The Guido’s Wedding at Calgary’s Marriot Courtyard Hotel

An Epic Contemporary First Dance

Above is the beautiful Wedding Slideshow that came with Amanda and Tony’s wedding package. It was created from a selection of their best photos captured on their special day, mixed to their weddings song Thinking Out Loud by Ed Sheeran.

Amanda and Tony Getting Ready

Their wedding day started out at their home where Amanda, her mom and her maid of honour were getting ready. The beautiful summer morning was complimented by refreshing champaign and fresh strawberries. Once Amanda was in her wedding dress that she found at The Bridal Centre and was designed by Sottero and Midgley we were off the Hotel to meet up with Tony and his best man for a few quick photos.

Their Ceremony at the Marriot Courtyard

Just before we started their beautiful ceremony we got to capture a really special moment with the bride and groom. We place them between a wall each on either side so they can’t see each other. This way they can share a couple words with one another before they are standing at the alter. This is rapidly becoming one of my most favourite things as it is such a tender and touching moment. Their ceremony was a beautiful one, with a couple laughs, a few tears and a beautiful couple at the heart of it all. After the ceremony we found a really cool back drop next to their elevator bay which goes to show that any place can be a great pace for photos.

The Creative Formals in Pearce Estate Park

There wedding timeline was rather tight and didn’t leave us a lot of time for formals but Pearce Estate Park delivers exceptional diversity which made it perfect for their wedding photos. We started off at the entrance to the park and worked our way through the pathways ending at the foot of the Bow River. The new weirs that have been built make for some pretty spectacular image compositions.

The Guide Reception at the Marriot Courtyard Banquet Hall

Back at the hotel the reception got underway and let me tell you the union of a Ukrainian family and an Italian family makes for one incredible celebration. From the mouth watering dinner that the Marriot’s banquette staff prepared, to the traditional Ukrainian celebration called “Presentation” where the bride and groom thanked each guest and then presented them with gift wrapped piece of cake prepared by the culinary master Alison Lafrance. This may all sound impressive but it was all trumped by Tony and Amanda’s first dance where they preformed the choreography from the Thinking Out Loud music video by Ed Sheeran. All of this was accented by beautiful flowers arranged by Phillip Chong’s Flower Bar.


Online Gallery

An online gallery of all their images is available for the next 30 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 Tony and Amanda directly for their secure password.

Online Gallery Link:


We are so fortunate to have had the opportunity to share Amanda and Tony’s special day with them and we wish them many years of happiness together.

Want to share in the experience? Contact us today for a free consultation or to book a portrait session!

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The Guido Wedding Details

Date | 8.1.15
Wedding Venue – Marriot Courtyard
Photography by Jeremy Martel & Amy Cheng
Cake Maker – Alison Lafrance with Whippt Desserts & Catering
Calgary Makeup Artist – Angela Androsoff
Florist – Phillip Chong Flower Bar

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.

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