Lauren & Andrew’s Whimsical Ontario Wedding

The beautiful Ontario wedding combines romance and whimsy in a way that is quite unexpected, but very memorable. The incredible floral arrangements mixed with pastel pink hues brought the ceremony and reception to life.

Lauren says: “I was never one of those girls that dreamt of my wedding since childhood. But when Andrew and I got engaged and started thinking about our vision for the big day, I slowly but surely became completely enchanted with the idea of creating a romantic, whimsical and laid-back affair in my hometown of London, Ontario.”

 

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Andrew and I decided to go for a first-look; which probably turned out to be the most memorable moment of the day for both of us. Seeing each other for the first time in private was so intimate and personal; and also meant we got to spend our cocktail hour with our beloved guests – bonus!”

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The bridesmaids added to the ceremony aesthetic with their flirty ivory lace dresses accompanied by lush hand-tied bouquets in soft pastels with pops of vibrant pinks and cascading satin and lace ribbons.”

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nside the tent, we chose to keep most of the decor neutral using shades of ivory, cream and white, and played up texture with a billowing fabric ceiling liner, lace linen overlays and a tulle curtain backdrop complete with over 150 tissue flowers that my mother-in-law, bridesmaids and I made by hand in the months leading up to the wedding.”

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We punched up the color with our sprawling pastel floral centerpieces – which were set on rustic wood slices atop of white scalloped cake-stands. Vintage vases with single stems and small arrangements were also scattered eclectically around the reception space. One of my favorite details was the dessert display we created using two old dressers that had once belonged to my Grandparents.”

 

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Finding ways to tell our story and put personal touches into our wedding day made it all the more unforgettable and seeing the labor-intensive DIY projects come together so harmoniously was truly the icing on the (homemade) cake!”

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Adding to their ‘His’ & ‘Hers’ cocktail theme, they designed custom stir sticks using our Shiny Fuchsia and Shiny Royal foils. What a simple way to add some special details to their big day.

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After the ceremony, everyone hit the patio for hors d’oeuvres and cocktails, including ‘his and hers’ frozen daiquiris and pina coladas. I scored an adorable blush pink vintage couch set on kijiji that we set up as part of our outdoor ‘lounge’ area, complete with tables, rugs, pillows and throws for a little added comfort.”

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I loved looking around the room throughout the evening to see our friends and family laughing, crying, and just genuinely enjoying each other’s company. We partied on the dance floor until the wee hours and Andrew and I stuck around at the end of the night to help with tear down. We were totally spent, but also totally elated and grateful to have had what we both felt was the most perfect day we could have ever imagined.”

 

Photography: This Moment Forever | Event Planning: Fabulous Occasions | Flowers: Village Vines Florists | Wedding dress: Tara Keely | Ceremony Venue: Elsie Perrin Williams Estate | Reception Venue: Elsie Perrin Williams Estate | Bride’s shoes: Badgley Mischka | Bridesmaid shoes: Forever 21 | Bridesmaid dresses: Noir by Lazaro | Catering: Culinary Catering | DJ: Music Central Entertainment | Groom’s suit: Kimmy Tailor (Vietnam) | Ties: Le Chateau | Bride’s bracelet: Kate Spade | Bride’s makeup: Katherine O’Donoghue of Polished | Bridesmaid clutches: K Slademade | Bridesmaid jewellery: Aldo | Bridesmaid makeup: Makeup by Brittany | Charger plates: Gervais | Doily fencing, tissue flowers, seating chart: DIY by the bride | Groomsmen suits: Joseph’s Clothiers | His and Hers stir sticks: For Your Party | Invitations, menus, signs, placecards: Lemon & Lavender | Linens, napkins: Susan Murray | Paper flowers: Kitty Gosen | Veil and garter: Posh Veils | Wedding cupcakes: Razzle Dazzle Cupcakes
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2 Responses to “Lauren & Andrew’s Whimsical Ontario Wedding”
  1. Great blog, the venue itself is so beautiful. My cousin’s marriage took place in the same place and our family was so happy with our choice. Wedding pictures look amazing and we decided the same venue for our next special event. We recommend this place to others and will be back ourselves sometime soon.

    • ForYourParty says:

      Isn’t it gorgeous! We were super excited to share this one. A beautiful venue, fabulous florals, personalized details and, of course, such a happy couple! Not to mention, her dress <3

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