Wedding Wow Factors

Your special day should be the celebration of the century – at least among your social circle. Leave a lasting impression on your guests with life-sized chocolate sculptures, billboards, fireworks and film crews.

Go up in a hot air balloon with Rainbow Balloons.

Hot-air balloon rides

Literally find cloud nine floating through the sky in a hot-air balloon as you wave bon voyage to your guests and embark on the proverbial journey of a lifetime. As they watch your ride-to-the-heavens, courtesy of Sundance Balloons, your loved ones will be inspired with next-level joy.

sundanceballoons.com

Luxury cars

You deserve to feel like royalty on your wedding day – and there’s nothing quite as regal as a Rolls-Royce. Calm any wedding jitters with the smooth handling of a contemporary Phantom rental from Super Car Rentals.

supercarrentals.ca/calgary

Big spaces

Start with a blank canvas, such as the Telus Convention Centre, and completely personalize your wedding. The top floor of the centre’s North Building offers breathtaking floor-to-ceiling windows and 47,000 square feet of space to let your imagination run wild.

calgary-convention.com/planning

Food trucks

Don’t leave your guests’ stomachs growling when the party winds down – wow their taste buds with a treat from one of Calgary’s food trucks. YYC Food Trucks represents local favourites like Taiko Taco and Jelly Modern Doughnuts. Arrange for one to pull up to the wedding reception and satisfy your guests’ midnight munchies.

yycfoodtrucks.com

Life-sized chocolate sculptures

Say no to a kitschy wedding cake topper and say yes to a show-stopping, life-sized Cococo Chocolatiers chocolate sculpture of you and your partner. Not only will you amaze your guests, but you’ve worked hard to be in prime shape for your special day – you deserve chocolate for days.

bernardcallebaut.com

Film crews

A cinematographer will make you feel like a movie star, while also capturing each special moment that makes your wedding unforgettable. Filming documentary-style, with the tools and vision to make it cinematic in the end, husband-and-wife team Ixchel Fernandez and Justin Aradi of Parfait Productions will work with you to produce your perfect wedding film.

parfaitweddings.com

Helicopters

Say your vows from the top of the world, looking out at the majestic landscape that Calgarians are lucky enough to call their backyard. Rocky Mountain Weddings will fly you and your partner by helicopter up near the Columbia Icefield between mid-April and mid-October for an intimate ceremony 3,000 metres above sea level.

rockymountainweddings.ca

Giant back-lit posters

Gone are the days when wedding announcements regularly graced the pages of local papers. However, if you dream of announcing your union-to-be to the greater Calgary community, Pattison Outdoor Advertising will post your announcement on a 10-by-20-foot backlit poster so that passers-by can share in your pre-wedding excitement.

pattisonoutdoor.com

Private luxury estates

Why settle for a ballroom when you can have the entire hotel? Azuridge Estate Hotel will let you do exactly that. Put your guests up for an entire weekend of celebrations hosted on this super-luxe 13-acre estate, nestled in the foothills near Priddis.

azuridgehotel.com

Fireworks

Fireworks Spectaculars will work with you to coordinate a show that will even incorporate your wedding’s colour scheme. The stunning array will send you and your love
off on the perfect celebratory note.

fireworksspectaculars.com

Custom beer bottles

Give your guests the gift of beer – but with a matrimonial twist. At Minhas Micro Brewery, you can have custom labels created for 330- or 650-millilitre beer bottles with dates, words and artwork to reflect your big day. The bottles are then filled with your choice of Minhas brews. At the end of the wedding reception, your guests can take the bottle home as a tasty memento. – Alana Willerton

minhasbrewery.com

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