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Spruce Meadows Wedding Photographer – Katie & Chris

July 16, 2013

It was such a delight to be Katie and Chris’ Spruce Meadows wedding photographer.  Not only were they crazy in love, they were surrounded by people who adored them. Combine this with the Wedding Planning & Design Services of Mary Swaffield of LAVISH/OneWest Weddings, and it was an unforgettable day.

Looking back, the bride remembered, ‘It was wonderful to hear our family and friends tell us how blown away they were, and even more to watch everyone truly enjoying themselves. From the food to the décor, the entertainment and sparkly details, Mary and her team made our wedding day more than we could have ever hoped or dreamed!”

Be sure to scroll to the end of this post for all of the amazing vendors who made this wedding so outstanding. Have you seen Katie & Chris’ save-the-date?

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While it wasn’t supposed to be a winter wedding, Katie and Chris made the best of it when a snow storm rolled in that fall day.

Bold and sparkly invitations by Plush Invitations

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Katie and Chris met at the annual Red Eye Ball Tournament in Drumheller. This beauty the matchmaker. I’m so excited to be working with her again soon.

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A favourite of the Bride – caught the ladies checking their lipstick!

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This was the view when you entered the reception room. Well done Mary, of LAVISH/OneWest Weddings

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The flowers were truly a highlight at this wedding. Kudos to John Freriksen from La Fleur Floral Boutique. In Katie’s own words: “The florals at our reception were all different. We had a HUGE bouquet when you first walked in with the seating arrangements all around it. On each table, was a different arrangement. Tall, short and long, tall and short together – just stunning! John had flowers everywhere. On the littlest table, was a vase with one beautiful flower in it. I was just blown away.”

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A tender moment during speeches

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This gorgeous cake was designed by Judy Crowe of Cake Sensations

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One of many lovely stationary pieces byThe Social Page

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This moment was one of the highlights of the 2012 season for me. Chris and Katie began their first dance to Keith Urban’s “Your Everything”. Their 18 month old daughter, Ella, heard the music from the Kid’s Room next door. She recognized the song because her parents had been practicing their first dance at home, and made her way to the dance floor. The three of them danced and exchanged kisses as a family. Can you say goosebumps?

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The Dino Martinis had the dance floor hopping all night.

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Katie and Chris have some fantastic friends, including adorable kiddos, with moves!!

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The crazy, awesome dessert table was a labour of love between LAVISH/OneWest Weddings & Great Events Catering. It was deliciously purple!

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Vendors:

Photographer: Tara Whittaker Photography

Wedding Planning & Design Company: Mary Swaffield of LAVISH/OneWest Weddings

Ceremony Venue: Tavern on the Green, Spruce Meadows

Reception Venue: Congress Hall, Spruce Meadows

Invitations: Plush

Stationary: The Social Page

Bride’s Gown: Maggie Sottero from The Bridal Centre

Veil: The Bridal Centre

Fur Shawl: Melanie Lynn

Bride’s Rings: James Allan

Groom’s Rings: Paris Jewellers

Bride’s shoes: Jimmy Choo

Bridesmaid’s attire: Bellezza

Bridesmaid’s shoes: Guess

Bridesmaid’s Jewelry: Banana Republic Banana Republic

Groom’s attire: The Bridal Centre

Hair Stylist for Bride: Katrina Hill from Red Bloom Salon

Makeup Artist for Bride: Lorie B. from Red Bloom Salon

Officiant: John Pentland

Rentals: Great Events Rentals & Special Event Rentals

Lighting: Orange Frog Productions

Music: Dino Martinis

Cake Company: Judy Crowe from Cake Sensations

Floral Company: John Freriksen from La Fleur Floral Boutique

Favours: The Social Page

Catering: Great Events Catering

Dessert Table: LAVISH/OneWest Weddings & Great Events Catering

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