Roxy and Daniel’s ceremony took place in Daniel’s parents’ neighbourhood, Bourland Field Estates, in Cresson, TX. It also just happens to be an airport neighbourhood! The streets are runways and everyone has massive garages to house their planes. The couple chose yellow as the main colour in their wedding so what could have been more perfect than a brilliant yellow plane that was lent by their neighbour for the photos!?
“Is there such a thing as laid-back vintage wedding?” Roxy asked, “because that’s totally what it was. I love how everything came together! The books as centrepieces, hydrangeas, chess board cake. Our guests said the environment was so relaxed, they felt right at home.”
When Carin & Pouya got engaged, the bride instantly knew what their wedding theme would be – Broadway musical! ”I have always loved Broadway musicals and three years ago Pouya took me to my first live production – The Wizard of Oz”, Carin writes. “I was instantly hooked! Since then I’ve got season tickets to Broadway performances across Canada including our hometown of Edmonton. I never thought of incorporating that into the wedding, but after a while the Broadway musical theme came to me while I was bored one day in a class in University. I was looking around on the internet when I saw a wedding program that looked like a playbill and the ideas spiraled from there!”
The ceremony was held in Hastings Lake Gardens and the reception was at Fort Edmonton Park. This venue was an old aeroplane hanger which provided the perfect blank canvas – and plenty of space for their party. Guests were greeted by a red carpet and ‘paparazzi’ as they entered, and given tickets to the ‘show’. From the ticket booth to the cake, and Rocky Horror Bar to the Daddy Warbucks dessert table, every element of the decor was in-keeping with the theme. Each table was styled differently, each inspired by a different Broadway musical, including My Fair Lady, The Wizard of Oz, Grease, Legally Blonde, Wicked, The Lion King, Mary Poppins and Mamma Mia. Which is your favourite?!
Both air traffic controllers, and with a mutual attention to detail and love for planes, Robyn & Tom were thrilled when they were allowed to get married on a Pacific Western plane at Edmonton Aviation Museum. ”It took a lot of convincing but the museum were gracious to allow the bride and groom to use the airplane”, explained their Canadian wedding photographer Elizabeth of ENV Photography. “Guests were assigned seats on a seating chart that mimicked the chart that you pick your seat from when booking your plane ticket! Prior to the groom walking down, his sons and daughter walked down the aisle and handed out cookies to all the guests – just like a real airline!”
After the ceremony, the couple and their wedding party had portraits taken on the plane as well as in the museum and on the high level bridge in Edmonton. The wedding had a modern, yellow theme which included the flowers, the stationery and the bride’s grandmother’s vintage areoplane embellished hankie (as the ‘something old’).