Canadian Barn Wedding: Amy + David

sunflower field

Amy + David’s wedding is captured so gorgeously by Ameris Photography. I love their portraits in a field of sunflowers and their reception in a barn. So super fun! They choose a venue (the Oldfield Orchard in Victoria, Canada) that doesn’t typically host weddings and turned it into a one-of-a-kind wedding space. Amy + David worked on all the details together and that really helped make their day super special to them. Big congrats to Amy + David!

invitation

bride

groomsmen

groomsmen

groomsmen

ceremony program

ceremony program

here comes the bride sign

As cliché as it sounds my favorite memory would definitely be walking down the aisle towards my now-husband and seeing his expression. After all of the hectic bustle, driving, decorating, and stress of the morning, I found it hard to really feel present in the moment until I saw him, and saw all of the love that he had written on his face. It made me remember that a wedding is a joining of two people’s souls, and that it isn’t dependant on how perfect the table centerpieces or my hair looks. His face and the tears in his eyes brought everything home.

outdoor ceremony

outdoor ceremony

ring box

outdoor ceremony

outdoor ceremony

outdoor ceremony

Processional: Gotta Have You – The Weepies

Recessional: 5 Years Time – Noah & the Whale

First Dance: Two – Ryan Adams

wedding party

gray bridesmaid dresses

bride and groom

bride in treehouse

bride and groom

bride and groom

yellow boutonniere

colorful bouquet

bride and groom

bride and groom in sunflower field

bride and groom

bride and groom

bride and groom

sunflower wedding

wooden wedding sign

seating chart

wooden place card holder

wedding party table

dessert bar

farm animal wedding cookies

peronsalized cake toppers

photo booth

first dance

barn wedding

Start early, and don’t mistake the time in the middle as time where you can sit back before you get closer to the day. I’m notorious for procrastinating, losing momentum in the middle of a project, and doing everything the night before. I tried to start right away, tackling all of my handmade projects, and then ran out of steam at the 6 month mark. You could say I maybe took on too many projects myself, and that I should have either bought or abandoned some of my ideas, but I would like to think that I simply should have been better at my “DIY Time Management”. If you plan on getting crafty, give yourself more time than you think you need for each project.

photography: Ameris Photography // event design + planning: Amy Nadeau // ceremony venue: Starling Lane Winery Victoria, Canada // reception venue: Oldfield Orchard // catering: Goldstream Catering // hair: Fish Hair Salon // cupcakes: Ooh La La // hairpiece: vintage brooch // cake: Thrifty Foods // flowers: Jennings Florists and Van Isle Floral // groom’s attire: Indochino // wedding dress: Enzoani from Blush Bridal Boutique // paper goods: The Printing House // favors: mother of the bride // music: Mike Edel // rentals: Scene About Town

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Comments

  1. love all the signage. also love the advice book too.

  2. Beautiful wedding and photography …

  3. love those tree house shots! so sweet!

  4. Beautiful wedding, gorgeous wedding party (esp. pregnant bridesmaid!), amazing photography!

  5. amazingly beautiful. i LOVE that you add personal info about their wedding…makes it seem so much more special. wonderful!

  6. Awesome tree shots! There’s tons of really great rustic DIY elements that add so much of character to this wedding!

  7. Great photography indeed! Love the wooden seating board. Creative!

  8. The wedding party looks beautiful! I love the shots of just the happy couple together. Excellent photography!

    Brittany Ryan
    Beaux and Belles event planning blog
    http://beauxandbelles.net/

  9. wow, absolutely stunning!

  10. Such a brilliant!!! wedding! Love the photography, wedding gown, color palette, the flowers, the location…everything…all of the very intricate details like the cake topper, the great font, and the cookies! And how neat to have in-tree/treehouse photos. Very unique. This is a personal GWS wedding fave, for sure!
    XO The French Bouquet

  11. Me oh my what a gorgeous wedding!! And the photography and styling is so perfect. Swoon

  12. Very nice indeed. It feels so natural, so real, but still expresses this beautifulness and style that defines weddings where you see people have put in a lot of thoughts.
    Exellent photography.

  13. gorg wedding–love the field and flower theme

  14. Beautiful! Is there any information available on the bridesmaids’ dresses? I love the mismatched gray look.

    • I was one of the bridesmaids (the pregnant one). Amy told us that we could get whatever dress we wanted as long as it was grey. Two of the dresses were from J.Crew, one from Jacob, one from H&M. Mine was from A Pea in the Pod (maternity) and I’m not sure where the dark grey dress was from. Hope that helps!

  15. WOW!! It prove that simple and understated can be made fabulous with an incredible backdrop…

  16. LOVING the little boy holding the banner in the aisle, the tree house photos, and just how in love they both seem. Beautiful wedding.

  17. The photos of the couple are really stunning. I’m a big fan of the shots that involve the bride’s bouquet in the same composition as so many matching wildflowers. Great job. Oh. And the tilt-shift lens shots of the wedding party are pretty great too :)

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