A love of photography brought Saskatchewan sweethearts Lauren and Jerrod together. “Jerrod initially contacted me because he wanted to network with other Saskatoon photographers,” Lauren recalls, “and the rest is history.” Naturally, the couple’s mutual interest in photography was incorporated into their wedding celebration. “Our Polaroid guest book was a great way to capture everyone in attendance,” Lauren explains. Other personalized details, such as barn-wood signs, lawn games and an antique-window seating chart, had a rustic flair. To conclude the night in style, Lauren and Jerrod created a “magical pathway” lined with Mason jars and tea lights that led guests through the trees from the tent (which housed the dining and bar area) to the bonfire (where smokies and s’mores were roasted as late-night snacks).
Lauren Winter and Jerrod Dietrich, August 31, 2012, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
Photography courtesy of Jesslaine Elise Photography.
Ceremony location: The wedding garden at Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park & Zoo
Reception location: Maryann and Dave Deutscher’s Acreage
Bridal gown: Allure Bridals from Jenny’s Bridal
Bridal party attire: Aritzia and Asos
Groom’s tux: Mexx
Cake: Bridge City Cakes
Caterer: Chef Jenni
Wedding planners: Lux Events (set up and take down)
Hair and makeup: Megan Schorr from Urban Vogue (306-244-6646) and Lisa Hallam from Lisa Hallam Makeup Artistry
Flowers: Bill’s House of Flowers and Carlene Deutscher (306-222-8352)
Stationery: Invites designed by the bride, printed at Saskatoon Fastprint
Officiant: Pastor Jennifer Holtslander (306-531-8562)
Tent, table & chair rentals: Handy Special Events
View more photos of this rustic DIY wedding below.