Modern Mountain Inspiration Shoot – The Wedding Fair Calgary 2019 Front Entrance

The Wedding Fair – Calgary is one of the dreamiest days in the wedding industry for professionals and couples alike in Southern Alberta. With *literally* hundreds of wedding vendors that you can meet, shop and compare all in one day, it makes wedding planning fun, easy and it’s a great chance to connect with family and friends during one of the most exciting times of your life. 

Not to mention, the professionals who exhibit at the show, bring their A Game. Don’t believe us? Check out this amazing inspiration shoot featuring the Grand Front Entrance design, photographed by Paisley Photography. We love the rustic mountain details that the creatives brought to the design, and it’s filled with elegant modern details. Meet the entire Creative Team and hear more about what inspired them after the jump! 

From the Creative Team:

With this look we wanted to bring the mountains to Calgary. We live so close to the mountains, and the mountains are always a part of us. We wanted to bring the mountains to Calgary, to show guests that you can have a mountain wedding without having the high costs that come with booking in the mountains! Any bride could have this look carried through with a ceremony in a traditional church, or reception at a hotel or restaurant.

Cardboard cutouts in soft white silhouettes of trees and bears help set the stage. These cutouts are cost effective ways of decorating and are great photo opportunities for guests as well. The white drapery, white sticks and white cutouts together create a sophisticated 3D effect of space, texture and light. Creative Edge Flowers created a circle floral hoop of feathered pampas leaves, greenery and flowers takes centre stage and is the perfect ceremony backdrop. Wispy branches, and more greenery ground the space on either side of the hoop.

With mountains as our main theme it was important to keep the decor as natural and rustic as possible.Oversized farm wood tables, and gorgeous wood chairs help ground this look. Rustic wine barrels lead guests through the space, from the entry and prominent cake table to the bar/flat lay table. Greys, silvers and soft dusty pinks with black and white helped the stationery blend throughout the space.

We used modern prints of marble on the stationery and table runner decal, which represented the stone and rock of the mountains. We took a geometric approach to the menu, with a triangle pop up, to represent the shape of the mountains. The pop up brings a modern approach to the menu, and is a fun detail that brings drama to the table. The place cards mimic the menu, tucked under the wine glass, the triangle name stands up so that it is easy to read. The soft grey and dusty pink colours work so well together in the stationery. There is a large contrast in clean modern all-capitals text throughout the stationery line, and the rough, brush stroke font of the names and monogram that make this look clearly modern.


Paisley Photography/Chair Flair/Creative Edge Flowers/Paper Panache Invitations & Design Ltd./Rustic Woodworking by JL/Burgundy Oak/Milk Jar & Co/The Wandering Long Table/Blush And Raven Bridal Boutique/Yvonne’s Delightful Cakes/Joanne Bisley Designs/YNOT Digital Weddings/Event Core/The Wedding Fair Calgary