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Lee-Ann & Jerad’s Wedding

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Lee-Ann & Jerad’s Creative Team: 

Wedding Coordinator: Couple + Family
Flowers: Amborella Floral Studio
Hair Stylist: HairTec – Kristen 
Officiant: Cynthia Beare 
Catering, Event Rentals, Venue: Bow Valley Ranche
Bride’s Dress: Novia Mia

 

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Brianna & Dave Canmore E-Session

Canmore E-Session
Brianna & David

I adore engagement sessions especially when we get to head out to the mountains! Canmore is my future living spot… Anyways! Photographing Brianna & Dave was so much fun. These two know how to goof around and I don’t think we stopped laughing. Dave is the king of Dad jokes and a good thing too with 2 little girls. Here are some awesome facts about Brianna & Dave. 

Tell us where and when you first met
We first met when Dave came into the Husky restaurant while I was serving breakfast one more. It was an instant connection.

Tell us about your first date. Where? When? What did you feel?
We went to Toad & Turtle and spent 5-6 hours just talking and laughing. We didn’t even realize how many hours we’d been there for!

When did you know your fiance was the one?
The first time we talked

When did you get engaged?
Dec 20, 2016

Tell us about the proposal (from your own point of view) Details please! (we’re sappy for this stuff)
It was hilarious and not romantic at all at first lmao (The only thing romantic was what he said when he asked lol). We had just come home from dinner with my family for my nephew’s birthday. *please be prepared for rude humor* haha….I was *ahem* peeing and was at the perfect height to look like I was going to propose to Dave. So, naturally I grabbed his hand while I was peeing and jokingly asked him “will you marry me?” Then I, as normal, let a big one rip and yelled “blow dry!!” hehehehe!!!! He laughed so hard and then walked around the corner to the bedroom. I was washing my hands and he kept grabbing me and telling me he loved me so much and I was laughing, asking him if I could wash my hands please! Haha. He took my hand and walked me to the bed and then got on one knee. Dave told me how he never thought he would want to get married until the day he met me, how I am the girl of his dreams and nothing could make him happier then to spend the rest of his life with me. We cried our little sappy eyes out and hugged and I jumped up and down haha. Obviously, I said yes! Who wouldn’t say yes to such an amazing man?! 😁 We called everyone and then I told him he can hang out with his friends now….lmao jkjk. It is a fantastic memory and I wouldn’t change anything.

What do you do together for fun? Watch sports? Drink coffee? Play games? Cook? Movies? Workout? etc…
We love to cook and watch movies together! We’re definitely into fitness and Dave is all about MMA and boxing. He used to box competitively. We also love to go out for dinner and enjoy a nice brewski here and there as well.

What is your favourite kind of wine?
Red wine….bear flag, cupcake, dreaming tree,

What are your favourite snack foods?
Chips & Candy!! Dave loves sour candies, dill pickle & ketchup chips. I love anything! Gummies and sour, all chips…I buy a lot of healthy/organic snacks

If you were to have a “ME” day, what 3 things would you do for yourself?
Massage, Spa (hair & nails), nap 😊👌🏼

What’s one thing you think we should know about you that has defined who you are today?
I feel like I have been through a lot of adversity in my life but I have come out stronger every time. Through everything, I can still see the good in people and laugh about life.

What 3 qualities best describe your fiance?
He is so fun loving, thoughtful and just loving

What would your fiance say are your best 3 qualities?
His unconditional love, his crazy sense of humour ( he always knows how to make me smile, even when I don’t feel like smiling), and how much of a hard worker he is. He is such a helpful man and I love having him around!

Tell us about your personal style. Are you modern, vintage, romantic, trendy, athletic, etc…
We are definitely romance with rustic I’d say

What are you most looking forward to about your wedding day?
Just marrying this wonderful man and spending my life with him. Knowing that we get to be old, saggy people together.

 

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Weddings

Desiree & Jeremy Wedding

I love you. I know. 

Modern + Star Wars + Navy + Glitter 
August 26th, 2017

What was your most anticipated part of the day 
Desiree – I was most anticipating the ceremony. I was pretty relaxed in the limo on the way to the ceremony and I knew I was ready to take the giant step in life with Jeremy. It was a bit hard leaving Jeremy the night before and knowing I wouldn’t see him again until I was walking down the aisle about to become his wife, which I think also made me anticipate that the most.
Jeremy – The ceremony. I was nervous.

Did anything unexpected happen? What was the outcome?
Desiree – The hair and makeup artists, I thought, we’re going to be doing our hair and makeup on a mobile beauty bar (a bus) and that’s not what happened. We all squeezed into our hotel room which was actually better I think because we were all together the entire time of getting ready, even though it was a bit of a snuggle.
Jeremy – Not all speeches were exactly as we had thought they might go, but you can force people what to say.

What ended up being your favourite part of the day?
Desiree- Ceremony was by far my favourite. It was so emotional and special and moments that I know I will never forget the rest of my life. Having all our guests stand and be a part of the ceremony was so special. My other favourite part was going to do a few photos with Jeremy and I. It was the only part of the day we got to be alone until we headed back to the hotel at the end of the night, and I think it was so important that we got those 20 minutes. Jeremy – Finally being married to Desiree after all the planning and stress that went into the day.

In your own words describe how you felt during the most special moments of the day. IE: Getting ready, during the ceremony, right before you said “I do”
Desiree – Getting ready: I was feeling put off, because the hair and makeup had “changed”, my hair wasn’t how it was in the trial so I was feeling off, however, my girls that I had reminded me that no one but me knew what my trail hair was, and we all got to be together so they calmed me, and the champagne helped too I’m sure. So I started to just get excited but I was also just wanted to get ready so we could go because I wanted to get married haha. The limo ride was good on the way, my bridesmaids kept asking me how I was doing if I was nervous etc and I felt great. I was happy and calm. During the ceremony – the first part of the ceremony was so emotional and amazing, when we were standing on stage though, it was really hot under the lights and it felt like our pastor was talking forever. Once our pastor came on the stage and we started the official parts of the ceremony, it suddenly didn’t feel as hot, and we read our vows and did our ring exchange and it was just a feeling I don’t think you can describe unless you’ve married your best friend. I was so excited to read our vows and make it all official. Excited I guess would be my main word. Jeremy – getting ready – Happy and excited about what was happening glad to be surrounded by my friends and family. Ceremony – Right before the ceremony I was feeling nervous and excited. Right before I do’s and stuff I was feeling nervous and sweaty and anxious for it be done because I didn’t want to feel that way anymore. I was ready to enjoy the day instead of feeling nervous.

What was your wedding inspiration?
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Desiree & Jeremy – My favourite colour is pink, Jeremy is blue so we went for blush and navy as they look great together and so do we. Also added some gold pieces to give a bit of sparkle because I am pretty girlie and sparkles are awesome. We had some StarWars attributes because we both love Star Wars. So I guess we were our inspiration. We also just wanted everything to be simple, romantic and relaxed and everyone to have a good time and from what we hear, we succeeded.

What song did you walk down the aisle to?
Parents, Jeremy and groomsmen – Your song by Elton John, Bridesmaids – Make you feel my love by Adele and Desiree How long will I love you by Ellie Goulding

What song played during your first dance?
Danny’s song by Loggins and Mesina

How did you feel at the end of the day?
Desiree- Exhausted yet so alert and still excited. I was so tired when I tried to sleep but my brain just kept replaying the moments of the day.
Jeremy – Whirlwind of emotions

What advice would you give to future couples for their wedding?
Desiree – take your time in planning, do as much in advance as you can to eliminate stress right before and know that not every little thing will go exactly to plan, but really, you will be the only one who knows that and it will still be the best day ever.
Jeremy – When the day comes, just go with it, whatever happens, happens; there’s not much you can do about it.

What did you like most about working with us on your wedding day?
You guys are so easy going and fun loving. It was easy and fun and you guys are just so on the ball and knew what we wanted and what we didn’t want. If you hadn’t brought it up, we wouldn’t have done photos just Jeremy and I and that was one of the best parts of the day. You guys just helped to relieve stress from us and we do not know if I can say thank you enough for that. We liked how you were both involved and easy to be around. No awkward moments!

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Desiree & Jeremy’s Creative Team: 

Coordination / Decor: Desiree, Jeremy, & Bridal Team
Florist: Branches and Vines
Cake Artist: Cake Bake Shoppe
Band/ DJ: iPod
Hair Stylist: Glamaway Beauty
Officiant/ Pastor: Ed Top @ Lantern Church
Catering: Rocky Mountain BBQ
Bride’s Dress: The Bridal Centre
Groom’s Suit: Thomas Jefferey’s 
Stationary: Vistaprint.ca
Rings: Spence Diamonds

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Weddings

#NerdWedding Erin & Jeff

#NerdWedding Calgary 
Disney + Star Wars + Wedding = Best Thing Ever
September 2nd, 2017

This wedding is every Disney Nerd’s dream come true. What I love about Erin & Jeff is that they are not afraid to be who they are and the details in their wedding day were a perfect example of that. Combing details from Disney’s Beauty & The Beast and Star Wars, sound like an odd combination? At first, I thought so too. But you need to see how perfectly they pulled it off after we ask them a few details about their wedding day! 

What was your most anticipated part of the day 
Jeff – The first look: seeing Erin for the first time all dressed up in her beautiful dress.
Erin – After the I dos: I couldn’t wait to just celebrate with our loved ones as husband and wife (finally!)

Did anything unexpected happen? What was the outcome?
E& J: We had planned to have a kissing game instead of our guests clinking glasses. We had a 20-sided die that if you rolled 11-20, we would kiss (critical hit!), but if you rolled 1-10, you had to kiss someone (critical miss!). Well, our emcee – Jeff’s dad Peter, decided to alter the deal. If a guest rolled 20 – THEY got to kiss one of US. If they rolled a 1 – they had to kiss Peter! One of our groomsmen, Sean, decided to gamble and found himself rolling a critical miss. Just as he went to kiss Jeff’s dad Peter on the cheek, Peter turned and kissed him square on the lips! The entire reception roared with laughter and Sean will never live down the fact that he went to first base with Jeff’s dad.

What ended up being your favourite part of the day?
Jeff: I really enjoyed playing the shoe game and seeing everyone’s reactions to our responses
Erin: The sunset photos! After most of the big stuff was already done, it was just the two of us with Kaela & Elijah, totally overwhelmed with happiness that the day had gone well and we were married!

In your own words describe how you felt during the most special moments of the day. IE: Getting ready, during the ceremony, right before you said “I do”
Jeff: Getting Ready: Excited and confident – I had a great bunch of guys with me and although this was a new experience for me, I was with familiar faces. I was confident in the choices that I had made to be here and I knew everything was going to turn out perfect as the day went on. During the Ceremony: I’m not going to lie, it was really hot. I thought it was great how our pastor incorporated Lord of the Rings into his welcome message! Right before “I do”: Excited to take the next step forward both figuratively in our relationship – and for dinner!

Erin: Getting Ready: I had the best ladies with me, both in our wedding party and our beauty team! The whole getting ready process felt exactly like it looks in the movies – being with your favourite people, feeling awesome, laughing, listening to throwback music. During the Ceremony: A little anxious! It was kind of scary to be in front of so many people for so long, but anytime I felt a little scared, I made a funny face at Jeff and he gave me his “you’re a dork” face and I felt way better. Right before “I do”: Excited that this thing was really happening! We had spent most of the afternoon together doing our photos with the bridal party, but getting ready to say those words made it feel so real.

What was your wedding inspiration?
E & J: Really just looking at our relationship and who we were – rustic chic wasn’t our thing, so we needed something different! We brainstormed the things that make us most happy and we landed on Disneyland! When we found that was just too broad of an idea – we narrowed it down to our favourite parts of Disney – Beauty and the Beast & Star Wars. We wanted the whole wedding to feel just like we do when we go to Disneyland and it just kind of came to life!

What song did you walk down the aisle to?
Erin – Tale as Old as Time, Jeff – Concerning Hobbits

What song played during your first dance?
Once Upon a Dream – Peter & Evynne Hollens

How did you feel at the end of the day?
Jeff: Sad that it was over, happy that it happened! (Erin’s aside: so cliche, Jeffery!)
Erin: TIRED. But also so so so pleased that it went well.

What advice would you give to future couples for their wedding?
Jeff: Maaaaybe consider a destination wedding – it isn’t so expensive! But, it was amazing to have so many people we loved there and you wouldn’t get that with a destination wedding.
Erin: If someone tells you that you can’t possibly make two themes work together, tell them to just watch you! Seriously, skip the perfect Pinterest wedding and make it about you.

What did you like most about working with us on your wedding day?
Jeff: Kaela & Elijah were a lot of fun! They got along so well with everyone in our wedding party and did incredible work.
Erin: Everyone felt so comfortable the whole day with Kaela & Elijah. They were good at being directive to get the right photo, but also skilled at catching candid moments that brought the day to life.

 

 

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Erin & Jeff’s Creative Team: 
Wedding Coordinator/ Planner: Kari Bedford Emerson & Co. 
Videographer: Bryan Macdonald Films
Florist: Antheia Floral
Cake Artist: Cake, Batter n’ Roll (Best bakery name ever?)
Band / DJ: Pez Productions
Makeup Artist: Nicole Saxton
Hair Stylist: Anne-Marie Rooney @lvl7salon
Officiant: Family Member
Catering: Sirocco Golf Club
Event Rentals: Chair Flair
Bride’s Dress: Durand Bridal
Groom’s Suit: Bridal Centre
Stationary: Lovesky Design
Rings: Michael Hill 
Erin’s Epic Shoes: Mad Candies on Etsy