Bright Colours and Pizza… A Wedding to Remember
- Katie & Ralph
- Ceremony: Riley Park garden area in Calgary, AB
- Reception: Double Zero Pizza
The Wedding Date:
- July 24th 2021
I connected with Katie after their wedding to get some insight into their special day and ask her a few questions that were burning in my mind! I hope her insight helps you as well as you plan your DIY wedding.
Let me know if you have questions you’d like me to ask future DIY wedding couples as well!
Q: What tips would you give to someone who wants to DIY their wedding flowers?
A: Get more greenery and fillers than you think. Watch some videos beforehand on how to put together the style of bouquet that you’re going for, and don’t expect it to be perfect. Also, you want to put together the bouquets and especially the corsages as close to the wedding as possible for freshness, but it also took us several hours to do all of the arrangements so leave yourself enough time!
Q: Why did you choose to DIY your wedding flowers?
A: Cost savings mostly – I wanted a BIG bouquet, and also wanted to incorporate flowers from my mom’s garden
Q: Did you DIY anything else at your wedding ?
A: Absolutely – probably a lot more than most brides lol. I DIYed basically everything: the flowers, the signage, decor, name cards, favours, designed the stationary, my mom made the cake, I even altered my own dress….
Q: What was the “theme” of your wedding?
A: Bright colors and pizza? 😛
Q: What was your favorite part about your wedding
Q: Anything else you’d wanna share?
A: As a “covid bride” (we got legally married on our original wedding date in 2020 and waited to have a big party in 2021), all I can say is that its worth the wait to have the wedding you’ve always dreamed of. We feel SO lucky with the timing of our wedding in relation to the restrictions and looking back there isn’t a single thing that I had in my mind for my wedding day that I didn’t end up getting to do. Despite the huge stress of the pandemic, we also feel like there were some major silver linings – smaller guest list, less pressure to conform to expectations, guests with some pent up partying to release – so ultimately my wish for all of the brides out there is to experience what I got to experience!
- Salal x 2 bunches
- Silver Queen Pitt x 2 bunches
- Italian Ruscus x 2 bunches
- Craspedia x 2 bunches
- White Hypericum x 1 bunch
- Florals: You Floral
- TKshotz Photography & video
- Double Zero Pizza – reception venue
- BHLDN – dress shop
- Rob Milton Caricatures
- Sarah Walsh Bridal – jewelry
- Dress & Charm – bridesmaids dresses
- Any Adventure Designs – ceremony script signs
- Barry Chugg – officiant
- Opal & Oak Occasions – coordinators