Last Saturday I was excited to shoot another wedding with Sergei Belski and it went great! It fell on the Boxing Day that’s a huge deal here in Canada – it’s like Black Friday in US – but I was actually quite happy to miss all the madness in the stores and spend the day with such an awesome couple. This was the first winter wedding for me, first Vietnamese wedding and the first wedding where the number of people exceeded 400! Los of firsts and I was pumped!! It was awesome! Bic and Kenny’s families made us very welcome and it was a pleasure to be around them for the day…a 16 hour wedding day! ­čÖé I’ve learnt a few Vietnamese traditions like 8 is the lucky number and red is the lucky color and got a taste of traditional food – loved the rice with green onions and wish I could taste the soup if I hadn’t been allergic to most of the sea food. After the boys got ready we all drove to the magnificent Fairmont Palliser Hotel in downtown Calgary for the wedding ceremony. The reception took place at the Regency Palace in Chinatown Calgary that easily accomodated 400 wedding guests, some of them came all the way from British Columbia and Saskatchewan.

The guys:
Calgary Wedding Photographer,Svetlana Yanova,Palliser Hotel,Regency Palace Calgary,winter wedding

Calgary Wedding Photographer,Svetlana Yanova,Palliser Hotel,Regency Palace Calgary,winter wedding

Carrying yummy things for one of the ceremonies at the hotel:
Calgary Wedding Photographer,Svetlana Yanova,Palliser Hotel,Regency Palace Calgary,winter wedding

what an amazing location for a wedding ceremony:
Calgary Wedding Photographer,Svetlana Yanova,Palliser Hotel,Regency Palace Calgary,winter wedding

Maid of honor caught in someone’s flash and looking beautiful!
Calgary Wedding Photographer,Svetlana Yanova,Palliser Hotel,Regency Palace Calgary,winter wedding

Gorgeous bride!
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ring exchange:
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Married!! :)))
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A glance back. I just love this photo:
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Traditional tea ceremony:
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Bridal party is having some fun during the formal portraits. :))
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Girls chilling (I think they were actually cold, thank goodness it was only -1C that day!):
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Beautful couple – Bic and Kenny!
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More giggles! :)))
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Oh did I tell you Bic was STUNNING!
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Getting warm in Sergei’s jacket while he was photographing Kenny:
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Simply gorgeous:
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Yes there was lotsa snow! :))
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Calgary Wedding Photographer,Svetlana Yanova,Palliser Hotel,Regency Palace Calgary,winter wedding

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A prayer for the couple at Kenny’s house:
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Regency Palace was so beautifully decorated! I was in awe! Oh here you go – number 8! ­čÖé
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Calgary Wedding Photographer,Svetlana Yanova,Palliser Hotel,Regency Palace Calgary,winter wedding

Calgary Wedding Photographer,Svetlana Yanova,Palliser Hotel,Regency Palace Calgary,winter wedding

Calgary Wedding Photographer,Svetlana Yanova,Palliser Hotel,Regency Palace Calgary,winter wedding

Calgary Wedding Photographer,Svetlana Yanova,Palliser Hotel,Regency Palace Calgary,winter wedding

First dance:
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OMG were these games ever funny! they actually reminded me of russian weddings where the bride and the groom have to play guessing games..lol :)) like in this case Bic had to guess which bum belonged t her man Kenny. do you think she guessed? ­čÖé
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A kiss after the games were over. ­čÖé
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Bouquet toss!! Look how excited some guys are!! ­čÖé

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The winner!!
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Kenny digging for garter!
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party time!!!! Farley from Twin Icons Entertainment did a fantastic job as you can tell – everyone was on the dance floor!
Calgary Wedding Photographer,Svetlana Yanova,Palliser Hotel,Regency Palace Calgary

Calgary Wedding Photographer,Svetlana Yanova,Palliser Hotel,Regency Palace Calgary

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  1. Ekaterina reply

    Wow, Sveta, these are so awesome! My most favourite is the one with backlighting, outside, where the couple is standing by the fence, stunning!

  2. Svetlana Yanova reply

    Thanks Katyush!!! I love outside photos, too!

  3. sergeibelski reply

    Great job Sveta! I love the #4 shot of the first dance! Thank you very much for helping me out!! You did awesome and I'm always happy to have you on my photo shoots!!!

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