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“I truly believe I wouldn’t have had the wedding of my dreams if it weren’t for Cathy, and I will never be able to repay her for that, as it was such a magical day. We believe Cathy will be the best investment you make in planning your wedding and we cannot recommend her or her team enough. Thank you Cathy, Muriel and everyone else at Creative Weddings for making our day perfect!”

Ally & Andrew Morrison

Bride & Groom, Calgary (Civic On Third Wedding)

Experienced Calgary and Banff wedding planner, Cathy MacRae, answers some of the big questions:

  • Who should look at getting a wedding planner?
  • What are some of the common mistakes or regrets that couples have?
  • What sets you apart as a wedding planner?
  • Cathy’s favorite tips and tricks!

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Newly Engaged - The First Steps To Take When Planning A Wedding

Christmas is fast approaching! Between the holiday shopping and decorating your home, it really is a magical season filled with family celebrations and get-togethers with friends. It’s a time when people are naturally brought closer together and look favorably towards the future. Therefore, it only makes sense that it’s also the time of year when more couples get engaged than any other month….

Q & A With A Wedding Designer - What You Need To Know When Planning Your Wedding Decor

Is a wedding designer and a decorator the same thing? Where should we get our rental items? Who is responsible for setting everything up? Should we get real floral centerpieces or artificial silk ones? Hear directly from an experienced wedding designer as she answers a lot of commonly asked questions about wedding décor, making sure you get off to a good start when planning your wedding décor.

Calgary's Best Wedding Venues: Fairmont Palliser Hotel

Calgary has some amazing wedding venues, but one of our favourites continues to be the Faimront Palliser Hotel. Opened originally in 1914 as a Canadian Pacific Railway hotel, it’s like taking a step back in time to a period of grandeur and elegance. It’s one of the few historical venues we have in the Calgary area, and it’s a definite treasure!

Pantone's Color Of The Year For 2019 - Living Coral And How To Incorporate It Into Your Wedding Design

Just last week, Pantone©, the world’s leading expert on color, released its Color Of The Year For 2019 – Living Coral. “Color is an equalizing lens through which we experience natural and digital realities, and this is particularly true for Living Coral.”

The Difference Between A Wedding Planner And A Venue Wedding Coordinator

What is the difference between a wedding venue coordinator and a wedding planner? The terms of wedding planner and venue coordinator are often used interchangeably, but in regards to what couple should expect in terms of services, there is a very BIG difference. Make sure you are in the know to save yourself some unexpected grief and frustration…

Dates To Avoid When Planning A Wedding For 2021 and 2022

There are so many details involved when planning a wedding. The first item on the agenda, and perhaps the most important one, is selecting a date. Sometimes you choose a day for personal significance, like the anniversary of your first date or the same wedding date as your parents. Other times you might choose a date based on …

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Real Wedding Feature: Sami & Ian’s Summer Wedding At Chateau Lake Louise

 Summer is a beautiful time for an outdoor wedding! There are few locations in the world as spectacular as the Canadian Rockies. This Chateau Lake Louise wedding is one for the memory books! Sami and Ian love the mountains and chose this location to celebrate their wedding with friends and family. With a color palette of blush pink and navy blue, take a look at this timeless and elegant wedding nestled in the heart of the Rocky Mountains!

Real Wedding Feature: Luisa and Bryan’s Summer Wedding At The Palliser Hotel


Luisa was out for a walk near her home when she first spotted him working out in his front yard across the street. Although she was with both of her parents, Bryan noticed her too. A few more “spontaneous” outings and they started talking. A few gentle nudgings, and a invitation or two of coffee, and the reast, as you might is history. On a beatuiful summer day in September, they were married at her family church, Mary, Mother of the Redeemer, followed by a grand reception at Calgary’s Fairmont Palliser Hotel. Join us as we look back at their beautiful wedding celebration!




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