The days might be getting toastier but that doesn’t stop us from loving this Ontario fall wedding by Brent Foster Photography! It is a DIY love affair with a lot of heart and, of course, fabulous details. Lovers of all things vintage and music, this creative couple transported guests to a romantic era gone by with an 18-piece big band, mini-cabaret lights on the all the tables and their own sweet, handmade touches. See it all in the full gallery!
From the Bride… From day one, we knew what we wanted our wedding to be: personal and a true reflection of who we are as individuals and a couple. We decided the best way to stay true to ourselves was to choose a theme, and we went from there: Vintage Music. Glenn is a musician and a high school teacher, and I adore all things vintage. Unfortunately finding the items we wanted for our vision wasn’t easy as we didn’t want the “traditional” suitcase and lacy, floral vintage feel. So, from about a week or two after Glenn proposed, I realized that if we wanted this done our way, without spending a fortune, we were going to have to do it all ourselves. So we did. From the bridal party fascinators, to bouquets, our multi-generational family photo display, seven cake stands, 45 mini cabaret lamps, our logo, our band’s logo, my necklace, my veil, my dress hanger, our programs, our invitations, our save-the-dates, our cake topper, our jam/jelly favours, etc… it was all created from our imaginations and our passion for the “Big Band” era gone by. We were lucky to find a venue that reminded us of an old theatre and would allow us to bring in everything our hearts desired. This included our seven-foot “photo wall” that my parents made instead of a photo booth, and our 18 piece “big band” that personalized our day by playing “In the Mood” as we left the altar, and then Stevie Wonder’s “For Once In My Life” as our first dance. My whole life, I’ve dreamed of having an opportunity to get the chance to create a grand vision, a moment as I saw it in my mind … and it turned out just as we had hoped. Guests told us it wasn’t just a wedding, it was a day in our world; one of music, memories and love.
Wedding Photography: Brent Foster Photography / Wedding Venue: Aeolian Hall in London, Ontario / Wedding Planning: Amy McNall of Unmistakably You / Catering: Culinary Catering / Wedding Cakes: Every Occasion Cakes / Centerpieces: DIY / Cake Topper: DIY by the Groom / Music Note “Guest Book” Painting: Megan Cook, A Friend of the Bride / Photo Wall: DIY by the Bride’s Parents / Bride’s Hanger, Family Photo Display, Wedding Invitations, Programs, Bridesmaids’ Hair Pieces, Bouquets, Boutonnieres, Favors + Logo for the Big Band: DIY by Sarah, Sister of Bride / Wedding Dress: San Patrick via Sophie’s Gown Shoppe / Engagement Ring: Anstett Jewellers / Bride’s Wedding Ring: Taylor Dawe of Nash Jewellers / Bride’s + Bride’s Mother’s Headpieces: Indigo Daisy Weddings / Groom’s Wedding Ring: Ben Moss Jewellers