It is all chic garden vibes for this dusty blue Canada wedding from Kaity Body Photography today! With a stunning floral ceremony arch and beautiful blue and white print china, this summery wedding is as charming as it is sophisticated.
Due to COVID-19 our wedding plans shifted dramatically. Originally we were going to have a 150 person wedding in a historic hotel in the fall. Once we realized that we most likely wouldn’t be allowed to have that many people, especially indoors, we decided to completely shift gears and have an intimate, outdoor, summer wedding instead. My original vision was very formal, white roses everywhere, rich hues, and grand details (string instruments, ornamental vases, silk dresses and linens). The colour palette was predominately white with navy and dusty blue accents. Our wedding planner channeled all of these elements perfectly into our new wedding. We still had an abundance of white roses (though we incorporated other florals), the string instruments, the same colour palette (though we leaned more into the lighter blues), and instead of ornamental vases we had decorative porcelain plates. All of the details were repurposed but not forgotten!
I wore a satin ball gown from Justin Alexander (9904) that was modified into a true sweetheart neckline (was straighter before). I was worried that a formal dress with a long train would be inappropriate for our new garden wedding but I loved it too much to wear anything else. I paired it with my blush pink Levis sneakers, however that was more of a practical choice than a conscious fashion decision.
My must have was florals, I wanted there to be flowers everywhere you looked. The majority of our flowers were done by a local shop called Meadow and Vine. She captured our new garden vibe well by incorporating anemone’s and delphiniums into the white roses. She also created the most amazing 8′ arch I’ve ever seen in the same flowers.
Our advice? Get a planner, get a planner, get a planner. I was originally going to do everything myself because I love weddings and I’ve been planning ours for years. We decided that I could use the help when we moved our timeline up and it was the best decision we made in the whole wedding planning process. Even if I had all the time in the world and there wasn’t a pandemic I couldn’t have ever made it as beautiful or stress free as our planner did.
The best parts of the day were centered around family. My mom had surprised me an embroidered hanky made from her wedding dress and a custom cedar chest. Her and Carson’s mom also surprised us with a collage of him and I throughout the years displayed on a matching screen. We had so much fun making new memories with our closest friends and family.
Photography: Kaity Body Photography | Venue: Rouge Restaurant | Planning: Jacqueline Rae Weddings | Floral: Meadow and Vine and Frankie’s Frickin Flowers | Stationery: Plush Invites | Cake: Bake My Day Calgary | Rentals: Modern Rentals Weddings | Hair: Top Knot Parlour | Makeup: Top Knot Brides | Vow Notebooks: Debbie Wong Design | Officiant: Urban Officiant | String Musicians: Played With Love | Transportation: Highland VIP Group | Wedding Dress: Cameo and Cufflinks | Groom’s Attire: RW & CO | Bridesmaid Dresses: Birdy Grey | Groom’s Bow Tie: Harry Rosen | Submitted via Matchology