Denare Beach: DIY Mint and Pink Wedding

From the bride, Paige:

My husband and I were married on our third anniversary. It was the most beautiful, sunny day filled with love and laughter. I really had no idea two people could feel so much love and truly feel so special. It was the best day of our lives so far!

I have always loved organizing events and we put a lot of thought into planning our own wedding. But once it was decided, the adventure soon began! We only had seven months to put it all together, but we managed to accomplish all the details and we were so happy with the results. We had so much help from friends and family and we are forever grateful. Sometimes I close my eyes, daydream and picture all smiles and relive the amazing day we were so lucky to have!

Our wedding ceremony was held at the campground where Steve and I first met, overlooking Amisk Lake in Denare Beach, Saskatchewan. We have a seasonal camping spot there and consider it our summer home. The lake was the perfect backdrop for our vows!

Steve and I had our first official date at The Sand Bar. We spent most of our first summer together falling for one another at the beach, enjoying the sun, sand, and lake. We knew for sure that we wanted to have some photos taken at The Sand Bar to make it part of our wedding day. I will never forget the smiles and the looks on people’s faces, as we took our photos at the beach and as we walked through the sand, wishing we could go for a quick swim! I had never felt so beautiful, so happy, and I remember thinking that the day couldn’t be more perfect.

Our bridal party even adventured down a gravel road to a rock quarry, where our photographer took some amazing photos. The 45-minute trek down the bumpy road was so worth it! We were very thankful for air conditioning! We stopped on the road on the way back for some pictures down by the lake. As Steve and I walked down the path through the tall grass, so many orange butterflies came fluttering out and around us. We couldn’t believe it; I still can’t! It felt so special, like it was truly meant to be!

My biggest wish is that we could have had a lot longer time to enjoy our reception! We had the time of our lives. Entering the reception hall felt like a dream. Hearing “Mr. & Mrs. Baschuk” was the most exciting feeling! Flowers dangling from the roof, pallet walls, chalkboard signs, flowers and lights all around gave the exact vibe we were going for. Our personal touches from the wedding – Mad Libs, signature shots, family generation wedding photos and special Gramma Philomene details – made the hall more personal. Looking around, I felt so proud of what we accomplished and it felt so good to be surrounded by our friends and family.

We celebrated our love until the wee hours and we made so many memories we can look back on for the rest of our lives. We are so thankful. Love really is all you need!

PS: I wish we could get married every summer! 🙂

Paige and Steve – July 25, 2015

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Ceremony: Bayside Resort

Reception: The Denareplex

Photography: Lisa Kryschuk Photography

Bride: W Bridals

Flowers: Northern Rainbow’s End

Catering: Rockyview BnB

Cakes: Jill Rideout, Kristen and Dawn Nowlin

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