Bo + Shane were married in the heart of Calgary at River Cafe. Originally they were set to tie-the-knot at the Deane House, however they had some water issues and had to change the location plan. It was sooooo incredible + I would highly recommend this venue to everyone wanting a gorgeous outdoor ceremony nestled in the trees of Princes Island park with a splash of city as a backdrop + a cozy cabin/lodge vibe for the reception!
The morning arrived and I headed over to the Brides parents home. It was a lovely morning together + it included 50th Parallel bubbly and Smash + Tess rompers (I totally bought a black romper after that!) Hair + Makeup was done by Alisha Gionet. The ladies were dressed in soft blush gowns from Blush & Raven Bridal Boutique. Bo got her dress from Pearl + Dot and her veil/wings are from Made with Love Bridal. She looked absolutely BO-TIFUL :)
The guys got ready at Hotel Arts and my second shooter Jessie Lanaway captured the city essence in such a beautiful way! Thank you Jessie for helping!
We arrived at the ceremony. Guests were provided hot apple cider + blankets to snuggle up in! There were Violinists + stunning floral columns. It was an emotional ceremony, which included personal heartfelt vows and ended with champagne for all!
Afterwards we headed for Family portraits (which had awesome city views!) The River Cafe staff was amazing + brought out Hors d'œuvres during Bridal Portraits, not just once but 2-3 times! It was such a nice treat + thank you for sharing! Bo + Shane had stunning floral arrangements created by Wild Magnolia Floral. They opted for an elegant style, a bit of funk (with the addition of the protea) and moodiness with burgundy tones and a pop of pink with the Juliet garden rose. Absolutely stunning! The couple brought REAL flower petals, which was a fun addition to photos! River Cafe provided a bottle of champagne to pop out on the patio before heading into the reception! It was the perfect way to end bridal portraits!!
Bo + Shane: Thank you so very much for inviting me to celebrate your wedding with you!!