Sometimes you just know when things are meant to be… At least that was the case for Sara + Daniel! The two grew up on opposite sides of the world (specifically Canada + Australia), and when people hear their story and how their paths crossed, oftentimes the response is, “it was meant to be.”
The duo tells us: As soon as we got engaged as well as a bit before, it was decided we would get married on Sara’s family farm in southern Ontario, Canada. With Sara moving to Australia right after the wedding, the time leading up to our day was meaningful and filled with love and time well spent. Sara’s family and friends came together to tidy up the property and turn it into a venue that people now ask if we will be renting out. The family farm is now just for hobby agriculture, and what used to be the old glass cucumber greenhouses turned into our wedding venue.
Let’s take a tour of the greenhouse + see all the emotions and details captured by Emily Magers!
Helloooo, sultry! Picking up the darker hues of the bouquet and adding a moody pop, all the bridesmaids donned burgundy gowns from David’s Bridal.
The men looked dapper in their dark navy and slightly heathered tuxes. How sharp is Daniel in his fitted tux and burgundy bowtie?!
Our wedding was intimate and small, with under 100 guests — we wanted to be surrounded by our family and our closest friends. We were married by Sara’s uncle and Danny’s dad spoke a short sermon at the ceremony. We wrote our own vows, much of which was composed of thoughts and promises we often sent to each other during our long distance relationship.
ALL. THE. FEELS.
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When Cori of CJH Florals met with Sara and heard about the vision for the day — she about flipped! Using inspiration from the old greenhouse, she mimicked overgrown plants hanging off said greenhouse, and crafted one sweeping + romantic bouquet.
How stunning is that beaded Maggie Sottero gown Sara is rocking to PERFECTION?!
Blankets to snuggle under, a bonfire to end the night, and hay bales to sit upon… sounds like a good time to us!
Details from around the property were used for decorations… old doors, pallets for the dance floor, old wine barrels, and a pathway under the pines to lead you to the reception greenhouse.
We totally + completely understand why they wanted to have the reception here. Isn’t this greenhouse enchanting?! Major DIY prep went into getting it ready, and Sara tells us that so many people have asked about renting it out now! She just loved the fact that she grew up there + it had sentimental value.
The wood cross back chairs really tied in that rustic and romantic style.
Our vision was for everyone to have the best and most relaxed day celebrating with each other, so we set up lawn games, a popcorn bar, and a GIN bar with gins from all over the world for people to relax between the time of the ceremony and reception.
From the gelato bar, to the gluten free dulce de leche cake, to the tower of macarons… we can’t stop drooling!
Too cute, you two!
While everyone dined, these two snuck out for a private newlywed session with their incredible photographer, Emily Magers.
All our family and friends from both Australia and Canada worked so hard days before our wedding… it was a family affair and it turned out to be the best day. We had the perfect sunny day in mid September, and a mild summer evening breeze as we danced the night away under the string lights of the dance floor and bonfire near by. It was the best day, and turned out even better than what we could have imagined.
Congratulations, Sara + Daniel and best of luck on your new adventure!!
photography: Emily Magers Photography // venue name: Lamos Family Farm (bride's house), Windsor, Ontario, Canada // event design: DIY by the bride // florals: CJH Florals // wedding dress: Maggie Sottero // wedding dress boutique: Bridal Couture Windsor // bride's shoes: Nine West // bride's ring: Wharrams jewellery // bridesmaid dresses: Davids Bridal // hair stylist: Danielle Stephenson // makeup artist: Michelle Lear // groom attire: Roger David // groom's shoes: Roger David // groom's ring: Wharrams jewellery // videography: Joel Taylor // calligraphy: DIY by the bride // handmade details: DIY by the bride // catering: Faubert Catering // cake: Kaila Tuner // desserts: Kaila Tuner // tabletop rentals: All Collected by bride // specialty rentals: Details by Anna Maria // music: Drops of Juniper // officiant: Jan Cizmanski