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Saskatchewan Wedding from Prairie Lane Photography

There’s a reason that I happen to love fall weddings, and that reason is glaringly obvious in this sweet Saskatchewan affair.  Soft fall hues, crisp, cool weather and a crazy gorgeous “I do” celebration?  That’s what I call a guaranteed day of lovely, my friends.  And when that lovely day is combined with some fabulous fall stylings (think DIY paper florals and mason jar centerpieces) and a bride and groom who could NOT be cuter?  Even better.  See it all captured by Prairie Lane Photography right here.

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Rustic

From the Bride… Our wedding day was absolutely perfect. From the ceremony through to the final dance, we were filled with joy and surrounded by love. The décor, which was such a true representation of both of us, came together effortlessly. The fall weather cooperated and made for a warm afternoon in the sun with our fantastic bridal party. It was a blessing to have all of our friends and family there to share in the celebration – we were overwhelmed with the love and support of our guests. It truly was the happiest day of our lives!

Noah and I first met more than ten years ago when he was playing CIS volleyball with my older brother. My family often went to watch his volleyball games and I knew Noah as the tallest boy on the team. He came to live at my parents’ farm to work in the summer of 2007 and I didn’t think much of it. He was done with university and I was still in high school; I was his buddy’s little sister and he was my brothers much older friend – nothing more. He was a great family friend and sparks didn’t fly between us until three years later when I was finishing university. I ran into him one evening at the bar, gave him a big hug, and introduced him to my friends as “Noah, the boy I’m going to marry!” We soon began dating and two years later were engaged to be married.

I bought Noah tickets to see George Strait for Christmas 2012 and the concert was in North Dakota so we planned a quick weekend trip to the States. We were on our way back home and had to pass through the tiny town of Rugby, North Dakota. Noah had done his research and realized this small town was actually the Geographical Centre of North America. We stopped to take pictures at the landmark and it was there that Noah proposed!

My best moment of the day was after supper, during the program, when one of our groomsman surprised us with a song he had prepared. I listened to him sing and was brought to tears as I stopped and took in that special moment. I looked around the room and realized that every person we loved was there with us, and all of our preparations had finally come together to create the most wonderful day of our lives.

My favorite wedding detail was the décor. From the mason jars to the antique wooden doors to the antlers, it was all such a true representation of Noah and me.

Photography: Prairie Lane Photography | Ceremony: Denzil Sacred Heart Church | Reception: Macklin Communiplex | Bridesmaids' Dresses: LeChateau | Favors & Flowers : Michaels | Groom's Tux: Tommy Hilfiger | Groomsmen: Tip Top Tailors | Invitations & Stationery : Vistaprint | Music : Amped Prodcutions

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Saskatchewan Wedding from Jesslaine Elise Photography

I wanted to kiss each and every image of this wedding from Jesslaine Elise Photography. Why? Because it’s just everything. Sweet and stylish all wrapped up in a wedding overflowing with love. Old, New, Borrowed & Blue Wedding and Event Planning sprinkled in the prettiest of details to make this wedding just pure perfection, and it’s all sitting pretty right here.

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From Old, New, Borrowed & Blue Wedding and Event PlanningMarissa and Jason made an ever-lasting first impression on us, so much that after our first meeting with them we squealed with excitement about the opportunity to plan their special day. We gushed as they playfully described their perfect wedding day as “urban granola chic” and emphasized that they wanted it to be socially and environmentally conscious. Marissa wanted to enjoy her day and to not feel rushed in the morning, so we planned for a ceremony in the late afternoon. The plan played out perfectly; Marissa was able to sneak in some extra z’s so she could be well rested and outlast everyone at her celebration, plus she was able to enjoy getting ready with her bridesmaids, including her brother, the Man of Honor. They joined the rest of the wedding party to relish in an intimate brunch, but just before, Jesslaine Elise Photography was able to capture the most genuine moment when Marissa and Jason first caught glimpse of each other. 

Marissa and Jason wanted their religion and traditions, as well as personal interests to play a big part in their special day. They were married outdoors behind the MacKenzie Art Gallery, between two rows of tall, shady trees on a perfect sunny prairie summer day. Because Marissa’s family and many guests speak French as their first language they had a bilingual Justice of Peace and a multi-faith minister who performed the ceremony together. Marissa and her Papa built a ceremony backdrop that used embroidery hoops with lace that matched the circle embellishments on her dress and invites, and Marissa used her mother’s veil as a table overlay for the signing table. Marissa’s close friend designed the programs that were bilingual and the backside was finished off with a thank you to everyone in attendance, along with a picture of a vintage fan with a note that cheekily explained that the programs doubled as a fan.      

Sticking with the unconventional theme, Marissa and Jason wanted to walk down the aisle together. Their parents walked down the aisle, followed by their wedding attendants. The music then changed and Jason and Marissa walked down the aisle together holding hands. During the signing of the marriage license, guests shared a touching moment where Jason’s brother played his acoustic guitar and Marissa’s brother sang. It so elegantly symbolized the uniting of their marriage and families. A seat was reserved in the front row so guests who were not able to make it to the wedding could watch the ceremony via a live feed.

The reception was held at The Willow on Wascana, a beautifully situated restaurant overlooking Wascana Lake. Guests enjoyed cocktails and appetizers outside before making their way into an open tent. Flowers from Fresh & Green Flowers made a perfect impact. The centerpieces were created to compliment the natural setting on the lake and created so guests could still converse across the table amongst each other.  Beeswax candles, that were made locally, lit up the tent and created a glowing atmosphere along with string lights hung from the ceiling. A dessert bar was set up just outside the restaurant that used upcycled lace curtains as a tablecloth, paper garland created out of old books strung across the table, and vintage milk vases filled with fresh flowers were placed between the desserts. Three flavours of macaroons from le Macaron were carefully selected.

Wedding Photography: Jesslaine Elise Photography | Ceremony Venue: Meadow behind the MacKenzie Art Gallery in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada | Reception Venue: Willow on Wascana in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada | Wedding Planning: Cassandra Bradshaw + Lex Kress from Old, New, Borrowed & Blue Wedding and Event Planning | Floral Design: Deanne Cairns + Deb Ruecker from Fresh & Green Flowers | Wedding Cinematography: Bride’s Cousin | Wedding Pies: Over the Hill Orchard | Favors: le Macaron | Rentals: A1 Rent-Alls | Wedding Invitations: Smock | Wedding Stationery: Bride’s friend Nathalie Franck | Guest Transportation: City of Regina Transport | Wedding Dress: Ivy & Aster “Sweet Pea” via  White Toronto | Bride’s Sash: Jim Hjelm via Sash & Bustle | Groom’s Attire: Bikkemberg via Theodore 1922 | Hair: Salon 306 | Makeup: Sarah from Blush Beauty Bar

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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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