I may be one of the few people in the world that actually hopes for rain on my wedding day, but it’s true. I totally do. There’s just something about the drizzly, inclement weather that adds the perfect dash of all caps ROMANCE… and the cute photo ops with umbrellas and boots? Priceless. Needless to say, this gorgeous Ontario wedding from Nataschia Wielink is right up my alley with an uber-fabulous overcast sky, a light downpour and a pair of high school sweethearts that make every image a downright beauty. See them all right here.
From the Bride… Aaron and I are high school sweethearts so our wedding day was something I have been looking forward to for quite some time! We got to know each other on a school camping trip and he proposed to me at Killarney Provincial Park, so our love of camping and the outdoors was something that we wanted to have reflected in on our wedding day. With the help of my bridal party, we searched all sorts of antique and ETSY shops for vintage enamelware or equipment that we could use for arrangements and decor. We used mason jars for our centerpiece arrangements because Aaron and I have a little tradition of making pickles with his Grampa every year. Aaron and his groomsmen did an awesome job of making the wooden cake stand and slabs that we used for chalkboards throughout the room. The Ancaster Mill could not have been a more perfect venue. The large windows truly made you feel like you were sitting right outside, though luckily we weren’t as you can see from our ceremony – it was a little rainy that day! We were just able to get the rings on when we had to run for cover under the Mill’s covered bridge and sign our license on the back of Kyle, our groomsman. He likes to say that he “carried the wedding on his back” and he’s right! Even with the rain, it was a perfect day!
Wedding Photography: Nataschia Wielink Photo + Cinema / Wedding Venue: The Ancaster Mill in Ancaster, Ontario / Bouquets + Boutonnieres: Flowers by Dianne / Floral Design + Decor: DIY by the Bride + Friends / Wedding Cake: Golden Girlz Cakes / Cake Topper: Adora Wools / Flasks: Mountain Equipment Co-op / Wedding Dress + Veil + Headpiece: Designed by the Bride, Custom Made by Lisa Van Hattem / Bride’s Shoes + Bracelet: J.Crew / Bride’s Earrings + Necklace + Purse: Family Heirlooms / Garter: The Chica Boutique / Maid of Honor’s Attire: BCBG / Bridesmaids’ Attire: Alfred Sung via Heirlooms Bridal / Bridesmaids’ Jewelry: Silpada / Robes: Plum Pretty Sugar + Victoria’s Secret / Groom + Groomsmen’s Attire: Calvin Klein via Stars Men’s Shop / Hair + Makeup: Allure Hair and Makeup