robin + jesse’s crafty and colourful rainbow wedding – edmonton wedding inspiration

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images by Aeris Photography

the bouquet is made of candy!!! and so are the topiary-style centrepieces! almost every image we’re sharing from Robin and Jesse’s wedding features a different handmade detail, all made by the bride, and coordinated perfectly with the day’s rainbow theme. not a single detail was overlooked, and we love those ‘So You’re Going To Sit Through A Wedding’ pamphlets – read on for all sorts of crafty DIY decor, and a bit of this sweet couple’s story…

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how did you meet?

Jesse and I met online through eHarmony.  It didn’t take me long to see after just a few communications and after our first meeting that he was the one to capture my heart.

what was the proposal like?

Ever so sweet, it was Canada Day.  Jesse and I had gone down to the River Valley to watch the firework display.  I was just excited to be there to try out my new DSLR being an avid amateur photographer so I was checking my camera settings, clicking pics away, when Jesse tapped me on the shoulder.  I turned around and he had in his hands that Tiffany blue box.  He simply said would you marry me, as his legs and hands shook so badly I thought for sure he was going to fall over.  I was so taken away that the word yes barely made it out of my mouth.  So under the flash of all the fireworks we celebrated with a kiss.  Most romantic moment of my life!

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tell us about the planning process!

The planning process wasn’t overly complicated.  We wanted a small affair with just our closet family and friends present to celebrate our love for each other.  I scoured magazines and the internet for ideas, being quite the crafter myself, most of our elements were handmade by me.

was there anything you were worried wouldn’t work, but turned out awesome?

The only thing I worried about was keeping a good timeline so that things worked smoothly.  Thankfully I had nothing to worry about and everything went off without a hitch!

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what was the best moment of the day?

Best moment of the day had to be getting to finally read our vows to each other, and even though we both knew we were already fully committed to each other it was an amazing feeling to profess it in front of our loved and most dear ones.

got any advice for someone planning an edmonton wedding?

Be creative, Edmonton has some amazing offbeat kinds of places for venues and picture opportunities!

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vendor shoutouts – what vendors made your day awesome?

photography: Aeris Photography – Must give a shout out to Cheryl Lukasewich of Aeris Photography – not being a fan of photos myself she made me feel comfortable and relaxed all day.

hair: Julie Champage of Altimo Hair – she made all the girls look amazing that day!

desserts: Whimsical Cake Studio – they did an amazing job on our rainbow cake and cupcakes – delish!

ceremony + reception venue: Tom Goodchild’s Moose Factory

photo location: Fort Edmonton Park

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