Heavens to Besty, Jennifer Ballard Photography sent us a beyond adorable farm fête, and I have been giddy with glee ever since. The couple (ps. how cute are they!?) wanted their love for the country and all the critters that live there to shine through in a stylish way, and boy did their style shine! From the bow ties to all the graphic design done by the bride – it’s practically perfect in every way! Click here for even more!
From the Bride..Sean and I met in the first year of University when we were both in England at the Bader International Study Centre. He was an east-coast boy from Boston by way of Nova Scotia and I was a small-town girl from Ontario. Our rooms were side-by-side in the dorm and it took about three months of shy glances and being friends before Sean made a move.
We both like to take our time and make sure something feels right before we commit. So it was no surprise that we took pains to plan our wedding nine years later. We both wanted a country wedding that reflected our love of animals and the outdoors. Even though we live in Toronto, we like to get out of the city and go up to my sister’s farm and escape the hustle and bustle for a bit. So that was our starting point for the wedding – an escape from the city for all our family and friends. We basically wanted a big party on a farm, where we happened to get married. After searching for months to find the perfect venue (true to our slow-moving styles) we found Dyment’s Farm in Dundas, Ontario. The owners couldn’t have been nicer and the farm was perfect (ok, so there were no horses on site, but I could get over that).
Once we had found the farm (which by the way also caters, so that was a nice bonus) – my very first purchase was a font. I’m a web designer and I had been eyeing the Phaeton font for a loooong while. My wedding made a fantastic excuse to buy it. I ended up using it on the invitations, our website, the place cards and even the table setting. Definitely a good investment. There were a lot of DIY elements at the wedding that made it really special for Sean and I. My mom created all the bouquets and flower arrangements and Sean’s mom set up all the table settings and a ton of decorations. I honestly don’t know how I would have survived without those two!
Our favors were adorable jam jars from the farm and one of my intrepid bridesmaids put the cloth coverings on them. There was a wagon ride for guests at sunset, a fiddler, s’mores, dancing, quilts and my favorite red and yellow bunting strung up all around the barn. I love looking at these pictures by our amazing photographer because they help to remind me what a special day it was and how lucky Sean and I are to have such amazing friends and family.
Wedding Photography: Jennifer Ballard Photography / Venue: Dyment Farm / Flowers: Deborah Hogg (Bride’s Mom) / Day-of Coordination: Helen Lai of Lapin Weddings / Decor: Friends + Family / Stationery: Anne Thomas Design / Fiddler: Stephen Fuller / Wedding Dress: Blue by Enzoani / Bride’s Shoes: Locale / Groom’s Suit: Toronto Custom Suits / Hair: Mercedes