The Berman’s Wedding at Calgary’s River Cafe

A Sunny Day at the River Café

We started the day at the River Café in the heart of Prince’s Island Park. The restaurant is an amazing, fishing lodge inspired building, with beautiful views of the park and the city skyline.

The elegant, yet rustic venue was an incredible place to photograph and created a gorgeous backdrop for Jarvey and Marc’s wedding.

The first order of business was the family photos. The bride had lived in Calgary for a time but now lives in Florida with Marc and their boys, Lucas and Nate. Family members came up from all over the world, so it was the perfect opportunity to take some group photos. We set up on the back patio of the River Café, with a lovely backdrop of the greenery in Prince’s Island Park.


Their Ceremony at the River Café in Prince’s Island Park

Before the ceremony, we photographed a few of the details. In the beautiful summer light, we got some great shots of the dusty rose bouquet by Blue Hydrangea Floral Boutique, Jarvey’s gorgeous Anthropology dress, and her accent jewelry.

Then, it was time for the ceremony! Officiant Tamara Jones put on a beautiful service for Marc and Jarvey. In the distance, we were all serenaded by a drum solo, floating over the river from the Eau Claire Market.

Marc read his vows, written on paper, and Jarvey read hers, written on her phone. It was a beautiful and personal moment for the couple as they talked about their future together.

Once the ceremony was finished, there was a champagne toast, served by the excellent staff at the River Café. Everyone congratulated the newlyweds in a smile-filled receiving line.


The Creative Formals in Prince’s Island Park

We started the formals off with a few family shots of Jarvey, Marc, their two boys, and the two adorable flower girls. Then, the wedding party joined us for a quick session along the pathways in the park. We headed down to the edge of the Bow River, where we photographed the wedding party with the iconic Peace Bridge in the background.

We separated from the group and took Marc and Jarvey into a beautiful tree lined pathway. The light was incredible, streaming through the bright green trees. Back on the lawn around the River Café, the lighting was equally perfect, with little fluorescent patches of sunlight dotting the grass.


The Berman Reception at the River Café in Prince’s Island Park

Before the reception began, we spent some time photographing the meticulous details of the venue. Menus for the evening were at every table, and the beautiful floral centerpieces were an elegant juxtaposition to the rustic chairs. It was a nice setup.

Jarvey and Marc entered, and the dinner began. The incredible staff delivered dinner in unison to the guests, displaying their high level of organization. The immaculate food was delicious, and it was a pleasure to be able to sneak a peek at the chef in the open concept kitchen. The culinary team at the River Café also created the beautiful cake with ruffled white buttercream and floral accents.

Once dinner wrapped up, the speeches began. First, Jarvey’s best friend of 17 years spoke about their friendship, their lives as teenagers, and the way in which Marc has been a positive influence in Jarvey’s life. All the speeches had wonderful things to say about the couple, and how they complement and complete each other.

One of Jarvey’s bridesmaids sang a beautiful song for them. And even though she said she gets stage fright, she sounded incredible.

The newlyweds got up for their speech. They talked a bit about their kids, before thanking everyone for attending.

The cake cutting followed the speeches, and then the dances began. Jarvey and Marc had their first dance as a married couple, and then the wedding party dance took place. In a traditional dance, everyone got up to tape money to the bride and groom as they spun around the room.

DJ Chelsie with Hype Entertainment began her set, laying down some great tracks that got everyone up and moving. A photo booth opened at the back, which was a hit with everyone!

We had a great time at Jarvey and Marc’s wedding, and we wish them the best in their future together!

Online Gallery

An online gallery of all their images is available for the next 90 days. From the online gallery you are able to favourite images, order prints and share the gallery with your family and friends. The gallery can be accessed via the link below and you can contact the couple directly for their secure password.

The Berman Wedding Day Slideshow

Above you will find the Wedding Slideshow that we created from a selection of the best edited photos that we captured on their special day.

We are so fortunate to have had the opportunity to share this special day with them and all their family and friends. We wish them many years of happiness together.

Want to share in the experience? Contact us today for a free consultation or click here to book a portrait session! We also have a wickedly fun Calgary Photo Booth that is great for any event as well as Corporate and Event Photography for all sorts of events and corporate functions.

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Some of my Favourite Photos from Jarvey and Marc’s Wedding

The Berman Wedding Credits

Date | 6.24.17
Officiant – Tamara Jones
Ceremony & Reception Venue – The River Cafe
Hair and Makeup – Natassia with Pearl The Salon
Florist – Michele Masterson with Blue Hydrangea
DJ – Hype Entertainment
Photography by Jeremy Martel

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JM Photography offers Calgary brides the very best in wedding photography! Our unique style and best in class experience is one of a kind. Each wedding is treated with the greatest of care and creativity, resulting in breathtaking imagery. We also offer Calgary newborn photography, capture maternity sessions as well as family portraits.

We are one of the top studios in Western Canada, servicing the Calgary area, including but not limited to, Canmore, Banff, Cochrane, Chestermere, Airdrie, Lethbridge, and Red Deer. We also offer coverage in Edmonton, Vancouver and to destinations worldwide.

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