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A Rustic Barn Wedding in Moncton, New Brunswick

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The sun shone on Jennifer and Jamie as they recited their vows during their summertime rustic barn wedding in Moncton, New Brunswick. The couple chose a 19th century yellow barn to host their 36 guests, which boasted beautiful views of the surrounding vineyard. “The character and beauty of the 100-year-old building filled with our family and friends was more than we had imagined,” explains Jennifer.

The couple chose a colour palette of pale yellow, green and white, and a gorgeous cake adorned with real flowers for their rustic barn wedding. White paper lanterns and exposed bulbs hung from the ceiling, lighting up the venue. Elegant candles and centrepieces made from round sections of wood sat atop of white tables, and wine corks doubled as name cards for Jennifer and Jamie’s friends and family. As guests left the rustic barn wedding, they stamped their fingerprints on the couple’s unconventional tree-themed guest book to commemorate the happy celebration.

Jennifer and Jamie Leger,  August 6, 2011, Moncton, New Brunswick.

Photography courtesy of Sean McGrath Photography (www.seanmcgrath.ca)

Vendors
Ceremony and reception location: Magnetic Hill Winery
Dress:
Mon Cheri Bridals from The Wedding Chapel (506-357-8184)
Groom’s tux: ACS Formals
Bridal party attire: Laura
Cake: The Cake Box
Caterer: 5 Senses Gourmet
Favours: DIY wine favours
Flowers: Maggies Flowers (506-386-2141)
Stationery: Vistaprint
Others:
Rings from Ita Cast

See all of the photos from this beautiful rustic barn wedding wedding below.

A DIY Wedding In Caledon, Ontario

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When Veronica Nuspl and Dan Spencer first started planning their DIY wedding they briefly considered renting a vintage sports car. In the end nothing but their very own 1973 Winnebago Brave would do. One year earlier, Veronica and Dan purchased the vehicle on a whim, fixed it up and embarked on a memorable road trip from Ontario to Newfoundland. Before setting out on their adventure, Dan asked Veronica to be his wife. “The Winnebago became a part of ‘us’,” Veronica shares, “so we had to include it in our wedding.”

On the morning of their wedding, Veronica waited in eager anticipation for her unique chariot to arrive: “Hearing the Winnebago coming gave me butterflies,” she recalls. When it pulled to a stop Veronica was overjoyed to set eyes on her groom: “I was just so happy that the day had finally come, and those first moments seeing each other with no one else around were so calming and peaceful.” The Winnebago was spiffed up for the summer wedding—Dan and his groomsmen cleaned it from top to bottom to make it “white-gown ready,” Veronica laughs. The Winnebago was also adorned with a handmade bunting that said “Going to the Chapel.”

The adorable bunting was only one of the special handmade elements Veronica crafted for her DIY wedding. From stationery and cupcake wrappers to favours (caramel sauce in decorated jam jars), Veronica poured her heart into creating memorable details for her celebration. “We put a lot of ourselves into our wedding,” Veronica notes. “We wanted it to be about ‘us’ and sharing the day and the things we love with the people we love most.” To that end, there were subtle nods to the couple’s first meeting—a brief encounter while waiting for an elevator! “The first thing Dan ever said to me was ‘nice shoes,’” Veronica recalls with a smile. Appropriately, guests were served an “elevator” cake topped with handcrafted figurines, and treated to colourful flip-flops with “Nice Shoes” tags attached.

Veronica also personalized her bridal ensemble with tributes to members of her family: her bouquet was adorned with flowers from her mother’s wedding dress and a locket containing photos of both of her grandmothers. She also wore a lace flower brooch that once belonged to her grandmother—it was originally a shoe clip—and her grandfather’s World War II pin (he belonged to the 75th Toronto Scottish Regiment).

When it came to decorating their DIY wedding reception space, found objects also played a big role. Reclaimed barn boards topped the tables and antique silver teapots, cream jugs and sugar bowls served as unconventional vessels for flower arrangements. During their yearlong engagement Veronica visited local thrift stores in search of the perfect silver pieces for her outdoor wedding, and relied on friends and family to help get them in pristine shape. “We had lots of teapot polishing parties,” Veronica laughs.

It was one memorable evening for the couple’s 110 guests, and the happy couple was showered with compliments ranging from “That was the best meal I’ve ever had” to“Your wedding was so personalized.”

Once their DIY wedding was over the newlyweds hit the road—in their Winnebago, of course! “The drive home the next day was terrific, too,” Veronica reminisces. “We had to stop for gas. Dan was still dressed in his suit and the ‘Just Married’ banner I made was hanging off the back. It was perfect!”

Veronica Nuspl and Dan Spencer, September 11, 2010, Caledon, Ontario.

Photography courtesy of Justin DeMers from stillmotion (www.stillmotion.ca)

Vendors
Ceremony and reception location: The Alton Mill
Dress:
Enzoani from L&J Bridal
Groom’s tux: Custom ordered from Hong Kong
Hair: David Newman from Hair By David
Makeup:
Andrea Brown from Friskey Brown Makeup
Music: Ron Davis
Cake: The Wedding Cake Shoppe
Caterer: Chezvous Dining
Favours: Caramel made by the bride; Donation made to the Alzheimer Society of Toronto
Flowers: Pink Twig
Stationery: DIY

See all of the photos from this DIY wedding here.

An Elegant Wedding in Kitchener, Ontario

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Celebrations don’t get much more sophisticated than Leah and Jeff’s elegant wedding in Kitchener, Ontario. The two wed on a sunny afternoon at the beautiful Hillcrest Mennonite Church and then posed for pictures on a lush, grassy plain. The bride and her bridesmaids carried lovely bouquets made of white peonies and yellow billy buttons, adding a fun and unexpected twist to the elegant wedding celebration. Following the heartfelt ceremony, the newlyweds and their 180 guests moved to the Victoria Park Pavillion, where rounded tables covered in dark purple tablecloths and towering floral centerpieces transformed the hall into the perfect reception venue for the sophisticated nuptials. The silver accents found on chairs and table decor further accented the theme of the elegant wedding. Following a fabulous meal, friends and family members were offered a handful of sugary options, including various sweets from a candy buffet (how great does that sound!) and a gorgeous, three-layer cake adorned with purple and white sugar flowers. As the night progressed, the couple and their guests moved to the ample dance floor to dance the night away, ending the elegant wedding on high note.

Leah Taylor and Jeff Schwartzentruber, October 1, 2011, Kitchener, Ontario.

Photography courtesy of Sandra Regier (www.sandraregier.com)

Vendors
Ceremony location: Hillcrest Mennonite Church
Reception location:
Victoria Park Pavillion
Dress:
Pronovias from Taylor’s Bridal
Groom’s tux: Geoffrey Beene from Moores
Bridal party attire: Alfred Sung
Hair: Rule of 6 (519-954-5060)
Makeup:
Sherri Bradie, a friend of the bride
Music: Josh Hernandez, a friend of the bride and groom
Cake: The Cake Box
Caterer: Gusto Catering
Favours: DIY candy buffet
Flowers: Les Fleurs
Stationery: Paper Bliss
Others:
Decorations by Julia Weddings

See all of the photos from this beautiful elegant wedding here.

An Elegant Wedding In Toronto, Ontario

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Guests could feel the passion between Lita and Dave during their elegant wedding at Hart House in Toronto. The couple, who got engaged exactly one year before in Shanghai, shared a romantic sneak peak before the ceremony, allowing them to calm their nerves and regroup before saying their vows. Hart House was completely transformed to suit the elegant wedding theme, boasting long tables for their 150 guests to wine and dine and small trees with dangling tea lights in the corners. Large pillar candles on top of rounded mirrors sat atop tables and decorative lanterns were placed around the room for a vintage feel. Portuguese custard cakes, cupcakes, lemon and pecan tarts and an Italian pastry tower were served instead of a wedding cake. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation and PHABIS (Peel Halton Acquired Brain Injury Services) were made in lieu of favours, a thoughtful way to finish off the elegant wedding celebration.

Lita Sampaio and Dave Cappuccitti, November 19, 2011, Toronto, Ontario.

Photography courtesy of Margaret Diotalevi from Avenue Photo (www.avenue-photo.com)

Vendors
Ceremony and reception location: Hart House at University of Toronto
Day of wedding planner: Melmarie DiPasquale from Melissa Andre Events
Dress:
Maggie Sottero from Ritche Bridal
Groom’s tux: Tuxedo Royale
Bridal party attire: Twobirds
Hair: bob + paige salon
Makeup:
Civello
Music: Greg Lanzillotta from enjoi DJ
Cake: Portuguese custard tarts from Golden Wheat Bakery (416-534-1107); Cupcakes from The Wedding Cake Shoppe; Italian pastry tower from Vincenza’s Crostoli; Lemon and pecan tarts from Timmi Tarts
Caterer: Hart House at University of Toronto
Favours: Donation to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada and PHABIS
Flowers: Donna Calce (acmdesignsbydonna@rogers.com)
Stationery: Sandra Neves (sandra@sandraneves.ca), a friend of the bride
Others:
Bridal shoes from Nine West

See all of the photos from this gorgeous elegant wedding below.

A Rustic Wedding in Delta, British Columbia

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Passion and romance were in high supply at Chriseli and Brent’s rustic wedding in Delta, British Columbia. The couple celebrated their love with 50 of their closest friends and family members at the stunning Kirkland house. The couple wed in the venue’s beautiful garden under a towering gazebo while their guests watched from white wooden chairs. The couple then stole a moment with each other and posed for pictures, using the beautiful rocky scenery of British Columbia as their backdrop. The reception of the stunning rustic wedding took place under an overarching white tent that was decorated with paper lanterns, multi-coloured buntings, and twinkling lights. Soft yellow and white flower centrepieces and burlap fabric with the couple’s initials laid atop of white tables, complementing the theme of the couple’s rustic wedding. Friends and family members sipped fresh lemonade and danced into the wee hours of the night. Guests were given a number of Filipino delicacies, including arrowroot cookies and fruit syrups, as the night closed on this beautiful rustic wedding.

Chriseli de Rama and Brent Mitchel, June 9, 2012, Delta, British Columbia.Photography courtesy of Michael Wachniak (www.michaelwachniak.com)

Vendors
Ceremony and reception location: Kirkland House
Dress:
Paloma Blanca from Sposa Wedding World
Groom’s tux: Calvin Klein from Moores
Bridal party attire: Alfred Angelo from Lisa’s Bridal
Hair: Mink Makeup & Hair
Makeup:
Mink Makeup & Hair
Music: Absolute DJS
Cake: Richlea Bakery
Caterer: Thyme to Indulge Catering
Favours: Fruit syrups from Summerland Sweets and Arrowroot cookies from Rejano’s Bakery in Marinduque, Philippines
Flowers: Queensberry Flower Company
Stationery: Invitations by Wedding Paper Divas and the rest designed by the bride’s sister
Others:
Tent provided by The Tent Guys; Guitar played by Ron Forbes-Roberts; Balloons provided by Sky High Balloons; Transportation provided by Excel Limousine

See all of the photos from this gorgeous rustic wedding below.

Wedding Pinners to Follow on Pinterest

Planning

Have you and your partner recently made the exciting decision to tie the knot? Then you’ve probably been online to check out the wonderful world of Pinterest (after changing your relationship status on Facebook to “engaged” and tweeting a photo of your new ring-finger bling, of course) to gather some much-needed inspiration for your big day. The highly addictive pinboard-style photo sharing site can be extremely helpful in terms of wedding inspiration. Each day enthusiastic wedding pinners are adding gorgeous colour palettes, practical décor ideas, beauty tips, stunning designer gowns and delectable sweets among umpteen other things. Pinterest can even serve as a valuable resource for unique, one-of-a-kind ceremony ideas, offering fun ways to incorporate furry friends into your big day or details for particular wedding themes and concepts. However, the website can also be immensely overwhelming, with hundreds of thousands of users, pictures upon pictures and wedding pinners galore. Time is in short supply for most brides-t0-be and shouldn’t be wasted on flipping through hundreds of Pinterest accounts to find the perfect inspiration. Don’t fret, we’re here to help! Get the most out of Pinterest (and save precious minutes) by following a few of our favourite wedding pinners that will give you the inspiration you need to create the wedding of your dreams.

Once you’ve check out our list of wedding pinners, see how pinning the items you want for your big day can help you win your wedding wine!

A Colourful Wedding in Ottawa, Ontario

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Bright pops of orange, coral and yellow made Molly and Joe’s colourful wedding a standout. The two wed at the Mill Street Brew Pub in Ottawa with 12o of their friends and family in attendance. The bridesmaids donned mismatched cocktail dresses while the groomsmen wore ties in different hues, adding to the vibrant feel of this colourful wedding. Polaroid cameras sat atop of tables allowing guests to capture memorable moments instantaneously and gorgeous cerise, pink and white flowers brightened up the white table cloths, accenting the colourful wedding theme. Family and friends grooved to tunes played by Molly’s father’s band and were given personalized matchbooks as favours at the end of the night. “The atmosphere was like one big party!” Molly exclaims.

Molly Stopford and Joe Winton, May 26, 2012, Ottawa, Ontario.

Photography courtesy of Lisa Mounteer Photography (www.lisamounteerphotography.ca)

Vendors
Ceremony and reception location: Mill Street Brew Pub
Dress:
Made by the bride’s mother
Groom’s tux: Moores
Bridal party attire: Each bridesmaid wore a different coloured party dress
Hair: The Mix Salon and Spa
Makeup:
The Mix Salon and Spa
Music: Dan Valois (dvalois@live.ca)
Cake: Bride’s stepmother and grandmother baked treats for the dessert table
Favours: Matchbooks from Beau Coup
Flowers: The market
Stationery: Nicole Tarasick Design

See all of the photos from this fun colourful wedding below.

A Rustic Wedding in Jordan, Ontario

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Shelagh and Joshua hosted a rustic wedding at the Ball’s Falls Conservation area, nestled on the scenic Niagara Escarpment. The two said their vows and were pronounced husband and wife at the conservation’s historic church, which boasted warm wood tones and beautiful views. The romantic celebration then moved to the conservation centre’s Big Barn, an open-concept venue with twinkling lights and wooden tables that perfectly matched the vibe of the couple’s rustic wedding. The newlyweds’ 90 guests watched Shelagh and Joshua share their first dance to John Hiatt’s “Have a Little Faith in Me” (the perfect song for a rustic wedding!) under the structure’s wooden roof and munched on various delectable sweets baked entirely by the bride. “With some help, I baked everything on the dessert table with recipes from different members of our families,” Shelagh explains. “The dessert table filled with sweets we had grown up with and meant things to both of us.” Family and friends chatted at tables adorned with glowing tealights and floral arrangements plotted in oversized mason jars, which perfectly matched the rustic wedding’s theme. The guests finished off the evening by receiving homemade peach jam as favours, a truly sweet way to end the night.

Shelagh and Joshua Grob, October 28, 2011, Jordan, Ontario.

Photography courtesy of Margie McLean from Fresh Images (www.freshimages.ca)

Vendors
Ceremony location: The Historical Church at Ball’s Falls Conservation Area
Reception location:
The Big Barn at Ball’s Falls Conservation Area
Dress:
Maggie Sottero from Rainbow Bridal
Groom’s tux: Moores
Bridal party attire: Alfred Sung from Saratina Bridal Boutique
Hair: Kris Tonkens from Hair Body & Soul Salon (905-825-3644)
Makeup:
Angie Keller from Jacha Minerals
Music: A family friend
Cake: Sweet Celebrations
Caterer: Ball’s Falls Conservation Area
Favours: Peach jam made by the bride (www.backtobasicsbaking.com)
Flowers: Angel’s Accents
Stationery: Margie McLean from Fresh Images
Others:
Photo booth from Fresh Images

See all of the photos from this gorgeous rustic wedding below.

A Gorgeous Punta Cana Destination Wedding

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What better way to escape a chilly Canadian winter than with a Punta Cana destination wedding? This couple packed their bags and, along with 25 guests, headed to the Dominican Republic for a beach-side celebration. This Punta Cana destination wedding began with a beautiful ceremony in front of a palm tree fringed gazebo. The bride walked down the flower-petal-laden aisle to meet her groom, who was outfitted in traditional Canadian forces mess dress complete with red cummerbund. The bride added tropical flair to her ensemble by wearing orchids in her hair and carrying a bouquet of roses and stargazer lilies. Following the ceremony the couple hosted an outdoor reception catered by Dreams Palm Beach after which guests were treated to a live band and fire show — the perfect end to this lovely Punta Cana destination wedding.

Julie Richer and Pascal Landry, February 1, 2011, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.

Photography courtesy of Melanie Rebane Photography (www.weddingphotographersottawa.ca)

Vendors
Ceremony and ceremony location: Dreams Palm Beach Punta Cana
Dress:
Rivini form Ashton Station Bridal
Bridal party attire: BCBG
Hair: Dreams Palm Beach Punta Cana
Makeup:
Dreams Palm Beach Punta Cana
Music: DJ Mania
Cake: Dreams Palm Beach Punta Cana
Caterer: Dreams Palm Beach Punta Cana
Favours: Picture frame with a seashell
Flowers: Water Me Not
Stationery: Invitations & Co.

See all of the photos from this Punta Cana destination wedding here.

The Hottest New Wedding Colours

Planning

Choosing the best wedding colours for your big day is crucial in communicating the mood and feel of your celebration. It begins with your save-the-date cards and ends with the favours you give out to friends and family members at the end of the night. However, selecting the perfect wedding colours can be tricky, especially with an abundance of fantastic hues, tones and shades to pick from. When deciding on a wedding colour palette, it is important to ensure that the shades you choose reflect your personality as a couple. If you’re an easygoing couple hosting a relaxed celebration, consider opting for a cool pistachio green or a Zen-like shade of aquamarine. If you’re looking to throw an elegant and polished reception, try out a romantic lilac or rich butterscotch. Finally, if you and your groom are vivacious and energetic, bright colours such as marigold or cerise might be ideal for your celebration. On top of that, it is essential for your wedding colours to reflect your choice in ceremony and reception location and the season in which you choose to host your nuptials. Overwhelmed yet? Not to worry — we’ve rounded up the newest and coolest wedding colours for 2013, ranging from chic pistachio to funky tangerine. Let us inspire your wedding colour palette with seven shades that will make your celebration shine!

A Romantic and Dreamy Saskatchewan Wedding

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Celebrations don’t get much more romantic than this Saskatchewan wedding. “I always knew I wanted to have a chic outdoor wedding,” the bride, Bailey Schappert, explains. “Regina’s Wascana Park–with its stunning view of the lake–was the perfect venue for our ceremony and reception.” With 120 guests in attendance, Bailey and husband Blair Kulcsar hosted a rustic yet elegant celebration. This Saskatchewan wedding began with a ceremony at Trafalgar Fountain in Wascana Park, where 24,000 white rose petals were scattered across the aisle. Early on, Bailey decided to create an extremely long aisle to to enhance the feeling of anticipation as she walked towards her future husband. “It took me a while to see Blair, but it was worth it to take that long walk and see all my friends and family–it was a surreal moment,” Bailey explains. For Blair, the feeling was mutual, “My favourite part of the wedding was experiencing the true emotion of love while watching Bailey walk down the aisle,” he explains. “Leaving the ceremony with my wife, as all of our loved ones tossed rose petals, was also unreal.”

Following their vows, the newlyweds unveiled a beautifully decorated, chic outdoor wedding reception to their guests. White Chiavari chairs were paired with tables covered in white linens, white paper lanterns were scattered throughout the tent, and potted azalea trees added to this Saskatchewan wedding’s natural feel. “It was cool to see all my ideas executed when I walked into the tent,” Bailey recalls.

“I wanted to set everything up by myself, but the co-ordinators did an amazing job, and it was such a special surprise to see it all come together.” Once seated, guests were treated to local and organic fare, a must-have detail for Bailey’s chic Saskatchewan wedding. “I enjoyed the creative planning a lot, but I also wanted to incorporate memorable details, such as a good and healthy meal, which truly reflected our organic lifestyle.”

“Everything about our wedding day, from beginning to end, was perfect. We had beautiful weather—even though there was a crazy storm the night before our wedding,” Bailey laughs. “I could not have asked for a more perfect day to marry Blair.”

Bailey Schappert and Blair Kulcsar, July 30, 2011, Regina, Saskatchewan.

Photography courtesy of Jesslaine Elise Photography (www.jesslaineelise.com)

Vendors
Ceremony location: Trafalgar Fountain
Reception location:
The Willow on Wascana
Day of wedding planner: Old New Borrowed & Blue
Dress:
Monique Lhuillier from Kleinfeld Bridal
Groom’s tux: Marc Jacobs
Bridal party attire: BCBG Max Azria
Hair: Essence Organic Hair & Day Spa
Makeup:
Essence Organic Hair & Day Spa
Music: Kings Court Music Service
Cake: Sugar! Wedding Cakes
Caterer: The Willow on Wascana
Favours: Raw organic chocolate macaroons from Organic Lives
Flowers: All About Flowers
Stationery: Bella Figura
Others:
Bridal shoes by Jimmy Choo from Holt Renfrew

See all of the photos from this romantic Saskatchewan wedding below.

A Gorgeous Vintage Wedding in Victoria, B.C.

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Guests could feel the love between Trina and Luke at their gorgeous vintage wedding in Victoria, British Columbia. The couple, who first met as teens at summer camp, threw a fun-filled celebration on October 15, 2011, for 160 of their friends and family members. Lovely DIY details and antique wedding décor appeared as the focal point of the nuptials, giving the celebration a classic 1920’s feel. The nuptials began at St. Peter and St. Paul Anglican Church, which featured prominent stained glass windows and old-fashioned wooden pews. Following the couple’s recital of their vows, the party moved to the Union Club of British Columbia, where the newlyweds and their guests wined, dined, and danced into the wee hours of the night. Cute chalkboard table numbers and homemade vintage wedding picture frames with damask wallpaper adorned the centres of tables, which were covered in soft, cream linens. Friends and family members happily indulged in sweet treats while chatting over the soothing light of pillar candles and received homemade jam in mini mason jars as they left. Small floral arrangements made of succulents and dusty miller blooms completed the romantic feel of this stunning vintage wedding celebration.

Trina Finlayson and Lukas Bonnett, October 15, 2011, Victoria, British Columbia.

Photography courtesy of Rob and Julia Campbell from Ameris (www.blog.ameris.ca)

Vendors
Ceremony location: St. Peter and St. Paul Anglican Church
Reception location:
Union Club of British Columbia
Dress:
Martina Liana from Blush Bridal Boutique
Groom’s tux: Moores
Bridal party attire: RW & CO.
Hair: Lab Salons
Makeup:
A friend of the bride
Music: A friend of the couple
Cake: Cakes Etc.
Caterer: Union Club of British Columbia
Favours: Homemade jam from Beacon & Eggs Breakfast Restaurant (778-426-0549) and DIY jam jars
Flowers: Rook & Rose Floral Design Boutique
Stationery: DIY

See all of the photos from this beautiful vintage wedding below.

A Summer Wedding in Aldergrove, British Columbia

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Nuptials don’t get much more romantic than this summer wedding in Aldergrove, British Columbia. Jillian and Dan wed on a sunny Friday afternoon at the Aldergrove Church with 130 of their friends and family members in attendance. The venue’s cool slate grey decor added a modern twist to the fun-filled summer wedding. The reception hall was beautifully decorated with gold handmade tissue garlands that the bride constructed with the help of her cousins which contributed to the luxe feel of the romantic celebration. Dinner was served at tables adorned with soft beige linens and tall vases filled with white blooms that perfectly accented the sentimental feel of the summer wedding. Guests lovingly signed the couple’s personalized guest book as they entered the grand hall and indulged in a selection of delicious sweet treats instead of a traditional wedding cake. As the night came to an end, Jillian and Dan thoughtfully handed out pretty potted violets from a local greenhouse as favours for family and friends to commemorate the day.

Jillian Schouten and Daniel Baartman, August 12, 2011, Aldergrove, BC.

Photography courtesy of Ashley Ferreira from Dragonflight Photography (www.dragonflightphotography.com)

Vendors
Ceremony and reception location: Aldergrove Canadian Reformed Church
Dress:
David’s Bridal
Groom’s tux: Calvin Klein from Moores
Bridal party attire: David’s Bridal
Hair: Michelle DeHaas
Makeup:
Loretta Saide
Caterer: CTC Catering
Favours: Small violets sourced from a local greenhouse
Flowers: Susan Vaandrager from Vaandrager Nurseries (604) 855-3430
Stationery: Invitations by David’s Bridal

See all of the photos from this beautiful summer wedding below.

An Elegant Wedding In Coquitlam, B.C.

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When it came to planning for their elegant wedding in Coquitlam, British Columbia, Sadaf and Pedro wanted to incorporate as many do-it-yourself details as possible. The couple designed their own wedding invitations, had a family member bake their elegant wedding cakes and even got their friends and family involved with decorating their stunning wedding reception space, which was hung with lovely blue and white lanterns and floral arrangements to match. This elegant wedding day also featured elements that paid tribute to the bride and groom’s heritage — Spanish music played during the reception to celebrate Pedro’s Guatemalan roots followed by and Afghan songs to honour Sadaf’s Afghan background. In the end their wedding day was all that the British Columbia couple could have wished for. They continued their celebrations with a trip to Disney World — the perfect honeymoon for this couple considering Pedro proposed with an Aladdin-themed cake on Sadaf’s birthday!

Sadaf and Pedro Pineda, August 27, 2011, Coquitlam, British Columbia.

Photography courtesy of Kunio Photography (www.kuniophotography.com)

Vendors
Ceremony location: Northside Foursquare Church
Reception location:
Northside Foursquare Church
Wedding planner: Jenn Lush (jennlush@gmail.com)
Dress:
Mori Lee from Bryan’s Bridal
Groom’s tux: Tip Top Tailors
Bridal party attire: Le Chateau
Hair: Blo at the Four Seasons Hotel
Makeup:
M.A.C at Metrotown
Music: Northside Foursquare Church
Cake: Homemade
Caterer: Northside Foursquare Church
Flowers: GardenWorks at Mandeville
Others:
Photobooth from Smallfry Media

See all of the photos from British Columbia couple’s elegant wedding day here.

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