Picnic Engagement Photos on a Canoe

canoe engagement

In the past we’ve shared both sweet picnic engagement photos + lovely canoe engagement photos, but this is a first – a picnic on a canoe! :) Sophia + Pat’s charming engagement session, captured by Joey Kennedy, took place just a few blocks from their home in Lawrenceville (Pittsburgh) PA. Complete with wine, pie , and jar full of freshly-cut flowers, this shoot evokes such an adventurous + playful vibe! I’ll let Sophia share more about why they chose this setting for their shoot:

The locations really capture what we love about the landscape of Pittsburgh – the gritty, urban, post-industrial side, and the serenity of the three rivers. Our canoe lets us escape life’s distractions + stresses, and float away, just the two of us, together. That’s the feeling we wanted to capture.

canoe engagement

canoe engagement

canoe engagement

canoe engagement

canoe engagement

lakeside engagement

canoe engagement

canoe and picnic

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picnic on a canoe

picnic on a canoe

picnic on a canoe

cherry pie

canoe engagement

canoe engagement


Loving Sophia’s punchy, coral Anthropologie dress!

canoe engagement

canoe engagement

canoe engagement

canoe engagement


Congratulations Sophia + Pat – we wish you all the best!

photography: Joey Kennedy Photography // styling: Quelcy Q.T. // makeup: Rachel Ryan Makeup // florals: Green Sinner // dress: Anthropologie

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Handmade Canadian Farm Wedding: Melanie + Brian

canadian wedding

While Melanie + Brian now live in New Mexico, Melanie grew up on the prairies of Manitoba, and she always knew that this was the very setting where she imagined exchanging her vows. Because so many of their guests were traveling in from out of town, it was important to Melanie + Brian that the celebration lasted for a few days – so they started with a huge rehearsal dinner at Melanie’s family farm + ended with a big brunch the day after the wedding. In between there were laid-back beach days + fun fishing trips – sounds like a pretty epic weekend, right? Their day was chock-full of rustic, vintage-inspired details, like hand-sewn lace bunting and antique postcards repurposed as table numbers. Everything incorporated was handmade by the couple (with the help of friends), or sourced by Melanie. Here’s more from the lovely bride:

The inspiration for our day was based of our lifestyle and we really wanted to evoke a rustic and natural feel. We are big outdoor enthusiasts, and I love everything vintage. We blended that together and I tried not to get too girly for Brian. Although, I had been dreaming out my wedding day since I was little, and Brian’s answer to everything was, “whatever makes you happy, babe.” :)

Thanks so much to Jasmine Nicole for sharing these gorgeous images with us today, and big congrats to Melanie + Brian!

wedding invitation

bridesmaids with flower crowns

Melanie: I don’t know how to pick just one. The ceremony was so personal and meant so much to me, it was so memorable and meaningful. But there was a special moment during our first look, my mom, Brian’s mom and sister, my bridesmaids and flower girls were all peeking through the windows at my mom’s house watching Brian and I on the front lawn. One of the flower girls said to my mom, “look, she is just loving him.” It was a pretty sweet moment that I held onto all day.

Brian: There were so many things that stand out, but for me the most memorable part of the wedding day was when I got to see my beautiful bride for the first time in her lovely wedding dress. It was almost like I had just met this amazing woman for the first time in my life and we were about to embark on an incredible journey, which of course we were. It was dream-like.

first look

mustard field

mustard field

flower girls and ring bearers

wedding party

canadian wedding

pink roses

groom in suspenders

ceremony

Processional: Morning Has Broken – Cat Stevens

Recessional: Music Box Dance – Frank Mills

First Dance: Hey Ho – The Lumineers

flower girls

bride

bunting and tissue paper balls

flower crown girls

canadian ceremony

canadian ceremony

wedding party

giant white balloons

reception

birdcage centerpieces

tissue paper poms

birdcage centerpieces


The personalized stones at each table setting were wrapped with feathers from the chickens at Brian’s family farm in Michigan! And Melanie + Brian gifted guests with adorable handmade dish cloths, which sweetly stated: “You wash, I’ll dry”.

feather seating cards

wood poles

bunting

flower crown bride

canadian wedding

Every last detail was so important to me and I had this big vision for the day, but in reality, the whole day was just a blur of love and excitement. I don’t think there is anything I can say to prepare you for the feelings of the day. My advice it to just try and relish the beauty throughout the day, and really take some time delight in each other, because the wedding goes by so fast.

photography: Jasmine Nicole Photography, second photographer Josh Dookhie // venue + catering: Pineridge Hollow Springfield, Manitoba, Canada // floral design & headpieces: Shirley Feenstra (friend of the bride) // wedding dress: Claire Pettibone from Mariee Bridal, Scottsdale, AZ // shoes: BHLDN and TOMS // bridesmaid dresses: Nataya from Ruche // hair + makeup: MAC // groom suit: Banana Republic pants, GAP shirt, TOMS shoes, H&M suspenders // paper goods: Bride + Justin Vandenberg (uncle of the bride) of Dynamite Designs, printed at Juke Box Print // music: Pineridge Hollow

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Rustic Fall Wedding Inspiration

fall rustic inspiration

As the end of summer begins to creep into view, it’s time to think about fall – and all of the rustic, woodsy wedding inspiration that comes along with it! Today’s styled shoot, photographed by Best Photography, is filled with so many charming details that perfectly capture the spirit of autumn – like a hot apple cider bar and a simple wedding cake, adorned with foraged berries + pine cones. And you’re going to love the pretty floral design by Freshly Picked, which incorporates some fun, unexpected blooms + a gorgeous, moody color palette. So many great ideas to pin for all of you fall brides…

fall bride

fall rustic bouquet

fall bride

fall rustic boutonniere

fall rustic inspiration

groom

fall rustic boutonniere

fall bride

fall rustic inspiration


The gorgeous couple was styled by Brothers and Craft. The groom’s plaid shirt + wool bow tie are perfect for cooler weather, and I’m pretty crazy about the bride’s dramatic ivory gown from Solutions Bridal.

fall rustic inspiration

fall bride and groom

fall bride and groom

fall rustic invitation


Love the idea of using leaves as escort cards for a fall wedding! :)

leaf seating cards

apple cider bar

apple cider bar

apple cider bar

apple cider

fall rustic inspiration

fall rustic inspiration


The warm, rustic color palette, and patterns like tartan, help bring to life the cozy + inviting atmosphere that is characteristic to early fall. And to create a lush, harvest table feel, the florist housed textured dahlias, aromatic oregano, elderberry blooms + velvety magnolia leaves in vintage brass goblets…

fall rustic inspiration

fall rustic inspiration

fall rustic inspiration

rustic dessert bar


A vintage peddler’s cart, decorated with whimsical woodland details + eclectic serving vessels, is perfect for displaying an array of fall-inspired desserts like pies + candied apples! And if you are a DIY bride, you might love our Pie in a Jar DIY – it would go perfect with this table!

rustic dessert bar

rustic dessert bar

warm up blankets

naked rustic cake

naked rustic cake

fall bride and groom

fall bride and groom

fall bride and groom


You definitely won’t want to miss this sweet video from Imprint Cinema.


Thanks so much to the creatives below for sharing this rustic fall wedding inspiration with us today!

photography: Best Photography // fashion designer: Brothers and Craft // florals: Freshly Picked // videography: Imprint Cinema // bakery: P is for PIe Bake Shop // paper goods: Shannon Kirsten Illustration // dress store: Solutions Bridal Designer House // cake: The Sugar Suite // rentals: WISH Vintage Rentals, Dishie Rentals // hair + makeup artist: Rachel Smith with Radiant Makeup Artistry

This wedding features rad artists fromThe GWS Wedding Artist GalleryRadiant Makeup Artistry is a Featured Artist in the GWS Artist Guide! Find more rad artists for your day in our Gallery
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