Paradise Breakfast Wedding – Styled Shoot

Kylee from Reflections Weddings sent us this fresh and fun “Paradise Breakfast Wedding” inspirational styled shoot.

Here is more about the shoot from the team. Enjoy!

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The Calgary Zoo was a perfect location to have a ‘Paradise Breakfast Wedding’ inspirational shoot. Who wouldn’t want the feeling of paradise on their wedding day?! I love the whole concept of a morning wedding and breakfast to follow of course! The aroma of fresh coffee brewing and fruit filled danishes filling the air is a perfect morning to enjoy. Even better, fresh flowers and tropics surrounding you! We put on this extravagant shoot in the Butterfly Conservatory so we could capture photos of these beautiful creatures and enjoy the whole experience.

The colour pallet : Coral, Yellow, Red and Purple

Monica with Dahlia Floral Design did an amazing job. I explained to her my vision and I got exactly what I wanted. The centerpieces looked stunning on the table and we added colourful fruit to mix in with the floral design. The vibrant red raspberries were exquisite and the glistening flowers made the colour pallet POP! They were the main touch that delivered the feeling of paradise! I loved working with Monica, she has a great personality and a great eye for detail.

It was wonderful for Mikayla from Flashin’ Forward Photography to capture the heavenly scene. It was a lot of fun trying to photograph the butterflies as they landed on the fruit. I think they enjoyed the set just as much as we did! The pictures turned out gorgeous! She did a great job and I was so happy with her work.

The Calgary Zoo was very accommodating and were wonderful to work with. They have an amazing venue for the bride that is seeking a tropical wedding. It would be perfect to step out of winter for a day and enjoy the company of your loved one on this special day with friends and family in this paradise location. I hope to see more ‘Breakfast Weddings’ and would love for couples to experience paradise right here in Calgary!

Gold Rush Themed Wedding in Ancaster, Ontario


We really love this gorgeous shoot and the theme is so original. A Yukon Gold Rush themed which is so much fun. (my recent obsession with all those gold rush shows certainly made me fall in love with this wedding even more!)  
SO here is this lovely couples story as told by their super talented photographer Jennifer Hulley: I recently shot a Canadian/Yukon gold rush themed wedding at the Ancaster Mill, (Ancaster, Ontario) in which their wedding was tailor made to reflect their personal story, of which the Yukon has special meaning. Dana and Joshua have spent a large portion of their relationship separated a great distance as Joshua found himself working in the Yukon while Dana was in Ontario. For years they had a long distance relationship and made the road trip back between the two provinces several times, via Josh’s pick up truck. They are a very outdoorsy couple and the woods, nature and yukon/canada theme has special meaning for them.


Joshua proposed to Dana while she was visiting him in the Yukon and they were up on a mountain panning for gold. As such, the Yukon, the northern lights and the gold rush became a big inspiration for their wedding.

You can see their engagement shoot on Jennifer Hulley’s  website here.

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