Last weekend I headed off to Calgary to second shoot a wedding with Calgary wedding photographer John Boccabella Photography. I don’t get to second shoot often and it was pretty exciting to just have time to shoot details! Mina & Aram were married in the Turner Valley Room of the Fairmont Palliser in Calgary. I got to join Mina as she was getting ready and I am still stunned by her beautiful Lazaro wedding gown. Also pretty impressed by how tall her shoes were and how well she seems to manage in them all day! Mina looked like an absolute princess when she headed down to the foyer to meet her husband-to-be as he handed her a gorgeous pink bridal bouquet. After the two had a few moments to share, we went to Eau Claire for a photo session with just the soon-to-be-wed couple and then were joined by family for more pictures.
I headed back to the Fairmont and had a blast catching all of the awesome details (look forward to the Details & Decor post for this one!) before the ceremony started. The ceremony was Muslim and Baha’i and there were lots of cool details, especially they spread of sweets surrounding the couple.
After the ceremony, the reception was hosted in the Crystal Ballroom and it was just gorgeous! Orchids were everywhere! Mina & Aram entered the reception and went straight into their first dance as a married couple. As the night went on a dancer performed for the guests and there was a very cool knife dance before Mina & Aram cut the cake. As we ducked out on the evening, the dance floor was packed and a huge party was in full swing! I’m so happy I was lucky enough to come along for the ride! Thanks to John Boccabella for having me along and congratulations to Mina & Aram!
Photographed by Calgary Wedding Photographer, Elizabeth van der Bij.
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