Joanna and Dave originally wanted to hold their wedding at Dave's family farm in New Brunswick, but couldn't make it happen due to logistical issues. Instead, the couple captured the feel of the farm with an Ontario celebration with a rustic-chic theme and a colour palette of peach, cream, and dusty blue. To pay homage to Dave's childhood home, they cut down birch trees from the family property and used them to fashion centrepieces and place card holders.
The wedding began with one of Joanna's favourite memories from day. Joanna and Dave shared a quiet, emotion-filled moment before the excitement of the ceremony. "We were so excited to see each other, and having a few minutes together alone before spending the rest of the day surrounded by our loved ones was really special," Joanna shares.
For their wedding song, the couple chose Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros' “Home”, covered by Jasmine Thompson. Joanna felt that the song perfectly captured their relationship. "My favorite lyric in this song, and the one that I feel represents us, is 'Home is wherever I’m with you,'” Joanna explains. "Dave and I had both moved from different provinces in the east coast to Ottawa before meeting each other. We’ve built a life together in a city that is neither of our home towns but it’s home because we’re together."
Joanna Baker and Dave Perry, June 18, 2016, Almonte, Ontario.
Photography courtesy of Anne-Marie Bouchard.
Ceremony and reception venue: Evermore Weddings and Events
Bridal gown: Maureen Patricia from The Handmade Bride
Bridesmaid dresses: Joanna August from With Love Bridal
Groom’s tux: Calvin Klein from Moores
Wedding coordinator: Satin & Snow
Flowers: Tanya Naylor from Presh Floral
Hair: Emilie Tran from BossArts Salon & Spa
Makeup: Shannon Ranger from One Fine Beauty
Music: Professional Entertainment Group
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