Amy & John - Spring Garden Wedding

Amy and John had their heart set on a beautiful Spring Garden Wedding. They picked their wedding day based on when the Lougheed House was available because they had their heart set on ceremony in the formal gardens. Now as anyone who has lived in Calgary for a while knows, June is about the only time of year that we get rain. The day before Amy and John's wedding it was terrible, grey and rainy all day long, so plans were made to move the ceremony inside, much to the bride and groom's disappointment. But on Saturday morning, the clouds cleared and and a we had the most beautiful, sunny day in June. Amy & John decided to do a first look so we could take all their formal portraits before the ceremony. My favourite part of a first look is that it allows the couple to share a private moment when they see each other for the first time. This also allowed John and Amy to enjoy cocktail hour with their guests on the lawn at the Lougheed house.

Often weddings are a celebration of two families becoming one, but John and Amy have been a family for a long time. Their wedding really felt like a celebration of this!

Groom waiting to see his bride in Woods Park downtown Calgary

Groom waiting to see his bride in Woods Park downtown Calgary

Black and white portraits of Bride and Groom at Woods Park

Black and white portraits of Bride and Groom at Woods Park

Portraits of Bride and Groom at Woods Park

Portraits of Bride and Groom at Woods Park

Black and white portraits of Bride and Groom at Woods Park

Black and white portraits of Bride and Groom at Woods Park

Bride and Groom posing under a tree in Woods Park Calgary

Bride and Groom posing under a tree in Woods Park Calgary

Bride and Groom cuddling on their wedding day in Woods Park Calgary

Bride and Groom cuddling on their wedding day in Woods Park Calgary

Bride with bouquet and bridal gown with black sash in Woods Park

Bride with bouquet and bridal gown with black sash in Woods Park

Black and White bridal portraits in Woods Park Calgary

Black and White bridal portraits in Woods Park Calgary

Bride and Groom by Elbow River in Woods Park Calgary wedding photographer Crystal Sujata

Bride and Groom by Elbow River in Woods Park Calgary wedding photographer Crystal Sujata

Bridal Portraits by Elbow River in Woods Park Calgary

Bridal Portraits by Elbow River in Woods Park Calgary

Outdoor Garden Wedding ceremony at Lougheed House Calgary

Outdoor Garden Wedding ceremony at Lougheed House Calgary

Groom coming down the aisle for his garden wedding ceremony at Lougheed House Calgary

Groom coming down the aisle for his garden wedding ceremony at Lougheed House Calgary

Bride and her father coming down the aisle at her garden wedding at Lougheed House

Bride and her father coming down the aisle at her garden wedding at Lougheed House

Father giving away bride at garden ceremony at Lougheed House Calgary

Father giving away bride at garden ceremony at Lougheed House Calgary

Garden wedding ceremony at Lougheed House in Calgary

Garden wedding ceremony at Lougheed House in Calgary

Bridesmaids bouquet at a garden wedding ceremony at Lougheed House

Bridesmaids bouquet at a garden wedding ceremony at Lougheed House

Bride and Groom smiling during their garden wedding ceremony at Lougheed House Calgary

Bride and Groom smiling during their garden wedding ceremony at Lougheed House Calgary

Bride and Groom exchanging rings during their garden wedding ceremony at Lougheed House

Bride and Groom exchanging rings during their garden wedding ceremony at Lougheed House

Champagne toast during cocktails at Lougheed House wedding Calgary

Champagne toast during cocktails at Lougheed House wedding Calgary

Cupcake tower at wedding reception at Lougheed House Calgary

Cupcake tower at wedding reception at Lougheed House Calgary

Wedding reception decoration details at Lougheed House Calgary

Wedding reception decoration details at Lougheed House Calgary

Wedding rings on piano keys at Lougheed House Calgary

Wedding rings on piano keys at Lougheed House Calgary

Bride and Groom with guests during their first dance at Lougheed House Calgary

Bride and Groom with guests during their first dance at Lougheed House Calgary

Bride and Groom with guests during their first dance at Lougheed House Calgary

Bride and Groom with guests during their first dance at Lougheed House Calgary

Thanks to all the amazing vendors who also worked on Amy & John's wedding day:

Venue: Lougheed House Hair and Makeup: Madd Pretty Bridal Gown: White by Vera Wang at David's Bridal Florist: Sheila Thompson at Studio Floret Tuxes: Tip Top Tailors Marriage Commissioner: Weddings by TamaraCupcakes: Buttercream Bake Shoppe DJ: Sean at HifiDJ