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November 9, 2011

Niagara On The Lake | Navy Hall | Autumn Country Rustic Wedding

… and they lived Happily Ever After <3

Last year, our WG team met an amazing couple – Bobbie and Dave, who wanted to plan an intimate autumn wedding. WG Planner, Catriona, was up for the challenge of helping Bobbie create a picture-perfect Happily Ever After on a budget… and the results were incredible!

Bobbie had a gorgeous Autumn Harvest-inspired, country-rustic wedding vision.  She wanted her nearest and dearest to experience all things Fall-elegant, from mulled apple cider to Vintage + Harvest inspired decor in an intimate, welcoming venue. Catriona helped Bobbie find Navy Hall in Niagara On The Lake – a DIY wedding venue that boasts some serious charm on a budget.

From custom-designed Save-The-Date wedding maps (made by the super-talented NattyMichelle on Etsy)…..

… to hand-made itinerary chalkboards….

… Bobbie spared no decor detail (she even planned to burn down the gorgeous array of pillar candles in the Navy Hall fireplace so they looked more rustic and authentic!)

While we splurged on renting elegant chiavari chairs from Simply Beautiful Decor, money was saved by creating a DIY backdrop (using Ikea curtains), making DIY bunting banners, and providing the florist (super-talented Melanie from Lush) with mason jars and various country-inspired containers for her spectacular creations.

Bobbie and Dave opted for an indoor ceremony to avoid any weather complications (always a key factor in a Fall wedding!) and guests enjoyed a beautiful personalized ceremony delivered by Sheldon Kofsky of Niagara Region Weddings.

The stunning bride walked down the aisle on her own, meeting her handsome groom half-way down the aisle. The two walked to front of the ceremony together to symbolize the joint commitment they were making to enter into marriage.

Immediately following the ceremony, guests enjoyed hot apple cider and hors d’oeuvres provided by the fabulous catering by David Glover – the Highland Chef. David also hand-crafted the evening’s dinner menu, complete with BBQ’d ribs, slow-roasted beef, and delicious fixings.

A DIY dessert table was a lovely treat following the succulent meal, and led guests into an early evening of dancing and celebration of love, laughter, and Happily Ever After.

Details of the wedding day were captured by Charity Swords Photography, and here are some of her favourites!

A HUGE thank-you goes out to WG planner + coordinator, Catriona, for being alongside Bobbie and Dave every step of the planning way. Here’s to wishing this fabulous bride and groom the picture-perfect ending to their beautiful beginning. Congratulations!!

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