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Kathy +Arvin – Devonian Gardens // Calgary Wedding Planner

Every few years I get a last minute wedding….I mean really. last. minute.  The average wedding takes a year or more to plan (and this is what we recommend to avoid added stress) but in some cases we have only a few months to pull it off.  Kathy and Arvin were our last minute wedding of 2014.  They came to us a few months before the big day with only a venue for the ceremony and reception, which, for a last minute wedding in Calgary we were thrilled about – we can actually work with that!

When I met with them I started asking a few questions, how they met, how long have they been together, how long have they been engaged, etc.  I assumed they had just got engaged, wrong.  Arvin had popped the question almost 2 years prior!  I actually see this happen quite often in the wedding planning process.  A couple gets engaged, they are excited to plan a wedding, book a venue and maybe a vendor or two, are completely overwhelmed with the looming to do list, so else nothing happens.  Enter their fairy godmother, wedding planner – Shannon Valente Weddings.

We got to work and planned a beautiful navy, pink, grey and white wedding for these high school sweethearts.  As it was an August wedding I was already booked but as luck would have it one of our lead coordinators was available to take the reins on the day.

The ceremony was at the lush green Devonian Gardens, followed by a reception at the Four Points Sheraton.

Arvin wanted to take on the reception stationery himself.  I’m all about wedding DIY projects but I will not lie…I was nervous.  I have to say, he totally pulled it off!!  He even signed up for Pinterest! (Ha sorry Arvin 🙂

The amazing images were taken by Sean Leblanc Photography, enjoy.

Kathy had a quick wardrobe change for the traditional tea ceremony.  Not a dry eye in the house after an emotional speech from her aunt.

The day was full of laughter and emotion.  Thank you for letting us play a part.

The people who made the magic happen:
Wedding Planner: Shannon Valente Weddings
Photographer: Sean Leblanc Photography
Venue (ceremony): Devonian Gardens
Venue (reception): Four Points Sheraton
Cake and Favours: Whippt Desserts and Catering
Rentals: Dreamer Event Rentals
Flowers: Philip Chong Flower Bar
Invites: Maple Mountain Designs
Reception Stationery: Bride and Groom
Officiant: Jaqueline Hoare Life Celebrant

Shannon Valente Weddings – Calgary Wedding Planner – creating amazingly fun, jaw dropping, memorable, stress free weddings in Calgary since 2006.