Today we are sharing with you an incredible rustic real wedding with tons of handmade elements and a rustic, homespun flair. We love to hear the details directly from the bride, so take it away, Kendel!
She tells us, “Country, rustic, charming, antique, old-fashion, warm, fun and intimate. Just a few words I would use to describe our wedding day, August 14th, 2010. If I had to describe it in one sentence it would be: The most amazing day that I got to marry my best friend while surrounded by the charming handiwork of my friends and family who all came together to make our day really special and memorable.
Our wedding took place at Balls Falls Conservation Area in Jordan ON. During the reception we had a slide show and several games throughout the evening including the shoe game and the newly wed game, which were a lot of fun. We ended the night with a few fireworks and our car drove through two large fountain style fireworks as our exit.
Our wedding was truly a DIY wedding and I wouldn’t have had it any other way. If it wasn’t something I made personally then it was an item made by a friend or family member, and together everything came out looking great, and it was even nicer knowing it was made with love and hard work from those involved in the day.
We worked with a relatively small budget and yet everything was exactly what I wanted. I hope the images of our wedding inspire other couples to really consider DIY as well as the power of asking friends and family members for their expertise when it comes to planning a wedding. You don’t always have to rely on the ‘experts’ when there are experts all around you amongst your friends and family!
We love this beautiful, rustic and natural Ontario engagement shoot by photographer Rosina Di Trolio. Kristina + Jeff (such a beautiful couple!) wanted “natural with a touch of vintage” for their engagement shoot. We think Rosina captured the look perfectly. The photos were taken in St. Thomas Ontario Canada, the Railway Capital of Canada. In fact, the photos on the railroad tracks are a tribute to Jeff’s father and grandfather, both of whom contributed to build the Canadian Railway for many years. The picnic photos were taken at Kettle Creek in St. Thomas. Rosina incorporated an old typewriter and added the love notes. The props and antiques were supplied by Antiques on the Side in St. Thomas Ontario. Read on to see this engagement session as it unfolded…
Ontario Engagement Shoot
This Lake Ontario outdoor wedding is making us feel a little bit warmer in March. Geoff and Bre’s beautiful outdoor July wedding was held right off the lake at Bree’s family’s summer home in Henderson, NY. Bre wore flip flops and J Crew dress. Her mom picked local wildflowers for her bouquet just 20 minutes prior to the ceremony. We love all the details like the lemonade, water, and wine filled mason jars! How fun! The adorable red-checkered tablecloths gave the outdoor affair a fun picnic theme! Neighbors provided the delicious pies for dessert. Yum! Kara of Kara Pearson Photography did a fantastic job covering the details of the day. Take a peek…