Kate and Mike tied the knot on a gorgeous September long weekend at the Calgary zoo. Their wedding was a photographer’s dream because they allotted plenty of time for wedding photos pre-ceremony and post-ceremony. It was so relaxing because of their easy-going nature. They were open to going to a few different spots for photos. Their wedding was great timing with Illuminasia. The Illuminasia displays were setup on the Calgary zoo grounds ahead of the grand opening, and all the displays definitely made a stunning background!
Once the photos were done, it was time to photograph all the details. I was in love with the candy bar, all those sour delicious candies in their cute little jars. I know I shouldn’t spoil my dinner but I couldn’t resist eating a few of them before the buffet.
Their wedding color schemes were blush pink and navy, with ivory and brown burlap touches on flowers and their décor. All the wedding details were cute, and personalized with calligraphy and watercolor artwork on the table seating chart, place cards and table numbers. The chalkboard artwork was done by Mike’s daughter, amazing work!
Now some words and advice from the happy couple:
- How did you get engaged? Mike proposed with ice skating at the Olympic Plaza.
- What is your most favorite part fo the wedding planning process and why? Cake tasting, because it was delicious!
- What advice would you give to couples who are planning their wedding? Plan early, especially booking your venue as soon as possible1
Kate and Mike, all the best in your new life together!
Kate’s Mom surprising her with an accessory to go with her wedding dress.
Speaking of surprises, Mike had a few tricks up his sleeve! Not only did he gift them all with luxurious bathrobes, he prepared a gorgeous bouquet for Kate and a Tiffany present. You’re one lucky gal Kate!
Mike was very emotional as he saw Kate. The groomsmen were on the watch for tears because they had a bet going on!
These ladies knew how to dance up a storm, even with high heels!
Great selection of music by Pez Productions!
Bridal dress: From The Bridal Centre, Allure Bridal line
Groom’s tux: Moores
Bridesmaids’ dresses: David’s Bridal, Vera Wang line
Hair and makeup artist: Haley Jacobsen and Laura Del Rizzo
Floral: Deer Valley Florist
Ceremony and reception venue: Calgary Zoo
Caterer: Calgary Zoo
Wedding cake: Whippt Desserts and Catering
Wedding stationary: Etsy
Calligraphy: Debbie Wong Design
DJ: Pez Productions
Second photographer: Ashley Critch
Candy buffet: Sugar Cube YYC