Lucy and AllanHotel MacDonald Wedding Edmonton – Drumheller After Session

Hotel MacDonald Wedding Edmonton - Drumheller After Session

Luxury Edmonton Wedding and a Trip to the Badlands

If I were to simplify Lucy and Allan’s wedding into a single sentence, it would read like this: Gorgeous Hotel MacDonald Wedding filled with love and laughter, and followed up with an incredible AFTER session in the badlands of Drumheller. But their story deserves a greater telling, and it began, of all places, in the produce department. “Yes, I’d love to”, he said. Lucy had noticed this

tall and mysterious guy one day; she kept stealing glimpses, and knew she needed to know more. Allan, for his part, was doing his best to be noticed. Or, at the very least, showing up everyday. They worked together you see, and it was there, in the produce department at Superstore, where Lucy finally summoned the courage to ask him out.

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“We wanted a fruit themed wedding since we had met in the Produce department, so most of the style was centralized around the phrase Isn’t Life Peachy?” ~Lucy

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Hotel MacDonald’s Wedgewood Room – The Perfect Choice

The ceremony was held at the Beulah Alliance Church, and one of Lucy’s favourite moments of the day was when she “walked into the church and saw Allan standing at the alter, waiting for me with tears in his eyes”. This is practically every bride’s dream come true. The Hotel MacDonald was an easy venue choice for Lucy and Allan; the Wedgewood Room in particular was perfectly suited. And there is something about the round room that makes for a really intimate feel. It becomes less about putting a few people on display, and more

about bringing everyone together. There were games incorporating Allan’s love of fishing and Lucy’s love of music with Lucy’s sisters belting out a Fresh Prince of Bel-Air rap/speech, and Lucy’s childhood friend bringing down the house with a rendition of Ed Sheeran’s ‘Thinking Out Loud’ for their first dance. The night ended with a glorious party and a wonderful evening view of the river valley, the moon, and the stars.

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Badlands in a Wedding Dress

“I have an idea. What about Drumheller?” AFTER Sessions are some of my favourite things to shoot – it’s all the beauty of a wedding day, with none of the stress or time constraints. And it’s often how we get the very best wedding photos. It was a month or so after the wedding by now, and the crisp fall weather was the perfect setting for Lucy and Allan’s session. There’s nothing like hiking though the badlands

in a wedding gown and suit. And we found our inspiration as the sun was setting over the coulees of southern Alberta. I’ll admit, some of the locations were a little difficult to reach, but I’m so grateful for adventurous souls. And after some scrambling across the hoodoos, we found some of the most amazingly beautiful landscape Drumheller has to offer.

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Wedding Photography - After Session, Drumheller, Wedding Photographer, Epic Landscape, Badlands

Lucy & Allan // Edmonton, AB // Photographer: Kelly Redinger | Photographer // Second Photographer: Kirsten Kohn  // Ceremony Venue: Beulah Alliance Church // Reception Venue: Fairmont Hotel MacDonald // Wedding Planner: Renee Chan // Marriage Commissioner: Pastor Rob Bedard // Caterer: Pink Berry // Reception Entertainment: DJ McBean // Stationery: Pink Polka // Cake Shoppe: Art of Cake // Floral Designer: Fabloomosity // Rentals: River City Rentals // Wedding Gown Boutique: Delica // Wedding Gown Designer: Lazaro // Bridesmaids’ Attire: Henkaa // Makeup Artist: Lauriane Rutberg // Hair Stylist: Lauriane Rutberg // Groom’s Attire: Derks // Groomsmen’s Attire: Derks

NATALIE AND SHAWNEILEAN DONAN CASTLE WEDDING – SCOTLAND ELOPEMENT

EILEAN DONAN CASTLE WEDDING - SCOTLAND ELOPEMENT

Let’s Elope to Scotland

Let’s Elope”, he said. It was mentioned half-heartedly, a whisper of an idea, really. But by the time the words had faded, their journey was set in motion. Oh, it took a little time for the whole thing to come together, but those first muttered words changed their course. And just like that, they were headed back to Scotland. If you’ve never been to Scotland, let me say that it is one of

those special places in the world that gets its hooks in you; it becomes a part of you. I’ve been fortunate to travel there three times in the past several years, and my heart longs for more adventures in the beauty of the highlands. The Isle of Skye in particular is one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever seen.

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“It felt like it was us against the storm, and as we held on to each other, we knew that together, we could survive anything” – Shawn

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The Most Intimate Wedding

This elopement was actually a return. Shawn and Natalie had decided to vacation in Scotland in the spring. And it was there, in a tower of the western highland’s Eilean Donan Castle, (one of Scotland’s most amazing castles) that Shawn asked and Natalie answered. This time, though, they were escorted by a piper, on a typically miserable November day, and it was beautiful. Or better yet, it was intimate.

That’s how I would describe the wedding. Or relaxed. Or blissful. Or, perhaps, perfect. With just their parents in attendance, this was the smallest wedding I’ve attended. Including the bride and groom, I was guest number 6. We all stayed at The Torridon, which is a converted hunting lodge, though no hunting lodge I’ve ever seen has a library, 2 restaurants, a parlor and a lounge.

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“I’m bringing a couple cigars for later – you like cigars, right?” I’m no connoisseur, but when the mood strikes… I do, however, enjoy the occasional whisky; there was no arm-twisting required for that.

Sipping a 15 year Mortlach, overlooking the loch and mountains and the hairy coo in the pasture, and in the company of these amazing humans; it is as I said – perfect.

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Rain on your Wedding Day

The rain in Scotland is well documented. I’ve never seen a weather forecast of 150-200mm of rain before, so I imagined it was a typo. We got off easy with a mere 30-40mm. The wind, however, was something else. The only other time I’d been in weather even close to this was while shooting another wedding at the very same castle. Somehow, though, the moody weather only helped make the wedding

day even more magical. Every destination wedding is different. This elopement focused on the most important things to the wedding – the love, the ceremony, the location, and the people most responsible for bringing it together. There was no need to impress anyone with gaudy trinkets – the exchanged vows, the experiences shared, and the unparalleled beauty of the landscape were enough.

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There is something about braving the elements and surviving them that binds you closely with those who have shared the experience. It is part of the adventure, and part of the story that you are crafting.

Shawn and Natalie – enjoy this story, and all the others you create together. It was an honour to have played a small role.
//Kelly

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Natalie & Shawn // 14/11/2015 // Isle of Skye, SCOTLAND // Photographer: Kelly Redinger | Photographer // Ceremony Venue: Eilean Donan Castle // Reception Venue: The Torridon // Florals: Flowers By The Castle

KRISTINA AND RYANYELLOWHEAD BREWERY – EDMONTON WEDDING

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Our Dream Wedding In Edmonton

Sometimes you just have to roll with the punches.The morning of Kristina and Ryan’s wedding was a little soggy. Well, a lot soggy actually. So much so that the initial first look location had to be scrapped at the last minute due to the rain and mud. And while that may have been a problem for some, these two shrugged it off like champs. Which totally fits with their personalities. What they were able to do, you see, was make their wedding a completely

relaxed affair, a party all day long, and they did it in style! The relaxed part was key, and was visible in all aspects of their celebration. Kristina opted to go with unique floral hair pieces for her bridesmaids rather than bouquets, each bridesmaid wore her own unique dress, they rented a party bus so they could all travel around together in comfort, and the evening meal was a stand up reception with a fantastic assortment of food and tapas.

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“We wanted our wedding to be relaxed and have more of a party atmosphere, while still being beautiful. As I started to plan out a look, I found myself referring to it as A Midsummer Night’s Dream. I wanted a lot of lighting to make it feel almost ethereal, greenery to bring in a natural element and soft touches of creams, blushes and nude tones.” ~Kristina

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Yellowhead Brewery Edmonton Wedding Photography

Great Locations, Wonderful Flow

It’s not surprising to hear the guests had a great time! Kristina and Ryan positively glowed all day long, but what really struck me was the perfect meshing of elements from the day. Their venue, the Yellowhead Brewery, was the perfect size for their guests, making it feel warm and cozy without being too crowded. They opted to go with a first look and a later ceremony to make the experience more

enjoyable for their guests, and it worked exactly as planned. We were able to find some amazing locations for the wedding photos, and I have to say this is one stunning wedding party! And while the day may have started with some dour weather, the storm passed just as the first look was about to happen, and what followed was a fantastic August summer day.

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Yellowhead Brewery Edmonton Wedding Photography

Wedding Dreams Do Come True

This is the kind of wedding I dream of – couples who have a great sense of style and definitely want everything to look great, but when it comes right down to it, they definitely know what really matters – friends, family, smiling, enjoying the moment, laughing a lot, and joining your life to the person who matters the most to you in the

whole world! Add it all up, and it’s a recipe for great photos, and great friendships. It makes me incredibly happy to see two people so clearly into each other! And, it didn’t hurt that despite the early ugly weather, everything came together to help make this one of the highlights of my summer.
//Kelly

Kristina & Ryan // 01 August 2015 // Edmonton, AB // Photographer: Kelly Redinger | Photographer // Second Photographer: Carmen Freemark // Ceremony Venue: The Yellowhead Brewery // Reception Venue: The Yellowhead Brewery // Marriage Commissioner: Pat Steffes // Reception Entertainment: Thomas Scott // Stationery: Minted // Cake Shoppe: Cookies by Rainy Days Bakery // Floral Designer: FaBLOOMosity // Rentals: Special Event Rentals // Wedding Gown Boutique: Delica // Wedding Gown Designer: Truvelle // Makeup Artist: Janna Huget // Hair Stylist: Stefanie Carlson

TESS AND JAMESCHATEAU LAKE LOUISE – MOUNTAIN WEDDING

CHATEAU LAKE LOUISE - MOUNTAIN WEDDING

Beautiful Alberta Rocky Mountain Wedding

After many hours, days, and months planning your dream wedding, you soon realize how quickly the day unfolds. Near the end of the evening, Tess and James snuck out of their reception to enjoy a few quiet moments to themselves — they rejoiced in being newlyweds and re-read their vows to one another. Unlike reading them in front of their family and friends during their ceremony, Tess recollects that “it felt like everything stood still as we spoke the words to each other once more; not for anyone to hear but us.”

Some of Tess and James’ most memorable experiences together have been from their adventures around the globe — including a moonlit proposal on a beach in Mexico. It was therefore suiting that they started their marriage in a beautiful destination — the glorious Rocky Mountains. As anyone in Alberta can attest to, it was not a surprise that albeit May, Tess and James, along with their guests were treated to every kind of weather the mountains have to offer — sunshine, snow, and fog!

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Wedding Decor perfection

Tess shares that the duo wanted to create a wedding that was a reflection of themselves — “an organic expression of the love, warmth, and joy that we share.” With Tess’ love of floral and candlelight, they accentuated the natural features of the ballroom with greenery, wooden chairs, and warm lighting and added pops of colour through peonies in a variety of colours.

The end result was a gorgeous wedding reception! The head table, complete with the FaBLOOMosity floral arrangement that flowed over the edge and down to the floor, was absolutely stunning. From the bride’s inspiration to the Jennifer Bergman’s perfect design and execution, this wedding is absolutely one of the most stunning weddings I’ve been a part of.

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The bride’s favourite thing about being married rings true as sage advice to other couples entering marriage: “the best thing about being married is to not plan our lives together, but live them together.”

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I love photographing in the Rockies and to be greated by the array of unpredictable weather was a thrill — even though it was Spring, you never really know what to anticipate when you’re in the

mountains and that just makes it more exciting. Tess and James, may you continue living your marriage rather than planning it and may it be filled with many more grand adventures! // Kelly

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Tess & James // Lake Louise, AB // Photographer: Kelly Redinger | Photographer // Second Photographer: Kristy-Anne Swart // Ceremony Venue: Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise // Reception Venue: Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise // Wedding Planner: Jennifer Bergman // Marriage Commissioner: Klaus Ohlhoff // Ceremony Musicians: Music Mosaic // Stationery: Pinkpolka Design // Floral Designer: FaBLOOMosity // Rentals: Special Event Rentals Banff // Wedding Gown Boutique: Ethos Bridal // Wedding Gown Designer: Pronovias Atelier // Makeup Artist: Avenue Beauty // Groom’s Attire: Brooks Brothers Custom Tailor

JENNEFER AND MILTIONMAYFAIR GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB – MAGRATH MANSION WEDDING

MAYFAIR GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB - MAGRATH MANSION WEDDING

Mansion Wedding all day, (Golf) Club Party all night

You know it’s a good wedding when you can’t get your guests off of the dance floor! In honour of Milton’s cultural background, the newlyweds invited a Latin band to perform a song for their first dance and continue to play throughout the evening, alongside one of Edmonton’s finest DJs. This was a party

that started hot, and sizzled all night long. The overflowing dance floor, filled with guests of all ages, and of varied levels of dance experience(!), was bursting at the seams with joy! Jen recalls that it was lovely to see how much fun Milton had during the reception: “I couldn’t even get him off the dance floor!”

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“My favourite thing about being married: we’re starting a family together this October!” ~ Jen

Beautiful and fun wedding with live band and dj in Edmonton, Alberta
Beautiful and fun wedding with live band and dj in Edmonton, Alberta

Vintage + Glamour Decor at the (Golf) Club

Jen and Milton’s fun wedding was a perfect reflection of them. They selected a vintage theme, with hints of glamour, and special touches unique to them. After they determined their theme, Jen was on a mission to channel her inner Martha Stewart. She collected vintage teacups that had been passed down to her from her grandmothers and found vintage birdcages and books. Along with painting all of her treasures, she also convinced Milton to build and stain a “LOVE” sign

which was used as a backdrop behind their sweetscape. Milton jokes that they can still smell the paint in their house from all of Jen’s projects! Fitting with their theme, they exchanged vows at the top of the steps of Magrath Mansion, one of Edmonton’s historic homes and, as a reflection of one of Milton’s favourite past times, they hosted their reception at the wonderfully picturesque Royal Mayfair Golf Club.

Beautiful and fun wedding with live band and dj in Edmonton, Alberta
Beautiful and fun wedding with live band and dj in Edmonton, Alberta

This party was incredible! Jen and Milton were wonderful hosts — they wear their hearts on their sleeves and ensured their day was a true reflection of them. On their wedding day, they focused on what matters most — uniting their families and having fun. Ultimately, I think FUN was really the theme of this wedding. It was wonderful

to see the exuberant guests dancing all night — the room was filled with joy, from the minute guests arrived, to the minute they left. Congratulations, Jen & Milton on the upcoming arrival of your new family member — I hope you share many dances together!
// Kelly

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Jennefer & Milton // Edmonton, AB // Photographer: Kelly Redinger | Photographer // Second Photographer: Carmen Freemark // Ceremony Venue: Magrath Mansion // Reception Venue: Royal Mayfair Golf Club // Wedding Planner: Jenna Fisher, Cocktails and Details // Marriage Commissioner: Marcia Loder // Ceremony Musicians: Jeff Ramsey // Caterer: Royal Mayfair Golf Club // Reception Entertainment: X Latin Band + Harman B (Urban Metropolis) // Transportation: Baseline Limo // Videographer: Video Wedding Productions // Stationery: Justine Ma Design // Cake Shoppe: Style Cakes // Floral Designer: Tickled Floral // Rentals: Special Event Rentals // Wedding Gown Boutique: Delica Bridal // Wedding Gown Designer: Lillen Collection // Bridesmaids’ Attire: Amsale, Delica Bridal // Makeup Artist: Sunita Sumaru (Sen Studios) + Barbie Soliman // Hair Stylist: Nicole Fusco, Revive Hair Loft // Groom’s Attire: Derk’s Formals // Groomsmen’s Attire: Derk’s Formals

KIM AND PIERREMEXICO DESTINATION WEDDING – SECRETS RESORT

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Mexico Oceanfront Wedding with a Twist

What would you do, if a week before your wedding, you were told you had to completely change your plans? After months of careful planning toward a sunset ceremony in Mexico, Kim and Pierre had a week to conquer their greatest wedding test — turning a relaxing week of wedding festivities into a single, unforgettable day. Why? A week before their group was to depart from

Edmonton, Pierre learned that his work schedule had changed – something he simply couldn’t adjust. And due to this, Pierre would be in Mexico for less than 24 hours. What would your response be to a situation like this, with your dreams dashed and a year’s worth of planning completely unraveled? How they handled the situation was truly marvelous.

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Kim recollects that it wasn’t a tough decision: “we’re in love, and we were getting married” — the rest was just the icing on the cake! Instead of panicking, Kim and Pierre set aside their disappointment and quickly began the process of (re)planning their wedding in just one week. With the assistance of their fabulous wedding planner,

Jennifer Bergman, Kim and Pierre created an impressive surprise wedding! They opted not to share the news with their guests, but rather invited them to a pre-Mexico breakfast event in the Plaza Premium Lounge at the Edmonton International Airport…which turned out to be their official wedding ceremony!

Surprise Wedding - Edmonton Airport Wedding, Plaza Premium Lounge, Destination Wedding“At 6AM, while our family and friends sipped coffee and wiped the sleep from their eyes, Pierre and I made our entrance. We arranged to have a marriage commissioner whisked through security, and we shocked everyone by getting married right there in the airport!” ~ Kim

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When Wedding Plans Go Wrong

Before they had even boarded the plane, Kim and Pierre were officially husband and wife. The wedding was a huge success, despite (or possibly because of) all of the complications they had faced. Early in the planning stages, when Hurricane Odile devastated the region of Los Cabos, they learned that their original venue was unable to open in time for the wedding. The second resort they booked also had to close due to the extent of the damage. With just over a month until

take off, Kim and Pierre were forced to book their wedding at a third resort. So, when plans changed again, a mere week before they were to say “I DO,” they shrugged it off and honoured their mantra: “you can’t stop love” — a slogan they coined early on in their relationship. If they couldn’t have the sunset ceremony they had been planning, well, a moonlit candlelight ceremony by the ocean was pretty amazing too!

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Happily, their wedding day went off without a hitch. Early the next morning Kim, Pierre, Luis (our driver), and myself enjoyed a day after photo session. Luis toured us around to some wonderful remote locations and one amazing taco stand, before circling around to drop Pierre off at the airport for his return trip home. 24 hours after

landing in Mexico, Pierre was on his flight home (followed by an all-night drive, so he could start work the following morning), while Kim and all their guests soaked up the rays and enjoyed the sights and sounds of Los Cabos.

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Mexico Wedding, Mexico Honeymoon

But…it doesn’t end there! As a surprise happy ending to the whirlwind wedding, Kim entered into a singing competition at the resort. With Pierre watching live via Skype, Kim stole the show and took home

first place. Her prize? A free stay for 2 at the resort! And 6 weeks later, Kim was able to return, this time with hubby Pierre in tow, and they were finally able to enjoy the resort as they had planned all along.

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“Watching Kim and Pierre adjust their plans with such grace — and how they surprised their guests with an airport ceremony — was awesome. When we arrived in Mexico, I could understand why they selected the Sunset da Mona Lisa as their venue, as it was one of the

most beautiful places I’ve ever seen! It was great to see this wedding pulled off so magnificently in spite of all the challenges they faced. And I’m so happy to have been a part of it”
// Kelly

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Kim & Pierre // Edmonton, AB + Cabo San Lucas, Mexico // Ceremony Venue: Plaza Premium Lounge, Edmonton International Airport + Sunset da Mona Lisa Restaurant (Cabo San Lucas) // Marriage Commissioner: Marcia Loder (Edmonton) + Reverend Diego Vidal (Cabo San Lucas) // Ceremony Musicians: Trio Los Mosquitos // Reception Venue: Sunset da Mona Lisa Restaurant // Caterer: Sunset da Mona Lisa Restaurant // Wedding Planner: Jennifer Bergman Weddings // Photographer: Kelly Redinger | Photographer // Transportation: Transpeninsula Los Cabos (wedding day transportation) + Luis Enrique from The Cabo Agency (day after transportation) // Stationery: Pink Polka Design // Floral Designer: Cabo Floral Studio // Design & Décor: Jennifer Bergman Weddings // Rentals: Special Event Rentals (Edmonton) + Linens, Things & More (Cabo San Lucas) // Gown Boutique: Novelle Bridal Shop // Gown Designer: Allure // Shoes: Benjamin Adams London // Make-up Artist: Blanc Bridal Salon (Cabo San Lucas)// Hair Stylist: Blanc Bridal Salon (Cabo San Lucas) // Groom Formal Wear: Derk’s Formals (Edmonton) // Shoes: Kenneth Cole // Groomsmens’ Attire: Derk’s Formals (Edmonton) // Travel Agent: LY Cruising & Adventure Travel // Wedding Guests Stayed at: SECRETS Puerto Los Cabos Resort, San Jose del Cabo

JESSIE AND SCOTTSILVERTIP RESORT – CANMORE MOUNTAIN WEDDING

SILVERTIP RESORT - CANMORE  MOUNTAIN WEDDING

MOUNTAIN GETAWAY WEDDING IN CANMORE

Jessie and Scott were high school sweethearts. Together, they had enjoyed many adventures, but the one that was most significant was their trip to Bali. In the most picturesque setting, Scott surprised Jessie with a proposal. Coinciding with their love of traveling together, they opted to host a destination wedding. They exchanged vows with Alberta’s Rocky Mountains as their backdrop. Nestled atop a mountain in Canmore, Silvertip Resort lent

itself as the perfect venue for Jessie and Scott’s wedding day — they shared vows underneath an outdoor gazebo, fitting for a rustic inspired celebration. As their friend performed live music, Jessie and Scott sealed a vintage wine box filled with love letters they wrote for each other and a special bottle of wine — which they plan to open on their fifth anniversary.

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“It was the best party I could have hoped for, surrounded by our family and friends that love us the most.”     ~Jessie

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LOVE IN THE ROCKIES

While family and tradition were at the heart of Jessie and Scott’s wedding, they beautifully embraced traditions with their own unique flair. To suit their theme, they hired a vintage 1952 Bentley to travel throughout the mountains for the day and created DIY projects, as well as incorporated special vintage décor items. From the cake box to the mason jar centerpieces, and the handmade wooden signs and table runners, Jessie and Scott considered every detail. Jessie’s favourite

projects though were the welcome bags which included some of their favourite things: homemade wine made by the father of the bride, homemade maple fudge by the mother of the groom, popcorn, starburst candy, chocolate covered almonds, and information brochures about the Rockies — all of the things they wanted to share with their guests.

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WEDDINGS ARE ALL ABOUT TRADITIONS AND FAMILY

They ensured to include an abundance of special details, such as family heirlooms. Jessie and Scott included personal items to honour their loved ones. Jessie wore family heirloom earrings that were owned by her great great grandmother — earrings that have been passed on from one generation to the next and have been worn by the women in her family on each of their wedding days. At their reception,

they also displayed antique wedding photos of their family members’ weddings. As guests arrived, they were invited to type words of wisdom and congratulations on Scott’s grandmother’s typewriter. While including family traditions, Jessie and Scott have now created traditions of their own.

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“Jessie and Scott’s love for each other, for their families, and for their friends was apparent, on their wedding day. Along with their guests, the newlyweds radiated with joy — they laughed easily, and often. As a photographer, I love when a couple’s laughter and excitement is so genuine that it cannot be contained. Their family and their friends

shared a beautiful day together and once it was party time, they sure knew how to celebrate! I hope that through their wedding photos, their memories, and their fifth anniversary wine box, they will be able to relive these moments for years to come.”
// Kelly

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Jessie & Scott // Canmore, AB // Marriage Commissioner: Patricia Compton // Ceremony and Reception Venue: Silvertip Resort // Reception Entertainment: Class Act DJ Services // Wedding Planner: Signature Weddings By Ashley // Photographer: Kelly Redinger | Photographer // Second Photographer: Karmen Meyer // Transportation: Highland Executive Chauffeur // Cake Shoppe: Cake Creations Inc // Floral Designer: Willow Haven Flower Shop // Rentals: Special Event Rentals // Gown Boutique: Bridal Debut // Gown Designer: Karena Royale by Maggie Sottero // Make-up Artist: Lana Rae Makeup Artist // Groom Formal Wear: Hugo Boss // Bridesmaids’ Attire: Noir by Lazaro from Delica Bridal // Other: DIY components — burlap table runners by the Bride’s Grandmother + wooden signs made from the Bride’s Grandfather and Mother of the Bride

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