A Vintage and Whimsical Black-and-Gold Destination Wedding in Canada

Nicole and Chris

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When Nicole and Chris met back in 2005, the connection was instant. A little more than seven years later, they made it official, on October 12, 2012, not far from their Ontario home in Cambridge, Canada.

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Illustrated Invites

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A floral design by Minted was selected for the wedding invitation.

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A Lovely Location

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Eighty guests joined Nicole and Chris on that brisk sunny day to witness their nuptials. The location? The Cambridge Mill in the bride's hometown in which the bride grew up. The mill-turned-restaurant's warm woods and old stones provided beautiful textures to set an understated ambiance with woodland and whimsical touches.

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The Fashions

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The bride accessorized her organza and sequin BHLDN dress with nude leather peep-toe Aldo pumps, raw turquoise earrings by Gather Jewelry, and a blusher veil from Twigs & Honey. The groom's ensemble included J.Crew pants, an American Apparel tie, Aldo boots, and a shirt and suit jacket by Zara.

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Fashionable Frocks

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Nicole's best woman wore a cream dress from LuLu*s and her maid of honor sported a scalloped cream number from Thread Scence.

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Anemone Accents

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Heirloom garden roses, lisianthus, sweetheart roses, ranunculus, veronica, and seeded eucalyptus intermingled with black-centered anemone's in the bride's bouquet, which was finished off with gold beaded trim.

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The Boutonnieres

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Raw cotton and gold millinery leaves were incorporated into the boutonnieres, which were tied with leather.

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A Precious Pup

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Nacho, the pair's beloved dog, made an appearance for photos.

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Floral Ceremony Backdrop

Inspired by the anemones in Nicole's bouquet, giant paper flowers were crafted for a special arch to anchor the ceremony spot. The bride entered the room as The Cure's "Friday, I'm In Love" played—a subtle nod to the day of the week.

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Making Music

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Bells topped off ribbon wands for revelers to wave as the couple walked up the aisle as husband and wife. Tags attached to each read: "When the bride and groom walk your way, wave your wand and shout hooray!"

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The Portraits

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The couple posed for photos before and again after the ceremony with their photographer, Elizabeth Kaye of Beth and Ty In Love.

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A View to Remember

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Outside Cambridge Mill—which features retractable glass doors to make an open-air setting—was a remarkable vista of the Grand River.

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The Reception

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Guests moved to another room for the seated dinner, which was a feast of local fare.

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Something Sparkly

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In addition to striped straws, sparkly stir sticks were on hand to jazz up cocktails.

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The Menu

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The menu was printed to match the rest of the stationery and clipped to a paper bag later to be used later for some take-home sweets. Along with the rest of the day's paperie, Events by I Candy made the cards.

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Petite Centerpieces

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Mercury glass votives surrounded small arrangements of white blooms to light the reception tables.

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Mantle Decor

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A golden garland spelling out "Oh Happy Day" dressed the a mantle and "kept the spirit of the celebration going," Nicole said.

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Dance Floor Decor

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Designer and planner Rhiannon Banda of Hey Gorgeous Events created an installation of spray-painted feathers threaded to wooden dowels. It hung over the dance floor and added a subtle dreamcatcher-esque feeling to the area where the newlyweds first danced to Beach House's "Take Care."

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Snap Happy

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A digital Polaroid camera was on hand so guests could post photos with their well wishes for the couple on a blackboard-painted canvas.

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Towering Treats

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Instead of a wedding cake, the couple served their favorite treat: donuts. A variety of the holed confection was set up on pedestals atop a table decorated with gilded garland.

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Sweet Favors

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Miniature hand soaps in the shape and scent of vanilla donuts were a nod to the sweet wedding dessert spread. Like the escort cards, they featured a subtle floral pattern.

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Beth & Ty In Love

Photography: Elizabeth Kaye of Beth and Ty In Love

Location and Catering: Cambridge Mill

Wedding Planning, Design, and Flowers: Rhiannon Banda of Hey Gorgeous Events

Officiant: Randy Harris

Stationery: Minted; Events by I Candy

Music: Thunder DJ

Hair: Emily Giles Hair & Design

Makeup: Sarah Smith Makeup Artist

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