Jessica and Paul: Classic Elegance At Banff’s Rimrock Resort

She's from the East! He's from the West! Although they both were originally from different areas of Canada, Jessica and Paul have but since made Calgary their home. When deciding on the location of their wedding, there was no question in their minds as to where it was going to take place. They wanted to share the picturesque Canadian Rocky Mountains with all of their friends and family, and decided to make their wedding a mini-destination wedding in the small-town community of Banff, Alberta (located inside Banff National Park).

Right from the beginning, Jessica had a very specific look and feel she wanted for her wedding. It can only be described as classic elegance! Timeless with a mix of tall candelabra centerpieces mixed with lower arrangements. A color palette of dark navy paired with creams and accents of gold. The neutral shades worked so well together, especially in their reception space at the Wildrose Ballroom in Banff's Rimrock Resort.

While the beginning of September started to show the change in season, scattered showers did fall throughout the day. There was even a touch of snow in the evening to help complete the mountain magic!

From the couple:

"Paul and I met and currently reside in Calgary, but with Paul being from British Columbia and myself being from Ontario, it was hard to decide where to gather both sides of the family and friends to have a wedding. What better place than the heart of the Canadian Rockies in beautiful Banff National Park! Our ceremony was a classic Roman Catholic mass at the historic (over 100 years) St. Mary's Parish Church in Banff. The cocktail hour and reception followed at the gorgeous ballroom at the Rimrock Resort and was decorated by the talented Cathy MacRae and team from Creative Weddings Planning & Decor. Lush florals, by Muriel of Creative Weddings Floral Designs, filled the candelabra centerpieces which really made the room stand out. Along with the typical mountain weather - afternoon rain followed by evening snow - our wedding was everything we imagined and dreamed of. Surrounded with our family and friends, it really was the perfect euphoria-filled day that we will never forget."

A special thank you to all of the vendors involved in making Jessica and Paul's day so perfect!

Photographers: Eric Daigle Photography (Daytime)

Robert Servais Photography (Evening)

Planner/Design: Creative Weddings Planning and Decor

Ceremony Venue: St. Mary's Parish 

Reception Venue: The Rimrock Resort - Wildrose Ballroom

Florals: Creative Weddings Floral Design

Caterer: The Rimrock Resort

Stationery: Minted (Invites & Thank You Cards), Creative Weddings Stationery Designs (Table Numbers & Menus)

Chiavari Chairs/Lighting: Special Event Rentals

Linen Rentals: Bella Linens (formerly Celebration Creation Linen Rentals)

Cake & Cupcakes: Cake Creations

DJ:  Dance! Shout! Productions

Transportation: Highland Executive Chauffeur

Rings: Blue Nile

Brides Attire: Maggie Sottero, The Bridal Centre

Grooms Attire: Moores

Bridesmaids: Donna Morgan

The ladies spent the morning getting ready at the Rimrock Resort. Hair and make-up was done in the rooms, making for a more relaxing morning for everyone. The bride's gown was a lace covered sheath by Maggie Sottero, with gold sandals by Badgley Mischka.

Photo credit: Eric Daigle Photography

Photo credit: Eric Daigle Photography

Gold sandals by Badgley Mischka; Photo credit: Eric Daigle Photography

Gold sandals by Badgley Mischka; Photo credit: Eric Daigle Photography

Photo credit: Eric Daigle Photography

Photo credit: Eric Daigle Photography

Lace covered sheath by Maggie Sottero; Photo credit: Eric Daigle Photography

Lace covered sheath by Maggie Sottero; Photo credit: Eric Daigle Photography

Photo credit: Eric Daigle Photography

Photo credit: Eric Daigle Photography

Groom and groomsmen in grey suits; Photo credit: Eric Daigle Photography

Groom and groomsmen in grey suits; Photo credit: Eric Daigle Photography

The ceremony took place at St. Mary's Catholic Parish in Banff, Alberta. It's a picturesque stone church with beautifully designed interiors. The priest from their home church in Calgary came out to perform the ceremony.
Florals: Creative Weddings Floral Designs; Photo credit: Eric Daigle Photography

Florals: Creative Weddings Floral Designs; Photo credit: Eric Daigle Photography

Ceremony Venue: St. Mary's Parish (Banff, Alberta); Photo credit: Eric Daigle Photography

Ceremony Venue: St. Mary's Parish (Banff, Alberta); Photo credit: Eric Daigle Photography

Baby's breath bouquets for the bridesmaids were designed by Creative Weddings Floral Designs; Photo credit: Eric Daigle Photography

Baby's breath bouquets for the bridesmaids were designed by Creative Weddings Floral Designs; Photo credit: Eric Daigle Photography

St. Mary's Parish; Photo credit: Eric Daigle Photography

St. Mary's Parish; Photo credit: Eric Daigle Photography

Photo credit: Eric Daigle Photography

Photo credit: Eric Daigle Photography

Bouquets: Creative Weddings Floral Designs; Photo credit: Eric Daigle Photography

Bouquets: Creative Weddings Floral Designs; Photo credit: Eric Daigle Photography

Bouquet: Creative Weddings Floral Designs; Photo Credit: Eric Daigle Photography

Bouquet: Creative Weddings Floral Designs; Photo Credit: Eric Daigle Photography

Photo credit: Eric Daigle Photography

Photo credit: Eric Daigle Photography

Photo credit: Eric Daigle Photography

Photo credit: Eric Daigle Photography

Photo credit: Eric Daigle Photography

Photo credit: Eric Daigle Photography

Photo Credit: Eric Daigle Photography

Photo Credit: Eric Daigle Photography

Event Design: Creative Weddings Planning & Décor; Photo credit: Robert Servais Photography

Event Design: Creative Weddings Planning & Décor; Photo credit: Robert Servais Photography

Menu cards: Creative Weddings Stationery Designs, Linens: Bella Linens, Photo credit: Eric Daigle Photography

Menu cards: Creative Weddings Stationery Designs, Linens: Bella Linens, Photo credit: Robert Servais Photography

Photo courtesy of Robert Servais Photography

Photo courtesy of Robert Servais Photography

Photo credit: Robert Servais Photography

Photo credit: Robert Servais Photography

Photo credit: Robert Servais Photography

Photo credit: Robert Servais Photography

Cupcakes by Cake Creations in Canmore; Photo credit: Robert Servais Photography

Cupcakes by Cake Creations in Canmore; Photo credit: Robert Servais Photography

Décor and centerpieces by Creative Weddings Planning & Décor; Photo credit: Robert Servais Photography

Décor and centerpieces by Creative Weddings Planning & Décor; Photo credit: Robert Servais Photography

Photo credit: Eric Daigle Photography

Photo credit: Eric Daigle Photography

Photo credit: Robert Servais Photography

Photo credit: Robert Servais Photography

Their day ended with a soft dusting of snow! It couldn't have been any more magical! Photo credit: Robert Servais Photography

Their day ended with a soft dusting of snow! It couldn't have been any more magical! Photo credit: Robert Servais Photography

Congratulations to our newlyweds! Thank you for allowing us to be part of your special day!

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