Calgary Wedding. Bear’s Den. Olga & Ryan.

October 14, 2010

This is fairy tale story of a gorgeous Ukrainian girl and her perfect Canadian guy, complete with a pair of timeless Jimmy Choo’s, much laughter, happy tears, and awesome wedding pictures 🙂 You may remember these two (and their charming dog Pippee) from our Canada Day Jasper engagement session – it was such a perfect afternoon. Time flew and here we were, witnessing a new beginning they both have been waiting for. This Calgary wedding was so fun and classy!
jimmy choo wedding shoes calgaryOlga’s stunning wedding gown is from Evalina Couture and the dress was by Evalina Schmidtke herself, a remarkably talented and beautiful designer.

1108 7 St SW
Calgary, AB T2R 1A2
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Evalina Shmidtke wedding gownbridesmaids shoes ideasThe bridesmaids rocked fabulous jewellery given to them by Olga while getting ready… Handmade necklaces and earrings from Jolie Mack Designs. I was actually so excited to have discovered these boxes around Olga’s bedroom – Jolie is not only a great friend of mine, but is also a wickedly talented and creative designer! Feel free to connect with Jolie Mack on facebook and check out what’s in the works!jolie mack wedding jewellery bridesmaidsOlga’s neck was graced with Southsea Mikimoto pearls, so beautiful and timeless.
mikimoto wedding pearlsmother daughter getting ready weddingbride and dad wedding photoscalgary russian wedding photographerbride coming down stair wedding pictureTheir traditional Ukrainian wedding ceremony took place at the St. Vladimir’s Ukrainian Orthodox Congregation 404 MEREDITH RD NE, T2E 3R6). What a beautiful church! I love this shot Rob took, these little ones are practically flying!st vladimir ukrainian church calgarycalgary ukrainian congregation weddingukrainian canadian wedding ceremonyOkay… here it comes. Rob is, apparently, still amused that it’s acceptable to do whatever it takes to get a unique perspective as a wedding photographer!katya-nova-church-floorOn my way up the stairs to snap a few images of the ceremony from the balcony, I noticed this beautiful pane of stained glass. In Russian, it reads ‘the Great Princess Olga.’ great princess olga calgary weddingfall calgary wedding ukrainian churchunique calgary wedding photosbeautiful wedding calgaryreaders rock garden wedding photos calgarytimeless bridal portraits vancouverolga ryan wedding photos novacreative calgary wedding photographerLove.dress and shoes couture bridal albertabeautiful russian bride wedding photoscalgary urban wedding photos 17th aveuptown 17th calgary wedding photosPassing by Tubby Dog in Calgary, a trendy hot dog stand with live music on 17th Ave.wedding photos tubby dog calgaryOff to Calgary’s Bear’s Den for the reception – the atmosphere, food, and wine were divine!

254028 Bearspaw Road NW
Calgary, AB T3L 2P7
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  1. Sheila Comer

    October 20th, 2010 at 15:28

    Beautiful shoot! The little boys are fantastic!

  2. 2010 Flashbacks. [part two] | Katya Nova Photography

    January 15th, 2011 at 18:26

    […] Wedding. Sarah & Matt get married at Vancouver’s Hart House restaurant. The day before, Rob and I come here to scout locations and end up having a luxurious lunch overlooking the forrest and lake. Montreal, Quebec wedding coming up. We visit my sweet friend Katia a few days earlier. Rob crowns her ‘his favourite friend of mine.’ This short visit will become one of the fondest memories of the summer. We ‘crash’ a gallery opening, enjoy some delicious wine, dance, sight-see, and laugh heartily. Katia gets a short lesson in taking pictures with our 5D Mark II and takes our first photos. We love them. Wedding. Keisha & Tika get married at Montreal Botanical Gardens. I’m so happy and emotional, Keisha has been one of my closest friends. She will be leaving to Gabon after the wedding to be with her beloved. Visit family in Quebec. Love. Love. Love. Wedding. Leah & Andrew get married at Gastown’s District 319. Simply amazing.  Couples shoot. Christy & Darren. North Vancouver beach shoot. We are so tired… and are anticipating our Seattle trip. But this shoot is magical. Somehow irresistibly magical. Road trip to Seattle. WPPI roadshow. We see Jasmine Star and Gim Garder speak. We eat some amazing seafood with great photographer friends. There are no pictures of this trip, because on our drive back to Edmonton we will get our car broken into. All the gear will be stolen, except for a couple of memory cards from the most recent wedding and one hard drive in my handbag. We will have to deal with the loss for months to come. Wedding. Olga & Ryan get married in Calgary, at Bear’s Den. […]

  3. Oleg Saprykin

    January 7th, 2016 at 04:58

    Olya, we had some good times!!

  4. Barney Rubble

    May 12th, 2016 at 02:00

    Yes, Olga we too had some good times…..

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