Outdoor ceremony + gorgeous flowers + barn reception + gourmet hot dogs + lots of jumping = an incredible wedding day! Melanie and Graham were a referral from my friends Amber and Jeff from Cool, Green and Shady. This wedding will go into the high-lights of 2010 for sure!!
Describe the vision/theme you had for your wedding in 5 words or less: Relaxed country fun
What are you favorite memories of your wedding day?
Bride: Hanging out with my parents, brother and girlfriends before the ceremony, walking down the aisle and seeing Graham, listening to the amazing speeches
Groom: Seeing Melanie walk down the aisle, having a delicious meal with family and friends, dancing to Rock Lobster
Best wedding related decision: Having our friend Sarah help us out as a wedding day coordinator – she is the most organized person we know and she kept us on schedule!
Favourite detail: Amazing flowers put together by our friends Amber and Jeff (Cool, Green & Shady)
Advice for future brides & grooms: It’s hard, but try not to stress about the details. It will all work out!
Would you change anything if you could do it all over again? Honestly no, we had such an amazing day
Best surprise of the day: Seeing a rainbow
Anything else you’d like to add: We were very lucky to be supported by our family and friends throughout the planning process so a big thanks to them.
VENDORS : Ceremony Location – Fields on West Lake – by the water | Reception Location – Fields on West Lake – in the barn | Officiant – Pat Hacker | Cake – cupcakes made by a family friend | Dress – Melissa Sweet | Flowers/Decorator – Amber and Jeff at Cool Green & Shady | Hair/Makeup – The Cat’s Meow | Caterer – The Waring House | DJ – Amazing Music | Other – Invitations by Sara Budnark
WEDDING SONGS: Processional – All You Need is Love (Playing for Change covering the Beatles) | Recessional – C’mon (Blue Rodeo) | First Dance – You are the Best Thing (Ray Lamontagne) | Parent Dances – The Way You Look tonight (Frank Sinatra) | Other – Rock Lobster (B52’s); Paradise by the Dashboard Light (Meatloaf)
Favorite HRM picture from the day (and why?): They are all great but Graham giving the thumbs up while we were out taking pictures in the field sticks out – it captures the excitement and energy of the day