What do you get when you take two madly in love bird researchers, give them an awesome venue, throw in lots of vintage and DIY details, and make the whole thing eco-friendly? Sarah and Dominique’s Montreal wedding at Grumman ’78, of course; all beautifully captured by the talented folks at Blushing Bride Studio. If you’re a bird lover or just a lover of awesome weddings in general, you’re definitely going to want to check this one out!
In Sarah’s Words:
I wanted my wedding to reflect my ideals and my style. Perhaps one of my top priorities was to keep it as ecological as I could, which as luck would have it, is also good for the budget. My themes within this umbrella were vintage, nature and birds; some of the closest things to my heart! With eco in mind I set about my planning using nearby local businesses and ran most of my errands by foot or by bike.
My bridal ensemble was vintage, with a dress from the 50s, an old beaded purse, mother of pearl compact and a rhinestone headband I made from old costume jewelry pieces.
My colour theme was inspired by birch trees: black and white with a touch of green. I used birch bark and other bits of nature where I could. The binding for my invitations was made from birch bark, my vegan cake was displayed on a birch slice with birch twigs in it, I attached twigs with green lichen to my program and our flower fairy tossed birch bark bits down the aisle. I also included birds wherever I could!
I am a huge fan of everything vintage. I used vintage materials for the decor whenever I could including etched champagne glasses, white fabric for the runners, a pretty crochet throw lent to me by a friend who’s grandmother had made it. For the invitations I reduced the paper by having only one card, and for the RSVP cards I used old postcards and printed on the back of them at home. For the favors I used some vintage prisms from an old lamp that I had come across in my vintage wanderings. I made little tags from the extra invitations, used vintage lace and string to tie them up and finished by adding another vintage postcard.
I was lucky to have found out about Grumman ʼ78, a hip new spot in my neighborhood just a year before, and we had envisioned our wedding happening there immediately. They use local produce and though the food is served on paper plates with disposable cutlery, it is all composted afterwards. Not to mention it is delicious and innovative Mexican cuisine.
It was so much fun to plan and make everything for my DIY wedding. I hadnʼt had time to craft in years and I was in heaven! My wedding day ended up being so special for me, in part because of all the love and care I put into preparing it, and I think that everyone enjoyed all of the details.
Congratulations Sarah and Dominique!
Photographers: Blushing Bride Studios / Reception Venue & Food: Grumman ʻ78 / Cake: Almond Butterfly / Flowers: The Flower Pot / Chairs: Bravo / Music: Cadenza Strings / Makeup: Tomoko h. / Hair: Danny at Salon Helmet / Ties: Cyberoptix / Birch slab: Ad Hoc Stock / Table birdcages: Lisasu / Bridesmaid gifts: Vintage and Antiques 12 / Favor bags: Le Box Boutique / Buttons: Blue Rose Boutique / Birdies: Floral Trims / Dress: Basya Berkman / Various supplies: Wedding Star