Midnight Garden Photoshoot

This past spring we had the pleasure of working with a bunch of vendors that are all part of the Calgary Bride family to create three different photoshoots for the upcoming issue of Calgary Bridal Guide. Today up on the Calgary Bride blog is the Midnight Garden shoot we worked together with Mountainscape Weddings to create, photos by Beverley Cavanagh Photography 

For all the stunning photos in this shoot, visit:

Calgary Bridal Guide Photoshoot - Wedding Invitations Table Number
Calgary Bridal Guide Photoshoot - Wedding Invitations Table Menu
Calgary Bridal Guide Photoshoot - Wedding Invitations Table Number

Planner:  Mountainscape Weddings

Photographer: Beverley Cavanagh Photography

Venue: Emerald Lake Lodge

Décor: Mountainscape Weddings

Rentals:  Special Event Rentals

Stationery: Pink Umbrella Designs

Florals: Mountainscape Weddings

Favors:  Copper Bears and custom ceramic bowls –About Canada Gallery & Gifts

Accessories:  Custom belts & buckles – CG Designs

Lighting: Orange Frog Productions

Wedding Invitation Consultations

You and your fiancee decide that you'd like to order customer stationery, from a boutique shop. You search the web for a designer you love that's close to you. You send an email and together you book a time to meet. Now you're curious, what will a consultation involve? 

Before we even meet, I send my clients a detailed Questionnaire to get to know them a bit better and get an idea of their needs, so that I can be properly prepared before we sit down together. I'd hate to bring a couple who wants glitter and lace all wood invites with images of woodland creatures. Just a few quick questions tells me a whole lot about the wedding you are planning, and the invitation style I think would work best for you.

While we're together, we brain storm the vision you have for your invitations. You can open up and look at many samples of other couples wedding stationery, you get to see and touch 100's of different papers. We talk about imagery, fonts, colours, layers, addressing, wording, timelines and so on. In just one short hour, I answer all of your questions and you walk away excited about paper and mailing out your invitations.

Wedding Invitation Constulation

Looking to book a consultation? Shoot me an email or give me a call. I'm available Tuesday, Thursdays and Saturdays in Canmore. Book a day to come enjoy the mountains. Can't make it out here? During busy seasons I set aside one Saturday a month to meet clients in Calgary, just email me for availability. 

Destination Wedding - Canadian Rockies

Are you travelling from {insert your town here} to the majestic Canadian Rockies for your dream Destination Wedding? With backdrops of Mountains as far as the eye can see, it's no wonder 1000's of couples flock to Canmore, Banff, Lake Louise, Emerald Lake and Kananaskis every year to say "I do". 

Over here at Pink Umbrella, we're super lucky to call this place home. We live, breath and love every part of mountain life. Which means, we can help you with any Wedding Day stationery needs you might have. Ordered your Invitations through another boutique? No problem. We can use the same colours and similar design style to have it all look the same. Bonus? Your luggage will thank you. Bringing stacks of place cards, menus, programs, table numbers, seating chart{!!} across the country is the last thing you need to worry about. 

We happily drive around our mountain valley {can you blame us?!} delivering stationery to couples after they arrive, or dropping it by their location before they get here. 

Here's a small sample of Wedding Day Stationery we've done for out of town guests.

Amanda + Keith on RockNRoll Bride

I had the pleasure of working with Amanda + Keith on some wedding day stationery for their intimate wedding in Banff. Amanda was really lovely to work with. I create some personalized menus for their guests using a light gold cardstock, and backed with a beautiful deep plum. Always a pleasure to work with Postcard Weddings and Events for their love of colour and style.

“Our wedding was inspired by our flare for tattoos and being our crazy selves”, said the bride. “We wanted something small that reflected our love of being outside and of being different to other people.”

You can see their amazing photos, by Cassie’s Camera, on the RockNRoll Bride website here:


Setting the theme with Stationery

Setting the theme with Stationery

When it comes to wedding stationery, in my opinion, it’s just as important as the dress. The stationery you choose, sets the theme for your whole day, months before the guests arrive.

Wood & Cork Wedding Invitations!

You’ve seen them on Pinterest, and you think they are the coolest thing to hit the stationery world since Kraft. Invitations made of wood, and cork, are now available at Pink Umbrella Designs, and if that’s not exciting enough, these invites are printed, not engraved, which allows for full colour! I know, I’m jumping up and down with excitement too.

Cork invites have a backing of either wood (all options available) or a bright white cardstock.

Wood and Cork wedding invitations is a premium services, please expect pricing to be within the $7-12/ea range. Please enquire for a quote.

The designs printed on these invites are NOT by Pink Umbrella Designs. We cannot replicate these designs, but we can create something equally amazing. 

Hand Painted Winter Wedding Invitations

Hand Painted Winter Wedding Invitations

These hand painted winter wedding invitations are stunningly simplistic, and one of my favourite suites to date.