A Beautiful Wintery Calgary Stampede Wedding: Stephanie & Barry

I am so beyond excited that I was the one who was able to photograph this stunning couple on their big day :D

I have known Stephanie and Barry for a number of years now from our time at Mount Royal University. They are both wonderful people, and I am so happy for them. They are both living in Kelowna right now but came back to Calgary for their big day. It took place at the Rotary House on the Stampede grounds, with all their family and friends who traveled from all over to be there for their wedding. We started out the day at the Best Western hotel for the bride and groom to get ready … Stephanie’s sister hand made the bouquet!!! It was amazing … she used a piece of her shall from her wedding day and family broaches that have been passed down :) LOVE IT!Love the stampede trolley, it came and picked the guys and gals up at different times to get them to the ceremony on time!On to the ceremony … The Rotary House was amazingly decorated by Stephanie and her bridesmaids, and the little lights gave just the right touch for the day …I just love this photo, look how much love is in the air …This was when they were announced Mr. & Mrs. for the first time lol it was the cutest thing ever …

When our original plans of going to Scotsman Hill for portraits got scratched do to the Stampede Trolley not being allowed to drive up there, we decided to head to A&W for a snack and a few pictures while we planned the rest of our portraits! I just loved this spur of the moment idea, because we got so many great pictures :D

We then headed off to The Bay Downtown, with the beautiful archways, and then back to the grounds for the reception.

 

They had a travel theme for dinner and each table had a place in Europe that they have been together as the table name instead of a number…

 And I so love this idea! The had their guests use ink pads to press their thumbs on this picture of a tree :) So cute …
These pictures were a lovely idea too, it is pictures of all the married couples in the family on their wedding days … Cutest cake topper ever … and to “top” it all off, it was an ice cream cake lol! Barry wanted one and Stephanie originally said no, but surprised him at the reception … One of my favorite moments of the night! The first dance …
 Anyway, it was so amazing to see two good friends tie the knot and to make some memories for them to cherish. Congratulations to you both and I wish you all the happiness in the world!! xo