Today I’m sharing this Canadian rustic DIY wedding from Kandid Weddings. I love the bright colors and how the bride incorporated meaningful and personal details into the day. And how sweet is the little personal picnic the venue set up for the couple? Such a sweet idea to have a moment to yourselves together!
Our wedding took place in my hometown, Ottawa Canada. Living in Vancouver, we found some of the decorating/prop aspects quite difficult as I (and family) made around 90% of the decorations ourselves and only traveled to Ottawa 1 month prior to the wedding to prepare. One of the most important things to me was that the decor be sentimental and personalized but I’d be lying if I said Pinterest was not a source of inspiration.
Being quite sentimental, it was a given that I would make the majority of the decor items with the help from friends and family. To give it a truly personal touch, many props were borrowed such as my aunt’s vintage wagon to carry our young flower girl, my grandmother’s 125 year old ring, my grandparent’s silver cake stand, my mother’s antique sewing bustform but most importantly, the veil she wore at her own wedding.
As you can probably tell, the most important part to me were the small sentimental decorating details. As for Brett his primary concern was that people were having a good time so he was more interest in the games. We had outdoor games during cocktail hour, then during dinner we played a “guess if Brett or Lynn did it” and finally a hula hoop off right before the dancing started to get people up and moving. Even though we had a DJ, Brett had the music for the day/night planned on an ipod. Brett was the perfect fiance and was very involved with all the planning and decision making. It truly felt like a fairy tale and thanks to our amazing photographers we have lasting memories of all the love and laughter of our a perfect day.