Any bride who can buck wedding traditions is a prize in my book. Instead of having a traditional wedding cake and cake cutting, Kara and Regan decided to serve Dilly Bars from Dairy Queen and offer a candy bar for their guests. Thanks to Sharalee Prang Photography for sharing her gorgeous photos with us!
From the bride, Kara: We loved everything about our wedding day. The venue, the flowers, the crafts, the weather, but the people were what made that day rule. I had few times where the blur of the day stopped and I looked around and saw people eating burritos and dilly bars, socializing, dancing, and looking pretty dang good. Regan and I love our community and were so honoured by the people who spent that day with us.
Planning the wedding was so much fun. Cousins and friends coming over for crafts and beer, picking our favourite music, walking through the greenhouse dreaming, and obviously treasure hunting at thrift stores.
My favourite craft part of the wedding was the mugs. I wanted to do something that I hadn’t seen on any blog, or pinterest (its hard!) and since Regan and I love cool mugs, my mom and I spent a lot of time finding the perfect vintage and ceramic mugs at thrift stores. We had a huge display set up so when guests arrived at the reception they could pick their own mug and fill it with a hot drink of their choice.
From the photographer, Sharalee: From a vendor’s perspective, I loved how they involved and honored their families throughout the day, making sure they all knew how much they were appreciated. The bride’s dad is one of the owners of the garden centre and he bent over backwards to make it everything his daughter wanted it to be. They were also incredibly fun to hang out with!
Wedding Location: Surrey, BC, Canada / Photographer: Sharalee Prang Photography / Venue: West Coast Gardens / Bouquets: Bride’s brother, Josh / Wedding Dress: Ellebay Bridal / Wedding Shoes: Aldo / Jewelry: Sweetpiece Jewelry / Bride/bridesmaids’ hairpieces: made by sister of the bride/maid of honor / Men’s Attire: H & M / Men’s Ties: VKNIT / Caterer: Burrito bar catered by a friend / Dessert: Dilly bars from Dairy Queen