Best wedding brunch ideas

harvest table dressed with flowers and fruit captured by Tara Whittaker Photography

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I love brunch!  Lattes, mimosas and avocado toast…I’m definitely a fan.  According to this article in Medium, “brunch is a bonding ritual and a deep social pastime, which is reviving the art of conversation.”  In the COVID era of intimate weddings, maybe a brunch wedding is worth considering? Read on for some of the best […]

Three ways to add old world charm to your wedding

bride seated at Workshop Studios captured by Tara Whittaker Photography

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As I scroll through the images from this beautiful editorial shoot, it occurs to me that there’s some valuable takeaways for today’s bride.  If you have a modern sensibility but would still like to add old world charm to your wedding, prepare to be inspired.  CNC Event Design planned Vogue-inspired vignettes with the aesthetic of […]

Lake Minnewanka wedding photos

bride and groom in the mountains at Lake Minnnewanka captured by Tara Whittaker Photography

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Whether blanketed in winter snow or dressed with wildflowers, the Canadian Rocky Mountains are definitely a dramatic backdrop for a wedding.  Lake Minnewanka wedding photos are some of my favorites.  Towering peaks rise from the emerald waters (or in this case, ice) of the glacier-fed lake.  Either way, it’s breathtaking! History of Lake Minnewanka According […]

Fall bridal bouquet ideas

bouquet of toffee roses captured by Tara Whittaker Photography

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I realize that spring has really just settled in here in Calgary but it’s never too soon to think about fall bridal bouquet ideas.  With September comes crisp weather, vibrant foliage and of course, the pumpkin spice latte! These are just some of the reasons why fall nuptials have become so popular here in Calgary.  […]

Virtual workshop in Calgary: Peonies + Pop

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The countdown is on.  Flowers by Janie is hosting her final virtual workshop in Calgary on June 12th, 2020.  Order your Peonies + Pop floral kit now and plan a virtual flower party with your girlfriends.  Your kit includes: fresh BC peonies seasonal blooms & greenery vase 4 pack of Annex Craft Sodas What you need to do? […]

Calgary Micro wedding

couple at Quarry Lake wedding captured by Canmore wedding photographer Tara Whittaker

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I believe it was C.S. Lewis who said “there are far better things ahead than any we leave behind.” 2020 has certainly rolled in on a big wave a change hasn’t it? What are some of the new things that you’re seeing? How about zoom and curbside pick-up?  One new term I’m hearing more and […]


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