Vanessa + PJ’s Intimate Banff Vow Renewal

In an intimate twilight ceremony in the heart of Banff National Park, Vanessa and PJ renewed their vows to one another and expressed their ongoing love for one another after over a decade of marriage. They did so in the presence of their two beautiful children, their parents and a few close friends.

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Vanessa and PJ returned from their honeymoon to discover that sadly their wedding photographer had shut down and left town with the film.  Their lone framed photo of their wedding day was snapped by a friend, but now they have made some new memories and the lovely Jennie Guenard has captured these beautiful images for them.


The inspiration behind everything from Vanessa’s stunning Elizabeth Dye gown to the watercolour vow booklets and even their cake was inspired by the pretty colours in their mountain backdrop and the way it looked like a watercolour painting at twilight.  I hope you all love these photos as much as we do! 

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Isn’t Vanessa breath-taking?  (and how about that gown?!)  Vanessa wore the Elizabeth Dye Halo Gown in glacier and ivory.


What an incredible honor it was to be a part of your special day Vanessa and PJ.  We’re so happy that you now have some photographs to hang on your walls.  Yours is a love for the ages!

Credit where credit is due!

Photography: Guenard Photography
Planning: Laura Richert of Birch & Bunny Weddings and Events
Florals: Occasional Bloom
Cake: Bake My Day
Gown: Elizabeth Dye
Bridal Boutique: The Bridal Boutique Calgary
Dress: Elizabeth Dye
HMUA: Emilia Art Make Up
Jewelry: Joanna Bisley Designs
Menswear: Ed Williams Mens Wear
Stationery: Sarah Laree Designs
Popsicles: Family Freezed
Chocolates: Old Coal – Handcrafted Chocolates
Rentals: Orange Trunk Vintage Styling and Rentals
Cake Stands: Birch & Bunny Weddings and Events

Holly + Brett’s Wedding at The Commons

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Holly + Brett are a truly unique couple, so their wedding had to stand out!  Find out what they swapped out instead of the traditional wedding cake, bouquet or guestbook!

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Instead of a traditional bouquet, Holly opted for handmade fabric flowers on her couture dress and to drape everything in flowers and greenery from top to bottom.  Check out this pretty hanging greenery and ceremony vignette where Holly + Brett said their “I Do’s”

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Fun details like this pair of vintage typewriters as a guestbook alternative, made Holly + Brett’s wedding so unique.  Holly collected these items and created the banners for the reception decor herself.

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Holly carefully selected vintage pieces to create a warm and inviting lounge area.

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Brett worked on his 1960 Chevy Bel Air so that he could drive his Bride Holly away in it after the ceremony.  He and several of the couples’ friends showcased their classic cars between the ceremony and reception.

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After a brief rain (considered to be good luck for many years of happiness) we spotted a rainbow!

 

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Instead of a traditional wedding cake, Holly + Brett opted for a vintage popsicle cart from Family Freezed. The popsicle sticks were even personalized!

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To keep guests going through the night, Holly + Brett brought in a Food Truck for late night snack.

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I had so much fun, with you guys!  It was a true pleasure to be involved in your wedding and to work with the following amazing team!

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Ceremony & Reception Venue – The Commons, Hemingway Room
Photographer –  Gillian Stevens Photography
Officiant – Tamara Jones
Wedding Coordinator – Laura Richert with Birch & Bunny Weddings and Events
Florist – Amborella Floral Studio
Vintage Rentals – Heather with Orange Trunk Vintage
Catering, Rentals – Great Events Catering, Great Events Rentals
Bartending – Imagine Bartending
Desert – Family Freezed Vintage Popsicle Cart
Late Night Snack – Food Truck from Without Papers Pizza 
Hair Stylist – Dawn Bradley
Makeup Artist – Trena Laine
Couture Dress – Sarah Cameron with Pure Creation
Custom Fabric Flowers for Dress – Lillian Chua

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Laura Richert, Owner of Birch & Bunny Weddings and Events is dedicated to providing a seamless journey down the aisle, and events that are truly a reflection of the two of you.  Your vision will be executed down to the last detail, and I am honored to be a part of it.

Ask about Month-Of Coordination services, full Wedding Planning and Coordination or professional Consulting sessions.
Birch & Bunny Weddings and Events is proud to be WPIC certified.  Servicing Calgary and area, Canmore, Banff, and destinations world wide.
Wedding Planners Institute of Canada Certified Wedding Coordinator & Consultant

Kelsie + Jordan’s Travel Inspired Wedding at Sirocco

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On their wedding day, Jordan and Kelsie chose to celebrate their love for each other, and to pay homage their love of traveling together.  Bride Kelsie created many DIY elements which made their wedding day oh so unique and personal.

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I attached these adorably traditional cans (one of many DIY’s made by the Bride) to the get-away golf cart that whisked the newlyweds away for photos.

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Meanwhile back at cocktail hour, guests were wow’ed by more travel themed DIY decor and they were entertained by a highland dance troop.  Choreographed by the bride herself I might add! Here is a link to Cinderwood Films’ video of Kelsie and Jordan’s wedding day
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The couple’s cake table featured 5 unique wedding cakes made by Alison LaFrance with Whippt Desserts & Catering. With delicious passion fruit flavor inside, each cake was more beautiful than the last!

Congratulations once again, to Kelsie + Jordan!  Thank you so much for allowing me to be a part of your special day.
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It was such a joy to work with Kelsie + Jordan, as well as the incredibly talented team who worked together on their travel themed wedding.

Ceremony & Reception Venue – Sirocco Golf Club
Officiant – Judy Wiltse with Vows by Judy
Photographer –  Jeremy Martel and Amy Cheng with JM Photography
Videography – Megan Darragh with Cinderwood
Wedding Coordinator – Laura Richert with Birch & Bunny Weddings and Events
Cakes – Alison LaFrance with Whippt Desserts & Catering
Florist – Oscar and Janie with Flowers By Janie
Band – Two Bit Bandits
Hair Stylist – Rory with Shag Salon
Makeup Artist – Michelle with Trena Laine
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Laura Richert, Owner of Birch & Bunny Weddings and Events is dedicated to providing a seamless journey down the aisle, and events that are truly a reflection of the two of you.  Your vision will be executed down to the last detail, and I am honored to be a part of it.

Ask about Month-Of Coordination services, full Wedding Planning and Coordination or professional Consulting sessions.
Birch & Bunny Weddings and Events is proud to be WPIC certified.  Servicing Calgary and area, Canmore, Banff, and destinations world wide.
Wedding Planners Institute of Canada Certified Wedding Coordinator & Consultant  

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