OOOOOOFFFfffff… this wedding. THIS WEDDING! Where do I start with this gorgeous beast? First of all, let me say that this wasn’t just a wedding, Ali & John made sure that their Ontario Forest Wedding was an experience for their guests. They made sure to include so many of the things they love: their puppy, hiking, food, and of course nature, into their special 2020 wedding day. As I’ve mentioned many times, 2020 was an extremely difficult year for our industry and our clients – but wow, if you were an optimist and able to find a silver lining… you could throw a damn amazing wedding.
This particular forest wedding was tucked into a grove of trees on Ali’s family property near Shelburne, Ontario. Naturally, I can’t disclose the location but if this is the sort of vibe you’re looking for, scroll to the very bottom and I’ll give you some ideas for venues.
Ali & John wanted to make sure that their intimate guest list had an experience to remember. This included a stunning tent for a welcome champagne, a leisurely hike down a wooded path with the story of their romance lining the way, a beautiful ceremony in the trees, a special tree planting ceremony, a cocktail hour laden with flowers, and one of the most romantic table-scapes I’ve ever seen. Let’s not forget live music, something we’d all been sorely missing!
We had rain, wind, sun, and mud… so much mud… but I wouldn’t trade my blisters & soggy shoes in for the world. This may be one of my top 5 weddings of all time. Ok, enough talking, here you go – Ali & John’s Ontario Forest Wedding, a highlight of 2020.
Wedding Planning – Lustre Events
Floral Design – Blush & Bloom
Hair & Makeup – Ashley Readings
Catering – Daniel et Daniel
Live Music – Unseen Strangers & Lauren Roy Music
Cake – Cakelaine
Bridal Gown – Tatyana Merenyuk
Groom’s Suit – Harry Rosen
Not many people have access to a private residence like this one! If you’re looking for a space in Ontario to host an earthy forest wedding, check out Sir William Mackenzie Inn! It’s a cozy little inn with a lot of heart. View a recent wedding we photographed there HERE!
You could also check out Whispering Springs or another favourite – Compass Rose PEC!