Canadian Wedding at a Tiny White Church in a Field: Shaylea + Tyler

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The little, white church where Shaylea + Tyler exchanged their vows stood between two blooming fields of yellow wildflowers. They hosted a picnic-style reception on the church’s front lawn + skipped a lot of the formal wedding traditions – like speeches + cake cutting – in favor of just relaxing + visiting with their guests. Shaylea wore a custom, handmade dress paired with fun, yellow shoes from Anthropologie. Long story short, these two really did things their way + we’re loving every bit of it!

From the newlyweds: We wanted to keep our wedding simple and intimate. The ceremony couldn’t have been more perfect…our Pastor gave us wise words, our friend sang a beautiful rendition of “Stay With You” by John Legend and then we said “I do” and kissed! Afterwards we spent the afternoon just hanging out with our guests. We had make-your-own sandwiches, chips, lemonade and iced coffee. We were so lucky to have our cakes made by a friend who is an amazing baker! The day did go by really fast but we got to soak in every moment with each other and our friends and family.

Thanks, Shari + Mike, for these stunning photos and big congrats to S + T! :)

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fabric backdrop

tiny white church wedding

tiny white church wedding

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ceremony

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ceremony


So in love with these emotion-filled images of Shaylea + Tyler’s sweet ceremony!

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ceremony

ceremony

After the ceremony we walked hand in hand out of the church. We had a moment, just the two of us, to take it all in. I think we both said "we did it" with the goofiest smiles on our faces. Then the receiving line started. There were happy tears, smiles, hugs and high fives. It was so sweet!

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And this handmade, ripped-fabric backdrop is just incredible!

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bud vase favors


The reception included so many sweet, vintage-inspired details, like old, worn books, wildflowers in jars, and hand-stamped favor bags. The cutest, right?!

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tiny white church wedding

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cake and coffee

tiny white church wedding

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mustard fields

Just have fun! We chose to do a lot of the projects ourselves and we have some pretty awesome memories stamping, ripping fabric, refinishing furniture etc. Our friends helped A LOT! We had so many nights hanging out and crafting, that quality time we spent together was priceless! The wedding day was so amazing, but the six months before the big day were just as memorable. Don't stress and enjoy your engagement!

photography: Shari + Mike // venue: Davisburg Church, Aldersyde in Alberta, Canada // florals: Flowers By Janie // shoes: Anthropologie // groom’s suit: Custom made by O’ Connors // cake: Made by friend of the bride, Angie Norris // event planning + design: Kara Melwood // wedding dress: designed and sewn by Kara Melwood, Fabrics by Olga’s Fabric Lane // bridesmaids’ skirts: designed and sewn by Kara Melwood // veil: designed and made by Kara Melwood // music: Pauline Benitez – vocals, Vren Lagadi- acoustic guitar

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DIY: Bohemian Chandelier

DIY Boho Chandelier

Today we are sharing a rad DIY from Going Lovely on how to make a bohemian chandelier wrapped in yarn and embellished with tassels! This chandelier makes for the most perfect rustic ceremony backdrop, but we could also see it used above your sweetheart table or your dining room table at home! Lets see how the Going Lovely gals made one…

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What You’ll Need
Large cardboard boxes
Utility blade/knife
• Scissors
Hot glue gun & glue sticks
• Yarn in your colors of choice
Twine
Self healing cutting mat
• Ruler or yardstick
• Pencil
• Extra scrap yarn + cardboard for tassels (see end)

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Step 1: Using your ruler and pencil, draw out the shape that will serve as the sides of your chandelier.

Note: We wanted to create a larger chandelier and made the top 18.5” long, the bottom 8” long, the width 2″ wide and connected the lines at an angle.

Step 2: Cut out the shape you created for your ‘side’ from your cardboard using your knife and ruler and repeat this step until you have 12 pieces total.

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Step 3: Using your hot glue gun, layer 3 pieces on top of each other and make sure they all line up. Repeat this until you have a total of 4 sides, each with 3 layers of cardboard.

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Step 4: Draw 2 circles that are 11 inches in diameter and cut them out. Glue these pieces together. Draw 2 more circles that are 6 inches in diameter, cut them out and glue them together.

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Step 5: Find the center of the 11 inch circle using your ruler and draw a grid. Repeat with the 6 inch circle. These end points will be where you attach the cardboard sides.

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Step 6: Draw a line on the top of the cardboard sides that is 1.5 inches from the top. Repeat this on the bottom of the cardboard side 3.5″ inches from the bottom. Using your utility knife or scissors make a notch on those lines.

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Step 7: Apply hot glue to the notches and attach the sides to the circles.

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Step 8: Once all the sides are secure, you are ready to wrap your chandelier in yarn! Apply glue to the end of the cardboard and attach the tip of your yarn. Wrap the yarn around the cardboard until it is completely covered. Repeat this on all the sides and the top and bottom circles.

Note: We chose to use two colors to create a pattern, but you can use as many or as little colors of your choice.

We also chose to create some yarn tassels to attach to the bottom of the chandelier (optional) which continues below!

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Step 9: We salvaged a scrap piece of cardboard that was 4×8 inches and wrapped the yarn tightly around it. The more yarn you wrap, the wider the tassel will be. Once the yarn is wide enough to your liking, snip the end with your scissors.

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Step 10: Cut 2 pieces of yarn that are each 6 inches long. Slip one of the 6 inch pieces of yarn under the wrapped yarn against the cardboard and tie it in a knot.

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Step 11: Slide the yarn off the cardboard and tie the other piece of yarn around it, leaving about 1 inch of room from the top.

Step 12: Cut open the yarn loops at the bottom of the tassel and trim any uneven ends.

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And your tassel is all finished! We made 3 tassels for the chandelier in orange and purple, and also 4 more for fabric ties (see below) but you can make them in any color combination to match your chandelier!

Time to hang up the chandelier! A pretty fern makes for a lovely addition for the center as well.

bohemian yarn lantern

bohemian yarn lantern

bohemian yarn lantern

bohemian yarn lantern


If you make your own boho chandlier, we’d love to see how it turns out, so please share on Instagram along with the hashtag #GreenWeddingShoesDIY

DIY created by Going Lovely exclusively for Green Wedding Shoes. Looking for creative event design + coordination? Check out San Francisco based Going Lovely for your wedding day! Big thanks also to the talented duo Pictilio for the photography.

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Fairytale Jewel-Toned Wedding Inspiration

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The team behind today’s beautiful wedding inspiration – Two Foxes PhotographyE Events Co., and Gavita Flora – wanted to breathe new life into a wedding trend that had its heyday awhile ago: the fairytale wedding. They conceptualized a scene rich with gold, jewel tones, and complimentary natural elements like greenery, fruit, and warm hued wood to show couples that they can, in fact, use elegant touches, an opaque palette + imaginative details in a fresh, new way. Here’s more about the setting from the team:

Giving a fresh, modern take on this age(ing) old trend was our inspiration for putting together this shoot. We wanted to show brides who desire to have the fairytale wedding (and also those who don’t) that it can be done in a contemporary and relatable way, while still maintaining the beauty, enchantment, and sense of natural wonder that we love so much about fairy tales. This is our ode to the modern princess!

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Such a lovely anemone-filled bouquet!

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fairytale inspiration

fairytale inspiration

fairytale inspiration

fairytale inspiration


This sparkly gold headpiece from LITTER was the team’s take on an updated version of the flower crown.

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purple velvet bow tie

fairytale inspiration

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fairytale inspired tablescape

fairytale inspired tablescape


Fall brides! What do you think about this rich, jewel-toned color story? Plum, mulberry, indigo, emerald, and gold would be perfect for a wedding taking place in the chillier months.

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log seats

raspberry plate setting

raspberry plate setting

purple floral centerpiece

garland table runner

purple floral cake


Thank you so much to the talented folks below for sharing this fun + inspiring editorial with us today! We’re thinking a take on the fairytale trend just might see a revival in the months to come!

photography: Two Foxes Photography // design + event planning: E Events Co. // furniture + decor: Alibi Interiors // dress: Bridal Veil FashionsCasablanca Bridal // florals: Gavita Flora // makeup artist: Kelly Jones // jewelry: LITTER // hair: Malina Terra // venue: Nestldown Silicon Valley, California // cake: Pure Bliss Baking Co.

This wedding features rad artists fromThe GWS Wedding Artist GalleryE Events Co., Kelly Jones Makeup, and Two Foxes Photography are all Featured Vendors in the GWS Vendor Guide! Find more rad artists for your day in our Guide.
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