JOANNA BAKER & DAVE PERRY
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.