What to do when your parents have a breathtaking backyard, one that you in fact got engaged in, and one that all of your siblings were married in? Why you host the sweetest, most gorgeous backyard shindig Canada ever did see; right there in that family backyard. No brainer, right? Debra Eby Photography captured this pretty in pink affair complete with a bombshell Bride, a seriously dazzling bun and loads of sentimental details that will leave you all warm and fuzzy (and possibly itching to throw your own backyard fête). Be sure to pop on over to the gallery for more straight from the wilds of Waterloo. 

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From the bride… I wanted the wedding to have an intimate and natural feel with shabby chic elements. Having the wedding at my parents’ house was important to me as this is where Mark proposed. It is also the place where my older siblings were married. We picked out the dress together in San Francisco during our engagement. Then we went to vintage shops in Toronto to pick out some of the items. A friend did the all the tree art work for the tables. We incorporated Mark’s interests through a sailing drink, the “Dark and Stormy,” and the oyster bar. 

Photography: Debra Eby Photography / Second Shooter: Sarah McLachlan / Flowers: Flourish Florals / Hair: Nicoleta’s Styling Studio / Makeup: Amye Jaynes Stickney / Location: Bride’s parents’ backyard in Waterloo, Ontario / Dress: Priscilla of Boston / Bridesmaid Dresses: J.Crew / Groom’s Suit: Hugo Boss / Band: Kenny Munshaw Band / Macaroons: Bobette & Belle / Stationary: Dauphine Press at Minted / Food: Janet Lynn’s Bistro (519-725-3440)

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