Classic and Elegant Wedding at St. Mary’s Cathedral & SAIT Heritage Hall

I love love love it when traditional meets dazzling and that’s exactly what Stacey and Ryan’s wedding is all about. This sweet couple met when Ryan and Stacey were in school together, and a friendship and love blossomed from there. 

Stacey’s a romantic at heart, and a lover of 18th century French decor and culture. Using that as the foundation for their classic wedding, you can see it in all the finer details of Stacey’s elegant bridal style to their gorgeous wedding cake. Holding their ceremony in the Cathedral and their reception at SAIT’s Heritage Hall was a perfect fit for this stylized wedding, which even included a specially choreographed Tudor-style first dance. Photographed by Raraa Photography, hear more from the photographer, the bride and meet the entire Creative Team after the jump! 

From the photographer:

When I saw the locations and details of the wedding, my heart jumped (including her Grace Kelly-inspired wedding cap veil and the fact that she had songs from Phantom of the Opera and the very song from the wedding of Prince Frederik of Denmark play at the church).

The groom and his bestmen in their tailcoats, the bridesmaids in glittering gold top and tulle dress, the guests in suits and fascinators, and the radiant bride in a classic wedding dress. Just like a Royal wedding, or a glamorous wedding from yesteryear.

Stacey and Ryan’s first dance was the most unique I had encountered: instead of the traditional wedding dance, they opted for medieval-like dance (sort of the dance one would watch on The Tudor or from Elizabeth I).

What the bride loved about her wedding day:

Committing to one another in front of family, friends and God to love one another and be united in marriage; we considered the day to be perfect so long as we got married – nothing else truly mattered! But also, the first dance which we choreographed and worked so hard on – it went off perfectly!


Raraa Photography/Glass Films/SAIT/The bride herself! 🙂/Beth Lloyd/Li’l Mam Flowers/Sweet Relief Pastries/Sew or Die/Access Entertainment/Ellen Doty/Eye Candi