Amy and Nick fell in love with their venue, Starling Lane Winery, the instant they laid eyes on it despite viewing it in its less than ideal end-of-winter state; with its 19th century water tower, white glass greeenhouse, and winery, it was the perfect setting for their relaxed garden party wedding. With their dream venue secured, Amy spent the remainder of their 18 month engagement putting her talents to work crafting paper bridesmaids bouquets, burlap bunting, lace wrapped vintage bottles, little fabric hearts, all the guys boutonnieres, her veil and fascinator, and so much more. With a ton of work, a lot of heart, and a little help from their friends, Amy and Nick’s wedding came together beautifully.
In Amy’s Words:
Nick and I are both pretty easy-going, so we wanted our wedding day to reflect that. We wanted to create a really intimate and relaxed atmosphere so our closest friends and family could really kick back and enjoy the day. In keeping with the laid-back theme, we chose a backyard-BBQ style meal, complete with corn-on-the-cob and a marshmallow-roasting lounge to end the night.
Amy’s Favourite Part of the Day:
My favourite part of the day was during the speeches. We kept hearing that the day would go by so fast, and it was so true. It all went by in a blur, but during the speeches we got to sit back, laugh and cry at the same time, while enjoying delicious food. My close second favorite moment was when we ditched the party to do our first dance alone in the greenhouse. It was nearing the end of the evening, and it was nice to have a few moments alone to let the day really sink in.
Photographer: EA Photo / Venue: Starling Lane Winery / Bride’s Ceremony Dress: Anjolique from Luz Bridal Boutique / Bride’s Reception Dress: Sarah Seven / Bride’s Shoes: Seychelles / Groom’s Attire: Banana Republic / Flowers: Verbena Floral Design / Favours: The Thirsty Vintner / Invitations and Stationery: Kelli Murray Art and Design / Vintage Furniture: Dovetail Furnishings / China Decor and Linens: Victoria Vintage China Rentals