This summer I had the privilege to work on my little sisters wedding! She was an amazing bride because she knew a few details about what she wanted but otherwise was open to allowing me to do whatever. Which of course makes me beyond happy as a wedding planner! The details I was given… budget, colours (black, red, orange & pink (only for the brides bouquet) and outdoor ceremony. SO to work I went!
We decided to go with Fort Edmonton Park, the ceremony in Memorial Gardens and the reception at Egge’s Barn. The fun thing about having a wedding at Fort Edmonton Park is that everything is there. There are many venues for both ceremony and reception to choose from, lots for your guests to do while after the ceremony and before the reception and lots of great photo locations. I’ve shown some photos below of Egge’s Barn, the top of the barn where the reception was to be held and the park… the wedding was in September so instead of flowers we had beautiful leaves.
In the fall the memorial park is really beautiful. The leaves are all turning but not yet all fallen. The boardwalk works as a perfect aisle and the added lanterns with florals on them are just the right touch to this outdoor ceremony.
Here is where the fun begins! Since Egge’s barn is a BARN, there was some work to be done to make it suit the brides vision. If you have been following my blog you will know a few things about me, I am passionate about decor, very crafty and always up for a challenge. This wedding provided all 3 for me on a silver platter.
I had lots of fun crafting for this wedding. The vases for the centrepieces which were made from tin cans and formula cans wrapped with textured paper, ribbon and little embellishments (DIY to come). The candle votives were actually baby food jars covered in black glitter for extra sparkle (DIY Candle Holders). The table numbers were custom printed labels that matched the invitations painted by my grandma. There were so many important elements that made this wedding so beautiful.