Get ready to smile from ear to ear, grin so hard your cheeks hurt and just feel all around giddy, because this wedding by Orange Girl Photographs is just delightful. I am SO in love with this fun-loving couple and their whimsical approach to wedding planning! I mean, anyone that incorporates a couch in the shape of big red lips into their wedding design is a good seed in my book. There are so many details to devour – from the kissing booth to the bride’s monogrammed boots – if I listed them all, this post would be pages long, so be sure to become besties with the full gallery of this fabulous fête to see all the whimsy of this spectacular wedding!
From the bride…My husband and I met on Lavalife and our first date was at The Calgary Stampede. He proposed to me on the top of Sulphur Mountain and his one request for the wedding was to get married in the mountains. We picked the Juniper as it has the best view of the mountains, with a great patio and rustic décor. Our planning and design started with a squirrel set that I bought after we got engaged. We incorporated the squirrels throughout the wedding. They were on the custom designed invites, the kissing booth, the floor decal and my custom wedding boots (a nod to our first date) from Alberta Boot Company. I did blog stalk Style Me Pretty constantly for any ideas we could incorporate and make our own.
We wanted to have three weddings in one day, each with a different feel to them. We wanted the ceremony to be relaxed and simple, the cocktail hour to be cute, fun and betty boop-esque, and the reception to be rustic and warm. We did this by incorporating key elements into each part of our day. We incorporated yarn balls, wood elements and kept the color theme through each part of the wedding. We hand crafted a lot of personal elements which brought everything together. I hand made all the wedding signs, ring pillow, cupcake favors and decor items for the “Jars of Fun” area.
We had a dream team of friends and vendors helping us make our dream a reality. Most notably my girlfriends Lisa Genest and Melisa Vandenberg, who were my go to girls on the day of the wedding, they put everything together and made sure our vision came to life. I will never forget the moment we saw the room all set up, it was so amazing seeing our vision come to life. I remember sitting with my husband at our sweetheart table, looking at each other….we were jsut in awe of all the love surrounding us that day, it was a beautiful day! My advice for future brides would be to know what is most important to you when it comes to your wedding, set goals and stick to them. Create a vision board that you can give to vendors and your bridal party. This will help them see your vision and make it a reality. Start DIY projects early on. The worst thing is adding projects to the stress and chaos of the last two weeks before your wedding. But most importantly have fun! This only happens once and take a deep breath and take it all in!
Event Design + Set-Up: Lisa Genest, Melisa Vandenberg + the bride / Photography: Orange Girl Photographs / Wood Centerpieces + Sign: Sharon of Naturally Chic / Flowers: The Nosegay / Wedding Venue: The Juniper / Cupcakes: Cake Creations / Printing: Plush Invitations / Tractor Cake: Gloria Grafstrom / Hair + Makeup: Make Me by Alli / Lip Couches: One West Event Design & Rentals / Linens + Lounge Furniture: Great Events / DJ: Stardust Event Group / Officiant: Robin White of Banff Lake Louise Weddings / Dress- Mori Lee from Once Upon a Bride / Bridesmaids Dresses: Alfred Sung from Cameo and Cufflinks / Tuxedos: Calvin Klein from The Bridal Centre / Shoes: Talbots / Custom Cowboy Boots: Alberta Boot Company / Veil + Hair Accessories: Pishposhes / Vinyl Decals: Beepart and iWalls (closed) / Bridesmaid earrings: Polishedtwo / Garter Set: Avysm