Our September 3rd wedding at the CPR Pavilion was definitely a favourite of 2011. With its glass dome and array of windows overlooking the heart of downtown Calgary, the CPR Pavilion lands itself on Mandala Floral’s Top 5 Calgary Venues list with ease. Accessible via the historic Palliser Hotel, it boasts one-of-a-kind architecture, plenty of light, and a unique view of downtown Calgary. The CPR Pavilion is the perfect backdrop for any event.
Our September 3rd wedding featured light pink gerbera daisies and light pink roses, with touches of light pink oriental lilies. These soft hues were accented by touches of pewter and a dramatic punch of black.
The altar arrangements needed to be very tall to offset the high ceilings so we used lacquered curly willow and pink oriental lilies in tall pilsner vases. The vases were filled with crushed glass and pink LED lights, and set atop white stone pillars for extra height.
The CPR Pavilion is a uniquely intimate setting that lends itself to weddings with smaller guest lists. We loved the use of black table linens with the full posie of soft pink gerbera daisies and roses in pewter vases. The romantic and lush look was topped off with black damask linens and the candelabra on the head table. In our candelabra arrangement we added a few pink oriental blooms for extra texture, and cascading pink dendrobium orchids.
A special thanks to Muriel MacRae for the wonderful photos, Adeline Schickedanz for her wedding planning expertise, and The Palliser Hotel for their excellent service! It was great working with you!