Taking place among the Canadian Rockies, Christina and Greg’s blush and champagne wedding is beautiful, sophisticated, and filled with family, love, and cheer. The duo planned the wedding of their dreams thanks to the help of their wedding planner, Callandra of Postcard Weddings, and Corrina Walker Photography captured the day perfectly. Christina was kind enough to share about her wedding planning experience with us, so read on for her advice and insights!
What (or who) helped you most in your planning process and/or on your wedding day?
Without question our wedding planner Callandra Caufield gets 100% credit for managing, organizing and executing everything that had to do with our wedding plans and wedding day. Her attention to detail and organized approached suited Greg and I perfectly, we had regularly schedule meetings, specific homework and all the decisions were narrowed down in advance and presented to us in a timely and orderly fashion. Our lives are very busy and I wasn’t interesting in spending hours researching and having Callandra control the planning was instrumental to us never feeling overwhelmed and enjoying the process a lot! Her presence on our wedding day was a major confidence boost because Greg and I knew we could focus exclusively on each other and our guests.
What was the most important thing to you when deciding who to work with for your wedding?
Instantly when we met Callandra we could tell she was extremely knowledgeable and was prepared to lead us by making recommendations and short listing vendors for us based on her understanding of our interests and desires. The amount of resources/ideas for a wedding can be very overwhelming and we very much appreciated that Callandra’s experience gave her firm opinions about what we’d like and we trusted those opinions immediately. Every vendor she suggested was amazing and contributed to making the day exceptional.
What was your inspiration for your wedding details and/or design?
Greg and I has a strong sense of the vibe we wanted at the wedding and the overall look, but at a high level. Callandra seems to ‘get” our vision right away and helped us turn our ideas into a reality. The key concepts we kept coming back to were “big family get together” and “sexy & sophisticated”. Callandra and our other amazing vendors took that concept and everything turned out exactly as we’d hoped.
What was your favorite thing about your wedding?
The best part about the wedding – for both Greg and I – was exchanging our vows. We both put a lot of effort into writing them ourselves, and every word was meaningful to say and hear. It was made even more meaningful to say them in front of everyone we love. It was the pinnacle moment of the day – for us and based on the feedback we received from guests – very touching for them as well.
What is your best piece of advice for other brides?
If it’s an option for you, hire a wedding planner. That was an absolute game changer for us. It allowed Greg and I to completely enjoy the day – because we had total trust in Callandra’s vision and organization. We relied on her from day one for guidance and recommendations for vendors, and her attention to detail meant the day was seamless and we able to focus exclusively on each other and our guests.
Try to remember the reason for the celebration – the commitment you are making to each other in front of all your loved ones. It’s easy to get caught up in of the ‘business’ of the day, picking dresses, cake flavors and seating arrangements etc., but try not to sweat the details. Happiness and fun are contagious – if the bride and groom having the time of their lives, their guests likely will too.
Vendors who made it all happen…
Photographer: Corrina Walker Photography//Event Designer: Postcard Weddings//Event Planner: Postcard Weddings & Events//Calligrapher: Art & Alexander//Invitation Designer:Art & Alexander//Transportation: Banff Tour Bus//Transportation:Brewster//Makeup Artist: Canmore & Banff MakeUp Artistry//Linens and Coverings:Celebration Creations//DJ: DJ Rocswell//Musicians: Ensemble Cascade//Floral Designer: Flower Artistry//Equipment Rentals: Great Events Group//Hair Stylist:Hed Kandi Salon//Transportation: Highland Executive Chauffeur//PR Rep: OFD Consulting LLC//Reception Venue: Silvertip Golf Resort//Equipment Rentals: Special Event Rentals//Lighting:Stardust Sounds Inc//Officiant: Threshold Ceremonies//Cake Designer:Whippt Desserts and Catering//