Diana Marie Photography shares with us a beautiful outdoor wedding that is sure to make you swoon. From the lovely floral hairpiece to the free people bridesmaid dresses and the polkadot tie, the whimsical wedding is just full of charming details. The bride’s favourite colour is maroon, so they complemented it with dusty pink, ivory, white, cream and navy. The goal was to have an outdoor wedding where guests could enjoy themselves on their special day.
Their love story: Danny and I started dating on January 1, 2009, he asked me on new years eve/new year day. I was 15 years old and he was 19. I was not looking to enter into a serious relationship when we started dating but once we began dating, I saw how he was such an incredible guy and knew that he was the one I was going to marry at 15 years old. I felt like God really took care of me. This is because when I was 15, I wasn’t looking for a guy who was christian, loving, hardworking, etc (all these qualities that you want in a boyfriend, fiancee, husband) but Danny had all of them. We dated for 5 years and a half. They were the best 5 years and a half in our lives :P We are both very active and love trying new things together! Some of the things that we have done together is: helicopter rides, white water rafting, biking, running, rock climbing, water skiing and wake boarding, etc. He proposed on November 9, 2013 and we got married on July 6 2014. His proposal was very cute! It was completely a surprise. He decorated this area in a forest that we go to with his sites and cousin. This spot in the forest included a massive tree and you could stand/sit underneath it and it was beside the grand river. They put white Chinese lantern in the trees, rose petals on the ground and roses hanging from the tree branches. He had a walkway to the tree that was outlined with white paper bags with lights inside of them. It was very magical and whimsical. He asked me to go on a walk one evening before we meet up with some friends and I did not want to go at first because I had a paper to write for school, but he convinced me. We went at like 6 pm but it was pitch dark then. Once we got to our spot, I saw all of the lights and flowers and I was in awe and in shock. He took me under the tree and got down on one knee. I do not even remember what he said to me then, I was so surprised! Instant tears rolled down my face and I peeped out a “yes” and we kissed and hugged. We spent an hour there just sitting, talking, dancing, laughing, being in shock. After that,
we called family and friend to tell them the good news :)
The thing I love the most about our relationship is that we are best friends (I know it sounds lame) but we have such a good time together and we enjoy one anothers company so much.
Advice for brides planning now: No matter how much you plan, the day will never be perfect/how you imagined it to be. Do not have any expectations for that day but just ENJOY it. No matter what happens, enjoy it because it is yours and your husbands day to celebrate each other with your family and friends. Do not regret anything.
Photographer: Diana Marie Photography
Videographer: Daniel Alexander
Planner: The Bride
Ceremony & Reception Venue: Country Heritage Park in Milton, ON
Florist & Hairpiece: Living Fresh
Caterer: Mid-Knight Catering
Rentals: Mosaic Event & Party Rentals (Chair Rentals)
Linens: Venue & Wedding Dreams
Bride’s Gown: Essense of Australia, Lace over Dolce Satin Gown, Ivory lace over Oyster Gown (IV-OY), EDD154901
Hair Stylist: Georgiana Ardelean
Makeup Artist: Tania (Facesbytania)
Bride’s Shoes: Luca Ferri- GLOBO
Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Free People
Groom’s Attire: Topman
Groomsmen Attire: H&M
Groom’s Tie: Tieobsessed (Etsy)
Favors: Jars-Richards Packaging
Jam: Home Made
Stamp: mancoostamp (Etsy)
Planned in just two short months (wow!), Brad and Erin held a sweet intimate wedding at Kildara Farms in Victoria, BC. Captured by Jades Photography, it was filled with DIY details that added character to the outdoor venue.
Says Jade: This wedding was nothing short of amazing due to the eclectic feel of the beautiful venue paired with this couples adoration of each other. Friends and family came from all over North America to attend the wedding which made the day extra special for this bride and groom. Kildara farms is quaint venue located in Sidney BC just north of Victoria on Vancouver Island. Run by Sarah Hughes of Fresh View events (the florist) who has an eye for detail, this venue is a perfect spot to have an intimate ceremony with a backyard feel (it literally takes place in a back yard!) while surrounded by nature. From the ocean view serving as a backdrop for the ceremony to the adjacent orchard, the bride and groom fell in love with this venue and just knew they had to get married here. There are knick knacks all over the farm which really serve to give it an interesting character and the guests are constantly amazed by their surroundings. Glass bottles are filled with fresh flowers, there are old suitcases and lamps everywhere and old bicycles hold some of the flowers and wedding ceremony signs. The reception takes place in the barn which also has an upstairs dressing room for the ladies inspired by an eclectic old Paris feel with an antique sitting area and old boxes and perfume bottles adorning the room.
This wedding was unique because it was planned in only two months. Brad and Erin got engaged in March 2014 and decided they wanted to tie the knot as soon as they could. With lots of help from their fabulous wedding co-ordinator, they made it happen. Details from handmade signs to “thank you” flowers that guests took away and handmade trail mix the bride and groom put together for guests to snack on after the ceremony, this wedding was full of personal touches. Hair and makeup was done by Erin’s friends and the gorgeous cake (gluten free!) was even donated by a friend. Erin’s dress was actually a bridesmaid’s dress that she turned into an elegant wedding dress. To top it off she wore a lovely handmade headpiece that pulled the look together and also had a vintage feel. The gorgeous green shoes she chose added an unexpected element that completed the look.
Photography: Jades Photography
Coordination & Florist: Fresh View Events
Wedding dress: Shades of White
Caterer: Moonlight Catering
Cake: Donated by friend
Hair stylist: Whitney Bakovljev
Make-up artist: Andrea Reed
I always thought it would be a great idea to capture every anniversary with a photoshoot and alas, it never happened. So I am entirely jealous of today’s featured couple who make an effort to do an photoshoot for each and every wedding anniversary. Captured by Denise Belanger, their fourth anniversary shoot was based on a lumberjack and cabin theme. Samantha (the wife) is the owner of Blue Veil Vintage Rentals in Kitchener, ON so she supplied all the props for this sweet session.
Brianna and Scott infused so many of their loves in their special day captured by Sambajoy. Scott, an avid skateboarder, was able to show off some of his moves during the wedding formals, while the bride who loves converses, gifted a pair for each of her seven bridesmaids. The two also love coffee and doughnuts, so both were served at their beautiful Pitt Meadows, BC reception. The bridesmaids wore varying shades of white, taupe and soft pink and the men were dressed in navy suits. A picture perfect group!
Brides’s Dress: Allure Bridal from Lisa’s Bridal
Groom’s Suit: Indochino
Hair + Makeup: Amanda Gangoso Makeup + Hair
Stationary: Jukebox Print
Place: South Bonson Community Centre, Pitt Meadows, BC.