Rustic Vintage Weddings
A Romantic Rustic-Vintage Barn Wedding
We’re off to the picturesque prairies of Alberta, Canada for today’s beautiful celebration; where, with the help of friends and family, Tyler & Alison combined vintage inspired elegance with rustic charm, to create the most romantic wedding with a ceremony nestled between waving wheat fields and a delightful barn reception…..
Drawing inspiration from their venue, the welcoming Willow Lane Barn, and the natural beauty of its surroundings, the couple styled their celebration with DIYed decor and details to give it a rustic and relaxed feel. An abundance of greenery and delicate florals in white and the palest pink softened the look, whilst vintage treasures were used to add some timeless elegance.
Following a romantic dinner at the restaurant where Tyler first asked Alison to be his girlfriend, he asked her to be his wife whilst eating ice cream in Edworthy Park. From that day the couple gave themselves just over a year to plan their wedding, and their journey all started with finding the perfect venue. Alison explains “I’ve always dreamt of having a large wedding, and it was important for all of my family to be there so I searched a million and one venues. I chose willow lane barn because we had such a large guest list it really limited our choices, but it was perfect for us! It was a little different than your average hotel conference room and provided its own charm.”
The ceremony setting couldn’t have been more simple. The couple let the backdrop of the Alberta plains shine, and against a blue sky it couldn’t have looked more stunning. There was more than a hint of good luck though when it came to the weather, “We were so lucky to have the weather we did because the night before had weather warnings about extreme tornado watch followed by a torrential downpour!”
Don’t you just love the color of Alison’s bridesmaids’ dresses, and those sweet floral adorned bodices!
And how dapper does Tyler & his groomsmen look in their navy blue suits?
“I was amazed at how well my flowers turned out – Calyx Floral Design was amazing to work with!”
The couples reception was held in the 7000 square foot barn, which fitted their large guest list perfectly, and provided just the backdrop for their DIYed rustic decor. “The wedding decorations were for the most part made by me, our friends or family. My dad made the tree cookies for our center pieces and table number holders.”
“We wanted the wedding to be stress free, which it was! My favorite part of the day was the speeches. It’s amazing to hear your story being told by people you love. It was the most incredible day, I wouldn’t have changed a thing! We were surrounded by all of our favorite people! I would do it all over again!”
“We also so incredibly impressed by our DJ, Local DJ. They were the last ones to leave and had the dance floor full all night long.”
Tell us a little bit about your photographer…
“Justine and Alan of Milton Photography were so much fun to work with. We can’t thank them enough for helping make our day so special!”
Oh now this is my type of wedding!! Don’t you just love Alison & Tyler’s laid back style? A huge congratulations to them and a big thankyou to their photographer Justine of Milton Photography for letting me share their wedding with you. If you love these photographs and would like to see more of her beautiful fine art photography be sure to take a peek at this gorgeous Spring greenery garden wedding inspiration, and then make your next stop head across to her website www.justinemilton.com. You can also find and follow her on Instagram, Pinterest & Google+ for daily doses of beauty.
If, as I do, you love this wedding and are looking for more rustic vintage inspiration for your own big day, then you might want to see this gorgeous greenery-filled vision, this colourful country meet’s city wedding and the glamorous rustic affair of designer Anna Campbell is not to be missed – it is quite simply stunning! Or if its the barn reception that has you feeling inspired, do check out Lea & Matt’s romantic celebration.
Contributors & Credits
Photography ~ Milton Photography // Wedding Dress ~ Mikaella Bridal // Boutique ~ Ethos Bridal // Bridesmaid Dresses ~ Bridal Center // Groom’s Attire ~ Espy // Groomsmen Suits ~ Rented from Tip Top Tailors // Venue ~ Willow Lane Barn // Caterer ~ Rajapaksa Catering // DJ ~ Local DJ – Tyler Hogan // Floral Design ~ Calyx Floral Design // Hair Stylist ~ Mallory Ryan // Makeup ~ Rouge Makeup Artisty // Wedding Cake ~ The Icing Bag