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Calgary Wedding Photographer | K&M’s Calgary Zoo Wedding

Calgary Wedding Photographer 

Kyle &Morgan’s Calgary Zoo Wedding 

Red Bloom Photography

I am just such a sucker for fall weddings and the peaks of yellows and oranges at this

wedding were tugging at my fall heart strings. I was lucky enough to connect to Kyle and Morgan

through some previous clients!  I actually knew three of Morgan’s bridesmaids. It always

makes it alot easier to remember names when going into the wedding you know several of them

already. Kyle & Morgan decided to do a first look on their wedding day. For those of you

who do not know what this is, this is when the couple sees each other before the ceremony.

I always find that my grooms have a much better reaction to seeing their bride at

a first look verses at the actual wedding.  The second great thing about a first look besides

the awesome reactions is I find it is a better flow to the wedding day. When you do a first look

and do your photos before the ceremony then after the ceremony you have a shorter gap

and therefore your guests aren’t having to kill 3-4 hours more like 1 hour. So that is nothing.

I was spoiled cause not only did I get to do a first look and all the photos before hand but

I also got to steal them away at sunset for 15 more minutes of photos.  Here are some words

from Kyle & Morgan.

HOW DID YOU GUYS MEET?

Kyle was taking his firefighter course, and I was taking my Emergency Medical Responder course.

The school we attended was small- 2 classrooms and a communal lunch room. When I got

out of class for lunch, there was only one table that had an open seat… and it was at Kyle’s table.

We started chatting and found out what a small world it was. Being from out of town, Kyle

needed a place to live for the few months he was in class. My stepmom is one of the go-to billets the school uses,

and it turned out that Kyle was living at her house. My entire family had met Kyle before I did!

PLEASE SHARE THE PROPOSAL STORY WITH US

After four years of dating, we decided to head to Vancouver Island for a kayaking trip.

The trip was basically one where we were based out of a camp that was located on an island in

middle of no where along the Johnston Strait! The weather wasn’t great the first couple of

days (didn’t dampen any spirits though!), but on the third day the clouds cleared and the sun came out!

That night we were lucky enough to go for a night paddle. The water by our base camp

is home to bioluminescence, so every time our paddles hit the water, it would light up like stars.

There were no clouds in the sky, the moon was full and bright, and we kayaked under

millions of stars. At one point I made mention that this was a once in a lifetime moment.

Kyle paddled up next to my kayak and pulled out a picture of a hockey jersey (we are huge hockey buffs).

The jersey had his last name on the back and my jersey number from when I was a kid. Turned out he

had made me an Oiler’s jersey with his last name and my number so he could ask me to “be on his team”.

He pulled out the ring that was safely secured on a rope around his neck. After a few moments of giggling

and being speechless I started paddling again, which I heard Kyle from behind me say “that was a yes right?!”. Yes!

MOST MEMORABLE MOMENT FROM YOUR WEDDING DAY

Bride- I have a couple! The first time I saw Kyle… I had the biggest grin on my face, and I was so excited! Plus he looked so good in his tux!
Also the speeches. But especially my Dad’s speech where he made Kyle pass his final “test”- Kyle had to put on an Oiler’s jersey!
Groom- The first look.
 
TELL US ABOUT ANY ASPECTS THAT MADE THE DAY UNIQUE TO YOU

As Kyle is a firefighter and I am a dispatcher, we had a few firefighter related accents-

we had a firefighter cake topper, and a mini axe to cut the cake. We are also a fun loving

couple, so we wanted to keep it interesting. We incorporated a bean bag toss instead of glass clinking!

ADVICE TO COUPLES PLANNING THEIR WEDDING DAY

Stay organized. Get a check list going (there are some awesome wedding planning books and websites!) and

write things down. Shop around. As much as you can, DIY or ask for help! And if you want some

personalized items, we used a site called Etsy to purchased some decorations/gifts etc. to make it very much “our” day!

And now her is Kyle & Morgan’s Wedding Story….

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~ VENDOR LOVE ~

Ceremony venue and Reception venue- The Calgary Zoo Enmax Conservatory https://www.calgaryzoo.com/events-activities/adults/wedding-venue-calgary
Grooms attire- Vera Wang Black from Moores https://www.mooresclothing.com/mor/tuxedo/wedding/index.jsp

Groomsmen attire- Joseph Abboud from Moores https://www.mooresclothing.com/mor/tuxedo/wedding/index.jspBridemaid dresses- Bill Levkoff from the Bridal Centre http://www.bridalcentre.com/bridesmaids/bridesmaids/calgarybridesmaids.html

Brides dress- Stella York https://www.essensedesigns.com/stella-york/

Hair- Brittany Dodd (she’s a friend, so unfortunately no facebook page/website)
 
Makeup- Joanne Black http://www.joannebmakeup.com/
 
Florals- Avenida Flowers http://www.avenidaflowers.com/
Rentals- Wedding Worx http://www.weddingworx.ca/
DJ- Hype Entertainment http://www.hypedj.com/
Commissioner- Jerry Stilson http://www.jerrystilson.ca/
 
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