An Intimate Vintage-Inspired Wedding at River Cafe in Calgary, Alberta

On their first date, Jennifer Schuster (31) and Jason Ogilvie (36) shared cake at a cafe, so it was only fitting to repeat that at their wedding. Their daytime celebration unfolded at their favorite place to bike and dine in Calgary, Albert, the River Cafe, settled among the trees of Princess Island Park. Their day took on a 1940s-inspired vintage flair, with Jennifer donning a Justin Alexander tea-length dress and a pin-curl updo and Jason in a suit with a patterned tie and pocket-square duo. Retro marquee symbols and DIY chalkboard art decorated the stone mantel backdrop as they exchanged vows before their 50 guests. After the couple said “I do,” guests found their seats on a vintage door-frame seating chart and enjoyed a meal catered by the River Cafe—all tailored to Jennifer’s dairy-free request. The cafe even created a chocolate zucchini wedding cake for the newlyweds. But that’s not all. River Cafe made Jennifer and Jason “hers” and “his” cupcakes and passed mini ice cream cones too. Our favorite detail? Since Jennifer and Jason love bike rides through the park around their venue, they continued the motif with a mini silver bicycle cake topper. They even made their grand exit in a surrey bike. (Who says you need a getaway car to ride in style?) Nicole Sarah Photography captured this sweet moment and more, below.