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Calgary Wedding Photographers | Mazin & Alyssa’s Valley Ridge Golf Club Wedding

Calgary Wedding Photographers

Mazin & Alyssa’s Valley Ridge Golf Club Wedding

Red Bloom Photography

Just sitting here in absolute awe of how beautiful and connected this day way. One thing I love

about editing and blogging weddings is reliving the story while I am doing it. And my hope

is that when my couples get their blogs and their galleries that they feel it is a story of their day

and that the photos show more then the big moments but also those little moments that help

piece together their day and help them remember it and relive it.  Mazin & Alyssa got married

on August 11th and it was one very hot and very beautiful day. Their wedding was very intimate

and very heartfelt. You could feel how close they were with all their guests and you heard about

how close they are in all the speeches.  They laughed together, the cried together and it was

amazing! These two got married at Valley Ridge and it is one of my favorite golf courses to shoot at.

I have shot here twice before and have loved it all three times now.  They also used one of my

favorite commissioners, makeup artists and florists so it was like a treat of a day for me ha ha.

And we have to talk about Alyssa’s stunning dress…she tried on 127 to find it and I would say it

was worth the search cause it is absolutely stunning. Her gorgeous dress with the pink bridesmaids

dresses and the men in navy made for one heck of a stylish wedding party!

My relationship with these two actually goes back quite a long time in photographer years as

I did their engagement photos in 2014. Fast forward to early 2016 and they booked me for their

wedding and I was jumping for joy! Mazin & Alyssa’s wedding story is below but first here
are some words from the newly weds.

How did you guys meet ? 
Mazin and I met during our 3rd year of university. We were in the Bachelor of Education cohort together
so our course schedule was the same. We spent every day together for 2 years.

Please share the proposal story with us?
Mazin was never a fan of getting his photo taken, however, having a professional couples photo shoot
was something I always wanted to do together. During a visit to Calgary in May of 2014, he surprised
me with a trip to Lake Louise. During our trip he had another surprise planned for me – a couples
photo shoot! While the photographer was shooting, Mazin got down on one knee and asked
me to marry him! It was all caught on camera with the most beautiful background scenery.
Most memorable moment from your wedding day?

Bride: Of all the incredible moments from our wedding, the most memorable was
when I was walking down the aisle, my parents at my side, walking towards Mazin. Seeing how handsome
he looked in his suit and the tears that filled his eyes is a moment I will remember for a lifetime.
Groom: Alyssa walking down the aisle towards me, she looked so beautiful.

She looked stunning in her dress and made the most beautiful bride.

Tell me about the special aspects of your day that made it unique to you two?

Everything about our day was personalized, from the edible images of us on our
wedding favours, the large wooden F guestbook, to the personalized notepads.
I wanted the day to be all about Mazin and I.
Prior to getting married, I never fully understood the phrase, “Something old, something new, something
borrowed, something blue”. My mom filled me in and ensured I had all four covered. My dress
and veil was my something new, the bow on my garter was my something blue, my something borrowed was
my grandmothers pearl necklace given to her many years ago from my late grandfather, and my something old was
my undies – they are my comfortable pair, I couldn’t resist – it’s all about comfort baby 😉
Besides making the choice to marry each other, what was the easiest decision you made
for your wedding? What made it so easy? 
As mentioned, many times throughout our wedding day, I am VERY indecisive so all decisions
required a lot of thought. However, having my mom make and decorate our wedding cake was the
easiest decision we made. My mom has been decorating cakes for 30 years and is incredibly talented.
She designed a cake that completely represented my look – ivory, lace and pearls. She did an
incredible job – I didn’t expect anything less.
What was the most difficult, time comsuming choice that you made for your wedding day?
And advice to couples on this?
WEDDING DRESS SHOPPING!!! I spent months traveling around Calgary looking for the perfect
dress. My mom and I went to nearly every dress shop in the city. After trying on 127 dresses, I
FINALLY said yes to the dress!! It was all worth it and I couldn’t be happier with my decision.
My advice for future brides out on their dress hunt – be patient and never settle! Your dress is out there!
Advice to couples planning their wedding day?  *
Our advice to those planning a wedding – take your time and enjoy the process. Be patient when
looking for vendors and venues – read reviews and ask others for advice. Try to have fun with it and don’t stress all
the small details! Wedding planning withdrawals is a real thing 😉

 ~ Mazin & Alyssa’s Wedding Story ~

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~ Vendor Love ~
Instagram: @valleyridgegolfclub
Reception venue

Website: http://www.valleyridgegolf.com/Events/Weddings.aspx
Instagram: @valleyridgegolfclub

 

Instagram: @jamie_yyc
Instagram: @glam_and_beyond
Brides dress  (store and or designer)
Store: Jessica Belle Rykiss Bridal
Designer: Mori Lee
Grooms suit
Designer: Slate Blue ‘Bartlett’ Tuxedo by Allure Men
Store: The Tuxedo House

Website: http://www.thebridalandtuxedohouse.com/

Instagram: @thebridalandtuxedohouse

Officiant : Jerry Stilson
Website: http://www.jerrystilson.ca/
Email: jstilson@shaw.ca
Others:
Groomsmen attire: Slate Blue ‘Bartlett’ Tuxedo by Allure Men
Bridemaid dresses: Mori Lee
Wedding rings: Vera Wang (bride), Paris Jewelers (Groom)
DJ: Pez Productions
Wedding Party gifts? Bridesmaids: Personalized robes, earrings, letters written by the bride, and cake pops
Groomsmen: Ties, dress shoes, and personalized glasses
Flower Girls: Pearl Bracelets and Cake Pops
Ring Bearer: Super Hero Lego Set and Cake pop

Any other decor details? Chair Flair

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About Calgary Wedding Photographers Red Bloom Photography

Hi, I am Monica Cumberbatch. I am the girl behind the camera and the computer

and the endless social media posts for Red Bloom Photography.  I started my photography

in 2009 after I feel in love with wedding photography through my personal search for

our wedding photographer.  In 2012 I started shooting boudoir and now I co-specialize in

Wedding  & Boudoir Photography.

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