You “Rock” my World; Amethyst Geode Wedding Inspiration

Collecting gemstones was a hobby of mine as a child, so when Geode Wedding Cakes came on the scene I just knew I had to design a styled shoot around geodes and gemstones.  Loads of florals accented everything from the harvest table, to chairs, to candelabras and everything in between.
The Acreage Weddings Church Calgary Wedding Venue

Our hidden gem of a venue!  This little old church had been built as a movie set, but had become run-down and in need of a lot of love when Faith and her hubby purchased it.  They put a lot of work into refinishing it, and adding extra windows to let in more sunlight.  For the perfect finishing touch, a blinged out chandelier, and The Acreage Weddings church was finally ready for it’s debut as a gorgeous, unique wedding venue.

 

wedding flower centrepieces

Bride on vintage sofa

 
happy couple
The stationery suite was modeled after gem stones, featuring Agate slice place cards with hand lettered calligraphy.

geode and gem stationery
Although the windy weather that day prevented us from using the majestic Rocky Mountains as backdrop, we had such a stunning venue to work with.  Get a load of this…

Unique Wedding VenueWedding harvest table and chandelier

 

Photography Credits:  Chloe Buie, Nicole Park Photography, Noel Cosgrove, Kimberly C Photography, Debbie Wong Photography

Creative Team
Workshop Host: Chloe Buie
Rentals: Special Event Rentals
Bridal Boutique: Durand Bridal
Stationer: Modern Pulp Design Studio
Calligraphy, Agates: Debbie Wong Design
Makeup: Hailey Rayann Artistry
Hair: Kristen Jensen
Jewelry: Lawlor Jewellry
Ring Box: The Mrs. Box
Models: Sarah Nunn and Alden Mueller
Calgary Wedding Coordinator  
Birch & Bunny Weddings is dedicated to providing a seamless journey down the aisle, and desiging 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.
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Newly Engaged? Here is what to do next.

Newly Engaged?  Here are your first wedding planning to do’s.

Getting caught up in the excitement of your Pinterest wedding board?  That’s ok, take a week or two to just enjoy your new title of Fiancé first!

1) Tell your families!
In person if possible, why not host a simple brunch this weekend.  If your families don’t live in the same city as you do, then pick up the phone or tell them via skype.  Just make sure not to let them find out second-hand, via social media or text.

2) Determine Budget
Determine who is contributing to your wedding budget and how much.  If your parents or his have made vague offers of “some help” it is important to ask for a more clear idea of exactly how much help that means.

3) Draft Guest List
Choosing venues that fit your guest number will be so much easier once you know what your criteria are.  Even if the guest list is only a draft for now, it will be so much more useful than a randomly chosen range that “sounds about right” to you and your fiancé.  Do yourselves a favor and take the time to jot down an honest to goodness list of names.

4) Consider a Consultant/ Coordinator
Don’t worry, you are still the one planning your wedding!  Hiring a Certified Wedding Consultant & Coordinator can actually SAVE you money, and keep you and your fiancé on BUDGET!  This is probably the first and last wedding you will plan, but your Certified Wedding Coordinator has already got experience and knows the ins and outs of the wedding industry in your city!  She (or he) can make recommendations based on your unique needs.

Even if you don’t need them for the whole process, you can hire a Certified Wedding Consultant to prepare a Wedding Blueprint including budget, timeline and vendor suggestions within your budget and criteria, a Wedding Coordinator will alleviate stress.

5) Choose Ceremony Venue
The ceremony itself is the whole reason for the celebration, right?  Once you have chosen your ceremony venue, the other decisions will be much easier to make because you will officially have your wedding date!

6) Think about your Attendants
Now that you have your budget, venue, date you have an idea how many bouquets you can afford.  Chances are you already have put some thought into this one, just keep in mind that being in a wedding party can put a strain on relationships.

7) Begin Dress Shopping
Yes, already.  Most Brides don’t just luck out by finding “the one” in your size right off the rack.  It can take time not only to choose the right style and dress, but also to order it and have the alterations done.  Save yourself the stress of not knowing if it will be finished/ come in time.  Grab your mom and your newly appointed bridesmaids and make a fun day of it!

You are off to a fabulous start!  Watch for my upcoming post about getting started on planning a Destination Wedding!  If you still need direction or advice, don’t hesitate to give me a shout at hello@birchandbunny.ca

Calgary Wedding Coordinator  
Birch & Bunny Weddings 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.
WPIC certified

Happy 2016!!

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I want to wish a very happy 2016 to all Birch & Bunny clients, both past and present, to all of the talented teams we have been working with to make the magic happen for those wonderful couples, and to our family and friends!  You all have played a big part in our growth over the past year and continued success, so thank you so much.  I feel very fortunate to be able to share this incredibly special part of your journey!

As we reflect on the past year and prepare for the next one, I hope that you have enjoyed relaxing and celebrating with loved ones, and indulging in holiday treats!  Do you have any resolutions this year?  Maybe they involve working off those holiday treats and toddies.  Either way, I wish you luck and am excited to take on the new year!

Calgary Wedding Coordinator

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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