The Rocky Mountains have a special way of luring me in, and combine them with the prettiest wedding Canada has ever seen and consider me done. Kim Payant Photography photography the duo that has stolen my heart and it’s all sitting pretty right here!
From the photographer… I just loved everything about this Fall wedding! First of all Chantell and Tyrel took a risk by having an outdoor ceremony in October in the Rockies but they got really lucky and had a gorgeous day to say their “I do’s”. From the beginning until the end, everything was perfect! I loved their wedding color choices, a mix of burnt orange and eggplant purple, I thought it was perfect to go with the lovely fall colors! Their decorations for the ceremony and reception looked great and I love that they incorporated little pumpkins for the place cards.
The couple and I had a great time during their photo session, we were able to drive around Canmore to different locations to get awesome photos with great scenery! Chantell had a wedding cape in case it would of been colder but we decided to use it for some photos and it look amazing!
Photography: Kim Payant Photography | Floral Design: Elements Floral | Cake: Cake Creations | Stationary: Wedding Paper Divas | Ceremony Venue: Grande Rockie Resort | Reception Venue: Grande Rockie Resort | Bridesmaids Dresses: Cameo And Cufflinks | DJ: Livin' & Dancin' DJ Services | Grooms Attire: Black And Lee | Bridal Gown: Jessica Belle Rykiss Bridal | Favours: Weddingstar/Costco | Hair And Make-Up: Mountain Beauties
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You know what I love? A bride and groom who aren’t afraid to embrace their inner nerd. Couples like this Springbank bride and groom who sprinkled their modern love affair with Star Trek, Star Wars and Battle Star Galactica references all along the way. Diane + Mike Photography captured all the fun behind the camera and you can find even more right over here.
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From Diane + Mike Photography… Amanda + Paul were married at Amanda’s parents’ home in Springbank, a community just outside of Calgary, AB. The day was full of Star Trek/Wars/Battle Star Galactica references — even the vows :) They designed and screen printed all the paper items themselves — the save the dates, invites, menus, table seating chart, etc…
Photography: Diane + Mike Photography | Wedding Dress: J Crew | Flowers: Sarah Mayerson Design | Cake: Yann Haute Patisserie | Bride's Shoes: Beau Coops For Karen Walker From Gravity Pope | Groom's Suit: Zara | Cake Topper: MelaboWed | Earrings: Influx Jewellery Gallery
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This darling bride describes her wedding in one word: FUN. And honestly? I could not agree more. Because anytime you combine two crazy cool people like this adorable duo with awesome friends and family in a drop-dead gorgeous art gallery setting, that’s exactly what’s going to happen… fun and then some. See it all captured by Tara Whittaker right here.
From the Bride… FUN was the word of the day for our wedding. The whole idea behind our wedding was to throw a really good party where we just happened to also be getting married. The plan was to keep the boring “wedding” parts short, and get right down to the party. As it turns out though, everything about the day, from getting ready with our wedding party, to the photos, to the dance party afterwards – even the boring ceremony part – all turned out to be a ton of fun. There was just such a wonderful celebratory vibe all around us. We both agree, our favorite part about the day was having all our favorite people with us in the same place, at the same time to celebrate. When else do you ever get to do that? We couldn’t have asked for a more perfect day!
My favorite DIY was the jam jar favours. I spent an entire August long weekend making and canning strawberry rhubarb & ginger jam and completely destroying the kitchen in the process. I’m pretty sure our kitchen is still sticky from it! I had a bunch of décor DIYs planned just in case we needed to spruce up the gallery space. It’s a bit of a risk with an art gallery as a venue, because you may not know exactly what’s going to be on exhibit at the time when you’re booking. As soon as I saw the space with the incredible paintings by M. Eileen Murray on display though, all those went out the window, the space was so stunning on its own!
There isn’t anything we would have done differently. The day was perfect. We had an amazing team of people working with us (Kari, Tara & Darren, Blair, AGC staff, Infuse, Sue, Lucy), and it would not have been the incredible experience that it was without them!
Photography: Tara Whittaker Photography | Wedding Dress: BHLDN | Wedding Dress: Tibi New York | Floral Design: Fleurish Flower Shop | Invitations: Bella Figura | Ceremony Venue: The Art Gallery Of Calgary | Reception Venue: The Art Gallery Of Calgary | Bride's Shoes: Ivanka Trump | Rings: Birks | Catering: Infuse Catering | Event Planning: Knot Planning | Hair Stylist: Sue Thompson | DJ: Art Of Sound | Men's Attire: J Crew | Boutonnieres: Pomp And Plumage | Men's Pocket Square: Stolen Riches | Officiant : Blair Collins
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