Ashley + Dylan Wedding | Calgary Alberta, The Lake House | Victoria Wedding Photographer
It’s not too often that I photograph a bride and groom whom I’ve never met prior to their wedding. However, I could tell from our phone conversations that we were a good match for each other!! As soon as I met Ashley and Dylan in person, we instantly clicked and I felt like I knew them for a lifetime! These two flew me out from Victoria to shoot their absolutely beautiful wedding in Calgary. In true Alberta fashion, the weather took a turn for the worst a few days before their big day when I arrived. When the wheels touched down of the plane, I was welcomed to Calgary with a slushy, ‘sleety’ mess. I couldn’t believe it! Luckily enough, the weather changed once again right before their wedding and the sun made it’s grand appearance first thing in the morning!
The girls got ready at the beautiful Residence Inn by Marriot South Calgary, where the vaulted ceilings let the beautiful prairie sun in. We hung Ashley’s gorgeous Pronovias gown from the chandelier in the bathroom so it wouldn’t get wrinkled while I photographed the elegant and mismatched bridesmaid gowns in shades of champagne to rose gold. This is probably my favourite colour palette for weddings – in fact, if we decided to actually have a wedding and not elope, this would have been our colour palette as well! Once the girls got ready, I headed over to the boys house – man they looked sharp!
These two took a traditional approach to their wedding, getting married at a Church in south Calgary and said their beautiful I-do’s with the priest at their side. Once these two tied the knot, we headed to Bow Valley Ranch in Fish Creek Park for our formals and family photos! We had a beautiful mix of sun and shade, but actually started off the formal photos with a quick rain (obviously this wouldn’t be a Calgary wedding without some crazy weather). They arrived in style in their party limo – a must for every fun wedding!
The Lake House in Bonavista (southwest Calgary) provided not only amazing food, but the most beautiful backdrop for their wedding reception. Looking over the lake with a perfect sunset, it was a perfect compliment to the tear-jerking speeches – they get me every time! I finished off their wedding with some fun dance photos, which always end up being some of the most fun to look at once I upload all of the images from the day!
It’s always so hard to cull and pick the images for wedding blog posts, because there are so many gorgeous details and beautiful moments that I want to share with the world. But, alas, here is a photographic summary of Ashley + Dylan’s (Mr. & Mrs. Marceau’s) beautiful wedding! Congrats you two, and thank you again for having me capture your beautiful memories 🙂
Reception Venue – The Lake House (Calgary, AB) –
Bridal Shop – NWL (Regina, SK)
Gown Designer – Pronovias
Groom’s Suit – Venice Tailors (Regina, SK)
Hair – Amanda Theirman from Maddpretty Makeover (Calgary)
Makeup – Shannon Byrne
Flowers and Bouquet – Funky Petals