Jessica & Colby

01/09/20 EVENTS NEWS

Camrose, AB 

"Colby and  I knew each other in High School but we didn't start dating until 2012. We were attending a mutual friend's wedding as singles when another friend suggested we go together. We spent the day hanging out and re-connecting- he was the perfect wedding date! Our friend takes all the credit for setting us up! The first two years of our relationship were long distance. I was living in Calgary, attending SAIT, and he was living in Camrose and working away in the NWT. I knew very early into our relationship that he was the one for me. We made the most of the very little time we spent together in those first two years. After I finished school and had some work experience, I made the move to Camrose to be with him. Fast forward to July 16, 2017. We had celebrated my best friend's wedding the day before at Castle Mountain Resort and we had taken a few extra days off. We decided to drive through BC to Radium. After several hours of driving and a soak in the hot springs- he proposed! 

I was excited to plan our wedding but I knew dress shopping was going to be stressful for me. I went to two dress shops before Novelle. I, of course, loved a dress that was way out of my price range at the first shop. I thought I had found the one at the second store but I was overwhelmed and settled for something that I didn't really love. I had scoped out some dresses on Novelle's website and saw one dress that stood out. It wasn't what I had in mind when I pictured myself in a wedding dress, but I still wanted to try it on. My Mom came with me to my appointment and when we were initially lookng at some dresses my Mom said, "I saw one dress onle that I thought was beautiful!" Turns out it was the same dress that I had looked at and it ended up being the one! The Romy dress by Anne Barge was unique, sexy and elegant. I fell in lvoe when I had it on and really felt like a bride with a veil on. I was so nervous when my consultant, Meghan, asked if it was the one, I got cold feet. She gave us a minute to talk it over and all my Mom said to me was "JUST DO IT!!!"

Our wedding was truly a dream. I still feel on cloud 9 when I think about it. I had spent the morning with my bridesmaid, relaxing and getting ready while Colby was over at one of his groomsmens' houses. We decided to do a first look before our ceremony and our photographers knew the perfect place. One of the photographers and I drove out to Tilicum Beach where I found Colby waiting on a dock, on the water. I had never felt so excited/anxious to see my soon to be husband. When pictures were done, we made our way back to Camrose where we had an evening ceremony at the Bailey Theatre. A part of Camrose history and the perfect venue that fit our vintage vibe. After that we went over to a hotel where we had a cocktail reception. We drank and danced the night away. It was absolutely perfect."



Photography: Crown Photography

Wedding Planner: Hitched by Joelle

Hair: Blush Artistry

Makeup: Bride

Florals: Bea's Blooms

Suits: Derks Formals

Dress: Blue Willow by Anne Barge

Bridesmaids: Theia Bridesmaids