Jennifer and Alex were living in London, England when they got engaged and starting planning their Toronto, Canada wedding while living abroad. They relied on their wedding party and wedding planner, Cynthia Martyn Events Inc. to help them plan their rustic peach wedding. All held on a horse farm owned by a close family friend of the groom. As always you can see the entire wedding in the full gallery by clicking here.
Our wedding took place in three different areas on the property: the lawn by the pond for our ceremony, a tented dinner and dancing in an old hay barn. We wanted the wedding to feel formal but in a rustic setting and we achieved this through adding touches such as hanging chandeliers on the old wooden beams in the barn. I also had my heart set on peonies which made a June wedding-with peonies galore- perfect for us!
From The Groom:When you plan an outdoor ceremony, it is impossible not to worry about the weather. We found ourselves obsessing over the 7 day forecast before the wedding, which to us read 'nothing but sunshine....except for your big day where we expect thunder showers and heavy rain'. From the moment I woke up, to about mid-afternoon there was consistent rain. I remember my groomsmen encouraging me that a barn ceremony would be "..memorable" when out of nowhere the wind stopped and the clouds broke an hour before the ceremony.
Watching my new wife walk down the aisle in fresh sunlight was a moment I will never forget. We came out of it with good luck (so superstition says!), and great weather for the entire evening! A favorite moment from both was the wedding was as we rode away from the ceremony in a horse drawn carriage. All the guests started to cheer and the horse, not used to the noise bolted taking us along! It was a wild ride to start our marriage and we're looking forward to many more wild rides - always together!
Be sure to watch their entire wedding film captured by Images Film & Video.
Photographer: Laura Jane Petelko Event Designer & Coordinator: Cynthia Martyn Events Inc. Makeup: Hayley Cotterill Cake: Bobbette & Belle Caterer: Toben Food By Design Cinematography: Images Film & Video DJ & Lighting: Michael Coombs Entertainment Dress Designer: St. Patrick / Pronovias Flowers: Fuscia Designs Groom's Attire: Zara Jewelry: Tara Fava Jewellery Officiant: Marie-Ann Dorsey, All Seasons Officiants Shoe Designer: Jimmy Choo Stationery: Love The Design Veil or Hair Accessories: Custom by Beckers Bridals Prop or Furniture Rentals: Cynthia Martyn Events Inc. Crystal Chandeliers in Barn: Fuscia DesignsBanners & Flags: Liddabits Design Shop Venue: Private Residence | Hair: Joanne Diaz Riveron