The Couple: Kayla and Jason
The Wedding: 07.20.12 – Spruce Meadows – Alberta, Canada
What three adjectives best describe your wedding? Elegant, Fresh and Crafty!
What was your wedding color palette? Blush Rose, Yellow and Gold
What inspired your personal wedding style, and how did you incorporate your style and personalities into your big day? We knew that we wanted our wedding to represent a feeling of who we are as a couple; creative, crafty, intimate, easy-going and happy! We both felt that a couples wedding day is truly a celebration and wanted our family and friends to be able to do just that, celebrate! Honestly, my engagement ring was where we got most of our initial inspiration. It is elegant and classy, yet simple and minimal. We both realised those qualities would make the perfect wedding. Our venue really captured the elegance we were going for with its floor to ceiling windows and chandeliers. To incorporate the unadorned feeling we wanted, we chose white chairs and white tablecloths, and the majority of colour came from the florals and little details. Our colour scheme was blush, yellow and glitter gold, is what really brought out that happy and bright feeling we wanted our guest to experience. Little DIY wedding touches like craft paper album favors and seating tags brought out the natural aspect of who we are. Elegant, yet simple with crafty aspects? Even we weren’t sure it could be pulled off!
Looking back, what are the moments, decisions or memories that you love the most about your wedding? The stolen, unplanned moments like sneaking away from dinner to take photos with our daughter. Or, after our sparkler send off we turned around and ran back in because we weren’t quite ready to say goodbye to all of our loved ones. Even though we had made an exact timeline of the day, so many things were late or early and that was okay! We have told so many friends that have recently gotten engaged that the best thing they can do is have their photos taken before the wedding. It also meant that we got to do a first look before the ceremony. A last moment together. We thought seeing each other for the first time in front of everyone would be so overwhelming. And we both agreed that when the couple rushes off to take photos afterwards everything is hurried and the day broken up. That was definitely the best decision we made!
What piece of advice would you give to a bride planning her wedding today? Don’t lose sight of what your wedding day truly represents. After all the planning, appointments and long nights, the day will arrive and you owe it to you and your husband to bask in all your hard work and accept that not everything will be as you imagined it. If, at the end of the night, you drive away married to your best friend and man of your dreams, everything went perfectly.
The Wedding Team:
Photographer: Diane + Mike Photography
Ceremony & Reception Venue: Spruce Meadows
Officiant: The Ripple Centre
Invitation Design: Paper Panache
Catering: Great Events Catering
Florist: Rhonda Smailes of Creative Edge Flowers
Wedding Dress: Novia Mia
Bridesmaids Apparel & Accessories: Urban Outfitters
Groom & Groomsmen Apparel & Accessories: Indochino
Hair & Make-up: Theresa of Hed Kandi Salon
Rings: Tiffany & Co.
Thank you so much Kayla and Jason!
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