Eva + Russell
Date | 11.05.15
Ceremony Location | First Baptist Church
Reception Location | First Baptist Church
Planner | Wedding Finesse
Videographer | Leon Gower
Calgary Wedding Photographer | The 38 Photography

Tell us how you first met? Who, what, when, where, why? Give us details

We first met at First Baptist Church Calgary. A young adults group was starting up, and we both attended. FBC is the church that I (Russell) grew up in, and Eva was living near by and wanted to come to a church with her roomates from Taiwan.

When did you know he/she was the one? Was there something he/she did?

One of the first activities we did was bowling with some friends from our church. Eva and I were on the same lane, so we hit it off. For me the time when I took a picture of Eva at Fishcreek Park was when I first felt like she could be the one.

Tell us about the proposal. Did you see it coming? How long was it in the planning? How did you feel? Nervous, excited, freaking out?

The first, second, third, and fourth proposals were all done in our apartment. It started in late November of last year (2014), and proceeded until the last one with all her family around. She seemed a little reluctant which is why I kept asking. I wore her down.

Tell us the one thing you love most about each other

I love Eva's brains, and her kindness. Eva loves Russ' generosity, and his kind heart.

Besides getting married, what's the one thing you are looking forward to on your wedding day?

Wearing a wedding ring for Russell; going back to Taiwan for another ceremony for Eva.

What's your favorite trend for weddings right now?

We aren't really following any trend, but Russell and his groomsmen are wearing kilts.

What inspired your décor or theme?

Eva wants beautiful and less white because white is associated with funerals in that part of the world. She is wearing a white dress though because this wedding is more western in tradition. Russell has Scottish heritage, so kilts are a must. This is the one stipulation that he has with the wedding.

What's one thing you wish you would have known earlier in regards to planning?

How much needs to be done, and getting it ready earlier, like photographs ;-P
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