A Modern Tropical Wedding in Edmonton
Allison was at a celebration one night after volunteering on the Edmonton Folks Music Pageant when she met Pawel, who additionally occurred to be volunteering for a similar occasion. Like a gentleman, Pawel provided her a experience house. “Upon saying goodnight we each realized we had lifeless cell telephones so needed to trade numbers the old style manner,” Allison says. “I used to be scrambling to write down it down on a paper serviette.” Being true competition followers, their first date was on the Edmonton Fringe Pageant, they usually have been collectively ever since.
For his or her marriage ceremony, the couple opted for a ‘fashionable tropical’ theme with a contact of boho; an industrial vibe with a bit glam. They labored with a palette that included black, white and inexperienced, with gold, marble and wooden accents. For florals, they included monstera, fern, banana leaf and succulents. “It was necessary to me that the marriage felt like ‘us’ so I embellished with gadgets that I might and have utilized in our house,” Allison says. “Some items have been with some quirky, which is why it doesn’t match precisely right into a theme.”
Perfecting the perfect menu was completely important for Allison and Pawel. Considered one of their caterers, the Artwork Gallery of Alberta, designed signature cocktails, they usually had native Polish beer and vodka for the bar. In addition they labored with a meals truck, The Crooked Fork, which got here up with a personalized menu for his or her late evening snack. They sourced Pawelek and Heath chocolate bars for the sweet bar. “We made positive every thing was a favorite of ours, has some which means and or was domestically sourced,” Allison shares.
One of the memorable moments of the marriage was upholding the Polish custom. Allison and Pawel had a “welcome bread and salt” ceremony the place the mother and father meet the couple outdoors of the reception with an providing of bread, salt and vodka. The bread signifies that you simply by no means one can by no means go hungry of their life collectively whereas the salt is to remind one among life’s difficulties. There are two shot glasses and one has water, the opposite vodka – whoever will get the vodka would be the one in cost within the relationship. “Spoiler alert—we each bought vodka!” Allison says.
Allison Heath and Pawel Zygmunt, Could 18, 2019, Edmonton, Alberta.
Pictures courtesy of Pam Kriangkum.
Ceremony venue: St. Joseph’s Basillica
Reception venue: Artwork Gallery of Alberta
Bridal robe: Classic from the bride’s grandmother
Reception robe: Xscape from Hudson’s Bay
Bridesmaid robes: Hudson’s Bay
Groom’s tux and groomsmen apparel: Indochino and Simon’s
Hair and make-up: Mai Make-up
Florist: Nature by Design Floral Artistry
Caterer: Artwork Gallery of Alberta, Zinc Restaurant, and The Crooked Fork
Cake: Aleksandra Zygmunt
Stationery: Beetle and Lark
Customized coasters: GM Design Co.
Favours: Black Diamond Distillery
Music: DJ Joses Martin
Officiant: Father Roger Niedzieki
Limousine: Platinum Limousine
Photobooth: Revolution Leisure