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About the Look

From the Photographer, Lady Ilg Photography

“My inspiration for this shoot first began when I saw some models dancing on the edge of a cliff. I thought, ‘if models can do that, why couldn’t an actual bride and groom?’ I love adventure, but also couples who love adventure. So, after contacting a few vendors, we decided that we were actually going to do this. We put our minor hesitations aside, brainstormed, and set out to create a shoot centered around the idea that if you really want to, you can do whatever you want on your wedding day.  Our hope for this shoot was to inspire couples to put what they really want to the test, and to go for it. There are no rules when it comes to planning your wedding!”

 Bride: Fem Tribe // Calligraphy: Bezalel and Babel // Dress Designer: Willow by Watters // Dress Shop: Blue Bridal Boutique // Floral: Brightside Flora // Hair & Makeup: BLUSH Makeup by Autumn // Photography: Lady Ilg Photography // VW Bus: The Shutterbus

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Sweet Memories

From the Bride

“I remember the day Scott asked me to marry him. He is not the lovey dovey type nor does he talk about his feelings much, but on this day, he was making sure to tell me how much he loves me. He was very nervous and I knew in that moment he was going to ask me. Sure enough, he popped the question!”

From the Groom

“I remember being in Thailand for their new year celebration. Courtney and I were running around the tiny island of Koh Phi Phi with fully loaded super soakers working as a two person team in a giant water fight. It was fun and unique and there isn’t anybody I would have rather had with me for it.”

Bride’s Attire: Brides of California // Bride’s Engagement and Wedding Band: James Allen // Cupcakes: Crave Cookies and Cupcakes // DJ: Hurricane Hollywood // Dress Designer: Allure Bridals // Earrings: KVBijou // Florals: Summerhill Florist // Groom’s Wedding Band: Jared // Invitations & Decor: DIY // Hair: Kelsey Bettencourt at Hairbenders // Makeup: Trena Laine // Men’s Suits: Suit Supply // Officiant: Jacqueline Hoare  // Photography: Anna Michalska // Rentals: Special Event Rentals // Transportation: AMPM Limousines // Venue: The Calgary Zoo

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 How We Met

From the Bride

“Chris and I met in high school during my freshman year (he was a junior at the time). We were introduced through a mutual friend, and we hit it off right away as friends. Over the next two years, we hung out in the same group of friends and became closer. I moved away to Wisconsin during my junior year of high school, but Chris and I stayed in touch. During a summer trip to visit my dad in Colorado, Chris decided to come along on the trip, and that is when our friendship grew into a romance. I flew back to Wisconsin, and we decided to have a long distance relationship for six months until I made the move back to Colorado and we moved in together. Five and a half years later (and several apartment moves and a black lab adoption), he proposed!

The night of the proposal, he took me to the same movie theater has our first date. After dinner, he wanted to walk around the outside shopping center and I was freezing and just wanted to go into the movie. He insisted we walked and sat me down on a bench for a picture. He then got down on one knee and told me he wanted to spend the rest of his life with me. Of course I said yes! What is better then spending the rest of your life with your best friend?”

About the Wedding

“To incorporate our love of the mountains and the great outdoors, we felt a rustic theme would truly fit who we are. I also added a feminine touch with the ivory accents and white hydrangeas. With our guest count about only 60 people we wanted a simple and intimate ceremony. We couldn’t have imagined it any other way!

One of the special details we added into our day was having a memorial table for my papa and grandmother. My grandmother died from pancreatic cancer and my papa died from a series of illnesses. They were very special to the family and we wanted to honor them on our special day with my old classic photos of them. We also added in thank you cards for each guest showing them how grateful we are that they were able to celebrate on our special day. We also had corn hole games outside! When it came to the wedding decor, we did everything ourselves with the help of our family and friends. The mason jars, card holder, cupcake stands, and corn hole boards were all DIY.”

DJ: Discosapien // Dress Store: David’s Bridal // Floral Designer: The Fresh Flower Market // Hair: Centre Salon // Officiant: Michael Weochert // Photographer: Katie Keighin Photography // Venue: The Barn at Raccoon Creek

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About the Wedding

From the Photographer, Clint Bargen

“‘…She is simultaneously what I need and what I want.’ -Jared, our groom.

Allysa and Jared, the quintessential modern couple, understand the importance of balance. When they talk about each other, they mingle the spiritual along with the quirky, the adorable along with the sincere.

‘Jared is the best person I know, and it amazes me every day that I get to love him.’ -Allysa, our bride.

This sense of balance shone through on the day of their wedding in an old-hollywood-meets-contemporary-chic event. It was classic old hollywood in its timeless qualities–the classic color palette and romantic flair. Allysa, in her soft curls and sweet lace, was our Grace Kelly, and Jared, with his debonair charm, our James Dean. The contemporary details, however, made this event accessible and completely of the moment.

‘[Jared] points me to Christ and reminds me who I am.’ -Alyssa.

The day began in cozy spaces with close family and friends, setting the tone for a delightful event unique to Allysa and Jared’s candid love. The lush Deer Lake Park in Burnaby, British Columbia was the location for the first look between these two dashing lovers and for the formal photos with their handsome party, clad in navy blue, cheeky smiles, and old hollywood glamour. Westminster Bible Chapel set the scene for their vows; and 100 Braid St. Studios brought the day into perfect harmony with its innovative setting and fresh look set off by white and gold accents and twinkling lights–truly honing in on what a modern setting can offer a trendsetting wedding such as this.

‘Not only does she love God, but she is quirky and goofy like me.’ -Jared.

Working with Allysa and Jared on their wedding day was a delight as a photographer. The give and take of this couple came through on every level. It was a day where everything truly came together, from the smallest details to the greatest. Their wedding day was the perfect state of equilibrium, where the couple could enjoy their day with open hearts and full smiles, and I was just the guy lucky enough to capture it on camera.”

Catering: Re-Up BBQ // Ceremony Venue: Westminster Bible Chapel //
DJ: Connor Jones at DJs 4 Everything // Florist: Sharon Ginter // Hair & Makeup: Save the Date Beauty // Photography: Clint Bargen Photography // Reception Venue: 100 Braid St. Studios

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Inspiration Behind the Shoot

From the Photographer, Aldabella Photography

 “Piney River Ranch is home to some of Colorado’s most beautiful mountain vistas, and in collaboration wonderful vendor team, we had the chance to really show off what a rustic and romantic autumn wedding could look like here! Haley Hyman withPlatinum Weddings and Events designed and conducted the entire shoot. She had an idea of how she wanted it to look, but didn’t want to limit her vendors’ creativity. After all, the goal was to really showcase what each of these wedding professionals can do. The models, Mary and Trask, are an actual couple that are tying the knot next year! Their dog, Sadie decided to join in, and the pictures were just beautiful. We went with purple hues, creams and greenery for our color palette, and the result was almost magical!”

Bridesmaid Dresses: Dora Grace Bridal // Dress Designer: Mori Lee // Event Planner: Platinum Weddings and Events // Floral Designer: Petal & Bean // Invitation Designer: Platypus Papers // Makeup Artist: Megan Cary Artistry // Photographer: Aldabella Photography // Reception Venue: Piney River Ranch LLC // Rentals: Alpine Party Rentals

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