When your parents live on an apple orchard, it’s a pretty safe assumption where you’ll be getting married. Caitie and Andrew were immediately drawn to the orchard grounds, and judging by these images from Young Hearts Photography, it’s easy to see why. We love the modern mix of classic whites and pinks throughout the floral design by Hoopla Event Design & Styling and all the reception decor!
From the bride, Caitie: When Andrew and I first got engaged, we instantly knew where we wanted to get married. Andrew’s parents had recently moved to an apple orchard and it is truly one of the most magical places. We knew that having a wedding at their house would not only be beautiful, but it would be that much more special to us because it was his family’s home.
Although Andrew and I are very similar, we are very different in that I’m incredibly girly while Andrew is very much a man’s man – and we wanted our wedding to reflect that. Hoopla Event Design & Styling did a fantastic job of bringing our personalities into the decor by incorporating silver glitter for me and elements of wood for Andrew – it was perfection. One of my favourite aspects of the decor were the flowers. I knew I wanted my bridesmaids in different shades of pink, and when I told Hoopla this idea, they suggested the flowers should create an ombre effect to go with the dresses. It was something that I had never seen before, and I felt really lucky to have such creative geniuses on board to bring my vision to life.
I think what I will always remember most about our wedding was how much our family was a part of every aspect of it. We got married at Andrew’s parents home, our moms made the desserts, my dad’s band played the music, and all of the ladies in my bridal party helped with various crafty projects leading up to the big day. Although we had over 200 guests on our wedding day, it felt very much like a family gathering and we’re forever grateful to all of those who were a part of it.
To all of those brides and grooms about to take the big plunge, my biggest piece of advice would be to live in the moment and enjoy yourself on your big day. If you do, you’ll realize it is the most incredible feeling to be surrounded by all of your favourite people, wishing you nothing but a happy and wonderful life together forever. Trust your vendors and let them do their thing – they are the professionals after all. With Hoopla, I told them my vision and then let them run with it, and they made our wedding even more beautiful then I could have ever imagined. Also, make time for dinner dates with your fiance, where you can talk about everything except the wedding. At the end of the day, planning a wedding is all consuming, so it’s important to make time to reconnect and remember why you’re getting married in the first place!
Processional: “I Believe in a Thing Called Love,” The Darkness
First Dance: “La Vie En Rose,” Louis Armstrong
Wedding Location: Uxbridge, Ontario, Canada / Photographer: Young Hearts Photography / Wedding Venue: Private Residence / Event and Floral Designer: Hoopla Event Design & Styling / Wedding Dress: Junko Yoshioka “Charlotte” via MRS. Bridal / Wedding Shoes: Kate Spade “Charm” / Hair: Fame International Salon & Spa / Makeup: Kristin Wayne / Wedding Caterer: Fishbone Bistro / Desserts: Friends and family / Late Night Snacks: Smoke’s Poutinerie / Band: King of Nothing / DJ: Mason Quesnel / Tent: Special Event Rentals / Wedding Invitations: Katrina Kobayashi / Officiant: Roy MacLellan