A lot of love and a sequin Truvelle gown was all it took to make the Goldie Mill ruins sparkle on Moya and Jeff’s wedding day. We love the way the minimal wedding decor complemented the stark slate surroundings with only a simple DIY ceremony arch and the loveliest blush and ivory bouquet by Blooms & Flora. Despite the pared down design elements, Moya and Jeff’s wedding was chock full of personality: the groom is a bluegrass musician, and his band performed for Moya and guests in front of a backdrop of string lights! Fortunately, talented photographer Daring Wanderer was there to capture every magical moment!
Moya and Jeff
Goldie Mill, Guelph, Ontario
Blooms & Flora did an amazing job at incorporating local in-season wildflowers into my stunning bouquet.
We chose to get married at Goldie Mill ruins, which was the perfect combination of rustic and natural and conveniently located a short walk from our home. I got ready at home and walked over to the venue for our first look surrounded by hundreds of year old stone walls.
The best moment was entering the ruins during the ceremony and seeing all of the people we loved in one space and having them all their to witness us commit to spending the rest of our lives together.
There is no such thing as a “chill bride”. “Chill brides” are brides who do a very good job planning everything in advance so that there’s nothing to stress about on the day of. The months leading up to the wedding will be stressful, but be nice to yourself and don’t leave a lot to do in the last week. We had the most relaxed and fun week with family and friends because we put in all the work ahead of time and everyone around us felt that. It set the tone and made the wedding feel very easy. Also, if you are able, hire a day of coordinator. Ours was amazing and was the reason I felt chill.
We knew we wanted to incorporate bluegrass music in some way and also didn’t want it to be too formal during the reception, so we opted for a cocktail style reception. We had people send their well wishes from all over the world, those who were unable to attend, and my brother read those from all of us. During the reception, we had Jeff and his bandmates perform on the stage at the music centre and then he joined in part way for our first dance.
The Wedding Team:
Photography – Daring Wanderer
Day-Of Coordinator – Fresh and Fancy Catering
Ceremony Venue – Goldie Mill
Reception Venue – Guelph Youth Music Centre
Floral Design – Blooms & Flora
Catering – Appetizingly Yours
Live Music – Unseen Strangers
Wedding Dress – Truvelle
Congrats to Moya and Jeff on their Goldie Mill wedding! For more of Daring Wanderer‘s gorgeous Ontario wedding photography, check out Natalia and Tim’s timeless Ontario wedding at the Mississauga Convention Centre.