Good morning all. Today on the blog I’m really happy to showcase Vanessa and Phil’s elegant and floral vintage-inspired Canadian wedding. Shot by Just For You Photography, we fell in love with the soft pink detail – and the coordinated but mismatched bridesmaids… swoon! I’ll hand over to the beautiful bride to tell you about her planning journey:
“Phil and I were not really in the same place when it came down to the planning – I thought we didn’t have enough time to plan our wedding in a year and five months, and he thought we had a lifetime. Looking back at it now we have a lifetime for our marriage and there were things that got us busy and stressed but everyone that helped, all our vendors and guest made it special.
So with the planning Phil was OK with any theme that was not to over the top. The theme that we were going with was vintage – we had hints of gold, burlap, lace and several DIY items at our wedding from the invitations to the centerpieces, signs, seating chart etc. Most to all the ideas for the wedding were sourced through Pinterest and Wedding Gawker.
Our photographer was my sister in law, who asked me to check her out when we were looking for photographers – we fell in love. We knew that Becky at Just For You Photography would be able to capture our wedding in a beautiful way incorporating her style keeping the vintage feel to our images and we were right – our photos are breathtaking. We loved our wedding and everything and everyone that was there made it beyond perfect”
Images © Just For You Photography
The suits were from Derks in Edmonton – full combination of grey from the groom and grey and pink for the groomsmen. And we picked a short ombre dress for our best woman. We opted for not giving her a long dress to make her stand out with the guys.
Since day one I knew I didn’t want the girls all looking the same, so we picked the pallet “seafoam” – it included three shades of pink, grey and turquoise blue. We bought them from the Dessy Collection at Bridal Debut (Edmonton) – all dresses were long in chiffon but all different styles, and they matched beautifully
My dress was bought from Bridal Debut along with the bridesmaid dresses. I walked into the store with one dress in mind only and when I tried the Allure dress that my sister in-law picked out I instantly fell in love – full lace, beautiful details – it fit perfectly into our wedding theme.
Bouquets and buttoniers were done by the amazing Maggie David Flowers – with beautiful peonies, hydrangeas, anemones, ranunculus, cotton… with details of burlap, lockets, buttons and lace – she incorporated the vintage feel perfectly into them.
Hair and make up was done at “the House Spa” in Spruce Grove. Our wedding coordinator Tanya Neves at Unveiled Event Coordination Services helped us decorate, organize, keep track of our day and any issue that came up that day she made sure it was taken care of and before the wedding day she always found a way to keep me calm and assured me at all times that everything was going well. She was simply amazing!”
For our ceremony we chose the Governor’s room at the Prince of Wales Armouries. The room, in one word, was beautiful. When we first went to check it out, it was love at first sight: big windows, beautiful laminate floors, there wasn’t much we wanted to add to the room since we wanted to show of those two big features for the room.
We had two flower stands at the beginning of the aisle (by Maggie David Flowers) and made the backdrop at the end of the aisle– I had my photography stand and my mom made the backdrop with tulle and we added lights that we hung up with shower hooks (DIY ) we placed thank you notes and we had “wands” out for our family – we made them with bells that we painted in a bit of gold and attached them with lace and ribbon on wooden skewers.”
“We decorated the mason jars for our sand ceremony and my sister in-law did our beautiful table runner in burlap and lace with our initials. Our reception was at the Days Inn in Edmonton (West End) The centrepieces were mason jars wrapped with twine and lace. We decorated the mason jars and painted baby food jars in turquoise blue, there were five per table and all had tea lights in them – they were placed on pieces of vintage wood (another DIY project for us). For flowers we had white hydrangeas provided by Maggie David Flowers.
We did our table numbers as well again trying to go for the vintage feel we distressed the wood and the colour of the numbers was grey. Our favours were coca cola bottles that we purchased at the “Tienda Latina/ Argyll Foods” in Edmonton – tagged with “Merci” on craft paper that we stamped and tied on to each bottle. It was a neat way to incorporating our French and Spanish ties.
Our delicious cake and cupcakes were done by Rachel’s Cupcakes. For our invitations we bought a DIY package from Etsy from DIYpaperie – We printed the invitations off and added blue/white/red/ washi tape as a decoration and a stamp of the Eiffel tower. We took a similar approach with our thank you notes that we had laid out at the ceremony.”
Photographer: Just For You Photography
Event Planner: Unveiled Event Coordination Services
Floral Designer: Maggie David Flowers Ltd.
Reception Venue: Days Inn and Suites
Dress Store: Bridal Debut
Ceremony Location: Prince Of Wales Armoury
Tuxedo and Mens Attire: Derks Formals