Sharing some west coast love this morning with a vintage, rustic inspired wedding captured by Amee Nijjar Photography and planned/designed by Marika of Rock Paper Square. It’s filled with thoughtful DIY details and absolutely beautiful floral pieces.
Says Marika: This summer wedding was filled with both rustic and romantic decor elements with a color palette of whites, greens, and a hint of blush. Guests were greeted at Starling Lane Winery and directed to the romantic ceremony location under the stunning oak tree. Geometric decor strung from fruit trees with romantic touches (and prize winning Dahlias) placed throughout cocktail hour. DIY table numbers created by the groom provided a personalized touch to the reception venue and added to the playful table runners made from Kraft paper. This was a true celebration with Family & Friends.
Ceremony venue: Starling lane Vineyard | Reception venue: Prospect Lake District community Hall | Photographer: Amee Nijjar Photography | Event Design + Planning: Rock Paper Square | Florist: Rook&Rose Floral Design | Officiant: Sherry Lynne Easthome | Ceremony Music: Europa Duo | Reception DJ: Christopher Poynter | Wedding Dress: Truvelle (Merly – no sleeves) from White Peony | Bridesmaids Dresses: J.Crew | Bride & Bridesmaids Makeup: Trish Sidhu | Bride & Bridesmaids Hair: Wink2 for Hair & Body | Bride’s Earrings: Violette | Bride’s Shoes: Coach (bought from The Bay) | Grooms Suit: Indochino | Groomsmen Suits: Moores Clothing for Men | Wedding Rings (all): Paul Mara Jewellers | Catering: Wits End Catering | Cake & Desserts: 6 Mile Bakery | Bartenders: Max Sydenham & Ed Adams (The Local Bar / friends)
You’ll love today’s featured wedding held at the Calabogie Peaks Resort and captured by Laura Kelly Photography. It’s a black-tie inspired event in a scheme of black and white with loads of thoughtful details.
Says Danielle: I wanted a timeless and classic wedding set in a non-traditional ceremony location. When I saw the beautiful island at the resort I knew it was the perfect setting. I decided on black and white as the color scheme for the day- with the bridesmaids in long black dresses and the groomsmen in classic black and white suits. Their black attire popped against the natural greenery of the trees and island and really brought in a natural feel.
The entrance doors were my favorite DIY element. Mark and I found them in an old farmhouse my family owns and with a touch of white paint and a frame they quickly became a stunning feature to the ceremony. They brought the traditional feel of a church to the outdoor island and made a dramatic entrance when the bridesmaids and bride made their way up the aisle.
How they met: Mark and I grew up in the same small town- knowing one another our entire lives. It wasn’t until four years ago that we starting look at each other in a whole new way. We were casually chatting at a pool party when suddenly a giant dead FROG fell from the sky and landed on Mark’s head. Being the girl that I am I screamed and scared everyone half to death. Later on someone came up to Mark and told him- “the look on your wife’s face was priceless!” After that, Mark realized he wanted us to be more than friends.
We brought a lot of DIY elements to the wedding as we wanted it to reflect our personalities and we both love a good project. Mark can build or design practically anything and I love using my creative side and art background. We built freestanding doors for our ceremony space for a dramatic entrance for the bridal party and bride. We also created our own chalk board signs to welcome our guests, share our ‘Love Story,’ or invite them to ‘Choose a Seat, Not a Side.’ We found old mirrors, painting the frame white and the glass with chalkboard paint and I painstakingly wrote on each one with liquid chalk. We also built our own arbor- hanging a chandelier for an added touch to the ceremony. All the paper products- from the invitations to the ceremony program fans- were designed by Mark and assembled by my bridesmaids and myself. We also created a free-standing photobooth for our guests to take pictures with during the cocktail hour.
Photography: Laura Kelly Photography | Venue: Calabogie Peaks Resort | Wedding Dress: RIVINI form Ashton Station Bridal | Suits (Groom/Groomsmen): Moores | Bridesmaid Dresses: Sorella Vita from With Love Bridal Boutique | Florist: The Flower Factory | DIY Invitations- designed by the groom | Paper & pocket folds purchased at: Paper Studio | Cake: Sugar & Spice Custom Cakes | Engagement Ring: Tiffany & Co | Wedding Bands: Peoples Jewelers | Musicians (String duo- violin & cello): Impromptu Strings (Deanna Bourne) | Videographer: Cooperstreet Productions | Decorator: Elite Décor
After being together for 10 years, Faythe and Caleb finally made it official. Held at the Tannery Event Centre in Kitchener, Ontario, their wedding was a perfect mix of classic, modern and rustic details. The venue’s exposed brick was covered by projected images of the bride & groom along with guest photos from the day using their personal instagram hashtag. I am absolutely smitten with the combination of grey worn by the men and the soft pink bridesmaids gowns worn by the ladies. Photography is by Kendra Ruth Photography. Enjoy!
Photography: Kendra Ruth Photography | Bride’s Attire: Mori Lee (dress), Le Chateau (shoes and earrings), Michael Hill (necklace: gift from groom) | Bridesmaid Attire: Aritzia (dress), necklaces handmade by RockPaper Designs, Aldo (belts) | Groom and Groomsman Attire: Stars | Hair stylist: Cara Riemersma | Makeup: McKenzie Reinink | Florist: Flowerz | Venue: Tannery Event Centre | Caterer: Bingemans | Second shooter: Samantha Banks Photography
I am absolutely in love with this engagement shoot captured by Michael Beaulieu. And I’m pretty sure you would agree.
Photography: Michael Beaulieu