How I Planned a Romantic Themed Alberta Wedding in Less Than 2 Weeks

Anyone who is planning a wedding, or anyone who has in the past, knows that wedding planning is A LOT of work. It’s not all cake tastings and pretty dresses, as the details start to stack up so does the pressure.

Like many things that start with the simplest intentions, this stylized wedding went from the design of one image to a full on wedding in just under 72 hours.  So where did it all start? Pinterest of course! After just fifteen minutes I had a shared board with Tracy Irwin from Sugar by Tracy, over 50 inspirational pins, multiple contributors and, not one, but two elegant romantic themed wedding shoots were born.

Over the years I have learned that, while I am good at a lot of things, there’s nothing like a pro. So we gathered a group of Alberta wedding vendors whom I would recommend to my best friends and voila, we had everything from stunning bridal gowns to gold-plated flatware in under 2 weeks.

So how do you go from a Pinterest board full of gorgeous wedding details to a real wedding that looks like it belongs on someone else’s wedding inspiration board?

I asked the vendors a list of the most commonly asked questions from brides and they shared their industry knowledge. Over the next few weeks I’ll be sharing their answers along with all the images from these wedding shoots here.

You’ll hear about the best ways to spend your money to make the biggest impact on your wedding guests. Styling the ceremony space, reception space and of course, styling your wedding party for our unpredictable Alberta weather. Hair by Nicole, and Zebo Makeup shared their beauty tips and tricks for our Alberta climate. Lovespun Creations talks accessories, Black Night Tuxedo shares all details tux, and Novia Mia weighs in on bridesmaid styling.

I will share how to find the right wedding photographer for you; it’s more personal than you think. What to consider when booking your photography coverage and what to do with your wedding images after, including storage, back ups, printing and albums.

Sugar by Tracy talks all things wedding cake… what to consider when designing your cake, choosing flavours, deciding between cake or cupcakes and the all important question, “Does it taste as good as it looks?”

Travis from Calyx Floral Design talks about real vs silk, purchasing seasonal flowers and floral design tips and tricks. She also shares great advice on how to use your ceremony space flowers to decorate your reception area.

Novia Mia also talks about wedding gowns… when should you start looking, is purchasing online a good idea, what to do if it get’s dirty on your wedding day and what to do with your dress after.

Plus learn about hosting your wedding at the historic Cronquist House and Allen Bungalow in Red Deer, Alberta. Last but not least, hear about how to apply the finishing touches with everything from china and linens, to lawn games and event tents from expert wedding decorators at Special Event Rentals.


Coming up next I’ve gathered the 2017 Alberta wedding trend predictions from all the vendors. Follow me on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. 

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