DEC 15

Autumn Wedding in London

By Melissa

Fall brides, you are going to LOVE this next wedding set in London, Ontario. Audrey & Jordan’s wedding is a personal blogger’s dream. With so many personal DIY details, it was pretty hard trying to squeeze it into a single post. I’m a HUGE fan of grey and absolutely love that it was paired with a vibrant orange. It’s so refreshing. After the photos, have a look at what Audrey has to say about the process and what her inspiration was for her rustic, yet modern wedding. Photography by Red Button Photography.

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After over eight years together, Jordan and I got engaged in August 2009 during a holiday cottaging near Ottawa, Ontario. The idea of planning our wedding was very exciting for us, and we revelled in the thought of throwing a fun and unique wedding that reflected us as a couple. When planning our wedding, we figured the best way to get exactly what we wanted – and adhere to our budget - was to do everything we possibly could ourselves, which meant DIY projects galore! Because we took on many projects ourselves, we went into our wedding with the mindset that things didn’t have to be perfect – and turns out, we had the perfect wedding!

INSPIRATION BEHIND COLOR + DESIGN: Given autumn is our favourite time of the year, there was no doubt our wedding would be during this season. We decided on a fresh colour palate of tangerine and grey, and after gaining inspiration from a simple leaf image I came across, the vision of our wedding quickly transpired. When designing the visuals, I incorporated the leaf image across the elements for the wedding: from the save the dates, invitations, church program, favours, guest book, table numbers to the nametags.

FAMILY TREE: To my delight, Jordan wanted to be involved in many projects. One project we took on together was creating a “family tree” which stood in the reception entrance. We wanted to represent and honour where we both came from, and thought the tree would be a great way to do so. Over several months we collected wedding photos from our family members, and we made every wedding photo a leaf on the tree.

SEATING CHART: Another project we created was the reception seating signage. The idea of using vintage windows came to us when we uncovered some old green windows in the back of a friend’s shed. We saw the potential in the tired windows, and brought them back to life with some sanding and a fresh coat of grey paint, and included seating for each table within the glass panes.

OTHER DIY ITEMS: My favourite projects took place a couple days before the wedding. My dear friend Jill graciously offered to help make cupcakes, and with the help of my mom and now mother-in-law, we were up ’til the wee hours of the morning baking 120 cute chocolate and vanilla cupcakes from scratch. Many thought we were crazy for taking on such an ambitious task right before the wedding, but to be honest, I’ve never shared more laughs in my life! The next day, the fun continued while making the flower bouquets, boutonnieres, centrepieces and the hanging mason jars with the help of my sisters.

The wedding day was everything I hoped for and more. The church ceremony was perfect, the food was superb, we couldn’t have asked for better photographers, and we even got a round of bacci ball in the mix! And did I mention I married my very best friend?! But the best memory I’ll take away from the day was dancing the night away by candlelight with all our favourite people in one room. It would be an understatement to say this group loves to dance - and boy, did we dance! We had much to celebrate.

Location: London, Ontario, Canada
Church: St. Peter’s Cathedral Basilica
Reception Venue: Windermere Manor
Photographer: Red Button Photography
Favours: Eve Chocolatier
Invites & all wedding print pieces: The bride

Update: we received a lot of emails asking where to purchase the graphic for the programs. Please visit the artist’s website: Heather McGrath Design. Tell her we sent you! :)

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Categories: Ontario, Real Weddings21 Comments


What a beautiful couple. The love that Audrey and Jordan share is very special. The photographer did an excellent job. These pictures will be treasured forever. Enjoy an lifetime of love and laughter.

Julie Minifie on December 15, 2010

Congratulations to you both!! Your wedding pics all look amazing, and stylish (so you).

Cheers to a long life of love and happiness!

Cindy B on December 15, 2010

Absolutely breathtaking, all the details are so perfect, the colour scheme, photography, the gorgeous bride, world class creativity, everything. Congratulations!!!

Regina Satorius on December 15, 2010

I love all the stationery!

Liv on December 15, 2010

It really was a gorgeous wedding. All the unique homemade touches made it that much more beautiful and sentimental. I want Audrey to do my wedding!! If I ever get married… ;)

speezyD on December 15, 2010

Love the stationary the bridal party prgrams are to die for.

Oba designs on December 17, 2010

I love the bouquet flowers; what a great color!

Angie Spencer on January 06, 2011

I love the wedding party diagram for your prgrams! Is this a selfmade design? Would love to do this for my upcoming wedding!

Kim on November 15, 2011

hi kim - the bride made the programs herself!

Melissa on November 15, 2011

I lovvvved EVERYTHING about this wedding! Truly classy, fun, beautiful, & sentimental! - A+

KiviSunshine on November 16, 2011

Simply gorgeous! Elegant, fun, and beautiful. Thank you for sharing the photographs.

Lillian on December 05, 2011

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Get With the Program « Popcorn on the Stove on December 16, 2011

Could you tell us where you got the bridal party silhouettes? I would love to use them for my upcoming wedding! Such a neat idea!!!!

Karla on December 19, 2011

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Hi Karla,

Sorry for the late reply. I’m the bride! I made the silhouettes myself using Photoshop - I saw this idea on another blog. I’d send you the design file, however my computer crashed a year ago and I lost all my wedding design files!

Thanks to everyone for your wonderful comments!


Audrey on March 21, 2012

I’d like to know if the bride has a source for the wedding party icons on the program. I’ve searched online and haven’t found anything similar.
thank you!

Lane S on October 02, 2012

Some great DYI ideas…looks like a wonderful wedding!

Leigh P on November 15, 2012

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Love to know where u got your programs

Mary Lester on January 21, 2013

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Wedding Obsession - Canadian Wedding Inspiration Blog on January 28, 2013

My wedding is in 78 days & I’m putting together finer details. I’d LOVE a digital copy of the wedding party insert but can’t seem to find one anywhere. Can you help?

Bec on September 19, 2013

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