I met Whitney and Colin for the very first time (albeit somewhat unbeknownst to me) when I was documenting Charlotte & Matt’s Wedding in downtown Calgary a few years ago. We sat at the same table during their wedding reception, but I was so busy running around that night, that I quite frankly, barely had a chance to say two words to them other than “excuse me in advance as wedding photography has taught me nothing other than how to eat a steak without chewing as I scarf down this meal and run off to keep photographing the reception”. Endearing words to remember someone by no doubt. No really, they are…how else do you explain the incredible opportunity to document their absolutely jaw-dropping Rouge garden wedding at the incomparable..well, Rouge Restaurant in the historic community of Inglewood.
The details of their wedding were as simple and elegant and beautiful as you could imagine. The decor truly matched the spirit of Whitney and Colin, and I don’t say that lightly. There’s a certain magic in the elegance in simplicity, and these two truly took this to heart. In utilizing the talents of their wedding planner, Mariya from Mariya Besedina Weddings, she was able to pull together the concepts, and values of what they wanted their guests to experience into a connected evening of the most delicious food, and divine garden beauty. The summer day set the perfect tone with rich blue skies couples with beautiful golden sun (direct sun, by the way, is one of my absolute favourite lighting conditions to works in). This lead to the warm summer breeze that took us into the evening festivities right in the heart of the garden of Rouge. A brief, but welcome, rain storm greeted us, and helped to bring temperatures down to levels where guests and family alike gathered around the bar to take in libations, song and plenty and I mean plenty of dance.
Congratulations Whitney and Colin – you two are incredibly beautiful human beings and I truly, from my soul wish you two the most incredible lives together.
Wedding Photographer: Terence Law Photography
Wedding Planner and Designer: Mariya Besedina Weddings
Wedding Officiant: Weddings by Tamara
Wedding Ceremony and Reception Venue: Rouge
Florist: Persona Weddings
Makeup Artist: Trena Laine
Hair Stylist: Top Knot Brides
Cake Designer: Pretty Sweet