SAMANTHA ROBERTSON & CHRIS MACDONALD
JUNE 18, 2016
FROM SAMANTHA: Chris proposed early one morning while we were on vacation in Hawaii. We drove to the top of Haleakala, a volcano on Maui, to watch the sunrise. It was windy, rainy and freezing cold, but we stuck it out to see the sun come up through the clouds. Just as it was beginning to rise, Chris found a perfect, quiet spot, got down on one knee, and asked—of course, I said yes! The beautiful venue, Sagewood Farm, inspired our rusticchic theme. We wanted to blend my city upbringing with Chris’s country background, so we combined the laid-back feel of our venue with modern details. Blush pink, sage green and cream were the main colours in our palette, but we incorporated a wide variety of hues through the bridesmaids’ dresses and other aspects of the decor. All the flowers were exquisite. Instead of an arbour, we placed two rustic doors at the end of the aisle as a backdrop. The florist, Coriander Girl, decorated them with the most gorgeous, lush, floral arrangements—they were just breathtaking. Our wedding song was “’Til Kingdom Come” by Coldplay. We had listened to hundreds of different songs, waiting for one that really spoke to us as a couple. Once we heard this song we knew it encapsulated everything we felt about one another.