A Modern Museum Wedding at the Art Gallery of Alberta in Edmonton, Alberta

Dylan Fry (28 and a safety industry professional) and James Mabey (32 and a real-estate broker) wanted a modern and simple wedding, so they chose the

Dylan Fry (28 and a safety industry professional) and James Mabey (32 and a real-estate broker) wanted a modern and simple wedding, so they chose the Art Gallery of Alberta in Edmonton, Alberta. "The natural light that streams into the main areas where we enjoyed our ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception really enhanced everything from the photos to people's good spirits," James says. The couple went with minimal, modern decor to emphasize the museum's amazing architecture. "We started with neutral tones, including white and navy blue, and then layered things tone on tone," James says. Wood tones and grains gave the decor a natural, modern feel and went with the simple white tulip flower arrangements selected for a fresh spring vibe. Succulent accents were used in the boutonnieres and bridesmaid bouquets and added a masculine, natural touch. "The instant comfort and familiarity among the guests was a real testament to the support and love we felt on our special day. Everyone was having a great time and we could not have asked for more," James says. Check out more photos by 1895 Photography, below.

Walking Through Art Gallery of Alberta
A white tulip was paired with green succulents for the simple, sophisticated boutonnieres designed by Laurel's On Whyte.
Custom cutting board favors were placed at every place setting at the tables, with a simply folded white linen napkin and navy blue menu card placed on top.
Open, Modern Ceremony at Art Gallery of Alberta
The ceremony was held on the main floor of the Art Gallery of Alberta, in front of floor-to-ceiling windows. "The natural light that streams into the main areas where we enjoyed our ceremony, cocktail hour and reception really enhanced everything from the photos to people's good spirits," James says.
The bridesmaids carried white tulip and hydrangea bouquets, offset by green succulents designed by Laurel's On Whyte.
The bridesmaids chose their own dresses in shades of gray, paired with navy heels.
The groomsmen wore light gray suits with navy shoes and ties.
The reception was held in the Art Gallery of Alberta's in-house restaurant, Zinc.
Modern Blue Museum Uplighting
Clear bowls held the simple, elegant centerpiece arrangements of white tulips. The table numbers were engraved on blocks of wood.
A 12-piece band provided the music during the cocktail hour, which took place on the third level of the Art Gallery of Alberta in Edmonton, Alberta, with an outdoor terrace. "Our 12-piece band set the perfect mood for our friends and family to mix and mingle," James says.
The couple commissioned a Fat Franks hot dog stand for guests to enjoy a late-night snack. "Everyone loved it," James says.
Grooms Enjoying the Reception
Art Gallery of Alberta Wedding