M&A10 Aug, 2019
The story of our wedding
We're two travel junkies who met backpacking in the Philippines 10 years ago. Madison proposed in Cuba a year and a half ago and we decided to have a hometown Calgary wedding with all those we hold near and dear.
My best friends and sister (Kelly, Caroline and Kelsey) were bridesmaids and did both my hair and makeup. Our longtime friends Andrea and Matt officiated, the cake was made by friend Lydia and our friends and parents helped set up, serve and take down. Our wedding was a collaboration of so many people that we loved wanting to help and doing fantastic jobs. Everything seemed custom and I still can't believe how much we were spoiled.
During the ceremony the vows were very emotional but punctuated with the most hilarious stories told by our officiants that had both us and all of our guests laughing. My favourite part of the day!
Our whole wedding was held at Mewata Armoury in Calgary (Madison is in the army reserves). Mewata is over 100 years old and the beautiful dining room was filled with so much charm, original wood and chandeliers. Our fantastic wedding planner Brilliant Events decorated incredibly with silver candle holders, flowers and gold chargers.
Our first date was for pizza and we eat it often so dinner was what everyone expected. We got artisan woodfire pizza in three flavours with salad and dipping sauces.
The speeches had us tearing up while laughing again - not to mention the surprise one by our mutual friend Eddie who had flown all the way from Australia to be with us.
The dancing was epic and the only things that could drag us away were to cut the gorgeous gold and white cake (lemon, coconut and pineapple) and for the midnight snack (homemade samosas and chutney!).
Overall the day was absolutely perfect. I wish I could live it over again and again. Luckily, our photographer Kelsey Vera did an AMAZING job so I can!
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