Now that the recaps are done, I thought it would be fun to share some of the little details about our day.
For our ceremony decorations, we wanted simple and clean. Our chair covers (and a few other items) were provide to us by Chris’s Mom’s friend.
Funny story about the chair covers, the night before the wedding, we were in the middle of the rehearsal dinner when it was discovered that half of the chair covers were white and half of them were black! Chris’s Dad quickly drove back to Calgary to switch the black covers for white. I had no idea any of this was happening until after Vince was halfway to Calgary.
The ceremony decorations were provided by Create Decorations & Events and the reception backdrop was from LA Chefs.
Adding a personal touch:
Since Chris’ job is such a big part of him, we wanted to incorporate the lineman life into the wedding. Our centerpieces were pieces of power poles that we nailed together.
We added our own branding onto the slab and topped it with an engagement photo and flowers from Costco.
We decided opted out of wedding favors since we had a candy bar. Instead, I made personalized fortune tellers which had little details about Chris and I inside them.
We also decided to not have a slide show, it just isn’t us. Instead, we displayed some photos of us on a power pole line that Chris built. Instead of a guest book, we did a bucket list where we asked guests to write either a bucket list idea or a wedding wish.
Lastly were my flowers. My mother passed away when I was little and I wanted to include something of hers into the wedding. My Dad found a photo of my Mother on her wedding day. We made this photo into a charm and had it attached to my flowers.
I loved that I was able to look down at the photo throughout the day and feel like a part of her was there with us.
Bride & Bridesmaids:
I found my Kenneth Winston dress in Calgary at Durand Bridal. I highly suggest this store. The ladies there are so fantastic and take the time to make sure you find what you want. I decided to do my alterations in Calgary after the bridal store highly suggested a seamstress. I know it’s a bit of a drive but the lady who owns Ingenuity Couture is so phenomenal at what she does. I had a total of 4 fittings done.
Here is a before and after of the dress:
My veil was made by my friend ( and bridesmaid), Tasha.
My shoes were from Le Chateau.
The bridesmaids gifts were their hair and makeup along with a customized clutch made my Jami Jewelry and Accessories. Jaime makes awesome wallets, purses and much more. I have the same clutch that the bridesmaid have in a mint green and I use it all the time. You can find Jaime at the Lethbridge farmers market or check out her webpage or Facebook page.
The Groom & Groomsmen:
The guys rented their tuxes from Tip Top. To be honest, I was really worried about the colour but they ended up looking really good!
The Groomsmen gifts were personalized decanter and glass set.
As a lot of brides ( and grooms) will probably say, planning a wedding is a lot of work. But looking back on the day, it was all worth it.
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