Dote Weddings Launch

First of all, thank you so much for your interest in Dote Magazine Weddings Volume 1. We are so excited to finally share all of our hard work with you.

You will notice a few changes to this issue and we wanted to take the opportunity to fill you in. Dote Magazine Weddings is not a free magazine like our bi-annual lifestyle publication. The main reasons for this are quite simple, the magazine is huge (208 beautiful and inspiring pages) and it’s a niche topic. Throwing 25,000 copies out into the streets of Calgary would not be a smart use of paper and ink.  

So, Dote Magazine Weddings will be sold in our shop ( along with all of our back issues and some other fun stuff. The bi-annual Dote Magazine lifestyle magazines will continue to be free within Calgary and will still be available at all of your favourite local spots.  Some things change, some things stay the same.

Most people don’t know this, but the initial idea for Dote Magazine was, in fact, a publication focused on wedding content. Like all great creative ventures, things grew and morphed and developed, and we are now happily producing two lifestyle issues a year with an annual wedding volume. So here we are, right back to our original dream, with so much to celebrate in between. Thank you for following along and growing with us.

No matter what the subject, we aim to inspire the pursuit of a well-styled and meaningful life, and there is truly no better time to reflect on that vision than in the context of planning for a wedding.

In this issue you will find well-styled stories about nail trends, ideas for show-stopping cakes, some of our favourite bridal looks, and plenty of stunning real weddings.

You will also find meaningful thoughts on friendship and choosing bridesmaids, real couples talking about marriage over the years, and an honest essay about commitment and nurturing your relationship.

In the spirit of Dote, we want you to take away loads of inspiration for your wedding day but also your marriage. Our hope is to always present beauty along with realness, and we know you’re going to love it.

Kate Klassen

Kate Klassen

Editor in Chief // Creative Director

Kate is the founder, creator and Editor-in-Chief of Dote. With a background in art and design, the vision for Dote was to share stories to inspire and encourage a well-styled and meaningful life with the community that we connected with. Nearly 5 years later, Kate continues to direct the content towards the vision on all of the Dote outlets.