I was introduced to Sarah by her very dear friend Lori from Showpony Hair and told that Sarah and Glen wanted to be married sometime that year. I met the newly engaged couple that week and they told me ideally they wanted to get married in the next few months because many of their close friends were in the wedding industry and they knew if they wanted them to attend, the wedding had to be sooner than later. Like within 2 months soon. I really LOVE last minute weddings, they are actually a ton of fun to plan!
They wanted something intimate, like a big dinner party with excellent food, wine and beer. I immediately thought of the Rivermead Golf Club and luckily for us, they had an opening for early May! Sarah and Glen loved the wrap-around porch for ceremony, the terrace for cocktails, the formal dining room with fireplace (and mantle) for the gourmet dinner. Plus being a golf club, there were many options for photos.
With 80 guests, everyone that attended was either family or a close friend. Guests were greeted with a photo wall where Sarah and Glen had lovingly chosen a photo of each of them. It was a wonderful sight to watch guests arrive and see a memory of themselves with the couple. It instantly made them feel honoured to be a part of this special day.
The decor and flowers were fresh and had an organic look and feel. It was elegant with a touch of rustic with Belgian linens, navy napkins, slate stone vases, wood crates and galvanized buckets holding warm blankets for guests. The beautiful florals included ivory, greenery, dusty miller and succulents. Glen is an avid outdoorsman so we worked in antlers here and there even!
One of my favourite touches was that Sarah asked a few key bakers in her family to make their famous cookies or squares for the dessert buffet. Not only were these family members honoured to bring something to the wedding but guests noshed on these homemade treats asking for recipes.
It was a beautiful day in May that I will always remember. I loved meeting their amazing families and know that this beautiful wedding was the perfect start to their even more beautiful marriage.
Special thanks to Anne-Marie Bouchard of AMBphoto for capturing this truly blessed day.
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