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A Vintage DIY Wedding in Calgary, Alberta

  |   By Vanessa Ortynsky

Angela and Samuel’s official engagement happened after they had already started researching and planning their summer wedding. “I kept expecting the proposal to occur,” Angela recalls. However, Samuel still managed to surprise her with a handwritten letter he had penned after their very first date. He also decorated the bridge where they had initially declared their love with lanterns, candles and lights wrapped around the railings. With Angela’s favourite Adele song “Make You Feel My Love” playing in the background, Samuel got down on one knee and proposed.

For their vintage DIY wedding, the duo decided on a palette of yellows and greys, making use of canisters, flower petals, birdcages and various Etsy finds. But Angela especially loved one particular detail within their reception -- the ceiling decor! “We handmade yellow tissue paper flower balls and strung them with white Christmas lights in the tent,” Angela explains.

Angela Kim and Samuel Ko, July 21, 2012. Calgary, Alberta.

Photography courtesy of Sarah Vaughan.

Vendors Ceremony and reception location: Anderson Ranch
Bridal gown: Oleg Cassini from David’s Bridal
Bridal party attire: H&M
Groom’s tux: Indochino
Cake: Handmade by the bride Caterer: Great Events Group
Favours: Buffet candy table made by the bride and Susan of Soda Events+Design
Wedding planner: Susan of Soda Events+Design
Music: Gabriel Yee of Prophet Productions Hair: Silvija (403-680-9204) Makeup: Teslin Ward
Flowers: Michele of Blue Hydrangea
Stationery: Handmade

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This article was originally published on May 17, 2013
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