There is no better way to learn about wedding planning than to take a peek at a wedding planned by a friend. My lovely friend Siobhan gave me the inside scoop on planning her August 16, 2014 wedding.
Location: Private residence
Decor: The bride and groom
Stationary: The bride and groom
Photographer: D’Soleil Studios
Caterer: Coast & Country
Wedding Coordinator: Tina Si from Modern Affair Events & Entertainment
Dress Designer: Alfred Angelo Bride
Dress Boutique: Champagne & Lace
Bridesmaid Dress Designer: An Etsy Shop that no longer exists
Groom/Groomsmen Suits: Le Château
Flowers: Costco Floral, arranged by the bride
Wedding Website: Siobhan & Garrett
The outdoor ceremony took place at private residence in Langley. The couple invited sixty of their closest friends and family to take part on this special day. The couple chose a local vendor, Coast & Country from Cloverdale, to cater the occasion. While the weather called for some rain, the couple was lucky to have an overcast day that shielded them from the blazing August sun.
The ceremony was personalized by a piano duet from the brides mother and sister. Following the ceremony was an exciting reception that featured a band that performed all the greatest hits, while guests drank from personalized wine bottles.
If you weren’t dancing to the music, you were taking photos behind the breath taking photo wall built by the groom and his father. The photo wall featured a hand controlled camera and dozens of fun costumes.
The personal highlight for me was all of the details the bride and groom put into their home-made decorations. You could feel the rustic theme and see the colours they choose in every piece. The bride even arranged the flowers herself, commenting, “It was cheaper and super fun…it gave me something to focus on the night before [the wedding] and not worry and stress about random details.”
Garrett and Siobhan worked hard on planning their wedding and it really shows. Check out their hard work in the gallery below:
Special thanks to Siobhan for letting me profile her special day! Leave a comment and let me know what your favourite part of her wedding was!