Rachel and Raymon based their wedding on Rachel’s favourite childhood book and film – Alice in Wonderland! They had oodles of personalised and special details including the mismatched chairs, the vintage door seating chart, having clocks as table numbers and their chequered dance floor.
“I met Ray through my older sister”, began the bride. “Her husband had been close friends with Ray since high school. We hung out as a group a few times then Ray finally asked me out for dinner. Being the protective older sister that Victoria is, she didn’t approve at first since Ray was three years older than me. Long story short, everything worked out and we all couldn’t be happier that we can call each other family!”
The ceremony was held at
Paul Hardy Studio and the reception at the Marriot Hotel, Calgary. They totally transformed both spaces with the help of their wedding planners Hera Weddings and Events. “Get a good wedding planner!” Rachel advises. “I don’t think we could’ve done it without Rachel and Jesse. Our theme definitely would not have been executed as well and they were our biggest stress reliever.”
“Oh and splurge on photography for sure! Take in every moment of your special day, it goes way too fast. Finally, don’t sweat the small things that may go wrong, you’re probably the only two who will notice.”
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