Sunday, July 22, 2012

A Magical Wedding

This is the summer of weddings, at least for me!  I love weddings and all the magic.  I recently attended a "Magical Summer Wedding" of a niece and it was so dreamlike.  The bride and her sister pulled off the most incredible event at Knollwood Golf Club, situated in the Ancaster countryside.  It is something out of a fairytale or a magazine that anyone might dream of,  but this was very real!  Situated among the trees with gorgeous views of the surrounding area,  under the twinkling stars it had a lovely and relaxed authentic country charm.

The day started with everyone in a large marquis tent set up to represent the chapel with the most unique 'alter' I have seen.  The groom's parents constructed a latticework structure and as per bride's vision, there were rustic wine barrels on either side with mason jars filled with coloured water and white flowers.  So simple, yet so lovely.  There was also an endearing sign above the structure with the phrase - "This is where our story begins". 


 Following the service, guests were shown to the bar area just beyond and scattered amongst the trees where cruiser tables, chairs and wine barrels which were decorated with the same mason jars  filled with flowers as well as some other interesting memorabilia as old washboards leaning against trees, wooden boxes and various other rustic antique pieces which added to the warm and relaxed atmosphere the bride and her sister the event planner were striving for.  She had large tissue paper flower balls hanging from the trees along with solar candles and lanterns.  The bar, under the trees  was offering any type of liquid beverage you could wish for along with the signature wedding cocktail - the 'Marry Me Mojito', and very tasty it was!!  Scrumptious and elegant Hors D'Oeuvres were also served. 
 When the wedding party returned from their photo business, we were led into another extremely large marquis tent where the tables were set up in the same fashion.  Surrounding this space was what was left of an old stone wall, most likely a building as there is a extremely large stone fireplace at one end.  Along the wall which had broken away over the years to be a little zig zaggy, which gave it real character, sat more mason jars with candles inside. 

Upon entering this lovely space we were greeted with a gift from the Bride & Groom set up on a table which had yet more objects of the rustic nature including photos of their parents and grandparents on their own wedding days,  old wooden storage boxes, a blackboard within an old frame with the menu posted and an old window frame on an easel with photos of the Bride & Groom as children.  Really quite a nice way to welcome their guests.  Once inside we could see the millions, ok, hundreds?? thousands?? of mini lights strung everywhere to create a magical experience when the sun went down.

Our tables (below) had old memorabilia including mason jars with the white flowers, old classic books stacked and white lanterns - such character.

We enjoyed incredible food and then danced the night away under twinkling lights, candles and stars.  What could be better than that on a July night!!  Cait & Cara you did a magnificent job of creating a magical event!!

All the best to Cait and Jay for a wonderful life together and thanks for inviting me to be part of your special day.

1 comment:

  1. Jeannette! Thank you so much for posting this! Your lovely comments mean so much to me! I love your photos too! Thank you for celebrating our special day with us, it was truly a dream come true! Lots of love, Caitlin xoxo