Handmade Canadian Barn Wedding: Katy + Tyler

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Katy + Tyler’s handmade Canadian barn wedding incorporated some of our favorite things: a sweet, underlying camp theme? Check. The perfect balance of vintage charm + rustic romance? Check. Impeccable style + tons of great DIYs? …Well, you get the picture! :)

These two cuties tied the knot last summer with meaningful celebration on the grounds of Tyler’s family farm in Ontario. Katy wore a simple, breezy dress paired with a flower crown; Tyler looked dapper in his jeans + suspenders; And they chose to design their day with homespun details that were sentimental and represented their journey together. The end result was a wedding that was relaxed, fun + filled with love – which is just how it should be, right?!

We kind of can’t wait for you to see the pretty photos by Steve Stanton Photography, so let’s get right to it!


barn wedding

vintage cars

barn wedding bride

Pups rocking a floral collar will get us every time! Learn how to make a wreath of blooms for your furry friend in one of our past DIY posts!

french bulldog

suspenders and bow tie

vintage cars

vintage cars

hanging bottles

hanging bottles



The family property where we have hiked for years was our venue and being outdoors, surrounded by farm fields and forest was familiar and spectacular. One of my favourite moments of the day was facing my husband during the warm and sunny ceremony, as my friend played piano and sang. I looked up and saw the 30 flower-filled bottles dangling from the tree branch above, blowing in the breeze, as we were surround by everyone whom we love most and thought, this day could not be more perfect! 



wedding ring

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flower hair piece

Katy + Tyler lucked out big time, because Tyler’s mom is the owner of Sweet Vintage Caravan Co., so they had their pick of fun vintage rides to incorporate into their day!

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vw bug

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key escort cards

rustic vintage tablescape

rustic vintage tablescape

honey favors


bride and groom

first dance

bride and groom

And love their sweet wedding film by Joel VanZ!

Fortunate to have had a long engagement of three years, we had plenty of time to plan, which was key! I'd recommend taking your time. We utilized all our assets, friends and family for their various skills. Doing it ourselves assured that we were fully represented as a couple, rather than conforming to what a wedding is ‘supposed’ to be. People will have expectations and ideas about how you should run your wedding day- stay true to you, you won't regret it! Invest in an amazing photographer and videographer. There was so much we missed, and after all your hard work planning, all that is left are photographs! Most importantly, take a moment, perhaps while eating and look around at all your loved ones in one room and take it all in- it's over before you know it.

photography: Steve Stanton Photography // venue: Sagewood Farm Port Perry in Ontario, Canada // planning + design: Planning by bride & design by bride & mother-in-law // catering: All Fired up Muskoka // florals: Coriander Girl // videography: Joel VanZ // vintage cards: Family owned – Sweet Vintage Caravan Co. // hair: Kelly Araujo of Hair on The Avenue // makeup: Liz Robertson

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  1. I love rustic weddings! This is so cute!

  2. anyone know where the bride’s beautiful gown is from?

    • i think its ivy & aster – sweet pea :)

      • It is! It’s so weird….I was just looking at this because I got married this weekend and I wore that EXACT dress. I am not as petite as she is, though! If anyone is interested in the dress (cleaned size 10) you can contact me at sarmstrong174 at gmail

  3. Officially one of the cutest weddings ever!

  4. Thank you for much for the feature! x

  5. This one is indeed a cool wedding!

  6. Swooning over the cars, the china and that adorable french bulldog!

  7. Thank you guys so much for featuring Katy and Ty’s beautiful wedding!!!

  8. What an amazing wedding, everything looks so stunning! Couples who have their wedding registry with us would love this!

  9. From the rustic invitations to the cute farewell bug, this is one cute wedding! Looked like it was so much fun!

  10. Perfection!! Amazing pictures and gorgeous wedding!

  11. Where is this dress from?!

  12. Well this wedding is just fabulous on a billion levels!! So many fantastic little details!

  13. Guest favours, table cards, cutlery…. everything is so epic. Vintage weddings are so awesome!

  14. My dress is by Ivy & Aster. It’s the Sweet Pea gown! :)

  15. where did you get the honey favors from? so adorable!

  16. Hi Brittan,

    I got the honey from a tiny place in Northern Ontario. They don’t have an online store unfortunately.

  17. Simple but Stunning wedding and Beautiful bride


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