From the bride, Kelsey:
I think the stars might have aligned just right on July 22nd, because the weather for our outdoor wedding ceremony could not have been more perfect. It rained all day and night the Friday before, but when I woke up that Saturday morning of the wedding, it was so calm – the sun was shining and I knew it was going to be the most beautiful day.
I think our ceremony was a total of about 8 minutes long… short, sweet and to the point. Not only was the location absolutely beautiful, but to be able to have our wedding ceremony on my parents’ farm where I grew up and to have all of the people we love in that space, to witness Taylor and I make that commitment to one another, was something truly special, and a feeling I won’t ever forget.
The theme of our wedding was country rustic with a hint of vintage. Our décor included things like barn wood, antiques from my grandparents’ farms, and flowers from my mom’s garden. We didn’t have colours per se, but my bridesmaids each wore a shade of mint and I had mint shoes and earrings to match. Taylor had a charcoal grey suit and the groomsmen were casual in white dress shirts with light grey dress pants.
There were a lot of personal touches in our décor from both the ceremony and reception, and I think that helped to make our decor unique. At our ceremony, we were married under the most beautiful arch, the focal point of which was a chandelier encased in an intricate orb, refurbished and made by my mom. The rest of the arch was filled with vines, flower baskets, and real lilies from both my mom’s and grandma’s gardens. The backdrop for our head table was built almost entirely by my dad and was made using barn wood from our pasture, old farm windows, antique picture frames and lanterns from my grandparent’s farm and more flowers from my mom’s garden.
Probably the most unique element of our wedding, though, was our cinnamon bun “cake.” In lieu of having a traditional wedding cake or cupcakes, we had cinnamon bun “pops.” They were placed on a rotating spiral stand (also built by my dad) and were accompanied by cream cheese and caramel icing fountains for cinnamon bun dunking – it was awesome!
Leading up to your wedding, people will tell you time and time again how fast the day goes by – listen to them, because they are undoubtedly correct. It’s cliché, but try not to get worked up about all the little details for the wedding – the day really does go by lightning fast, so don’t waste time fretting over details that most people likely won’t notice or remember anyway. When all is said and done, getting to marry and spend the rest of your days with the person you love, is the only detail that really matters.
Kelsey and Taylor – July 22, 2017
Ceremony: Family farm near Melfort
Reception: Kerry Vickar Centre
Bride: White and Ivory
Hair: Devon Kelliher from Cliptomania
Makeup: Lynette Briens
Catering: DW Catering
Music: Orren Oshynko