Surprise Bonterra Restaurant Wedding | Jessica and James
Jessica and James’ Surprise Bonterra Restaurant Wedding
Imagine attending a chic engagement party at one of Calgary’s cutest Italian restaurants on a Friday night. You come home from work, throw on an evening outfit and head out the door for a night of appetizers and wine. You arrive at the venue to an announcement that the engagement party is actually a surprise wedding …. and it’s happening right now!
Chatting with the Jessica and James leading up to their wedding was extra fun. Helping a bride and groom plan the logistics for a surprise wedding is exciting! And hard. When guests have no idea they’ll be witnessing a wedding, some extra thought needs to go into the planning process. Luckily, Jessica and James were up for the challenge.
Jessica and James decided to get ready at Hotel Arts in the middle of a Friday afternoon, while friends and family were still at work. They opted for a first look and photos in and around downtown Calgary. They live and work in Calgary’s urban environment so having the city as their backdrop made total sense. From there they stopped by Bonterra to make the announcement that they’d be getting married, right at their engagement party! There was an outpouring of emotion from friends and family as the restaurant staff quickly set up chairs for the ceremony. From there, everyone witnessed the I do’s before they kicked the night off with wine, fine italian food and some music. All in all, their surprise Bonterra Restaurant wedding was a success!
Congratulations guys xoxox
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Planning a Surprise Wedding?
If you are planning a surprise wedding for friends and family, this is a great post to check out! Jessica and James knew they wanted to get married right away. Once James popped the question, they kept the engagement ring hidden away and started the wedding planning immediately. Jessica found her dress off the rack and didn’t have to wait months to order one and have it made. From there a private reservation at a downtown restaurant was made and engagement party invites were sent out to guests. Immediate family and closest friends received a phone call urging them to attend the gathering and from there the rest of the planning was easy. The restaurant was in on the secret, so they knew they would have to do a quick ceremony set up once the announcement was made. The officiant showed up just before the ceremony kicked off and the rest is history … as they say.