One of my favourite parts about planning weddings is getting to know the couples I plan for and hear their stories. These two are through and through home bodies. They love their simple life, their small town, and their beautiful home renovations! They got engaged in a local park around the corner from their home tucked away in the middle of their small town. We wanted a space for their first look that reflected their little pond where Tom first asked Elise to be his wife. At their venue, there is a small bridge with a kissing booth nestled between trees and a creek.
Walking Elise down the trail to where Tom was waiting for her was so joyful. She overflowed with excitement and nerves as she approached her soon-to-be husband. I know that this moment and the intimate exchanges of words and love shared between this couple during their first look will forever be savored.
Their wedding inspiration came straight out of this dainty brides love for bright, natural lighting and neutrals. Elise is an interior designer and home decor blogger, so getting a feel for her style and preferences was simple! Take one look at her blog here and you’ll see all of our inspiration! I truly fell hopelessly in love with the airy lighting of Drysdale’s green house wedding venue. Paired with whimsical white bouquets with lush greenery, the wedding flowed with beautiful romance. Elise and Tom were the DIY king and queens of weddings. This dynamic duo crafted their own guestbook, seating chart, table numbers and other beautiful pieces featured below.

We knew that we wanted to leave an impression from the moment guests walked in the venue doors. The entrance way for the greenhouse leads right into the wide open hall for the perfect view of the head table. We wanted to the entrance way to have a seamless blend into the rest of the room and cover up the blank counter space and signage that were permanent fixtures. We pulled in details from the rest of the wedding:greenery, candles, milk vases & rich toned wood, to meld the two together.

Elise wanted to have a simple backdrop that still allowed the large windows of the greenhouse to show but add visual interest, and that’s how we came up with the DIY hula hoops. To compliment, we laced globe lights through the entire space and hung two swoon worthy chandeliers. Wedding favours can be a subtle yet memorable gift for the guests. Specifically requesting local only, we sourced the mini honey jars and personalized the labels with tags. Twine really tied all of the details together (see what I did there?) from favours to menus to create a cohesive rustic and airy vibe.


“Before hiring Michaela, my fiance and I were really nervous about our wedding and all the planning involved. We didn’t know where to start so that’s why we looked into using a planner and Michaela ended up being the most perfect fit for us. She’s extremely practical and was able to style our wedding exactly the way we wanted, and stayed within our budget when looking for vendors and decorating our venue. As well, Michaela has a bubbly exciting personality that made every meeting and phone call with her make us feel excited for our wedding! On our wedding day (June 3, 2017) she was on top of everything and I’m so thankful I didn’t have to worry about the little details, because she was already on it! I’ll definitely be recommending her to anyone I know getting married in the future! :)” -Elise

Photography: Emily Christine
Florals and Rentals: Country Lane Vintage Rentals
Venue: Drysdale’s 

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