May 12, 2014

Tulips, tulips everywhere!

Aren't tulips such a happy flower? Today Tara Whittaker Photography is featuring some tulip arrangements from a recent photo shoot with A Vintage Affair.

Hop on over to Tara's blog for more tulip inspiration.

Vintage gowns and accessories from A Vintage Affair

Hair stylist: Tara Watts of Inglewood Beauty Bar

Make-up Artist: Shea Brown of The Hair Studio, Okotoks.

Model: Nicole

Shoes by Nine West

Venue: Kensington Riverside Inn

May 8, 2014

A taste of spring, a touch of vintage

A month ago, two of our collective members, Tara Whittaker Photography and A Vintage Affair teamed up on a bridal fashion shoot, brimming with vintage goodness. You saw the sneak peek, but today the full shoot is being featured.

Head over to Tara's blog for the whole story and a little bit of Carrie Bradshaw trivia.

Images by Calgary wedding photographer Tara Whittaker

Vintage gowns and accessories from A Vintage Affair

Hair stylist: Tara Watts of Inglewood Beauty Bar

Make-up Artist: Shea Brown of The Hair Studio, Okotoks.

Model: Nicole

Shoes by Nine West

Location: Kensington Riverside Inn

Apr 22, 2014

Just a spoonful of vintage?

Some brides are purists and they want authentic vintage from head to toe. For others, a single, sentimental piece is enough. Maybe it's a treasured heirloom brooch, or a pretty, beaded handbag found in a local boutique. For the bride at a recent spring inspiration shoot at The Fairmont Palliser, it was an vintage bracelet, used as a hairpiece. Although the bride wore a modern Reem Acra gown, this single vintage piece was the perfect compliment to her ultra-feminine look.

A Vintage Affair has beautiful gowns, veils and accessories, whether you're looking for a little or a lot of vintage on your wedding day. Call them at 403-233-7770 for a bridal consult.

Click here if you would like to see more of this photo shoot at The Fairmont Palliser.

Photographs: Tara Whittaker Photography
Venue: The Fairmont Palliser
Concept & Design: Sharon Auld of Naturally Chic
Wood veneer stationary: Naturally Chic
Custom Signage: Naturally Chic
Floral Design: Sarah Mayerson Design
Linens: Celebration Creation
Natural chiavari chairs: Great Events Group
Bridal Gown: Reem Acra from Ette
Bridal Hair and Make-up: Artists Within
Groom's Tuxedo: Cameo & Cufflinks
Bride: Clare McConnell
Groom: Marc Morin

Apr 21, 2014

A vintage wedding dress for dancing

Who says you can only have one wedding dress? We love the idea of having two wedding gowns, one for the ceremony and one for dancing. For the recent The Pop-up Wedding held at Kensington Riverside Inn, the bride changed into a 1950s reproduction dress for dancing from A Vintage Affair. They have a brand new line of cute and colourful reproduction dresses for modern bodies. Combined with a red crinoline and red, patent shoes, this dress twisted and twirled around the dance floor.

Images by Tara Whittaker Photography

Images by RW Photo

Want to see more about The Pop-up Wedding?

Apr 8, 2014

The Pop-up Wedding

In case you haven't heard, one of our collective members, Tara Whittaker Photography, is partnering with Kensington Riverside Inn on The Pop-up Wedding. The whole purpose of The Pop-up Wedding is to help brides and grooms with their Calgary wedding planning. Together with Kensington Riverside Inn, she's gathered a creative and talented team of wedding vendors who are ready to flaunt their stuff, in a unique and interactive way. You're invited to witness an authentic vow renewal and catch a glimpse behind the scenes at a real wedding. Before and after the ceremony, you’ll have the opportunity to chat with the vendors about pricing and availability. If you’re on the hunt for a photographer, venue, wedding gown, florist, wedding planner, stationer… (you get the idea), you’ll find some of Calgary’s best at this event on April 13th.

You can also meet collective members A Vintage Affair and Sarah Mayerson Design at this one-of-a-kind event. Complimentary tickets are available to Calgary Brides by calling Kensington Riverside Inn at 403-228-4442.

There's more information on the event available on Tara's blog or on The Pop-up Wedding Pinterest Page.

Apr 7, 2014

We're back baby!

Happy Spring everyone! We've taken a bit of a hiatus to focus on other projects, but we're back.

We started this new season with a fun and colourful photo shoot at Kensington Riverside Inn. Bonnie and Theresa from A Vintage Affair handpicked a selection of gorgeous, vintage bridal gowns, just in time for Calgary Brides on the lookout for the perfect dress. Book your bridal consultation at A Vintage Affair now and stay tuned in the coming weeks for more jaw-dropping images. What a team!

Calgary wedding photographer: Tara Whittaker Photography
Vintage Fashions: A Vintage Affair
Hair styling: Tara Watts
Make-up styling: Shea Brown of The Hair Studio, Okotoks
Many thanks to our gracious hosts, Kensington Riverside Inn
Fab footwear provided by Nine West Canada
Double raspberry macarons from Yann Haute Patisserie

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