Inspired by their love of visiting farmer’s markets, Carlene and Russell designed an organic wedding with rustic, vintage, and DIY elements. Bonson Community Centre in Pitt Meadows, British Columbia lent itself to an effortlessly rustic feel, complete with chopped wood and charming barns. The sweet couple hired BAKEPHOTOGRAPHY to capture their day, including the intimate and open waterfront ceremony and all of the carefully curated details throughout the reception.
Carlene and Russell
Bonson Community Centre, Pitt Meadows, British Columbia
One of our favourite things to do is visit the many farmer’s markets in Vancouver, so we wanted to incorporate that relaxed, rustic feel into our wedding. Our top priority was food, and we found a caterer that used all local, sustainable products. We wanted to incorporate a lot of burlap, lace and wood; our decor was mainly salvaged from garage sales and thrift shops, and a lot of the elements were homemade.
For our outfits, we wanted to pick a look that was pretty relaxed, so the focus was on clean lines, light fabrics and comfortable fit.
Standing out on the balcony at the end of the day, after dinner and toasts and all the formalities, we got a moment to look around and really enjoy the experience. Spending time with our friends and family, looking out over the river – it was warm and quiet and perfect.
The Couple Recommends:
We were blessed to work with so many talented people, but we were especially lucky to have Melissa Baker as our photographer. She was so helpful and fun throughout the whole process, and really went above and beyond to make sure that our photos turned out beautifully, but that we had an amazing time planning and enjoying our day. I’m looking for a million excuses to now get more family photos done (first St Patrick’s day? anniversary shots? our dog’s birthday?) just so we can work with her again.
Our caterers, Savoury City Catering, were also amazing, and knew exactly what we wanted and made so many changes for us. We were so grateful.
Finally, Grace Cheng saved the day when our original bakers fell through, and really did an amazing job. As soon as we met her, we knew we had nothing to worry about. She is so organized, and beyond talented.
The Wedding Team:
Photography – BAKEPHOTOGRAPHY
Venue – Bonson Community Centre
Floral Design – Queensberry Flower Co
Catering – Savoury City Catering
Cake – Amazing Grace Sweets
DJ – Hot Wax Entertainment
Invitations – Making Memories with Scrapbooking
Hair & Makeup Styling – Carla Hawksworth
Wedding Dress – Lisa’s Bridal
Bridesmaids’ Apparel – Frocks Modern Bridesmaids
Groom’s Apparel – Zara
Groomsmen’s Apparel – Topshop
Rings – Spexton
Rentals – Celebration Party Rentals
Transportation – King Limos
Favors – Rosewood Hotel Georgia
A big thanks to BAKEPHOTOGRAPHY for sharing Carlene and Russell’s charming organic wedding with Junebug! If you loved the natural and DIY elements of this wedding, you’ll love Holly and Simon’s rustic organic farm wedding.