I’m happy to share my Calgary wedding portfolio including features throughout the wedding blog world and in numerous magazines. A personal highlight was an article on my home and office studio in Avenue Magazine. For several projects I wore the hat of designer, stylist and photographer, together with some of the most talented professionals in the region. Take this series leading up to the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle featured in Confetti for example.
Rocky Mountain Wedding Inspo in Shades of Blue, Lavender, Mustard and Peach
There’s nothing more beautiful than the Rocky Mountains and the range of colors as summer turns to fall. It's a dream scene like none other and one that is bound to stay with you long after you scroll to the very bottom of this post thanks to these gorgeous captures from Tara Whittaker Photography with design and styling from Emerson & Co. Add in florals from Flowers by Janie and we've got all the makings of the perfect rocky mountain wedding.
Festive Holiday Party Inspo with a Must-See Tabletop + Centerpiece Recipe
'Tis the season to deck the halls and since we're firm believers that winter fetes call for rich color palettes, shimmery metallics, and colorful cocktails — this splendid soiree has us instantly feeling all the festive feels.
A Touch of Windsor - Royal Wedding Inspiration
While Calgary is many miles from London and nuptials here may not include diamond tiaras and kisses from palace balconies, why not fulfill a few princess fantasies on your wedding day? Together with several other local wedding experts, we bring you “a touch of Windsor”. Each day this week we’ll be revealing little nuances to add pomp and ceremony to your own wedding.
Dreamy Spring Wedding Inspo in South Carolina
Vibrant, sophisticated, and bursting at the seams with feel good vibes - todays' inspiration is coming to us straight from the sweet state of South Carolina.
Love Comes Full Circle in Downtown Calgary
It all started with circles. Janelle from Flowers by Janie created gold circular wedding arches for ceremony backdrops. Rings have long been symbolic for commitment, having no beginning and no end. How fitting to add this metaphor for eternity into a wedding celebration.
Lavender backyard bridal shower
Donut walls…”the best thing to happen to weddings this year”. A few simple details, a touch of lavender and a wall of delicious donuts made this bridal shower perfection. Since appearing on Inspired By This, this donut wall has been featured by Good Housekeeping and on the Rachael Ray Show.
Romantic Orchard Wedding Full of Pastels
I knew Kari and Derek’s wedding would be fabulous. She was a fashion blogger with a love for everything pink and sparkly and he, a dashing pilot. Fabulous indeed.
They tied the knot in a family orchard overlooking Kalamalka Lake in Oyama, British Columbia. From the handmade invitations to the wedding arch, (made with love by the bride’s father), thought went into every detail.
Throughout the planning process, Kari kept referring back to her favorite wedding blog, Style Me Pretty. It was a dream come true for her to have her wedding featured there a few months later.
Autumn-inspired Bridal Portraits
You never know what autumn in the Rockies will be like. Here in Calgary, we’ve had our moments full of beautiful fall shades but also our share of snowflakes. On this day, autumn won out. Our bride Evan was breathtaking in the Bowie gown by Hayley Paige. I love the touch of denim with the cascading tulle skirt and fall foliage. Jaime from Fleurish Flower Shop outdid herself with this fragrant mix of blooms including Roses, Hanging Amaranthus, Astrantia and Eucalyptus.
DIY Ice cream cone bouquets for summer flower girls
Ice cream cones on a wedding day? Yes please! These floral ice cream cones are a playful twist on the petal baskets typically carried by flower girls. What a treat to create and photograph a simple project for a bride who doesn’t shy away from a little DIY. Working with sweet flower girls, Kennedy and Ellie, was the cherry on top. It's fun to add this Swooned feature to my Calgary wedding portfolio, and just in time for National Ice Cream Day.
Décor for a Rustic Chic Wedding in Calgary
Meadow Muse Pavilion is a breathtaking location for an outdoor wedding in Calgary. Located in the heart of Fish Creek Park, this tented venue really brings the outdoors in. In keeping with the natural setting, the décor designed by Naturally Chic Weddings was both modern and botanical with hints of shimmering gold.
The fall florals featured seasonal blooms and produce. That’s right, kale and artichokes. In a nod to the deer we spotted outside in the meadow, gold deer figurines dotted the tables and even the wedding cake. Avenue Magazine reached out to highlight this beautiful venue in their annual wedding issue. I'm pleased to add it to my Calgary wedding portfolio.
Janelle & Oscar’s Vow Renewal – Spray Lakes, Alberta
I'm honored to include this love story in my Calgary wedding portfolio. I’m not sure if it was the beautiful bride in an elegant Hayley Paige gown, the heartfelt pledges they made to each other or the towering peaks at Spray Lakes, but this was a “goose bump” moment for me. Afterwards they toasted to the next five years with a winter picnic on the lakeshore. Lovely to have this winter mountain vow renewal featured on Rocky Mountain Bride.
Industrial Garden Inspired Shoot | Calgary, Alberta
Lakeside engagement session - Caitie & Mark
Kananaskis Country Engagement Session // Ashley & Steve
Mountain Bridal Session | Banff, Alberta
Merry Mid-Century Modern Christmas: Holiday entertaining ideas with a retro twist
Inside Tara Whittaker’s 1970s A-Frame Home
Playfully sweet ideas for a Valentine's Day Wedding
Planning the Perfect Summer Patio Party
French Flea Market Inspired Bridal Shower from Tara Whittaker
Play With Cliche for an Updated Stampede Party
Pineapple Themed Party
Vintage Honeymoon Fashion Inspiration from Tara Whittaker
Modern Wedding at The Art Gallery Of Calgary