When Brad decided to propose to Lindsay, he came up with an elaborate scheme that was guaranteed to surprise. To that end, he created a fictitious shopping event called “Shop Brockville” and collaborated with local retailers to organize a scavenger hunt that led an unsuspecting Lindsay all around town. Her stops included a bookstore, a floral shop and a restaurant, but ultimately she ended up at Block House Island (where the two shared their first date), and Brad was there on bended knee! For their rustic river wedding, Lindsay tackled most of the decor herself. Guests were seated on bales of hay for the outdoor ceremony and the altar was adorned with yellow and grey fabric. Lindsay also crafted the groomsmen’s boutonnières (to match her belt), and she hand-painted rocks that served as favours.
Lindsay Buell and Brad Craig-Pettem, July 7, 2012, Rockport, Ontario.
Photography courtesy of Genevieve Georget-Smyth of Fifteen: Fifty-One Photography
Ceremony and reception location: The bride's father and stepmother's residence on the St. Lawrence River Dress: Amsale from Mia Bridal Co.
Groom's tux: Alan Brown Clothiers (613) 342-3232 Bridal party attire: Urban Outfitters
Hair: Elite Spa Music: DJ Steveo from Eclipse DJ Services
Cake: Bride and groom's friend made cupcakes and the bride's grandmother made pecan butter tarts for dessert. Caterers: The Woodlands Chicken and Harvest Cafe Favours: DIY hand-painted rocks Flowers: Brokor Farms
Stationery: Fine and Dandy Paperie
See all the pictures from this rustic mountain wedding here.
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