This country couple embraced their farm location wholeheartedly to create the DIY rustic wedding of their dreams—complete with a quirky wheelbarrow theme. “We had wheelbarrows filled with drinks, and the bridal party arrived at the reception in wheelbarrows,” Annamieke shares. “Their entrance was definitely one of my favourite moments of the day,” she recalls. Appropriately, guests entertained themselves by participating in wheelbarrow races while Annamieke and Aaron posed for pictures. Following that excitement, the couple’s friends and family settled down for dinner at tables set up in the middle of the field. All the food was homemade, including blueberry and apple pies made by the bride’s sister that were served in lieu of wedding cake. Looking back, Annamieke sums up her wedding as, “one fun, hot, summer, wheelbarrow racin’, BBQin’, antique chic, family and farm-filled day!”
Annamieke Blitterswyk and Aaron Spotts, August 11, 2012, Duncan, British Columbia.
Photography courtesy of Ameris.
Ceremony and reception location: Birds Eye Cove Farm
Bridal gown: Posh Bridal Couture
Bridal party attire: Delia’s
Bouquets & bridal party arrangements: Leaf & Petal
Groom’s tux: Nordstrom
Cake: Made by the bride’s sister
Caterers: The bride, groom, friends and family
Favours: Homemade bumble-berry jam
Music: Reid Williams, Kelly Girvan, McCandless Family Band
Hair and makeup: EK Hair
Table & aisle floral arrangements: Night Song Farm
Stationery: Kara Espeseth of Identity Graphics
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