I just love this couple! Carla and Tom’s love story goes back 10 years when they first met…I’ll let Carla tell the whole story..:)

“We met the first time at a house party summer 1994 dated for 3.5 years and went our separate ways. Then in May 2009 Tom went to a wedding in the Cayman Islands a girlfriend of mine was at the same wedding…they started talking about me…she made sure we got back into contact and by Aug we were living together.

Tom’s easy going/silly nature makes me smile…he does silly accents that make me smile every time….

….What makes him smile about me…i’ll have to ask him…he said my beautiful eyes, my smile and my laugh..then he added…even when I’m being my bossy cute self….

…..Proposal… Tom and I went to Europe Oct 2009, we were in Vienna after a long day of sight seeing and walking, it started to rain at about 3 pm, so we ducked into a little restaurant for a late lunch and drink…over pizza (our favorite over there Diavlo which we had at our wedding) and beer, we started chatting about us and our future… at some point of the conversation Tom looked at me and said..”well i guess we are engaged’. I laughed it was perfect. I knew it was ‘real’ when we left the restaurant and walked towards our hotel and were talking about how to tell people and a ring etc, at the corner waiting for the lights to change, I looked at Tom and asked if he was serious, he looked at me and said, “Carla, I lost you once and I will never let that happen again”. I chocked back the tears and we proceeded to check out Vienna. We headed to an area we hadn’t seen earlier in the day and it was the shopping district. It was about 5 pm at this point. We window shopped at some jewelry stores but considering the armed guards outside realized these rings were out of our price range. We went into a Swarowski crystal shop and considered getting a ‘pretend’ ring just to make it official and have something to show people when we got back. I thought we should just wait and get the ring I love and will never take off. We went past another shop and I saw something in the window and pulled Tom back and into the door. We both thought it would be waaaayyyyy too much but went in anyway. I feel in love with the ring, it was 5:45 and the store closed at 6:00 pm. Tom said if I wanted it, he would buy it. We decided to sleep on it, I didn’t sleep that night at all, we were at the stores doors step the second it opened : ) I love my ring not only is it perfectly me, but it is the best story of ring buying ever : ) We drove that day from Vienna to Salzburg and I starred at the ring the entire way… good thing I wasn’t driving!

…My flowers were from Les Fleurs in Glamorgan -Sheila is the owner (near Glamorgan Bakery!) They were so great to work with and the prices were by far the best compared to anywhere else! I highly recommend them…they also do wedding planning.

Meagan did all the hair and makeup. She owns a salon in Kensington – http://www.urbanartist.ca/

I got my dress at Calgary Bridal Centre – I was impressed by their one on one service…heads over heals over other places like Ethos!

Other things to maybe make mention of – Catering Dagmar Wilke went above and beyond with the food and the servers – Euro Catering.

Marriage commissioner – yes she is my aunt, but I think it’s harder to do when it is a family member…she was great. She made the ceremony fun yet meaningful! Partricia Ablett…”

I loved this story! Hugs to you guys!!

Many thanks to my wonderful second shooter: Iryna Moriyama !

The beautiful dress:
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I am sooo happy for you two! And wish you many years of happiness together.:)

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  1. Ekaterina reply

    Sveta, you and Iryna did an amazing job. Love the photos, love the cake;))You have to teach me how to do the swirls on the dancing floor:))

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