We got to head into the city for Nicole & Mike’s downtown Calgary wedding. We loved all the personal touches they did for their wedding – especially their first look. They chose to do their first look at Analog Cafe where they had their first date! How cute is that!
Below is just a sample of their day, to view the whole gallery click here.
Reception & Caterting: Hudson Event Venue
Ceremony: Sub Rosa
Marriage Commissioner: Tamara Jones
Florist: Deer Valley Florist
Cake: Styled Sweet Cake Co.
Hair: Miranda Thomson at Mslay Studio
Make Up: Taelor at Make Up By Taelor
Wedding Dress: Maggie Sottero at The Bridal Centre
Bridesmaids: Davids Bridal
Rings: Brides – Spence Diamonds. Groom – Jude Ridge
Groom & Groomsmen: Eph Apparel
From the Couple
Wedding theme and colours (explain the reason behind your decision):
Modern, Simplistic & Personalized. Gold, Blue & Burgundy.
We wanted something to reflect the warm colors of Fall as well as complementing the historic yet modern venue.
Approximate number of wedding guests
Your top 3 best moments and why:
Our First Look – This was done outside of Analog, which is where our first date was. This was special for the both of us as it felt like this next adventure was beginning at the same spot it all started!
First Dance – I am not a “slow dancer” so it was great I didn’t step on Mike’s toes! It was nice to have that moment just for the two of us.
Mike’s Vows – They brought guests to tears (even those who do not ever cry!). I would not have expected anything less from him. They included so many great jokes and details about us and me (including my unhealthy collection of Starbucks Mugs).
Wedding song, explain choice for song:
Marry Me – Train
We went through quite a few song to find the perfect one. When we came across this song it just made us smile. It also includes the lyric “If I ever get the nerve to say “Hello” in this cafe” which resonated with us and how our first date was in a cafe LOL
Your top 3 favorite wedding details (cake, flowers, dress, band, etc.) and why:
My dress – Simple with a little glitz with the illusion and crystal back! Plus it had POCKETS!
Our guestbook frame – It included this adorable cartoon drawing of us and our two fur babies!
Mike’s wedding band – We ordered a Jude Ridge band that Mike had his eye on for months. It features this great mountain engraving that made it different from anything else we had come across.
Any advice to those that are planning their wedding?
Hire a day of coordinator! It is our only regret for the day. It would have allowed me (the event manager) to have less stress worrying about small details.
Enjoy the time with your partner; the day is all about the two of you!
We went on a mini-moon to Osoyoos. We relaxed and drank wine, ate cheese! It was a perfect getaway. We will plan the real honeymoon in the winter to somewhere warm.
Downtown Calgary Wedding
If you liked this Downtown Calgary Wedding, you should check out this St Albert wedding at the Enjoy Centre.