Calgary’s fashion scene is evolving at a rapid pace and it’s definitely an exciting time to be a designer. Canada’s fastest growing major city is increasingly being recognized for its creativity and talent. I was very excited to work with the talented Nicole Rita Tomney of NRT Fashions who has recently released her Bridal Couture line of wedding gowns, lingerie, veils and more.
This girl takes custom wedding dresses to the next level. Each piece is custom made to order, designed, and tailored to meet the needs of each individual bride. Romantic. Elegant. Intricate. Hand made. With a sophisticated approach, these gowns show the elegance of a woman’s body. From beautifully cut body suits to layered, sheer + flowing tulle skirts, all details are designed to focus on a woman’s beautiful + unique shape and are hand made locally.
In order to showcase the intricate detail and romance of these gowns, Olivia Kennedy; designer, wedding planner and owner of Love Crush Weddings brought this elegant styled shoot together by selecting a Loft in downtown Calgary to keep a modern and clean aesthetic and incorporated our love of the Geometric Wedding Trend by including a 10 foot gold triangle as our focal point adorned with elegant greenery + hanging geometric terrariums. Geometric lanterns with white candles further enhanced the space and added depth and dimension. Our table was set with gold cutlery and elegant blue + crystal glassware which played beautifully with the blue table settings. We further incorporated shape by including geometric cut stationary and clear ghost chairs to keep the aesthetic clean. To contrast the elegant simplicity, large oversized weddings bouquets were provided by the talented Lori from Floral Architects.
No styled shoot is complete without a couple of good looking men. We were very lucky to have our male models dressed by Suits by Curtis Eliot and the actual designer himself Matthew Ivan Eaton, model for us. Another incredible Alberta designer putting his stamp on upcoming fashion trends, SUITS by Curtis Eliot is an international custom made menswear company. They strive to give their clients the opportunity to experience an old-fashioned tailor service with a modern twist. Each garment is custom designed and fitted to each individual, allowing clients to select the fit, fabric and style of each of their designs. They specialize in made-to-measure suits, topcoats, dress shirts, dress pants and shorts. The guys at Suits by Curtis Eliot know that buying a custom tailored suit is hard and expensive so they decided to make it simple and affordable. Gone are the days of only the bride getting all of the attention. The modern couple is better dressed than ever and so both should feel that style reflected on their wedding day.
A big thank you to all the vendors + models involved on this styled session. This beautiful vision couldn’t come to life without your talent.
Planning + Design LOVE CRUSH WEDDINGS \ Decor GATHERED TABLE SUPPLY \ Florals FLORAL ARCHITECTS \ Stationary PAPER PANACHE \ Bridal Gowns NRT FASHIONS \ Suits SUITS BY CURTIS ELIOT \ Make-up GLAM N GO BY JENNA NICOLE \ Hair HAIR CREATIVE \ Models KAILA, DAYNA, NICOLE, MATT + CONOR