We have such a love of the Drayton Valley area! In so many ways, it is like going to Jasper, without the drive! Okay, with out the Mountains as well…..but still! It is so beautiful out there! We have photographed quite a few weddings in the Drayton Valley area & have LOVED the resulting photographs. Drayton Valley is blessed with an incredible river valley with tall, tall trees and breathtaking scenery. Evansburg & Entwistle (Pembina River Provincial Park) in the Drayton Valley area also houses a gorgeous and charming river valley. Grabbing our old tubes & going floating down the river is something that we LOVE to do on a lazy summer evening. We were able to be a part of the Drayton Valley bridal fair & get to know other vendors in the area! We had such a lovely time connecting with the people who service the wedding industry & the brides of DV. We look forward to more opportunities to photograph brides in the unparalleled natural beauty surrounding the small town of Drayton Valley.
We took our camera & walked around and got some photos of vendors. We hope that drayton valley brides, planning their weddings, find this blog post to be a helpful wedding planning resource.
Natures Garden Flowers:
4341 50th Street Drayton Valley
I was so impressed with their beautiful display of florals! Without a doubt, check this company out for all your wedding flower needs!
Svitlana Custom Dresses:
We cannot say enough good about Svitlana & her services! She makes amazing dresses & does an incredible job altering dresses. Kari had her wedding gown custom made elsewhere, and when she took home the finished product, she still wasn’t satisfied. Enter Svitlana. She worked tirelessly on Kari’s gown (in a short time frame) ensuring that it looked perfect & fit perfect. Kari calls Svitlana her “wedding angel”. Besides all that, she is just the nicest person ever. She is located in Edmonton!
The Flower Farm:
PO Box 5091 Stn Main
The Flower Farm is well known around Drayton Valley as the “go to ” place for all of your wedding decor & rental needs! Their booth was lovely & did not disapoint. If you can dream it, they likely have it! Check them out for anything you need to make your day perfect.
Dazzle by Dawn:
Dazzle by Dawn had the most stunning booth at the fair! Everything was clean, crisp & sophisticated. Dawn showed how she would decorate your reception in an uncluttered and jaw dropping way. Visiting her booth was like stepping into a dream wedding reception! She is based out of Calmar, but travels to Edmotnon, Drayton Valley, Leduc and area! If you want a fabulous, chic wedding reception….get in touch with her!
Num Num Cakes- Sara Erick Cake Artist
I thought that these cakes looked a)so yummy and b)so very pretty! Sara is clearly very talented at what she does! It was a *treat* to photograph her darling cakes!
Eternal Reflections Photography:
This is us! We can be found in the summer months flying between Edmonton, Victoria & Vancouver photographing beautiful weddings for people in love. Our winter’s are spent mainly hibernating and photographing fabulous Destination weddings all over the world. Thus far we have photographed in Japan, Hawaii, Italy, numerous Mexico locations, Costa Rico & in April, CUBA! We love photographing in nature and giving brides images that make them feel like they just stepped out of a bridal magazine. We have won numerous Awards, both local & International….but our favorite honor to date was being named “One of Canada’s most inspiring Wedding photographers of 2011″.
You can follow us on facebook (top right of this page) & follow our blog HERE
As a lover of all t hings handmade & beautiful, I fell in love with Jenn’s unique handmade jewelry! Her bridal line is worth checking out! It is simply stunning!
If you are looking for an awesome reception location with amazing prices, and famously delicious food, then the max is your venue! Managed by the incredibly friendly red-head Della Curry, your every need will be met at this lovely reception facility. If you are looking for great prices, the best food in town & service second to none, then get in touch with Della!
(also sells on wednesdays at the Drayton Valley Farmer’s market)
As a self proclaimed partial hippie, I loved LOVED Just Soap’s booth. It was chalk full of adorable & yummy smelling natural soaps & bath delights. Just Soap offers the cutest favors for your guests & is definetly worth checking out!
Simply Cakes by Design:
This booth was always full of people who were munching down on yummy cupcakes! Get in touch with Simply Cakes for all of your baking needs!
* Be sure to join the facebook group “Drayton Valley Weddings”
Disclaimer & Tips for Brides:
-It is important that you do your own research & choose vendors carefully. The success of your wedding day, depends largely on hiring amazing top-notch professionals who will do their very best to serve YOU.
Some questions to ask:
-Ask how many years they have been in business
-Ask for referrals
-With venues, make sure that you know if they have a liquor license, or if you need to handle that for your event.
-Get a quote or a written contract about services being offered
-With any food product (catering or cakes) ensure that they have all of the proper food permits & have taken the food safety course so that your guests do not get sick
-Ask all the questions you need, to ensure that you are crystal clear on exactly what you are paying for & what you receive in return
-If you love your vendor, recommend them! Amazing vendors are hard to find!