those MC’s are ruthless! A dance off to see who is the better dancer.

A surprise for Steve organized by Lida! Flash dance to old school music like N’Sync’s Bye Bye Bye.

Garter toss? Instead of a garter, Steve whipped out things like a rubber chicken and a golf club before the real deal.

Vendors:

Shoes: Kate Spade and Hugo Boss

Bridal dress: Ever After Bridal

Groom’s suit: Crown Tailors

Bridesmaids dress: David’s Bridal

Photographer: Debbie Wong Photography

Second photographer: Christina Dawn Photography

Makeup Artist: Jenny Vuong (Instagram: makeupbyjenny_v)

Hair Artist: Tanya Paul (Instagram: mpirestyles)

Florals: Serenity Florals

Cake: Cake by Rita

Ceremony: Spruce Meadows

Reception: Regency Palace

DJ: Pez Productions

Photobooth: Pose & Pucker Photobooth

Backdrop: Affordable Chair Covers

Lida and Steve got married at the end of May and powered through a 15 hours wedding! The day was over 15 hours because their wedding also included an early morning tea ceremony before walking down the aisle in Calgary. With so many activities going on and happy moments, I decided to split the wedding blog into two parts. Part 1 will be about the tea ceremonies at their home and Steve’s parents’ home.

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Let the door games begin! Game 1, passing a card via mouth to mouth from the driveway all the way to the door step.

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Game 2, pick your sauce or food. From a very sour (green!) orange to sauce, every groomsmen had to eat something.

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Game 3, sing a Backstreet Boys Song. I think it was Quit Playing Games with My Heart? I was upstairs and Christina Corby, my awesome second photographer, was outside with the guys.

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Vendors:

Shoes: Kate Spade and Hugo Boss

Bridal dress: Ever After Bridal

Groom’s suit: Crown Tailors

Bridesmaids dress: David’s Bridal

Photographer: Debbie Wong Photography

Makeup Artist: Jenny Vuong (Instagram: makeupbyjenny_v)

Hair Artist: Tanya Paul (Instagram: mpirestyles)

Florals: Serenity Florals

Cake: Cake by Rita

Ceremony: Spruce Meadows

Reception: Regency Palace

DJ: Pez Productions

Photobooth: Pose & Pucker Photobooth

Backdrop: Affordable Chair Covers