Eva and Adrian both spent their childhood on the beautiful island of Saint Maarten, and yet during those early years they never met. Both of them moved away but they occasionally returned to visit the island. On one such visit they finally met for the first time. Their relationship started as a whimsical crush and slowly developed into a forever love. 13 years later, despite the hardships of long distance, they said “I do”.
Read on to hear so much more from Eva about their special day, especially their full budget breakdown. Don’t miss a single detail from this chic wedding at Bear Flag Farm by viewing the full gallery here, all magnificently captured by the ever so talented Shelly Kroeger Photography.
From the Bride:
In the days leading up to the wedding, I remember receiving a phone call from Tina Reikes of Bear Flag Farm indicating that the weather forecast was going to be a hot one. Though we wanted an open air outdoor ceremony, we decided to put up tents so that our guests would be comfortable — the tents were beautiful and added to the coziness of intimate ceremony. Mother nature always has a way of testing us! The day of the wedding was super sunny, breezy and cool.
Adrian and I fell in love with Bear Flag Farm and when it came to decorations and theme, we did not want to take away from the beauty that would be around us. Rather, we chose a subtle color palette and style that we felt would complement the fields, vineyards and orchards at Bear Flag. In searching for inspiration, we loved the vintage garden/rustic look but wanted also a romantic feel. We were also not fans of having a super matchy concept where all aspects of the decor were identical to one another.
Looking back at our wedding pictures, it was “cold” for the Caribbean guests. Of course Tina and her team thought of everything — she had fleece blankets placed near the sofa lounge section. To this day my guests say that Tina and her team thought of everything! It was a little detail that was greatly appreciated by all.
We love this increasingly popular drink idea utilizing mason jars and darling striped straws. This wedding took it one step further and specialized each straw with a cute saying. Super easy and super cute!
The day of the wedding was stress-free for all and I could tell that our guests enjoyed being at Bear Flag. Initially when we would mention that we were getting married on a farm- that concept threw them for a loop. I don’t think anyone could have imagined how tranquil, chic and beautiful Bear Flag Farm could be. I think our families and guests were blown away. To be honest — the entire day was perfect and beyond what I could have ever imagined.
Check out the wedding film from Imperial Video Productions below to get a closer look at this chic wedding!
Photographer: Shelly Kroeger Photography
Coordinator, Event Designer, Flowers & Venue: Bear Flag Farm
Makeup: SF Bridal Makeup
Cake: Freeport Bakery
Caterer: Grace Lee Events
Cinematography: Imperial Video Productions
Dress Designer: Paloma Blanca
Groom's Attire: Club Monaco
Officiant: Reverend Peadar Dalton of Your Ceremony Matters
Shoe Designer: Jimmy Choo
Prop or Furniture Rentals: Classic Party Rentals-Napa
Ceremony Music: The Dolanc String Quartet
Linen Rental: La Tavola Fine Linens
Maid of Honor Dress: Rachel Pally
Hair: Saro Sorace of Oggi Salon in Toronto | Reception Music: Hip Service