Surprise snowfall and rain didn’t stop this stunning Calgary Wedding at Alloy Restaurant!
Jadine and Mark’s Calgary Wedding at Alloy restaurant was more than emotional it was fully moving and such a pleasure to photograph. Their closest friends and Family gathered on the patio of Alloy Restaurant here in Calgary under heating lamps for them to profess their love for one another. As the surprise snow softly fell down upon them they took their first kiss as Husband and Wife. The day might have had unexpected snow/rain but that just added to the moodiness of it all.
The morning started with Mark getting ready at their house along with his Parents and purrrfect kitty cat. After Mark was all ready to go in his suit, I headed over to the girls getting ready location: Jadines family home. As her Grandma combed her hair and gave her blessings Jadine teared up. It was a really beautiful moment to be able to photograph. Mark was eagerly waiting to enter the house (they played games to allow him to enter), Jadine was upstairs with Emilia getting her hair and make up done.
Finally after some sick dance moves and questions Mark entered the house for the tea ceremony. It was followed by an amazing lunch. We then headed out to the hills in North Calgary to start shooting their formals. Calgary Weddings are some of my favorite because there is such a range in locations for your formals. We had our majestic nature shots of the two of them followed by an amazing lush brick house/courtyard location (you must scroll down and see this place – it is my favorite hidden gem). After that we went to their house to see their cat Dooie.
The ceremony was joyful and so full of their love and laughter
I headed to Alloy to photograph the amazing set up and prep for their ceremony arrival. The ceremony was joyful and so full of their love and laughter – I am a sucker for tears and I was so happy to capture them exactly how they are, Blissfully in love.
The reception was such a hit! There was amazing food, friends and family, wonderful speeches, a none traditional cake cutting, games and one hell of a dance party!
Thank you Jadine and Mark for such a splendid day shooting your Calgary Wedding at Alloy Restaurant!
Bride Getting Ready Location // Bride’s parents house
Brides dress designer // Echo Evening Wear
Shoes // Jimmy Choo, Holt Renfrew. Also wore Louboutins from Holt Renfrew (with Chinese dress).
Nails // Frilly Lilly
Jewellery // Anthropologie
Hair & Make up Stylist // Emilia Beauty Art
Groom Getting Ready Location // Bride and Groom’s house
Suit // Ermenegildo Zegna
Tie // Hugo Boss
Shoes // Hugo Boss
Wedding Rings/Bands // Brinkhaus Jewellers
Invitation designer & Stationery // Minted
Ceremony & Reception Location // Alloy Restaurant
JP // Tamara Jones
Florist // How Sweet Paper and Petals
Cake // Mari Bakery
Wedding Signs // How Sweet Paper and Petals
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From the Bride & Groom
Wedding theme and colour // Red and pink- red because it is a lucky colour for Chinese Weddings
Guest List // 95
Vibe // Easy and happy
Top 3 best moments // Tea ceremony (important to pay respect to elders, family, and it is tradition and there was an entire roast pig), breaking into a house for wedding photos (self-explanatory why this is amazing), ceremony itself.
Wedding song // Stand by Me by Florence +the machine. Classic song with a twist- the best type
BEFORE THE WEDDING DAY
How did you meet? // EHarmony
Engagement story // Jadine’s cat presented Jadine with the ring (along with Mark)