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’).
“After the ceremony, guests then went to the Shaw Conference Centre, where they were greeted by airplane escort cards”, continued Elizabeth. “The guestbook was luggage tags that well wishes were placed upon and then placed in some vintage luggage. Guests then were treated to appetizers and a photo booth. The room was decorated charcoal pintuck linens and dendrobium and cymbidium orchid center pieces. A double sided menu card and table number, along with silver charger plates and yellow satin napkins and chair covers also adorn the room. The favors were very unique, going along with the airplane theme, ‘sick bags’ were given to the guests. Inside were a few airplane themed trinkets such as a retro build your own styrofoam airplane, a ‘parachute man’ and much more!”
What a theme! Thank you to photographer Elizabeth and of course Robyn & Tom for sharing today!