May 29, 2009

Damask Wedding Details

Dramatic...divine...delicious!  Damask is an excellent choice for those looking to make a bold statement and infuse their wedding day decor with a contemporary twist on a classic design. Check out these fabulous photos that I compiled to create a bold and dramatic look inspired by damask patterns and the classic colour combo of black and white. 
Calla bouquet: Brides
Poppy bouquet: Source
Damask Wedding Invitation: White Aisle
Damask Wedding Program: Creative Invitations
Damask Tablescape: Jasmine Star
Damask Table: Creative Invitations
Damask Menu Card: Creative Invitations

I selected some tall centerpieces to play up the drama of the damask and black and white colour scheme.  These would be perfect in a venue with tall ceilings.
Hydrangea, orchid & twig centerpiece: Katie Elfers
Orchid centerpiece: Katie Elfers
Calla Centerpiece: Gail Fleming via Sisters Flowers
Damask wedding cake: Source

May 11, 2009

Rock Your Engagement Session

I think engagement photos are absolutely wonderful and truly essential for those who want the very best results out of their wedding day photographs.  For starters, most people have never been photographed professionally so an engagement photo session provides a great opportunity to get comfortable in front of the camera.  It also gives your wedding photographer a good sense of your personalities and how best to communicate with you for optimal results.  By the time your wedding rolls around you'll be an old pro in front of the camera and comfortable striking all those fab poses!  The other great thing about engagement photos is that they provide an opportunity to capture some stunning images (other than your wedding photos) of you and your sweetie that you can enjoy for years to come.  You can also use the images for wedding related items such as Save-the-Date postcards, the front of your wedding programs, personalized table numbers, on your wedding website, etc.  Use your imagination and flaunt how fabulous you look together!

Fun, flirty, sexy, whatever your style...remember your engagement pictures should reflect your unique personalities and the love that you share.  Check out these great images captured by the fabulous, fun and talented duo of Shelley and Jeff from As I See It Photography.  If you haven't booked your wedding day photographer you should definitely check them out.  Not only will you end up with great images, but you'll have tons of fun along the way too.  They are a riot! 

All images credit: As I See it Photography

May 8, 2009

Designer Gown Super Sale

Attention all Calgary Brides!!!  If you have been dreaming of a designer dress by the likes of Vera Wang, Melissa Sweet, Pricilla of Boston or Badgley Mischka then I've got great news for you.  Evalina Couture is hosting their show room sample sale where lucky brides can save between 60%-75% off the regular retail price of their dream dress. 

Evalina Couture is hosting a sneak peak on Sunday May 10th from 10am-12pm.  These dresses won't last long so if you are still looking for that perfect dress call now to book your appointment (403.264.3788). Appointments will be held on May 11th, 12th, 13th, 15th, and 16th between 10am and 6pm.  Please note that samples will be sizes 8 or 10 only.

May 5, 2009

Alpha & Chris...The Wedding

Alpha and Chris' wedding is definitely one I won't forget.  Not only were they amazing to work with but I was in love with all of their well thought out and carefully planned details.  I have a true passion for highly personalized wedding celebrations and these guys earned an A+ in that department.  Every detail was thought of and they put so much time, effort and love into creating every glorious detail.  Their guests were raving the whole night and I still can't stop thinking about all of the wonderful and unique touches they created to personalize their day.

Check out these stunning images captured by the immensely talented Wei and Diane from Photobolic. If you are looking for photographers who will capture every delicious detail of your wedding day with a photojournalistic and fashion forward twist, then these are the guys for you!  Oh, and did I mention that they are two of the nicest people you could ever hope to meet or work with?  If you are not familiar with their work, head over to their blog and check out their artistic brilliance...but be warned you will probably get lost in the endless beauty so set aside at least an hour or two.

The wedding ceremony.  Fr. Kevin did an amazing job or making the ceremony meaningful and relevant.  It was beautiful.
How cute are these two?!  So in love...
Rockin' it.  I LOVE the red shoes!
Their gorgeous reception decor.  They had the cutest reception programs tucked into each napkin, featuring an uber cool engagement picture.  At each place setting there was a seating card and in the corner of each card was a miniature caricature drawing of the happy couple.  It was such a sweet little detail that I just adored!  The centerpieces (which I know are a little tricky to see from this angle) were soooo cool.  They looked like organic twig creations, but were actually constructed using wire wrapped with aluminum foil that was then spray painted brown and adorned with little red flowers.  In the center of each centerpiece sat a vase filled with blue water and a floating candle.  They were so unique and creative.  I just loved them.
I love the trend of doing something other that the traditional table numbers supplied by the venue.  Alpha and Chris took it one step further by also providing an explanation of the significance of the table name.  It was a fun way for guests to learn new facts about the happy couple.
The first dance.  The kids got in on the action and as you can tell, the newlyweds had a blast!
Proceeds from the money dance.  What a fun tradition and the guests seemed to enjoy having a turn dancing with the new Mr. and Mrs.

The cake was as delicious as it looks courtesy of Cakes and Desserts by Melissa.  

All and all the day was perfection.  I couldn't have pulled it off without the help of my wonderful assistant, Katie.  It takes a team to make everything flow wonderfully and this wedding was full of fabulous vendors at every level who made the day run like clock work.

All photos credit: Photobolic