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The Lake House Wedding

David & Lauren’s Wedding Day

Calgary Wedding Photographer

Red Bloom Photography

Another wedding to share at a bucket list wedding venue for me!  The Lake House is an absolutely

stunning Calgary Wedding Venue and when David & Lauren asked me to photograph their day

there I was so fricken happy! I am getting into that wedding season wrap up time with getting 

my clients their images is my number one priority so I am going to keep this blog post short and

sweet and let their images tell the story of their day.  David & Lauren wanted to keep the

time between their ceremony & reception short and sweet so that their guests weren’t

waiting around.  When there is a tight time frame between ceremony and reception it is

best to do the photos ahead of time. These two opted out of a first look so instead I did

photos of David and his guys before the ceremony and photos of Lauren and her girls

before their ceremony. This freed up most of the photo time after the ceremony for

family photos and images of the bride & groom. Before I share their wedding images here

is a link to their Kananaskis Engagement Session

David & Lauren – Winter Engagement Session in Kananaskis

Here are a few words from the Newlyweds

How did you guys meet ?

Through mutual friends and actually were setup to meet a couple of times and timing didn’t work out. Lauren
had also moved in across the hall, so they would see each other time to time in the elevator and hallway.  it wasn’t until she
moved out we then had our first date which included David making homemade dorioto nachos and movies.
Please share the proposal story with us? (Written by the groom) 
Well where do I start…. First my nerves were already going a mile a minute even before we travelled
to Cape Breton (where it happened) as I had to somehow get the ring on a plane without her knowing.
I didn’t want to pack it my checked luggage for the possibility my bag gets lost. So the only option was
on in my carry on and that caused more nerves as I did not want to be randomly selected or they see this
box and wanted to know what the contents were and if that was the case this proposal story would end
with my getting down on one knee at the security check point and propose to Lauren. Thankfully that

did not happen and made it all the way to Cape Breton ring intact.

The day of the engagement, hmmm well first trying to sneak off from Lauren to get

things planned was a task in itself so the morning of I told her the truck needed gas and I would be
back after, and Lauren insisted she come with as she wanted coffee… So I somehow convinced her I would only
be a few minutes and my mom had already made coffee and breakfast. So I had 20 minutes to get the ring hidden
in the truck, go to the liquor store to buy champagne and find toasting glasses for after the big moment.
What I didn’t realize the liquor store did not open until 11am and here I was at 10:45 pacing back and forth for

the doors to open!! Thankfully I was not the only person.

So that day we travelled to one of my favorite places in Cape Breton called Cape Smokey Lookoff

which is an unbelievable view point of the ocean

On the drive up it started to rain and overcast and in my mind this was happening no matter what, even

if it was a monsoon I was proposing to Lauren today. So we arrived and somehow I needed to get the ring into my pocket
without her noticing! So we as we arrived the exact spot I forgot the “selfie stick” in the truck

and had to run back and get it! *cue fist pump*

Once the ring was in my pocket my heart was beating a million miles an hour and then came the

question and……. she said YES and it made me the happiest person in the world.

Most memorable moment from your wedding day?

Bride – The entire day was perfect its hard to just pick one! I would have to say was walking
down the aisle with my dad, taking the corner and seeing David’s face with the biggest smile,
it made all my nerves go away.
Groom-  The whole day was memorable from getting ready with guys, seeing the venue decorated for
both the ceremony and the reception, and just the overall day itself and being with friend and family.
But if I had to pick on thing from the whole day that I will never forget would be seeing
Lauren for the first time walk down the aisle
Can you share the story behind the details that you put into your day to make it special to you two?
Davids Dad was chosen to be our officiant because he has married all of his children and
being a pastor it comes with the territory. Also my Davids Dad has had a major influence on
his life and has a great deal of respect for him. Knowing that this is something he gets great joy of it was
a no brainier. Davids father also played a role in Lauren’s life as he was the one who performed
Lauren’s baptism as well.
Advice to couples planning their wedding day? 
Enjoy the day, its hard to let it slip away, but sit back and look around the room and just watch,
it goes by so fast! Having a wedding planner definitely did help, we hired a day of planner, and took
so much stress off of everyone. Don’t let anyone control your day but you, its you and your
husband/finance’s day do what you love! One more thing budget .. use a spread sheet,
be realistic and use a 10-15% buffer !

And now here is their wedding story

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~ Vendor Love ~

Hair & Makeup – Glam n Go

Dress – The Bridal Boutique

Florals – Pretty Petal Floral Design

Grooms suit: Ed Williams Mens Wear   IG: @ewmenswear 
Rentals: Moores
Groomsmen attire: Moores
Bridesmaid dresses: Novia Mia   IG: @noviamiabirdal
Wedding rings: Alberta Diamond Exchange  FB: @AlbertaDiamondExchange
DJ:  Hype DJ   FB: @Hypecalgary
Groomsmen gifts:  MVMT watches  IG: @mvmt

Calligraphy :  Debbie Wong  IG: @debbiewongphoto

Planner: Erin


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About Calgary Wedding Photographer 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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