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Congratulations Adam & Jessie!

Adam & Jessie Chic Wedding in Calgary, Alberta

What a better way to kick off our wedding season here at K&E Imaging than an absolutely stunning chic wedding here in our very own city. You may have caught a glimpse of their engagement photos just last month but now we’re here to celebrate their big day! We couldn’t have asked for a more loving couple, a more loving family, and a perfect sun shining day.

The morning was all a buzz with the bridal party checking in on each other, helping each other out, putting every detail into place, and making sure their bride and groom were taken care of. And with everyone on board everything went off without a hitch. We zoomed to our first look location at the Sailing Club in South Glenmore Park. Boys were lined up perfectly. The girls dresses swooshed behind them as they hurried into position, while our excited Adam stood at the end of the dock waiting patiently for his lovely soon to be bride. I’ve never seen smiles so large they actually went ear to ear. We soon moved around the city into Inglewood to do some more formal photos with the bridal party. The limo ride all you could hear was champagne bottles popping! We then headed to Alloy Restaurant where the ceremony and reception would be held. Luckily the rain held out for us the whole day, the Ceremony went off without a hitch, there were many tears, laughs, smiles, hugs, and of course that epic kiss after saying “I do.”

These guys know how to throw an epic celebration. The tables were perfectly decorated, food was incredible, and at the end of the night you could leave with one of their hand made lollipops!

Once the music started there was no slowing down from there. The Bride and Groom kicked it off with a beautiful choreographed dance to Ingrid Michaelson’s – The way I am  that blew everyone away. Soon after that the dance floor was open to everyone! We saw some pretty epic moves. Might have even logged some into our own repertoire.  The guests also got to enjoy a photo booth set up by yours truly.

It was a truly amazing day and we couldn’t have asked for a more lovely couple than these two. Thank you Adam & Jessie for letting us into such a special day, our lives have been forever changed knowing the both of you. We wish all the best in your marriage and future endeavors. We already know you’ve accomplished great things. We can’t wait to see what you do as a married couple.

XOXO Kaela & Elijah

Videography – Friend of ours/ bridesman- Jared Middlebrook (with Assistants)
Venue—Ceremony  —  Alloy Restaurant
Venue—Reception – Alloy Restaurant
Officiant – Adam’s Uncle Rehim for most of ceremony; Ron Kromm for legal portion of the ceremony
Rentals- Great Events for Chairs
Flowers- Jessie Wunsch- JW Floral Designs
Stationery- Designer: Aspacia Kusulas (purchased on Minted)
Favours – We made pansy lollipops
Unique products- Silver Trays for centrepieces from Ashely Furniture
Caterer – Alloy Restaurant
Cake – Cathy Baine
Transportation – Quest Limos
Rings- Adam’s Band- Custom Order from Maggie’s in Chinook Mall; Jessie’s Engagment Ring and Band –Custom order from GemsNY
Make up – Sarah
Hair stylist – Karlie Pow with Pixie Chix Hair Salon
Attire – Groom – Custom Ermenegildo Zegna Suit from Umberto’s Custom Tailoring
Attire – Bride – Dress from Blissful Bridal
Attire – Wedding Party – Joanna August for ladies from Frocks
Entertainment – Jackson Baragar, friend/brideman, will play piano for ceremony

 

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Family Portraits

Fairy Tea Party #FamilyFriday

Tea that helps our head and heart.
Tea medicates most every part.
Tea rejuvenates the very old.
Tea warms the hands of those who’re cold.
~J. Jonker, Amsterdam, circa 1670

This family is so magical! These girls have such a special aunt. She has amazing ideas and this is definitely one of them! We have been talking and planning this shoot out for months and when it came together everything was absolutely magical. All the perfect items in place, tea, pie, magic, and of course cupcakes! We were all on a bit of a sugar buzz and smiles were on full!

Amazing job Erika. We were truly transported to somewhere incredible.

Whimsical Hair and Makeup : Emilia Art Make Up
D
ecor & Setup : Erika’s Family

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Portraits

#OOTD Outfit of the day July 22nd

Outfit Of The Day July 22nd / Tornado Day in YYC

Well to say the least today was no ordinary day. Not only is it one month till our own wedding but we were scouting out some places for our couple this weekend AND getting some shots of todays outfit. While we were out though my phone beeped and told me there was a tornado warning for south Calgary… lucky (or unlucky) we were standing right in Glenmore Park watching it try to touch down just a few kilometers away.

Top: Found at Value Village
Skirt/Bottoms: Blame Betty & Crinoline

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Portraits

LOTD – July 9th – St. Mary’s Stampede Breakfast

Kaela’s Look Of The Day – July 9th at the St. Mary’s Stampede Breakfast

Yesterday I headed out on a little shopping adventure not really looking for anything specific and I stumbled upon this perfect flowy, polkadotted, amazing skirt! This was the perfect ensemble for a breakfast just by our house. I had never actually been to the St. Mary’s campus and there were some goody spots to shoot in too!

Skirt: Winners
Jean top: Stumbled on it at a clothing swap

Mainly everything I’m wearing I’ve found at a thrifty place or have just held onto classic pieces through the years. I have a bunch of goodies in my closets ^_^ I hope to share more of my looks in the future

 

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Weddings

A K&E Bridal Shower – Vintage Garden Tea Party

Planning a wedding can be so stressful but so rewarding when the events finally come around! This was the case for my own bridal shower just a couple of weeks ago. My family and friends pulled together to create an absolutely wonderful atmosphere for a garden party in my parents backyard here in Calgary. I had a hand in some of the planning but it was all pulled together by my Mom, Aunts, and of course my incredibly wonderful Bridesmaids.

The theme was a Vintage Garden Tea Party, and so we made finger sandwiches, snacks, dips, drinks (the red wine sangria was first to go!) and of course the party was completed with big hats and bigger dresses! I was blown away by everyone’s outfits and the time and effort it took to come up with some of the creative pieces they made 🙂

When everyone was finally settled my MOH put together some wonderful games to play. A week before she had sent Elijah and I questions to answer and made sure that we didn’t peek at each others answers. Later guests were invited up to place toothpicks with either a bride or a groom on them to guess who said what or who does what! It was so funny to see some of the answers and which ones were absolutely in my favor or in his. We also played a game called whats in your purse. This one was wild, you gained points for anything currently in your purse that matched the sheet and oh my goodness, my aunt won with 155 points… The big ticket items that won you a lot of points were Feathers, a weapon, or a laptop… She had the weapon! It was incredibly funny! Everyone was trying to guess which one it was, and thankfully it was just a swiss army knife 😛 We all had a good giggle! And last but not least it was time for the toilet paper bride game! We split off into 5 teams and had to create a wedding dress, veil, and bouquet in 5 minutes…. boy… did people ever rush around to do this! There was amazing creativity, and I’ll have to admit my team had a bit of an edge because they chose me for their model 😛 So of course we won… but the other gowns were amazing haha, I especially liked how a couple of them couldn’t walk in their gowns hahaha!

After we wrapped up on the hot day I couldn’t have been more thankful for all the amazing women that came to the shower. I left with tears thinking of how special I feel that not only am I marrying the man of my dreams, my best friend, my business partner, and soulmate, but I have an amazing support system of friends and family who came out to celebrate this once in a life time kind of thing. I can not wait to share our big day with them <3

 

 

Some words of advice I can give to anyone planning their bridal shower is to remember to take a few minutes and soak everything in! Remind yourself that you’re being taken care of, there is plenty of time to see and talk to everyone so EAT, DRINK, LAUGH, and most of all just remember all this is for you and you are incredibly special on this day! Oh I also suggest hiring someone to take photos for you! I’m currently making my photos into an album I can put with all of our wedding stuff later ^_^ I’ll be making a blog post when that arrives too!

 

 

 

Here’s a peek into some details of the shower 🙂

 

Catering / Food making done with love from my Mom – Lorie, Aunt Merina & Willie
Flower arrangements by my Aunt Charlene
Decorations set up by my bridesmaids Anissa and Amaira ( I apologize for those crazy pom poms!)
Games arranged by my Maid of honor Andrea
Photos taken by Amaira – thanks for being such a trooper and capturing the moments and making sure the camera was out of my hands most of the time 😉
Cupcakes from : Cake Bake Shoppe
My dress by Bonnie Inglis
Belt from Eileen Treacy Couture

 

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Engagement Portraits

Adam + Jessie Calgary Engagement Session

Meet Adam + Jessie!

These two are absolute troopers! We met up with them to start their engagement session in the late afternoon and wanted to shoot until sunset. What we didn’t realize when we first scheduled the session it was on the longest day of the year! But that seemed to be no problem for these two, they started with a bang down on Steven Ave showing us nothing short of true, passionate love. These two Calgarians who moved over to Vancouver for schooling came back to do their shoot with us in city where they first fell in love.

There are so many wonderful things that we learned about these two as we continued shooting through to the evening and even stopped in for a bit to eat at (restaurant) where we also discovered Jessie is much, much stronger than Kaela… (PS wedding guests don’t challenge Jessie to an arm wrestle… she is sweet and innocent on the outside but boy…) Here’s some fun details we now know about these two.
First date: Shakespeare in the Park – Mid Summer Nights Dream
Jessie absolutely rocks the white dress
They make a lot of “Friends” references
Worst Date: Indian food on 8th ave – we tried to look it up later… they closed down. And for good reason according to these two
Dedicated to seeing the world. – Our favourite story that they shared was going to the Sistine Chapel 3 times… First time Jessie forgot her glasses… Second time it was a free day and the lineup was miles long… Third time is the charm though. “Phenomenal”
Not a fan of spices – even though we went for mexican food for dinner…

We just can’t wait to spend their special day photographing more of these two. Their light shines so bright and there’s no doubt in our minds their wedding day will be absolutely stunning.