Once in awhile, weddings land in my lap that totally take my breath away. The look, the style, and the all around feel of the party make me wish nothing but fabulous things for the newly married duo. This is one of those weddings. And although things didn’t go perfectly as planned, with the help of Atmosphere Wedding Planning & Design and amazing guests the day went perfectly unplanned. With all the details somehow falling into place even though a little rain decided to show up, and thanks to Sharon Litchfield Photography we can soak up every last inch right here.
From Atmosphere Wedding Planning & Design… Kristi loves to “craft” and create things with her own hands and she always knew that she would be putting a huge part of her heart into their wedding. From the invitations, wedding website, favors, hanging hearts made from old music sheets, to the rosemary that she grew in her backyard all summer that was placed on each napkin – Kristi had a hand in everything because she wanted their wedding to feel personal. Because it was. Moments that made their day memorable: Watching the rain pour down on the outdoor ceremony location & realizing that it didn’t matter at all. Each of them just wanted to get married and didn’t care where in this world it happened. The fact that everyone – every single person invited to their wedding – not only came to the ceremony, but waited an hour and thirty minutes as Atmosphere Wedding Planning and Design, as well as some eager to help family members, changed to their rain backup to watch them get married. Getting married under the birch arch that Kristi’s dad made specifically for her wedding. Having their beloved dog, Guinness, walk down the aisle and be with them at their ceremony (he was also front and centre on their custom invitations). Watching Marek’s friends & squad mates surprise Marek with a Top Gun serenade to “You lost that loving feeling”.
Kristi and Marek realized that even though they had put so much effort into planning all of the details and décor, none of that mattered as much when it came to defining their wedding. What Kristi didn’t anticipate was how magical and surreal her ceremony would be. What the two of them will remember the most from that day for the rest of their lives will be the moment Kristi walked towards her husband to-be; Watching as Marek’s eyes welled up with tears and he mouthed the word “Wow”.
Working with this couple over the course of the year that I did, I learned so much about them and got to really see how in love they were with eachother; Spending countless hours together, just so they could be near one another and for no other reason. They truly have the “love” gene, and it was an absolute pleasure to be a part of this day with them.
Wedding Photography: Sharon Litchfield Photography / Ceremony Venue: Mercer Warehouse in Edmonton, Canada / Reception Venue: Royal Glenora Club in Edmonton, Canada / Wedding Planning + Design: Atmosphere Wedding Planning & Design / Floral Design: Wild Orchid / Dessert Station + Wedding Cake: Cake Couture – Edible Art + Duchess Bake Shop / Decor Rentals: Special Event Rentals / DJ: Urban Metropolis