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Wedding at The Commons

Holly + Brett are a truly unique couple, so their wedding at The Commons had to stand out!  Exposed brick and pipes made this the perfect statement venue. Laid back, sentimental, and so much fun, their wedding incorporated their personalities into every detail.  Find out what they swapped out instead of the traditional wedding cake, bouquet or guestbook!

Fun details like this pair of vintage typewriters as a guestbook alternative, made Holly + Brett’s wedding so unique.

Wedding at The Commons Calgary

Carefully selected vintage pieces create a warm and inviting lounge area instead of having a typical signing table for their marriage document. We later added a few pieces to make it the ideal hangout when dancers needed a break.

In place of a bouquet, Holly opted for handmade fabric flowers on her couture dress.

For their “I Do’s” they went with this pretty hanging greenery installation and vignette of vintage crates and candles instead of a traditional arch. Greenery garlands on string lights draped from the ceiling rafters, among exposed pipes. Their ceremony was both intimate, and personal.

Leading up to the big day, Brett worked hard on his 1960 Chevy Bel Air so that he could drive his Bride Holly away in it after the ceremony. During Cocktail Hour, Brett and several of the couples’ friends and family showcased their classic cars.

No traditional wedding cake here, Holly + Brett opted for a vintage popsicle cart from Family Freezed. The popsicle sticks were even personalized with their names and wedding date!

To keep guests going through the night, Holly + Brett brought in a Food Truck for late night snack. You can never go wrong with pizza. Especially when it’s your wedding at The Commons and pizza from an Inglewood hot spot.

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!

Credits

Ceremony & Reception Venue – The Commons, Hemingway Room
Wedding Coordinator – Laura Richert with Birch & Bunny Weddings and Events
Photographer –  Gillian Stevens Photography
Officiant – Tamara Jones
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
Personalized Popsicle Sticks:  Custom Laser Works
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
Featured on – 100 Layer Cake
Published in – Dote Magazine, Weddings vol.2

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I was so thrilled when Birch & Bunny Weddings and Event Rentals was approached to style this wedding inspiration shoot by Nicole.Field Photography.  She really allowed us to have fun with the theme and style!Bridal Bouquet with rings.
Bride and Groom for styled winter wedding photo shoot

Meet the Couple

Sara + Steve are just so in love, you can see it in how they interact and how they look at one another.

The two lovebirds had met through a mutual friend a few years prior to dating.  After meeting for coffee one day though, Sara and Steve really felt a connection.  Not wanting the coffee date to end, the two talked for hours and hours.  It was obvious that sparks were flying and soon began spending more and more time together and fell madly in love!

Romantic proposal

Their Proposal

So utterly romantic!
This past summer, in Venice, Italy – one of the most romantic cities on the planet… surrounded by iconic canals and beautiful architecture, this is where Steve declared his love and popped the question to Sara.

While planning the colour pallet, I felt inspired by Rose Quartz, one of the two Pantone Colours of the Year for 2016.  I chose Navy to balance out the soft femininity of the Rose Quartz/ Blush.Bridal Bouquet with succuletsCarla of Carla Lily Flowers put together the gorgeous textural posy for our Bride-to-be turned model, Sara. Bouquet by Carla Lily Flowers, Mercury Glass from Birch and BunnyThe flowers paired so perfectly with Cake by Beth Louise’ simple and clean white ruffled three-tiered cake.Cake by Beth Louise, Carla Lily FlowersBirch and Bunny Crystal Cake Stand, Cake by Beth Louise, Carla Lily Flowers Birch and Bunny Rentals - Nicole Field Photography (4)Sara took our breath away in this stunning gown from Cameo & Cufflinks.  She kept warm in a fur wrap from Calgary Bridal Capes.Cameo & Cufflinks Bridal GownBride and Groom kissing - Calgary Bridal Capes, Ed Williams MenswearPretty invitation suite and seating chart cards that The Social Page created.Birch & Bunny Seating Chart Frame, Social Page, Orange Trunk Sofa.Seating chart cards by Social Page and a gorgeous shot of the sofa which Orange Trunk loaned us, and Birch & Bunny’s seating chart frame.Birch and Bunny Rentals - Nicole Field Photography (2)

Thank you so, so much to our couple, to Nicole.Field Photography and to all of the talented local yyc wedding professionals who collaborated to make this amazing photo shoot a success.  It was an honor to work with all of you, and so very much fun!!

P.S. I’m so excited to add that we have been featured in Calgary Bride and Rocky Mountain Bride!

Creative Team
Photography:  Nicole.Field Photography
Styling:  Birch & Bunny Weddings and Events
Florist:  Carla Lily Flowers
Sofa:  Orange Trunk Vintage Styling & Rentals
Cake & Cookies:  Cake by Beth Louise
Stationery:  The Social Page
Dress & Earrings:  Cameo & Cufflinks
Suit: Ed Williams Mens Wear
Hair Stylist:  Hair by Liz
Make Artistry:  Eyedole Beauty
Gel Nails:  Beauty Elements-by Brandy
Cape:  Calgary Bridal Capes
Chairs:  Party Rental Depot

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