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WEDDING BLOG

Modern Rustic Ontario Wedding at Stonefields Estate

Danica and Eric’s dual ceremony wedding day at Stonefields Estate was as effortlessly modern as it was rustic! It should come as no surprise that the bride, who is an architect, put together a gorgeous design for the tea ceremony, the wedding ceremony, and the reception. The overall vibe was clean, crisp, and elegant, which they accomplished using a neutral color palette of whites, blues, and greys, an organic floral design created by L’Orangerie Floral Design, and the most delicious dessert bar of mini cakes from Patisserie La Toque. The rustic charm of the venue and the couple’s modern style were a match made in heaven that Agatha Rowland captured brilliantly in every frame.

The Couple:

Danica and Eric

The Wedding:

Stonefields Estate, Ottawa, Ontario

We wanted a wedding under 100 people to keep it intimate and approachable. A lot of our family and friends are spread across the country and the globe, so the most important thing to us was to take this rare opportunity, unite all our loved ones and celebrate this milestone together.

The first look at the Museum of Nature where we had our first date and the little surprise picnic we had just before the dinner reception were the two most memorable part of the entire day!

I am lucky to have a group of talented architecture friends from school, so we DIY-ed as much as we could! I designed all stationary, including invitations, menu and place cards, and the signs. My friend Erica made the handwritten seating chart and the garlands on the sign, as well as the chair swags for the ceremony aisles. My friend Cecilia made the big moss “D&E” letters and helped design the logo for the wax seal stamp. Eric and I purchased all the geometric vases, card boxes, cake stands, table runners and miscellaneous decorations. Lastly, my friend Jimmy designed and hosted the games played throughout the night.

Groom’s Entrance – “Story of My Life” by The Piano Guys
Bridal Party Entrance – “Canon in D” by The Piano Guys
Bride’s Entrance – “Beethoven’s 5 Secrets” by The Piano Guys
Recessional – “Happy” by Pharrell Williams

We wrote our own vows and customized the entire ceremony to suit our relationship. We also added readings and quotes from Winnie the Pooh throughout because that’s the groom’s childhood favourite!

We never thought we would pick a rustic venue, but Stonefields Estate has a modern charm to it and it won us over. It also had the right date so, even though it’s slightly outside of Ottawa, we decided it would be the one!

The venue itself has a lot of character, including two heritage stone houses and a newly constructed barn with a 100-year-old timber structure. Since we picked a rustic yet elegant venue, we wanted to complement it with simple modern elements and floral decor to let the venue shine.

For our wedding favors, we gave each guest shortbread cookies in the theme of Hawaiian dressed bears (female and male version). We wanted something edible, as the bride loves her sweets. We also got engaged in Hawaii and, since the groom loves bears, so we thought this would be a cute way to combine all 3 ideas!

Our first dance was customized and rehearsed by our dance instructor. It was a remix of “A Thousand Years” by Boyce Avenue, “Dance with Me Tonight” by Olly Murs, “Up Town Funk” by Bruno Mars, and “Happy” by Pharrell Williams.

The Wedding Team:

Photography – Agatha Rowland
Wedding Venue – Stonefields Estate
First Look Location – Museum of Nature Ottawa
Floral Design – L’Orangerie Floral Design
Cake – Patisserie La Toque
Officiant – Jim Emerson
DJ – Captiv Sounds
Makeup Artist – One Fine Beauty
Hair Styling – Showpony Hair
Wedding Dress – Felichia
Bridal Earrings – Sarah Walsh
Tea Ceremony Dress – Hudson’s Bay
Groom’s Apparel – Indochino
Groomsmen’s Apparel – Tip Top Tailors
Rings – Tacori from La Maison D’or
Rentals – Amy + Jen Decor
Favors – Boko Bakery
Dance Instructor – Remy Bourquin from Dance With Us Ottawa

 

Congratulations to Danica and Eric, and a special thanks to Junebug member Agatha Rowland for sharing this incredible wedding at Stonefields Estate! For more from this talented photographer, check out this ethereal Ottawa greenhouse wedding at Aquatopia Water Garden Conservatory!

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34 Long-Sleeve Bridesmaids Dresses Perfect for a Winter Wedding

November 13, 2018 | nicole

photo by Brandi Sisson Photography

We want to keep you warm (and stylish!) this winter wedding season, so we rounded up our favorite long-sleeve bridesmaids dresses from around the Internet! Whether you’re looking for cozy velvet or sophisticated crepe in jewel tones, neutrals, and even floral print, we have a feeling you’re going to be as obsessed with these long-sleeve bridesmaids dresses as we are!

WAYF Lila Long-Sleeve Wrap Gown

WAYF Violet Floral Print Wrap Gown

Maggy London Velvet Asymmetrical Sheath Dress

Maggy London Velvet Asymmetrical Sheath Dress in Plus

Show Me Your Mumu Venus Long Sleeve Flare Dress in Merlot Chiffon

Dessy Collection Lace & Crepe Trumpet Gown

Bardot Midnights Lace Dress

Show Me Your Mumu Naomi Mini Dress in Black

Vince Camuto Velvet Gown

Vince Camuto Velvet Dress in Plus

Eliza J Bell Sleeve Midi Dress

Gal Meets Glam Georgia Chiffon Maxi Dress

Show Me Your Mumu Venus Long Sleeve Flare Dress in Deep Jade Chiffon

Eliza J Off-the-Shoulder Body-Con Dress

Alfred Sung Jersey Bodice A-Line Gown

#Levkoff Off-the-Shoulder Three-Quarter-Sleeve Gown

Show Me Your Mumu Venus Long Sleeve Flare Dress in Steel Blue Chiffon

Eliza J Embellished Lace Gown 

Eliza J Embellished Lace Gown in Plus

After Six Surplice Stretch Crepe Gown

Show Me Your Mumu Naomi Mini Dress in White

Eliza J Velvet Burnout A-Line Dress

Eliza J Velvet Burnout A-Line Dress in Plus

Leith Bell Sleeve Wrap Midi Dress

Show Me Your Mumu Venus Long Sleeve Flare Dress in Dusty Blush Crisp

Eliza J Bell Sleeve Dress

Eliza J Off-the-Shoulder Velvet Sheath Dress

Standards & Practices Norah Maxi Dress

Dessy Collection Long-Sleeve Lace and Chiffon Gown

Katie May Cleo Cutout Back Trumpet Gown

Adrianna Papell Faux Wrap Dress

Adrianna Papell Faux Wrap Dress in Plus

Show Me Your Mumu Venus Long Sleeve Flare Dress in Show Me The Ring Crisp

Looking for more long-sleeved bridesmaids dresses? Check out our roundup of stylish fall wedding guest dresses for more inspiration!

 

photo by Brandi Sisson Photography

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Laid-Back Meets Luxury in This Villa La Cavalerie Wedding in Provence, France

November 13, 2018 | juliette

Between the rustic feel of Villa La Cavalerie, the luxurious poolside reception, and the couple’s modern wedding day style, we’re all in for Claudia and Fabrice’s wedding day in the south of France! Mademoiselle Events did a phenomenal job integrating natural, earthy details and organic textures and colors while maintaining a modern feel. Even surprise rainstorms couldn’t dampen the beauty and joy that Soul Pics captured throughout the day! Our favorite details, though, had to be Claudia’s pearl-studded Rime Arodaky gown and Fabrice’s modern red suit, which highlighted their laid-back-meets-sophisticated styles. We also can’t stop staring at the couple’s casual, cool day-after portraits for which they both sported crisp, all-white ensembles.

The Couple:

Claudia and Fabrice

The Wedding:

Villa La Cavalerie, Provence, France

The Wedding Team:

Photography and Videography – Soul Pics
Event Planning – Mademoiselle Events
Venue – Villa La Cavalerie
Floral Design – Atelier Blanc
Catering – La Truffe Noire
Stationery – Graphikkart
Wedding Dress – Rime Arodaky
Bridal Accessories – Maison Sabben and Christian Louboutin
Bridesmaids’ Apparel – Les Nouveaux Ateliers
Rings – JEM

 

Congratulations to Claudia and Fabrice, and a special thanks to Soul Pics for sharing this lovely Villa La Cavalerie wedding with Junebug! Are you drawn to more laid-back wedding styles? Be sure to check out our cool casual wedding ideas for low-key couples!

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