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Handcrafted Saskatchewan Wedding

Whimsical Weddings

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From Ontario to Saskatchewan, Canadian talents are on a roll today on Ruffled! Amber and Josh know the power of using large scale quantities. It is one of our favorite big bang for your buck ideas that we will never tire of seeing. bud They hung over 600 paper lanterns on the ceiling of their venue, and the images that Rowan Jane Photography captured make them magical.

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Our wedding favors small jars of jam that we made with the help of family & friends. Then my father, Rick, laser engraved all of the jars with Josh’s and my name, as well as date. The venue took forever to set up and took many hours from family, friends and the decorators. The ceiling ended up having over 600 paper lanterns! To start the wedding off we wanted guests to sign something different than your typical guest book. To stay with the theme, I decided that we should create a ‘guest quilt’. in which guests signed pre-cut pieces of fabric which will later be sewn together to create a beautiful piece of art. The chalkboards and frames were handmade with a chalkboard paint recipe you can find here.

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Wedding Location: Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada / Wedding Venue: Connor Park / Wedding Photographer: Rowan Jane Photography / Wedding Caterer: Kergano’s / Wedding gown: Blue by Enzoani / Shoes: Chie Mihara / Bridal Party + Groom shoes: Toms / Bride’s vehicle: her father’s VW van / Bridesmaid Dresses: Amsale / Suits: Indochino / Florist: Evans Florist / Hair: Shavonne at La Joie / Makeup: Krista at Blush Beauty Bar, Regina / Wedding Planner: Krista Hauser from Main Event / Decorating: Holly and Cal Jordstad from Holly-Would Rentals / DJ: Elite DJ’s / Pocket squares: made by friend Linsey / Garter: made by bridesmaid Lindsay

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Shutterfreek Photo+Video

It’s so nice to meet you! We are Katie & Paul McPherson “Shutterfreek” a husband wife Photography & Videography duo. We absolutely love capturing people’s most important moments in life.

We are drawn to the wild outdoors. Our photos are light, airy and fresh, but with deep undertones- the calm, cool presence of mountain air mixed with the light, airy warmth of desert sun. 

Our ability to shoot this adventurous, candid, emotional style of Wedding photography, complimented by the fact that we offer “the whole package” with photography, video, & photobooth services, absolutely set us apart from the competition.

We would love to be part of your Special Wedding Day!

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Estates of Sunnybrook Wedding

Garden Weddings

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We were absolutely tickled pink when we saw this wedding from the incredible Nancy Da Costa of Mango Studios. Newlyweds Jennifer and Jordan wanted to have a relaxed wedding reminiscent of 1950s cocktail parties, and we think it’s safe to say they achieved that! Keep an eye out for subtle pops of yellow and gray-blue in the bridesmaids dresses from BHLDN.

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From the bride, Jennifer: We wanted the evening to reflect us, with a vintage 50’s inspired cocktail party. We wanted our guests to be relaxed so there was not a lot of formality. I didn’t really have one or two colours that everything matched. I just tried to keep within a palette I had chosen. Originally I wanted my bridesmaids in all different vintage dresses but it proved to be too hard and expensive to find so I picked the dress and they picked the colour.


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I am a potter and have also gone to school for cooking. I made all the bud vases for the tables and the cake tiers. My Mum and I made the cupcakes and she made all the preserves for the favours. My brother in law is a wiz with design so he designed all of our labels and invitations. Oh and I made my bird cage veil.


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We had originally decided to get married at Jordans parents house but took one tour of the McLean House at the Estates of Sunnybrook in Toronto and fell in love. It just fit so well with our 50s cocktail theme so well and I knew I wouldn’t have to do much decoration. There is a bit of nostalgia as well, Jordan’s Aunt and Uncle had been married there 16 years ago :)


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Any advice for brides planning their weddings now? We had just over a year to plan and I loved every minute of it. I was not stressed for even a moment. My husband and I just tried to spread everything out so we weren’t doing too much in the last month. Try to savor every moment because it is only one day and it goes by far too fast.


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Wedding Location: Toronto, ON, Canada / Wedding Venue and Caterer: Estates of Sunnybrook / Wedding Photographer: Nancy Da Costa of Mango Studios / Wedding Flowers: Phil Young of The Greenery Patch / Wedding Dress: Justin Alexander, “8465” / Hair Clip: Twigs and Honey / Bride’s Earrings: Dana Kellin / Bride’s Shoes: BHLDN / Bride’s Hair: Bunny Symonds / Makeup: Sonia Ryan / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: BHLDN / Groom’s Suit: Got Style / DJ: DJ Rudy of Wishes and Dreams Disc Jockey Service / Ceremony Music: Kathleen Long of Metamorphosis / Wedding Invitations: Brent Mills

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Beacon Lane

From vintage-romantic to modern-elegant, we’ve got you covered! We are Beacon Lane, a small team who is passionate about perfecting the art of the invite. We design, print and hand craft wedding invitations, save the dates, bridal shower cards, corresponding day of stationery and baby shower/kids invites. Personalize almost everything during our unique ordering process. We would love to work with you, contact us to learn more!

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The Perfect Card Box

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The Perfect Card Box is a little gem for adorable wooden card holders and personalized handmade signs. These are the peanut butter to rustic weddings’ jelly. The olive in every outdoor weddings’ martini. It’s all made of reclaimed wood and handcrafted in Liberty, Ohio too.

The Perfect Card Box locks securely to keep your wedding cards safe. The 8×10 card box displays four photos on the sides + one 5×7 photo or engraving plate on the top. This box is the perfect size for a wedding with 270 guests or fewer and will hold approximately 120 greeting cards. They also offer an 11×14 photo card box for wedding with a larger guest count.

Our personal fave is the Barn wood Wedding Card Boxes. These are made from reclaimed wood from old barns and come in red, white and brown. These are clean and easily blend on a reception table, and would make adorable mail boxes after the wedding!

Check out all of the options from The Perfect Card Box. Use code RUFFLEDBRIDE for $2.00 off any purchase.

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CRIMSON LETTERS

My company, Crimson Letters creates unique hand painted wedding stationery, specialising in opulently painted, heavily illustrated design work, with calligraphy. All items are digitally printed from a master watercolour or acrylic artwork piece and individually and lovingly painted upon. Using only the finest papers and card stock sourced from London And Paris.

I’m a British designer with a degree in textile design, artist and a person with a passion for intricate creativity who’s inspired by all fine things, whether it’s food, interiors or architecture. I’m influenced heavily by my love of travelling, my rich heritage and travelling frequently through the Mediterranean where I have family in Portugal and Paris. I’m exhilarated and humbled by the beauty of this world. Bringing these ideas back to my design studio, each piece is fuelled from the cultures across the world.

I enjoy bringing a fresh decadent approach to wedding invitations, which are a timeless medium. I have always loved weddings and seeing the bride in her white dress has always been a magical moment for me. I feel completely over the moon to be able to create irreplaceable memoirs that the bride can look back on one day with a huge smile.

When I’m not busy in my design studio, I love exploring new parts of Europe, trying to improve my hopelessly basic French and Portuguese skiing, cross stitching, kissing my sons, watching period dramas and painting whilst drinking copious amounts of tea.

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