At Moments By Madeleine we just love LOVE and aim to create a beautiful day full of celebration and memorable moments.
We specialize in weddings and provide planning, design and coordination or a customized blend of services for our couples so that you can enjoy your engagement without all the stresses of planning.
Whether your dream is an elopement on top of a mountain or a wedding with everyone you love in a stunning ballroom, we are there along side you from initial consultation till the close of the best day of your life.
We can't wait to meet you and help create the most magical moments of your wedding day.
When J + J asked me to be their wedding planner I was so excited. When the bride let me know I could have nearly full creative control I was ecstatic. Her three requests for her wedding were incorporating rose gold, lots of flowers and an elevated boho aesthetic. We started praying for good weather in the middle of June and got to designing both their mountain ceremony and city reception.
The day of their wedding was absolutely perfect. A slight drizzle in the morning that cleared by the time the rentals arrived at Tunnel Mountain Reservoir, the slightly overcast sky made for the moodiest of photos. The pianist starting playing and our bride escorted by her mother began her walk down to the floral covered arch to meet her soon to be husband. Her veil blew in the wind and she just glowed, we got a few tears out of our groom too!
“As Winnie the Pooh said, if you live to be a hundred I want to live to be a hundred minus one day so I never have to live without you” – Jesse
We got a slight sprinkle of rain right after the ceremony before clearing up again for portraits. Can we talk about how amazing Tunnel Mountain Reservoir is for not only ceremony but for your bridal party portraits too?
J + J headed to Lake Minnewanka with Jade Gabrielle Photography for their intimate portraits. The bride had seen some of Jade’s shots here from other weddings and knew she wanted a similar feel! Her silk chiffon skirt caught the wind and the coral peonies in her bouquet popped in the photos!
While the bridal party finished up their portraits in the mountains, guests made the drive back to downtown Calgary for the cocktail hour and reception at The Pioneer on 8th. We absolutely LOVED this space, it has a minimalist, industrial vibe that allowed us to create exactly the aesthetic J + J wanted. We used the 9 foot tall moveable wall for the seating chart with vinyl lettering from Bexley Design Co and greenery hanging from the top. On the other side was the dessert table topped with candy and sweets from Pretty Sweet Bakeshop.
Take a peek at all the floral installs done by Flowers By Janie, you should be able to count four large format installations! Not including the head table and of course the greenery and peonies down all the guest tables. For the tables we went with rose gold chargers, matching rose gold flatware, peach napkins, white table linens and plum taper candles. The clear carousel water goblets brought a different texture to the glassware.
We used the entire main floor for the dinner reception for 126 guests. The upper level was the cocktail space with soft seating covered in cozy furs and blankets with a bar serving signature drinks by Hotel Arts Catering. The lower level with its lofted ceilings were used for our dance floor and of course a few cocktail tables to place your drink when your fav song comes on! Thanks to Local DJ, once the dance floor got going it was hard to get anyone to leave! The floral covered staircase was not only stunning to look at when you went to grab a sangria, but also where we had the MC and those giving speeches so they would have a gorgeous background to stand in front of!
We could not have made J + J’s dream wedding happen without such an amazing vendor team. Check them out below!
We started 2019 off with a styled shoot at one of our now absolute favourite venues in the Rockies. Sky Bistro is a stunning restaurant located at the top of Sulphur Mountain in Banff, Alberta, accessible by either the Banff Gondola or a hike to the top. The ceremony space on the outdoor terrace has panoramic views of the Rocky Mountains and it is simply one of the most beautiful back drops in Banff to say “I Do”. Enjoy a cocktail after the vows with their outdoor bar while enjoying the Canadian Rockies. Retreat to Sky Bistro for your reception, and don’t worry the views don’t end when you head down to the restaurant. The floor to ceiling windows in Sky Bistro allow you and your guests to experience those views all the way until sunset, which is also pretty magical. With dishes like the Sage & Thyme Polenta Tower, Hamilton Farms AAA Short Rib and White Chocolate and Peanut Butter Mousse, everyone’s palette is sure to be satisfied.
The shoot took place on a very chilly February day. The creative team set up an intimate reception tablescape and an outdoor ceremony filled with beautiful florals, hand crafted stationary, and other gorgeous decor details. The moody colour palette which included champagne, gold, mauve, plum and ivory looked stunning against the expansive mountain backdrop.
Follow along for some winter inspiration for your wedding at Banff Gondola and Sky Bistro and of course all the amazing vendors that collaborated on the shoot!
Photography by 20. 20 Photography + Florals by Flowers By Janie + Video by Castaño Films