Yay I am so happy to finally blog this beautiful rooftop urban wedding in downtown Calgary. I knew I like Jon and Sarah from the moment I met them. A little shy but so obviously perfect for each other, I was excited to capture that! Then I was blown away buy the elegant details at their wedding. Pine for Cedar did the floral design and just wow - and she happens to be Sarah’s sister in law. Sarah’s gowns with a taupe underlay was both modern and romantic, a stunner from Novia Mia. Jon’s details were hip and fresh. Okay so a rooftop wedding is just so cool, looking down at Stephen Avenue here in Calgary and the heritage facades on the buildings across the street from The Calgary Marriott. Our Mayor, Naheed Nenshi happened to be in a meeting at the hotel and came down to congratulate the couple and was a cool as can be. Sticking to the East Village area for portraits, we found adorable props like local mural artwork and a vintage bike, kindly lent to us by EV Living. It was a day to remember, with a speech from Sarah’s dad that had everyone, including myself howling with laughter and crying.
A little preview of a sweet urban wedding with some crazy gorgeous details. I can't wait to share the whole wedding.
In an intimate ceremony on the shore of Lake Minnewanka in Banff, Alberta, Jillian and Stephen held their wedding in front of closest friends and family. The day had an easygoing and warm aura. Weather in the Rocky Mountains is unpredictable but the haze and heat on their day created a warm light and a perfect environment for a toe dip in a cold mountain glacier lake. The couple returned to the site, Vermillion Lakes, where Stephen asked Jillian to marry him. I am so happy to share this Banff elopement. Fun fact: Jillian is talented photographer herself. See links at end of post.
This shoot came together last minute and sometimes those are the best, when your team shows you what they are really made of despite setbacks. I admire that trait so much. And I adore the colour scheme here and inspiration for a fall wedding. How about a sweater over your dress for some photos? Cute, warm and cozy. How about a rich tone sweater for the sweetest pup?
We are proud and honoured to have this shoot featured on Burnett's Boards
Wedding Planner and stylist; Jaqueline Rae Weddings
Floral Design: Fall for Florals
Stationery: Pink Umbrella Invites
Gown: Flora Bride provided by Blush and Raven
Cake: Bake My Day
Cookies: Sugar Shimmer
Chalkboard Artist: Calgary Chalkboard Artist
Jewelry: Apostle Boutique