Calling all book lovers and flower fanatics, this wedding is for you! I love the unique twists that Carrie and Scott included in their rustic wedding at Saskatoon Farm in Calgary, especially the wedding arch formed by colorful vintage books strung from the rafters. Rowan Jane Photography was the perfect choice to capture the day with soft light and colors that pop, and if all of that doesn’t sound lovely enough, the men wore the best red velvet bow-ties too! Need I say more?
The Couple: Carrie and Scott
The Wedding: 8.4.13 – Saskatoon Farm, Calgary, Alberta
The Inspiration: We teetered between two themes; Classic simple elegance or Rustic eclectic vintage. After many weeks of inspiration boards we decided we were more inclined to a rustic wedding. Both of us are very dynamic and we could have made either work for us but we are both from Saskachwan and couldn’t hide our love for the farm!
The Design: I don’t think there are many truly unique ideas anymore, but if I had to say what I thought was different compared to others was our use of vintage books in our ceremony. We hung books and flowers from the rafters to create a wedding arch, it turned out beautiful.
The Location: We held our wedding at Saskatoon Farm in De Winton, 20mins outside of Calgary. The venue was so perfect that very little decorations were required.
The Moments: Our dance, we took dance lessons in advance and obviously we never practiced in my wedding dress. It was certainly a laugh because my dress just kept getting caught up!
The Advice: I enjoyed all the projects of the wedding, what I didn’t enjoy was the crunch right before the wedding. We ended up hiring a wedding planner just weeks before the wedding. She was worth her weight in GOLD!
The Wedding Team:
Photographer: Rowan Jane Photography
Event Planner: Alicia Teo
Ceremony & Reception Venue: Saskatoon Farm
Officiant: Warren Weibe
Catering: Saskatoon Farm
Florist: La Fleur
Cake: Janice Beaton Fine Cheese
Wedding Dress: Junko Yoshioka
Bridal Accessories: Comb – vintage, Bracelet – Tiffany & Co. and Hawaiian pearl, Shoes – ENIO SILLA for LE SILLA
Bridesmaids’ Apparel & Accessories: Dresses – Amsale, Combs – vintage, Bracelets – Hawaiian pearl, Shoes – Steve Madden
Groom and Groomsmen’s Apparel & Accessories: Suit – Hugo Boss, Shirt – Eton, Socks – Happy, Shoes – Allen Edmonds, Velvet bow tie – Dion
Hair & Makeup: Hedkandi Salon and Butter Beauty Parlor
Live Music: Duo d’Amore
Thank you Carrie and Scott for sharing your lovely wedding with us!