Weddingbells (Toronto) - - REAL WEDDINGS -

June 18, 2016

FROM JOANNA: We orig­i­nally wanted the wed­ding at Dave’s fam­ily farm in New Brunswick. We spend time there ev­ery sum­mer, but it turned out we couldn’t make it hap­pen due to a va­ri­ety of lo­gis­ti­cal is­sues. We found a venue with a sim­i­lar vibe to the farm and found ways to cre­ate the feel­ing with the decor, us­ing el­e­ments like birch-branch cen­tre­pieces and ap­ple crates. We loved our first look mo­ment! It was an emo­tion-filled, pri­vate mo­ment for us to share alone be­fore the ex­cite­ment of the cer­e­mony and re­cep­tion. Hav­ing that time to­gether was amaz­ing. A favourite de­tail was a dis­play of our grand­par­ents’ pho­to­graphs. All of our grand­par­ents have passed away and we thought it would be won­der­ful to hon­our the past by col­lect­ing and ex­hibit­ing wed­ding pic­tures of them and of our par­ents. My dress was ev­ery­thing. Mau­reen Pa­tri­cia was the de­signer and it was all I had imag­ined for my wed­ding day, and more. It had a gor­geous chif­fon skirt that flowed per­fectly. I also loved the lace cap sleeves and trim, which made it ele­gant and ro­man­tic. The wed­ding favours were home­made pick­les. Dave and I love mak­ing pick­les ev­ery year— it’s our tra­di­tion— so it was an ob­vi­ous choice to give guests our sig­na­ture treat.

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