Matt and Kelsey crafted the most unique, perfect representation of themselves throughout their wedding day. That meant having kittens to cuddle as the ladies were getting ready, the snacks and pool game stop-over at their favourite pub, the Pig and Duke, and the hike overlooking their beloved city at Nosehill Park. There was plenty of craft beer to be had at the reception and beer mugs given to the guests as favours.
This wedding venue was the coolest so thanks so much to the Craft Beer Market for transforming their restaurant space into the most amazing ceremony site. The entire crowd cheered at the top of their lungs as Kelsey entered the room and made her way down the aisle. Matt had not yet seen Kelsey until that moment and he looked absolutely stunned. (Kelsey, I’ve seen you in quite a range of looks, from a fully done-up engagement session look to jumping into a lake, but I’ve never seen you look so gorgeous.)
The theme here was “city vs. country” and the combination of downtown portraits surrounded by pedestrians and shoppers (and a zombie convention? What?) versus the wide open air at Nosehill Park with no one else around was perfect. That view overlooking downtown Calgary was perfect and worth the chill in the air. We stuck to the sunshine as much as possible to ward off the chill but I think everyone was relieved to head to the reception and warm up again.
And warm up they did. That dance floor was nuts. I would love to be inducted into the family if only to experience a few more dances like that.
Kelsey and Matt, I want to say thank you to both of you for inviting me into your lives, whether it was at the lake seeing such a personal glimpse into Kelsey’s childhood to hanging out at a super cool pub. You guys have been amazing and I’m so glad I got to be a part of it all. I’m seriously looking forward to our next board game/craft beer night.
*All portraits taken outside the Craft Beer Market, the Pig and Duke, Stephen Ave., and Nosehill Park.
Ceremony Venue: Craft Beer Market, Calgary
Reception Venue & Catering: Calgary Winter Club, Calgary
DJ: Fun Factory DJ Service, Calgary