An Intimate Wedding in Banff
From the bride, Ivanna: I am from Ukraine, my husband is from Bulgaria, and we both moved to Canada after a long, long-distance relationship. We did not want to have a big wedding, but rather an intimate celebration with our closest friends. We definitely wanted a fairytale location with a breathtaking view, The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise was the perfect fit for us.
We brought my baby with us, a Scottish Fold cat named Gregory House.
It is kind of embarrassing, but I could not repeat my vows after the commissioner. I was so stressed and laughing as all this English seemed to me like a language I do not speak. Fortunately, everyone was laughing with me.
We Skyped the entire ceremony with our family so they could be part of the ceremony.
Since Anton & I met in Cyprus, everything Greek is special to us. So, after the ceremony, we went to dinner at a Greek restaurant. It was fun to reminisce about how we met and how we spent our first year together.
My advice: Splurge on your special day! You can always earn more money, but you can’t turn time back and order better flowers or pick a nicer venue!
THE WEDDING TEAM
Photographer: Kim Payant Photography // Ceremony Location & Lodging: Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise // Reception: Balkan Greek Restaurant // Flowers: Forget-Me-Not Flowers // Dress Designer: White by Vera Wang // Bridesmaid Dresses: BCBG // Men’s Wear: White by Vera Wang
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