emma greasley and Elliot Catton
JULY 29, 2017 FROM EMMA: Though Elliot and I moved to British Columbia a year-and-a-half ago, we knew we had to get married in our hometown of Creemore, Ontario. The rolling hills of Creemore are so beautiful. We’ve known each other since high school, so getting married there was extremely special. We started the lavender farm as a family project the summer before the wedding, so it was all hands on deck to get the farm harvested and wedding-ready in the weeks leading up to the event. A bohemian and relaxed backyard wedding vibe was the goal. We wanted a chill evening and a fun summertime party for the guests. The ceremony was a highlight of the day. Everyone was so relaxed but excited and we couldn’t stop smiling. Seeing all our favourite people together with cocktails in hand, cheering us on, was so amazing. All the lavender accents were incredible. Elliot’s mother used lavender from the farm to make the flower girls’ headbands. We also had lavender cheesecake from one of our favourite Creemore restaurants, sachets filled with lavender as favours for the guests and lavender sprigs on every place setting. It truly was the perfect accent to the wedding decor and to top it off, it smelled wonderful. The clear-top tent was the crowning backdrop for the evening. Lots of string lights and the beautiful summer night made the tent a cosy place to watch the stars and the fireworks at the end of the evening. The groomsmen and my brother-in-law had spent the entire previous day setting up the fireworks and it was an incredible show that seemed to last forever!