Rebecca and Tyler's engagement took place during a canoe trip on the Glenmore Reservoir, complete with a picnic lunch. "After lunch, Ty pulled out the ring, which was attached to a fishing bobber," Rebecca recalls.
For their summer wedding, the couple decided on a lush outdoor ceremony and reception in Calgary. Their day included many DIY and non-traditional elements such as Rebecca's veil, which was bought at Michaels craft store and decorated by Tyler's mom, Judy. The bridal party's jewellery and accessories were all purchased from Etsy. Rebecca's favourite detail was the tulle from her great-grandmother's dress being tied to her bouquet.
Both Rebecca and Tyler agree that their favourite moment of the day was saying "I do!" For their wedding song, they also went an unconventional route by choosing a song, "I Don't Mind" by a hardcore band called Defeater. "Tyler's in a hardcore band called The Fallacy, and this band happened to do a super cute love song!" says Rebecca.
Rebecca Anne and Tyler Hamende, August 4, 2012, Calgary, Alberta
Photography courtesy of Abby + Dave Photography.
Ceremony and reception location: DeWinton Hall, Greg and Barb Davenport at 403-938-2525 or 403-804-0385. Bridal gown: Alfred Young Bridal Suite Veil: bought at Michaels, decorated by Tyler's mom, Judy Bridal party: Jacob Belts: Margaret's Accessory Shop on Etsy Shoes: Dessy
Earrings: kathcojewellery and pleasurearts on Etsy Groom’s tux: Shawnessy at Moores
Cake: Pie from Costco Caterer: Hansel and Gretel's Catering Favours: Sobeys Music: Wild Bill's DJ Services
Makeup: Beauty by Brianne Flowers: Bouquets and boutonnieres by AutumnArt on Etsy and grandparents' flowers by Mandala FloralStationery: Michaels
Arbour: Made by Tyler's parents
See the photos from this pretty outdoor wedding in Calgary.
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