Erika’s inquiry last fall was a good one: “You were the photographer of my friend’s Jen and Jon! And you even have a photo of me rocking my rubber boots on the day of the wedding.” I totally remembered this gal in the rubber boots.
Erika became friends with my friend Jules [Jen's sister] many moons ago in design school. I was pretty eager to book this wedding for two reasons: I love designer’s weddings and I knew that this group of friends are a blast to party with. 10 months down the road, I wasn’t one bit let down in either department: the design was beautiful & thoughtful and as predicted they threw a heck of a party out at the Delta Kananaskis.
With help from Steven, Erika handmade her own wedding hat! It was nothing less than amazing.
Erika and Steven had their beautiful rings custom designed by an amazing little independent jeweler in Calgary, The Goldsmiths – I’ve never seen a wedding band quite as rad as Erika’s.
All the stationary was designed by the talented bride.
Makeup was done by the maid of honor, Kimberly.
Photo on the left by Lindsay.
I thought it was pretty cool that Erika and Steven threw tradition out the window and got ready in the same hotel suite…from a photography standpoint this made it really easy to catch all the action.
I foresee many more flowergirl gigs in the future for these sisters, they rocked the job bigtime.
Image below by Lindsay.
The beautiful flowers were by Wild About Flowers [Erika said they were just amazing to work with]
I don’t think this tent has ever looked so amazing. The theme was an arts and literature garden party. Steven’s passion is reading, Erika’s is art. They wanted to bring in a sense of contrast because they are self-proclaimed polar opposites. He’s city and she’s country, he’s quiet and she’s loud…and so on. Last year they relocated from Calgary to Toronto…but they miss the mountains everyday. To incorporate it all they concocted an event with the perfect amount of fancy against the backdrop of the wild and majestic mountains. It came together so well – rustic chic with references to Alice in Wonderland and English tea parties. When peeking at all the great details, keep in mind that Erika and Steven planned and designed this entire event from all the way out in Toronto.
Photos by Lindsay.
The incredible spread of cupcakes was from Crave.
Wedding party flip cup…seriously! This group is so fun. [Girls VS Guys. The gals won.]
Everyone at this wedding looked SO RAD. Erika suggested each female guest wear a hat or fascinator and the guys were asked to wear a bow tie or suspenders.
This was one of the best dance parties I’ve seen in a while. Instead of gathering in one of those lame stationary dance circular formations where everyone has their backs to the edge of the dance floor [I'm sorry...but these are lame, especially from a photography point of view] these guests just danced circles all over the place.
Mother and Father of the bride!
Hey look, it’s Jen and Jon.