Real Wedding: Christine & Rick

Canada Weddings Real Weddings | By:cocomelody

Christine & Rick were married in Calgary, AB, Canada. Their wedding was moody and romantic with modern industrial influences! Also, Christine’s black wedding dress with sleeves was absolutely gorgeous! Read more to see some of our most loved wedding pictures below:

All photos were taken by Carolyn Budreski Photography

Wedding Dress Style: #LD4432

Q: Any advice or tips for future Mrs.?

Stop a take a few quiet minutes during your wedding day. It goes by in a blur, focus on a few key moments. 

Q: Tell us your love story! Where & How did he propose?

We are not really public people, so he proposed at home on Christmas Eve, just the two of us. After a fabulous dinner and a nice walk to see some Christmas lights we sat down to open our gifts to each other. Mine was an empty box! When I looked up to ask “what the heck?!” he was down on one knee with a beautiful ring. I’m sure I was yelling “YES!” Before he even asked me anything. It was perfect.

Q: How would you define the message ” Dare to Love”?

Take a chance!!! It took a few times of the suggestion that I date my now husband, but I kept passing on it as he didn’t fit into my “idea” of what I was looking for. When I finally went out with him I realized he was everything I was looking for and I wish I’d met him years ago!

Q: What was the inspiration behind your wedding theme? 

We wanted a moody, romantic space, with a big bar for socializing around. We loved the deep plum and berry colors of fall and built our color palette of that. 

Q: Did you enjoy the wedding planning process? Why or why not? 

Noooo. I wanted my vision exactly and had a hard time delegating tasks to other people and relinquishing control. It was overwhelming! If I had to do it again, I’d elope!

Q: What did you love most about your #Cocomelody dress? 

The color! Coco had so many options and they enabled me to get exactly what I wasn’t able to find at the local boutiques. Also, the quality was unreal for the price. I was initially worried that buying a lower priced wedding dress would show in the quality, but not so. 

Q: What do you think about Cocomelody and the customer service?

My experience at Cocomelody was excellent. Someone contacted me to verify my custom measurements and any email was answered promptly.