Tatiana & Aaron had a wonderful fall wedding that took place at the Calgary Zoo, which is a very beautiful location for wedding photography!
Our day began with getting ready photos taken at the Delta Bow Valley hotel in downtown Calgary. The groom was wearing a stylish three-piece suit, and he and his groomsmen had boutineers made with fall themed arrangements of a white flower, autumn leaves, and red berries. Tatiana’s bridesmaids helped her into her gorgeous wedding dress. The bride looked spectacular and so elegant, along with her lovely arrangement of autumn coloured flowers in her wedding bouquet.
Their wedding ceremony itself occurred in the gardens surrounding the Calgary Zoo Conservatory. With family and friends surrounding them, they performed a touching wedding ceremony. The Calgary Zoo is a great location for weddings photos, and after the ceremony we were able to go to several locations around the Zoo. The bride and groom are both runners, so we captured a few photos of the two in action running through the lawns and open spaces. The Zoo also offered some nice locations with beautiful flower gardens, rockery landscapes, and forested areas. We visited the tiger cubs, who were incredibly fascinated with Tatiana and her beautiful white wedding dress. One of the tiger cubs in particular was following Tatiana all along the glass window and kept trying to paw at her dress.
During the wedding reception inside the Calgary Zoo ENMAX Conservatory, the venue served a wonderful multi-course meal and there were many speeches, toasts, and reception games, like the shoe game. The bride’s parents presented bread and salt to the couple in the Ukrainian wedding tradition. There was a breaking of the bread, and they said the tradition was that whomever gets the largest piece when the bread breaks “wears the pants in the family”. When they broke the bread, it was into two pieces of the same size! The great food was enjoyed by everyone and especially all of the homemade pies from their family. Rather than a cake cutting, there was a wedding pie cutting to end the meal.
We want to thank Tatiana and Aaron for allowing us to photograph their beautiful wedding and for having us be a part of their special day!