Elegant Summer Wedding

Jessica + Cody: Elegant Summer Wedding

Posted by Blush Magazine Posted on September 12, 2020

Jessica and Cody met while out for lunch with friends, and although they hardly spoke Cody was determined to date her. A casual text message from him later that day was the first step on their journey to marital bliss.

The Proposal

While in Vancouver for a family event, Cody told Jessica they were meeting his aunt in Queen Elizabeth Park. As he led her towards a magnificent old tree, she noticed pictures of them hanging from its branches and a table decorated with lanterns, flowers and a sign that read “Will You Marry Me?” After a tearful proposal, Cody opened a box containing two champagne glasses and a lock engraved with “Forever and Always.” They placed the lock on a statue of a dancing couple, popped the champagne and started planning their dream wedding.

The Big Day

The Fairmont Hotel Macdonald was an easy choice for their reception; it offered an elegant setting, spectacular views of the river valley, and convenience for out-of-town guests. After the church ceremony, the newlyweds made a stylish grand entrance wearing matching leather jackets. Eight weeks of dance lessons definitely paid off—guests cheered at their flawless first dance while sipping signature cocktails.

Engagement Ring Cut

Round Halo

First Dance

“Say You Won’t Let Go”—James Arthur

Advice from the Newlyweds

Have a timeline of how you want your wedding day to go and make sure you take moments to just look around because the day goes by so fast.

Looking Forward to Most Now Being Married

Jessica and Cody plan on continuing their lifelong journey together by exploring the world and starting their own family.


Number of Guests: 150 | Location: Edmonton, AB | Ceremony Venue: Robertson-Wesley United Church | Reception Venue: Fairmont Hotel Macdonald | Marriage Officiant: Rev. Karen Bridges | Planner: Sandra Bettina Events | Design & Decor Coordinator: Sandra Bettina Events | Cake: Cody’s Aunt | Floral Design: FaBLOOMosity | Photographer: Tracey Jazmin Photography | Videographer: A Love Story | Rentals: Exquisite Affairs; Special Event Rentals | Stationery: Weddings by Anika | Music: Dusty Grooves | Transportation: Baseline Limo Services | Bridal Gown Boutique: Novelle Bridal Shop | Bridal Gown Designer: Allure Bridals | Bridesmaids Boutique: Azazie| Groom’s Suit/Tux Shop: Atelier Munro | Groom’s Suit/Tux Designer: Harry Rosen | Groomsmen Suit/Tux Shop: Self-Made Menswear | Bridal Hair Stylist: Blonde and Co. | Bridal Make Up Artist: Glam Artistry | Bridesmaid(s) Hair Stylist: Blonde and Co. | Bridesmaid(s) Make Up Artist: Glam Artistry | Jeweler (Bride): DZA Diamond Dealers | Jeweler (Groom): DZA Diamond Dealers | Honeymoon Destination: New York City | Honeymoon Resort: Renaissance Midtown


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