Aimé Blanchette and Scott Hogan met over a decade ago through mutual friends, having grown up in hometowns only 20 minutes apart. After over a month with the ring, Scott proposed to Aimé while they enjoyed a wine and cheese picnic on a camping trip at Murphy’s Point. He wanted the location to be perfect.
Initially, the nature-loving couple wanted to get married at a campground, but as a florist in the wedding industry, Aimé felt this would be too difficult. “We quickly realized that with the size of our wedding, this would be a logistical nightmare,” Aimé explains. Luckily, Aimé discovered Black Creek Pioneer Village. “We were so happy to find a venue where we could focus on mother nature and pay homage to our outdoorsy side,” she adds.
The couple focused on mustard yellows and DIY décor to complement their venue. “We wanted our wedding to ooze fun and I think we were able to achieve that,” Aimé says. Their favourite detail was the wooden arch hand crafted by Scott, a carpenter with his own side business. Along with the arch, Scott made various signage including the table numbers, card box, welcome sign, seating chart and chalk boards. The groom also built different games, including a bean bag toss and connect four, for guests to enjoy during the cocktail hour. “He put his heart into these items and it truly showed,” Aimé says.
Throughout the evening, Scott and Aimé took time to stand back and watch their guests celebrate their special day. “It all came together,” Aimé shares. We’ll remember these moments forever.”
Aimé Blanchette and Scott Hogan, August 24, 2018, Toronto, Ontario.
Ceremony and reception venue: Black Creek Pioneer Village
Bridal gown: Maggie Sottero from Kleinfeld at Hudson’s Bay
Flowers: Stôk Floral and Design Inc.
Hair: Bull Chic Beauty
Makeup: Leah Babineau
Groom’s suit: Indochino
Officiant: Enduring Promises
Carpentry: Wood Yard Designs