Vanessa and Colin’s Beautiful and Intimate River Cafe Wedding in Calgary
Vanessa and Colin have such a deep an meaningful connection. You can see it in the way Colin looks at her, the way they hold hands. It is obvious that the foundation of their marriage is rooted in friendship, the lifelong and lasting kind. A connection like this is so strong you feel it when they walk into the room. Vanessa and Colin’s intimate Calgary River Cafe wedding was definitely one of our favourites, they whole celebration was so uniquely “them”. We had a chance to ask Vanessa and Colin and little about their wedding day and what made it special and unique.
Choosing an Intimate Venue
The River Cafe is in a great location in Calgary. It’s right downtown in beautiful Princes Island Park. The space has a great feel and we knew we didn’t need to decorate. We wanted something comfortable and naturally beautiful. Our wish was for a small-ish wedding with less than 100 guests, so that we could visit with everyone and acknowledge their presence. Spending time with the people who attended the wedding was really important to us. An intimate brunch gathering ended up being the perfect fit. Lastly, Colin is a chef for Sidewalk Citizen Bakery here in Calgary. So, a delicious meal was important. We knew the River Cafe could deliver on that and we weren’t disappointed.
Their Approach to Wedding Planning
I have to say that overall wedding planning was enjoyable. I think the reason being is that we did most of it together. It was really nice to have Colin help make decisions. It helped in making the wedding day truly ‘ours’. After all, we’ll be making decisions together throughout our marriage. Planning a wedding was a great place to start. We really work well together.
My favourite part of the day was seeing Colin as I walked down the aisle of the River Cafe patio. Seeing the extreme happiness and love in his eyes was the best way to start our ceremony. I also loved having Monogram Coffee do a pop-up coffee station in the park. Colin and I love going for coffee together so it was a great treat for our guests.
Advice for Couples
Don’t fret the small stuff, keep it simple, plan with your significant other and do what the two of you want. It’s really that simple. Try to stay away from doing things you think you should do or what others want you to do. Stay true to yourself and plan a wedding that is genuine of who you are as a couple. This way you will feel happy, comfortable and so in love on what is meant to be a very fun and special day.
Amazing advice from a couple who did it right.
Congratulations guys xoxox