I just love wedding details that come from unexpected places. Bride Steph borrowed her parents’ dining room hutch to serve as altar decoration, and it helped to make the big day that much more personal! Sweet Heirloom Photography did an amazing job of taking in all of the special touches put together by the couple and their friends and family — see them all in the gallery.

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From the bride, Steph: The photobooth backdrop was made from a load of fabric scraps and a lot of spare time (watched a good portion of Mad Men Season 1 and 2 while making those bunting flags). The hutch for the ceremony altar lived in my parents’ dining room over the past several years… It was kind of neat being married in front of something I grew up with. All wood disks and stumps for the stump lounge were provided by Mike’s step-dad who owns a mill in Valemount, BC.

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Dessert Table: I LOVE cookies. 98% of the cookies I baked and froze beforehand. I had a few donuts made from my favorite Ladner bakery, Delta Bakery. Also, one of my bridesmaids, Tara, made those darling “Love is Sweet” sugar cookie. Since there were over 220 folks attending, I wanted everyone to be able to find interesting areas to socialize – pond lounge, stump lounge, bar hightop table lounge, dining room table, photobooth, gazebo bar etc. I tried to scope out which areas had the most shade before the wedding, so I could place the lounging areas appropriately…

handmade diy canadian wedding

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It took 6 days to put together all the pieces on site, 1 year to collect and make odds and ends, 12 truckloads to drop everything off, and 2.5 hours to take everything down. wow. Although this wedding was a LOT of work, it was worth every second. We’re still hearing how much people enjoyed all the details of our wedding. The personal touches really do leave a lasting impression.

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Sweet Heirloom Photography did an amazing job of taking in all of the special touches put together by the couple and their friends and family — see them all in the View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding vendors (British Columbia, Canada):

Venue: Kirkland House / Wedding Photographer: Sweet Heirloom Photography / Event Coordination: Va De Vie Events / Hair: Atomic Hair Salon / Makeup: Celia Chu / Wedding Dress: Melissa Sweet “Mila” / Alterations: Jill MacKinnon, Ladner, BC / Bridal Hairpiece and Bridesmaid Hairpieces: handmade using scraps from wedding dress and other odds and ends / Bridesmaids Dresses: Convertible wrap dresses by Coralie Beatrix / Shoes: H&M and Cynthia Rowley / Flowers: Sharlene Graham / Groom’s and Groomsmen attire: Moore’s / Ties: Ties.com / Music: DJ Audioedge / Catering: Memphis Blues BBQ House / Invitations and paper goods: Maid of Honor, Carolyn Laihow

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  • Toronto Event Photographer on August 25, 2012

    Loving shots of yourself (beautiful bride!) and your husband there =) You're one handsome couple! Thanks for sharing!
  • AngelaLauren on January 2, 2012

    Wow! Your wedding was stunning!!
  • yena {Sugarblush} on December 11, 2011

    yuumm, cookies
  • Hannah @ Sparrow + Spark! on December 9, 2011

    So lovely!
  • Punctuation Mark on December 9, 2011

    i love all the decoration!!! awesome images!
  • Kailey-Michelle {Events} on December 8, 2011

    So sweet and lovely! Love it
  • lydia {ever ours} on December 8, 2011

    all the details are so sweet!
  • ryan on December 8, 2011

    are you kidding me! that desert table is amazing

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