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Real Wedding: Country Chic

  |   By Roseanne Dela Rosa

Okay, I'm putting it out there, I LOVE MY JOB! And one of the reasons that makes it so lovable is hearing how much of an inspiration we've been to brides. Ariana, a newlywed, had written me this heartwarming e-mail a few weeks back (after reading the wonderful message you MUST check out the cutest wedding EVER below!).

Hello Roseanne at Weddingbells! Your magazine offered up so much inspiration as I began the process of  planning my "country-chic" wedding. After some time hoarding pictures on my desktop, I came to realize the style I liked when I opened the file – sweet, simple, whimsy but practical, effortlessly pretty, natural, unique, vintagy, and of course prairie Canadian – very much  the things your magazine regularly features. I summed it up as Country Chic and stuck to that theme. I looked to you for help too, as I didn't have a planner, day-of-planner, or really anyone to give me some direction or advice! (I'm the first of my friends to marry...nerve-wracking!) It was definitely a lot of trial and error on my part. My name is Ariana and my husband is Travis. Our wedding took place at his parents' farm, outside of Edmonton, Alberta. The reception was down the gravel road, in a small community hall. It was important to us to have our wedding near the place we both grew up and truly reflect the area...it meant a lot to our parents too. Also, from the get-go we knew our wedding needed to be on a budget...and I'm happy to report it stayed that way! That meant a lot of DIY...many nights in front of the TV folding tissue paper, making table numbers, printing signs, glueing flowers...all while ordering pizza and serving wine so I could get some help! Luckily I wanted the whole wedding to have an unfussy, handmade feel that I think perfectly reflected the simply pretty western Canadian location. Here's photos from the day. Our photographers are a husband and wife team, called JDS Photography out of Edmonton, AB. They were fantastic! Thank-you so much for you time. Sincerely, Ariana

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Thank-you to Ariana and Travis for sharing your special day with us. We're so glad we were a huge help to you guys, and I'm sure your wedding will serve as a major inspiration for other brides. Cheers!

This article was originally published on Dec 21, 2009
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