Do you have a word that you use way too often; a word that makes you cringe every time it escapes your lips (or pen/keyboard), but you just can’t seem to stop using no matter how hard you try? Well, I’m guilty of having more than one, but the most overused of the bunch has to be the word ‘dreamy’; I just can’t help myself when it comes that word especially when writing about the weddings I feature. So when it came to deciding on a title for Amy and David’s wedding post, I scoured the thesaurus for an adjective that would adequately sum up all that was gorgeous and amazing about their wedding day; and in the end I still came back to my good old trusty standby, because I think you’ll agree, that this wedding really is just that: dreamy.
In Amy’s Words:
I had so many ideas from all of the blogs and magazines I had read, and really wanted to come up with ideas and unique touches that could be truly “us”. We ended up picking a venue that didn’t traditionally do weddings; this allowed us to take a blank slate of a space, and really make it our own. We turned a farm into a venue, and a completely one-of-a-kind wedding space. Almost every decision that we made was a joint one; my husband was a part of every little design decision, and we made so many of the things ourselves. That really helped to make it feel like our day – looking around and seeing all of these touches made by us, our friends, and family. It was special.
Amy’s Favourite Moment:
As cliché as it sounds my favorite memory would definitely be walking down the aisle towards my now-husband and seeing his expression. After all of the hectic bustle, driving, decorating, and stress of the morning, I found it hard to really feel present in the moment until I saw him, and saw all of the love that he had written on his face. It made me remember that a wedding is a joining of two people’s souls, and that it isn’t dependant on how perfect the table centerpieces or my hair looks. His face and the tears in his eyes brought everything home.
Amy’s hairpiece is actually a repurposed vintage brooch; looks gorgeous doesn’t it?
Amy’s Advice for Future Brides and Grooms:
Start early, and don’t mistake the time in the middle as time where you can sit back before you get closer to the day. I’m notorious for procrastinating, losing momentum in the middle of a project, and doing everything the night before. I tried to start right away, tackling all of my handmade projects, and then ran out of steam at the 6 month mark. You could say I maybe took on too many projects myself, and that I should have either bought or abandoned some of my ideas, but I would like to think that I simply should have been better at my “DIY Time Management”. If you plan on getting crafty, give yourself more time than you think you need for each project.
Photography: AMERIS Photography / Ceremony Venue: Starling Lane Winery / Reception Venue: Oldfield Orchard / Catering: Goldstream Catering / Cupcakes: Ooh La La / Cake: Thrifty Foods / Flowers: Jennings Florists & Van Isle Floral / Hair: Fish Hair Salon / Hairpiece: Vintage Brooch / Groom’s Apparel: Indochino / Bride’s Gown: Enzoani from Blush Bridal Boutique / Event Design and Planning: Amy Nadeau / Rentals: Scene about Town / Music: Mike Edel