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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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[seven-degrees]

A new angle on the art of entertaining. [seven-degrees] is an award-winning & full-service events venue. At [seven-degrees] we provide a range of services which are layered together to create a complete wedding experience. Our property, winner of the Architecture Guild Award, is a 25,000 square-foot indoor/outdoor gallery noted for its modern design and elegant feel. Our [seven-degrees] Coordination team will assist you in implementing your unique vision for the space. We understand the intricacies of planning a distinct ceremony and reception and take pleasure in working with couples throughout each stage of the process. You’ll enjoy customizing your menu with our Executive Chef and meet with our Wedding Coordinators and Design Team to make choices regarding design and décor (including presentation, technology, lighting and floral arrangement).

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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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Caterina Jewelry

Caterina Jewelry is a luxury designer and manufacturer of silver charm jewelry based in Beverly Hills, California. The company creates one-of-a-kind jewelry that beautifully complements any outfit no matter the time, mood, or occasion, promising unmatched elegance, timeless sophistication, and a fun vibe. Exquisite, delicate, and unapologetically feminine, Caterina Jewelry’s pieces are made from .925 sterling silver and lovingly adorned with stunning gemstones that make even the most casual ensemble look a little more polished

CJ Bridal Minimalista Collection has been designed to honor the long-standing tradition of the bride gifting her bridesmaids. A reflection of the current minimalist modernist trend, the collection features stunning, fashionable jewelry that will delight the bridesmaids, nicely accenting their outfits while offering an enduring gift to cherish for a long time. The ideal favor for your special ladies, our jewelry is versatile and can be worn on numerous other occasions!

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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.