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Canadian Whimsical Wedding from Emma Love Photography

This next little number is the definition of whimsical bliss. Colorful and craftful with pops of pretty details, it’s the perfect mixture of loads of fun and loads of meaning. You’ll be hard pressed to not let a little grin form on your pretty little face when poring through all the lovely images from Emma Love Photography, and really, what’s wrong with a wedding so pretty, so sweet you can’t help but smile? See it all here.

From the Bride… My husband and I are outdoorsy people. We started dating when we were both camp counselors and continued to share our love for the outdoors all through our relationship. Our favourite camping spot is at Waskesiu Lake in the Prince Albert National Park which is a few hours north of our home. So it was a fitting choice to have Elk Ridge Resort as our venue within the Park. We were both enamored by the gorgeous pond terrace surrounded by evergreens and lush forest. Being from the prairies, it was like having our own little destination wedding close to home. 

When I began planning my wedding I knew that I wanted it to be colourful, whimsical, sacred and a little bit crafty. I spent hours upon hours hand-creating and designing favours, banners, invitations, cupcake flags, table runners, seating boards, stamps etc. We made small pinback buttons, half of which had cutesy patterns and half of which had 2-toned pastel pictures of my husbands favorite sports players. Every once and a while we still see the buttons pinned to a friend’s jacket or bag and it is so fun to catch a little glimpse of our wedding in unexpected places. I took true joy in creating all the little pieces that would be unique to us as a couple.

The day of the wedding it rained for 1 hour, and of course it had to be just as the ceremony started. All my plans and ideas of what the ceremony was supposed to look like were dashed. As I was about to walk down the aisle I remember looking out at all my hard work becoming soaked and thinking ‘Well, this wasn’t in the plan, however, I’m about to get married to the man I love. What could possibly be more wonderful?’. It gave me a rare opportunity to affirm that getting married isn’t about the production but the act of marriage itself. Looking back, there was something so soft, sacred and real about getting married in the rain that I would have never anticipated. One of my favourite moments was during the reception dance. My strips of fabric that served as table runners were suddenly being pulled off the tables and used as headbands or belts or rhythmic dance ribbons! Once again I realized that some of the best moments you can’t possibly plan for. I am so grateful to have had Emma Love as our photographer who gave me constant inspiration during the planning process. It has been a joy to see our wedding through her eyes.

Wedding Photography: Emma Love Photography / Wedding Venue: Elk Ridge Resort in Saskatchewan, Canada / Boutonnieres: Forever Darling Shop / Stationery: DIY by the Bride / Cupcake Liners: I Heart Cupcakes Too / Wedding Dress: Watters (Customized by Kay’s Sewing) / Bride’s Shoes: Payless (Hand Dyed by the Bride) / Bride’s Feather Facinator: Powder Blue Bijoux / Bridesmaids’ Necklaces: 10 West

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Saskatoon Wedding Photo Shoot by Adrian Michael Photography

Sometimes you just need a good dose of lovely. A bit of pretty to help pep up your day. It’s probably why you keep coming back to SMP, and it’s definitely why we keep serving it up. Today’s dose comes from the talented Adrian Michael Photography and Eden Flowers Ltd. It’s pretty inspiration wrapped up in a lovely bow, and you can see every gorgeous image in the full gallery!

From Adrian Michael PhotographyThis photo shoot was inspired by the “Addison Eve” dress from Ruche’s wedding line. It’s so simple yet elegant, and it almost seems to tell a story all on its own from decades past. I love how the pastel colours in the bouquet and cake stand out against the barn boards and how their softness complements the dress. The vintage jewelry from Simply Posh was a nice touch, bringing something pretty into a very simple setting. There are so many old barns around Saskatoon, each one a story in itself. What a wonderful place to tell a love story.

Photography: Adrian Michael Photography / Location: A Barn in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan / Floral Design: Eden Flowers Ltd. / Wedding Cake: PickNic’s Catering / Wedding Dress: Ruche “Addison Eve” / Jewelry: Simply Posh Jewelry Rental / Groom’s Attire: Le Chateau / Hair and Make up: Dawn Watier Designs

Saskatchewan Wedding by Shari + Mike Photographers

We’re wrapping up your week with a stunningly gorgeous affair thanks to our talented friends, Shari + Mike Photographers. This vintage chic meets rustic wedding is off the charts beautiful and I’m loving each and every inch from the pretty pews lined with baby’s breath to the soft color palette of pale pinks and blushes. Click here for even more!

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From the bride… Our wedding was so much fun to create. I really wanted it to be antique/vintage and with as much DIY as I could. The church we decided on was confirmed as soon as we saw how beautiful and quaint it was inside — it fit into the dream in my head perfectly. However, living in a small city, it was much more difficult to find a reception venue that wasn’t an ugly, dingy hall or school gymnasium. We ended up finding the bright and open room we used at the Conexus Art Centre in another city 45 minutes away. For decor, I made multiple trips to thrift stores across the province in order to collect vintage pieces for our table centerpieces. Lace and teacups, dusty pink and muted turquoise. The boutonnieres a bridesmaid and I made were one of my favorite DIY projects. I got ideas online and my supplies from Michaels. The hanging string balls behind the head table were the least fun to make (so messy), but turned out so cool. And they were so cheap to make! Just string, cornstarch, glue and balloons.

The day was so wonderful. Our photographers were so much fun, and most of the wedding party were close friends, so taking pictures was actually a super fun part of the day! The ceremony was simple and intimate, and the reception was a ton of fun — despite the power outage. I’m not sure if it was luck or a gift from God (I’ll choose the latter), but because of the giant windows and the acoustic band, the power going out wasn’t that big of a deal (the podium mic even happened to be hooked up to a generator!). Plus, the power came on just long enough for us to show a couple of Tony’s short films that he made with the wedding in mind. (He’s just about to graduate with his MFA in directing. Dancing to an acoustic band was actually really unique and fun. People were into it!

Tony and I had two wedding cakes. A traditional one made by my friend Kaitlyn Rude, and a Norwegian one made by a relative of mine, Delores Hagan. The tradition of the Norwegian cake, “kransaka,” is that however many rings come off when the bride and groom pull off the top ring, is the number of kids they will one day have. Yikes. Our wedding day was simply wonderful. What a crazy fun and amazing experience to celebrate and start off what is already an awesome marriage!

Wedding Photography: Shari + Mike Photographers / Ceremony: St. Aidan’s Anglican Church / Reception: Conexus Arts Centre / Wedding Cake: Kaitlyn Rude, Friend of the Couple / Norwegian Wedding Cake: Delores Hagan, Family Member of the Bride / French Macaron Wedding Favours: Penny Barr, Family Friend of the Couple / Wedding Dress: Beautiful Bride / Brides Veil: Vintage via The Moose Jaw Storehouse / Groom’s Suit: Calvin Klein / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Various / Groomsmen Outfits: Tip Top Tailors / Bouquets: Ellen’s on Main / Boutonnieres: DIY by the Bride / Boutonniere Supplies: Michaels