images by Roughley Originals Photography
with a little DIY and a lot of love, Lyndsay and Stan’s sweet wedding at the Leduc Antique Society came together perfectly! train cars and weathered wooden buildings made fitting backdrops for the soft rustic theme of their big day. read on for details from the bride about the planning process, as well as beautiful photos from Roughley Originals Photography.
how did you meet?
We met through a mutual friend in high school. We started dating the summer going into grade 12 and over the years have survived high school, university and house renovations. I think that says a lot!
what was the proposal like?
It was the day after our 10 year anniversary. Stan woke up bright and early to make me breakfast in bed, however our house had zero groceries in it and anything he would have made would have woke me up wondering what he was doing. The only option (and quietest) was a Toaster Strudel. He put the icing on it in the shape of a heart, with the ring next to it on the plate with a note that said “Will you marry me?”
tell us about the planning process!
For just over a year, I became a hoarder of all things blush, mint and burlap! I slowly accumulated stuff throughout the year when I found it, usually from Farmer’s Markets, hand-me downs from other weddings, and (surprisingly) my brother’s garage. A lot of the wedding details were DIY that we worked on throughout the year with the help of friends and family. I loved the detail part of planning!
was there anything you were worried wouldn’t work, but turned out awesome?
I was most worried about the weather. It’s the one thing you have no control over. We went the whole time without having a rain plan, and with rain in the forecast for the day, we had to come up with something pretty quickly. It ended up being a perfect day, but leaving the rain plan to the last minute was probably not the greatest idea.
what was the best moment of the day?
It’s hard to choose the BEST moment! It was such an all around AMAZING day! The ceremony was very ‘us’ and having all of our favourite people in one room celebrating with us was so much fun! Even the things that went wrong – our limo breaking down on the highway – was one of my favourite moments. I ended up getting a ride in the most beautiful antique car to the ceremony and it made for a great story.
got any advice for someone planning an edmonton wedding?
Do what feels right! There were times that we went and visited different venues and as wonderful as they were, they didn’t feel right. In the end, we found the perfect vendors, decorations and details that made our wedding feel exactly how we wanted it to. Also, there are soooo many people around the city (vendors, brides, friends) that had great ideas and suggestions that we didn’t know existed! We found some really great vendors simply by asking people about their experiences.
vendor shoutouts – what vendors made your day awesome? list as many as you think deserve mentioning!
photography: Roughley Originals – These two were AMAZING to work with! They made it so easy to be in front of the camera and we couldn’t be happier with the pictures!
reception venue: Edmonton Scottish Society – The big open room was the perfect place for our wedding reception. It had the rustic feel we were going for and most importantly, the food was delicious!
ceremony venue: Leduc West Antique Society – This was a hidden gem! It made the perfect backdrop for our ceremony and pictures!
makeup: HP Makeup Artistry – Haley and Pam are the best!
flowers: Corinthia Flowers in Leduc – I had no idea what flowers I wanted, except for the “feel” I was looking for. Adele, from Corinthia Flowers nailed it! I have seen many wedding flowers done by Corinthia Flowers and every time they are gorgeous!
DJ: SOUNDFonix – We had been to A LOT of weddings recently and Aaron was one of our favourite DJs. We booked him to do the music for both our ceremony and reception and it was perfect! Everyone was dancing the whole night!
cake: Once Upon a Cake – Delicious cake! The details on the cake were incredible too! They had so many great ideas when we met with them!
ice cream sandwiches: Cookie Love – We knew we wanted something unique for our wedding guests. We got the most delicious ice cream sandwiches from Cookie Love to hand out to our guests after the ceremony. We still hear about how fantastic the sandwiches were!
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