September 9th 2017- (09/09/17). A balmy +22 degrees in Alberta’s capital Edmonton (YEG), sunny with a few rain showers, rains good luck right!? Our wedding theme was somewhat vintage with pops of Copper & Rose Gold paired with shades of grey & succulents. Our wedding was just over 100 people with the ceremony and reception at Whitemud Creek Community Hall in South Edmonton.
Our wedding personal touches
Antique Copper. I searched Alberta high and low for various copper vessels from antique & second-hand stores. I was looking for copper tea pots, vases and really anything else I could find. I didn’t want anything uniform, I wanted everything to be unique. I filled the copper with succulents and flowers for my centerpieces and for decor around my venue.
Handmade Jewelry and Decor. I wanted to use my creative skills to handmake wherever possible. I’m not sure if it saved me too much money but once seeing it all come together on my wedding day, I felt it brought such a personal warmth to the wedding. I hand made the bridesmaids necklaces and the groomsmens cufflinks with items I purchased on Etsy. My mother and law and I spent a couple of hours winding and twisting copper wire into napkin rings. Each centerpiece, hanging decor, the photobooth, thank you gifts, table numbers, table chart & more were also very “Us”!
Growing Succulents. My parents and I grew and tended to all the succulents used in the wedding in my backyard throughout the summer. It was fun to grow them all and then plant them and arrange them exactly how we wanted them to be. This included our thank you gifts which were mini succulents & more.
Talented Friends & Family. We have great friends and family! Getting to enjoy our special day with services and talent from friends and family made it even more comfortable. Our invitation design (We did a responsive email), wedding cake, makeup, DJ, videographer, MC’s, bartending services and even our officiant helped make our day extra special and relaxed.
The photos & details of our antique copper, rose gold, succulents & shades of grey wedding
The Antique Copper Centerpieces
We also had GoPros circulating at the wedding, but unfortunately they stopped working. They were the cheapo kind from China. #Fail
More Wedding Touches
Our Wedding Meal! Workshop Eatery
Dance Dance Wedding Party
Phewwwww, planning a wedding is A LOT of work. Matt and I were both very happy with how it turned out and we’re really thankful for all the help from all our friends, family and vendors.
Shoutout to Edmonton Wedding Vendors
Michael Angelo Lucas Wedding Photographer – Talented, Professional, passionate….as you can see the pictures speak for themselves!
Debbie Mazurkewich from Chic Wedding Designs – Debbie helped with Decoration set up, tear down and on site day of coordination. Highly recommended as it takes a lot of stress away from having to do it all yourself. Debbie will take your vision and make it come alive while taking care of any little things that you forgot to think of yourself!
Chef Paul Shufelt & Workshop Eatery – Absoloutely amazing food from one of Edmonton’s best new restaurants. Paul’s menu showcased my cultural heritage which made the meal even more special. His flavours and quality are next to none and the service was great too.
Christina Muran Makeup Artist – Extremely talented, highly experienced, Christina will ensure you look like a celebrity on your big day!
Dean Vince – He had the crowd rocking and partying all night long, which was one of our most important goals of our wedding!
Deniss & Liseanne from Grower Direct in Capilano – I wanted succulents, they gave me absoloutely perfect succulent filled bouquets, corsages and boutonnieres. They will not disapoint!
Ang Minor with Cutthroat Bakery – Nom! Delicious cakes and treats made with great passion. Our entire cake was devoured including the smaller gluten free cake!
La Poutine – The yummiest poutine on this side of Quebec, served hot and ready for our hungry dancing crew.
First Charter Bus Rentals – We rented a bus to take us around to take our photographs because it was cheaper than a limo. You’re only in a vehicle for less than an hour, so why spend so much on a limo? First Choice was the only vendor that reduced the price and gave us a nicer bus because we told them the rental was for a wedding. Great service & amazing staff.
Dream Honeymoon to French Polynesia, Bora Bora & Tahiti Islands
We were incredibly lucky to be able to leave on a dream honeymoon 2 days after the wedding. It gave us enough time to say goodbye to family who were in town, pack & head off! We went to Los Angeles for a couple nights, went to a baseball game, lived it up on Abbot Kinney Boulevard in Venice Beach and then headed to the country I have always wanted to visit since I was a little girl. We boarded a Windstar “yacht”, only 142 guest cruise around the Society islands in French Polynesia. We visited 7 islands including Tahiti and the amazing Bora Bora. Stay tuned for the upcoming blog post! Sneak Peak below of our truly amazing experience.