Laura and Dan’s outdoor Ontario wedding was bold and vibrant. The couple decided to marry at Laura’s family’s cottage, which only added to the many special moments the couple had spent there prior to their wedding. Almost all of the decorations at the reception were DIY – the couple made the hand lettered chalk boards, confetti cones, table numbers, and candy bar. Laura even put her skills as a graphic designer to work by designing the wedding announcements and invitations. Magnolia Studios worked around the clock to capture every moment from Laura and Dan’s wedding on camera.
Laura and Dan
Private Residence, Ontario, Canada
I love a Midsummer Night’s Dream and always loved the look of the fairies in that story. I wanted to feel like that, light as air.
The most memorable part of the day for us would have to have been our first looks. We snuck away, in the forest behind where the wedding was taking place. It felt like miles away despite being only a few minutes walk. It was just the four of us up there and was a wonderful moment to separate ourselves from all the hubbub of the wedding and just be with each other.
Our venue was my family cottage. My husband and I spent so many special moments up there throughout our relationship and when we got married it seemed to me like there would never be a better place. Now when we go and visit we are surrounded by memories of our wedding day.
I love anything and everything vintage. I have always loved collecting old things and I wanted to use so many of the things in my collection on the wedding day. Starting with these pieces, the rest of the wedding just seemed to come together. Our rental service was amazing and really brought the vision together.
We made little jars of jam and used those also as place settings. I have been making jam for years and years and it was nice to share a part of me with my guests.
We had a great friend of ours write and preform our ceremony. He is studying to get his master in linguistic and there never has been anyone in my life who has a better way with words than he. He made our ceremony so personal, so touching and meaningful.
The Wedding Team:
Photography – Magnolia Studios
Event Planning – Maria Vella
Venue – Private Residence
Floral Design – Botany Floral Studio
Catering – Men With Knives
Cake – Nadia & Co.
DJ – DJ TeenWolf
Invitations – Laura Whelan
Hair & Makeup Artist – The Dollhouse Beauty Bar
Wedding Dress – Casablanca Bridal
Groom’s Apparel – Topshop
Rentals – Vintage Rentals
Many thanks to Magnolia Studios for sharing Laura and Dan’s Ontario wedding with Junebug. For more Ontario wedding inspiration, take a look at Cydney and Topher’s modern vintage Ontario wedding at The Mill House!