Another wonderful day on Style Me Pretty Canada means another fabulous wedding for me to adore… and today’s stunning Calgary affair is all sorts of fabulous, complete with gorgeous Jimmy Choos, a macaroon tree and a lovely green and gray color palette. And don’t even get me started on the bride’s breathtaking gown. I think I need one… just because. All captured in brilliant images by Mark Eleven Photography and Shutterbird Photography, this wedding has completely stolen my heart one seriously amazing moment at a time. Click here for even more!
From the Bride… Eric and I had been dating for a year and a half when I surprised him with a 30th birthday trip to New York City to see the Rangers play the Flyers. In turn he took me up to the top of Rockefeller Centre and asked me to spend the rest of our lives together! When we arrived home I started slowly pulling together some ideas and themes for the wedding, but it was so difficult to choose; I wanted it all.
We decided to have the wedding in my hometown of Calgary where we both live with most of our close friends nearby. After our first venue fell through we had to scramble with 9 months to go to find a venue that could hold a potential 200 person guest list. We decided to really focus on what really mattered to us and that was the people that would be in that room and not the room itself. With that in mind we found the perfect venue in the private sports club that I had grown up playing badminton, tennis, swimming and bowling. They had just gone through a major renovation and they could not have been more accommodating. The food was amazing and the fact that it had always been such an important fixture in my life made it even more special. Once the reception venue was taken care or we had to figure out where the ceremony would be. Again we decided to go with something meaningful and choose a small Anglican church that was a few blocks from my parent’s house. I had listened to the bells ring my entire childhood and it made perfect sense that they would ring on my wedding day.
I had planned on a vintage theme with the candelabras and the baby’s breath, but when I went for my consult for my invites I ended up moving in a modern direction. Alissa at Plush invitations was so amazing in helping me realize my vision first with the invites and then with trying to tie the rest of the stationery and paper in with my original vintage feel. We had a macaroon tree and macaroon table instead of a cake and I had the stylist source a baker that could create black and white Boston Terrier shaped cookies so that our two little dogs could be represented. I also had a photo taken of the two of them “dressed” in a bow tie and a tutu with a caption that read, “What do you mean we can’t come??” Our last detail that we were really proud of was our decision to donate 2 donkeys, a flock of chickens and a goat to remote villages in Africa instead of table favors. I had Alissa create the card following the theme of our invitations and then I framed them in hand painted gold and bronze frames and placed them on each table.
Wedding Photographer: Mark Eleven Photography + Shutterbird Photography / Wedding Venue: The Glencoe Club / Bride’s Shoes: Jimmy Choo / Bride’s Bracelet: Alan Anderson (Custom Designed) / Bridesmaid Dresses: Amsale / Wedding Invitations: Plush / Flowers: Nosegay Flower Shoppe