ADRIENNE FRASER & JOHNATHAN HARRY

Weddingbells (Toronto) - - Real Weddings -

FROM ADRIENNE: John pro­posed while we were on a bi­cy­cle tour in the Costa Brava

area in Spain. He had spot­ted this hid­den stair­case built into the rocks. We walked down and ended up on a stun­ning rocky plateau where he pro­posed, but not be­fore slip­ping on a rock and scrap­ing his knees! We were look­ing for a venue that felt like

a bit of a get­away. The barn was a great op­tion for us; it was a gor­geous space with a raw and rus­tic look. We went for a re­ally min­i­mal colour scheme that in­cluded lots of green­ery with some flo­rals in deeper reds and pur­ples. Be­cause of the beauty of the nat­u­ral set­ting, we didn’t have to do too much with the decor, we just had to high­light what was al­ready there. We had a theme for each ta­ble in­stead of

ta­ble num­bers. We had spray-painted gold di­nosaurs, fid­get spin­ners, and skulls (for the head ta­ble!). It cre­ated a fun way for guests to in­ter­act with one another and added an el­e­ment of whimsy. We

had portraits painted of each guest. They served as tra­di­tional wed­ding favours be­cause we had a small guest count. We felt it would be a won­der­ful way to make every­one feel re­ally spe­cial while giv­ing them a per­son­al­ized me­mento. My brother cre­ated all of them us­ing a mix of wa­ter­colour and ink. It was a great sur­prise and tied into the DIY vibe of our wed­ding.

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