Romantic Calgary wedding: Anna + Christian

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Outdoor wedding portrait

A + C love two things: simplicity and nature. Their style is romantic + minimal, and what better venue to channel those vibes than a park? With a ceremony in a park and a reception in a meadow, the few details that were brought in (like a timeless bridal ensemble and ruffled ombre cake) really stood out to them + their 100 guests. Thanks to Deserae Evenson Photography for sharing the equally romantic photos!

Essense of Australia wedding dress

Yes, yes, yes to this Essense of Australia dress. It’s a full, flowing soft organza and tulle skirt with a fitted, lace bodice and sweetheart neckline. The back has fabric buttons that line the skirt and extend to the floor. She adorned it with her grandmother’s veil:

Wedding veil

Bridal portrait

Bridesmaids portrait

Bridal accessories

Wedding ceremony

Anna tells it, Our ceremony was at a small amphitheater outside in a park, and our reception was in a tented venue that was in a meadow. We chose both of these places because they felt imitate and allowed us and our guests to enjoy the natural beauty. We used minimal decorations because the setting was beautiful to begin with, and chose white/ivory and grey as our colour scheme, as we knew there was already going to be a lot of natural beauty around us in the park and with the bouquet and centerpieces. As well, after choosing my dress, I wanted soft colors to compliment the soft blush color of the gown. The style of the wedding represented us in the simplicity and romance.

Wedding portrait

Wedding ceremony

Wedding signage

Outdoor bridal portrait

Btw, you can find a ton of pretty bridal hairstyles on the bride’s Pinterest board.

Outdoor wedding portrait

Wedding florals

She walked down the aisle to How Long Will I Love You by Ellie Goulding and their first dance song was Ed Sheeran’s Kiss Me.

Outdoor wedding portrait

Wedding cake

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The best advice I received when planning that I would like to pass on is that at the end of the day, it wasn’t the details I remembered; it was the way I felt as I married my best friend.

Cheers, Anna and Christian!

Photographer: Deserae Evenson Photography / Ceremony Venue: Hulls Wood Amphitheatre at Fish Creek Park / Reception Venue: Meadow Muse Pavilion at Fish Creek Park / Florist: Flowers by Janie / Hair: Heather Mac Hair Design / Makeup: Jen Hjelmeland / Invitations: Paperless Post / Cake: Cake Bake Shoppe / Catering: Great Events Catering / Fortune Cookies: Emily’s Fortunes / Rentals: Great Events Rentals / Dress: Essense of Australia from Novia Mia / Veil: Bride’s Grandmother’s / Shoes: Jimmy Choo / Pearls: Gifts / Engagement Ring: Tacori / Lipstick: Bobbi Brown ‘Pink Kiss’ / Bridesmaids Dresses: The Dessy Group / Groom’s Tux: Custom Coppley from Holt Renfrew / Bowtie: Dion / Groomsmen Attire & Groom’s Shoes: Rented from Tip Top Tailors

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ChandlerOlena on Nov 4, 2015

So beautiful! I find the wedding dress online. and find some like it, go and have a look at

Chris on Nov 7, 2015

Amazing images, love the simplicity in the editing, very clean style.

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