Inspired by the Tuscan landscape and visions of their honeymoon to Europe, Matthew and Jenna planned their rustic wedding celebration with warm hues, a relaxed atmosphere and elegant personalized touches.
Located on the shore of Lake Ontario, the historic Edgewater Manor was the perfect setting for the couple’s celebration. Their ceremony was complete with Jones Soda refreshments, playful hors d’oeuvres such as bite-sized fish and chips, and bubble wands for all of their guests.
The best moment, according to the bride, was during the photo session after the ceremony. "Our photographer had asked us to position ourselves upon some large rocks on the edge of the lake," Jenna says. "While the photographers were setting up, we had a private moment to take in the fact that we were now husband and wife."
Once inside for the reception, the guests were treated with a classical guitarist, a candy buffet and a photo booth where they were encouraged to choose from a wide variety of colourful props to take memorable pictures with.
"One of our favourite details was the time capsule," Jenna says. "We provided an old 1940's vintage typewriter and cards to type on and encouraged guests to share their sentiments on the day, their wisdom and advice for the years to come with us." The idea was that the couple would open the time capsule on their 10th wedding anniversary to have the chance to reflect back on their fairytale wedding day.
Jenna Vaicius and Matt Chivers, September 8, 2012. Stoney Creek, Ontario.
Photography courtesy of SBP Photography.
Ceremony and reception location: Edgewater Manor
Bridal gown: Vera Wang at David's Bridal
Bridal party attire: David's Bridal
Groom’s tux: Jeff’s Guyshop
Favours: Donation to the Canadian Cancer Society and a candy bar Wedding planners: That Certain Something
Caterer: Edgewater Manor
Music: Foxy Productions ([email protected]) Hair and makeup: Pretty in Pink Mobile Hair and Makeup
Flowers: Blooms and Blossoms Stationery: Michael’s
Officiant: Married by Mandi
Bow ties: Randa Accessories
Late night hot dog vendor: Gerard “the hot dog guy”
See all photos from this rustic end-of-summer wedding in Stoney Creek, Ontario.
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