Outdoor Rustic Wedding Ceremony

Rustic Wedding Ceremony

Welcome back to Wedding Wednesday! I sit here with a beaming smile as I relive this day, these moments and emotions of our day.

From the moment before I was even engaged (insert laughing emoticon here), I knew I wanted our wedding ceremony outdoors. I think I touched on this before, but my true vision from before I can remember (high school maybe) was an outdoor wedding located within the walls of a grey stone structure (executed the vision with our engagement session location which you can see here), open to the skies with of course, perfect weather. Once we were actually engaged, I was too scared to host the entire event outdoors due to the unpredictability of the weatherman but knew that I could not part with an outdoor ceremony. So the plan was outdoor ceremony and an indoor reception with a rain plan of being married within our reception space.
Choose a seat not a side wedding sign from Castle Avenue Blog weddingAisle runner flowers from Castle Avenue Blog wedding As mentioned in my getting ready Wedding Wednesday post, I felt so calm and relaxed during the getting ready stage except about the weather. The grey storm clouds lurking in the sky with the weather network stating thunderstorms scheduled for ceremony time had me on edge all day (and this is without me even knowing that there were tornado warnings and possible sightings nearby) Luckily, I live by the quote “thoughts become things” and knew someway, somehow, it would be outdoors in the end.Sequin bridesmaid dressSequin bridesmaid dressBirch wood arbor It did rain while we were getting ready but the sun came out just before ceremony time and I was ecstatic that I’d get the outdoor vision I’d been dreaming of. Unfortunately, when pulling up to the venue, the venue had taken the entire outdoor ceremony down and we arrived to an empty parking lot. The tent in which we were using to exit down the aisle from was crumbled down on the ground,  all the guests were inside and my prince charming was waiting within our rain plan. Total shock.beautiful flower girl dressBride walking down aisle with flower aisle runner and cascading bridal bouquetBridal hair with sparkly wedding veil and cascading blush flower bouquet Luckily we had the best wedding party, friends, family and wedding planner a couple could ask for. They worked some major magic and hustled to get it all set up again while the limo did a lap around the parking lot. Fifteen minutes later the limo was backing up into the space the tent was supposed to be in (we opted to not take the time to re build it), the guests were re-seated outdoors, most of the ceremony decor was where it was planned (a few little details that no one will ever notice didn’t make it during the madness while other main decor pieces, like the wine barrels from Beach & Barn, took a little extra effort) and the music was playing. It was time. Our wedding singer sang “A thousand Years” for the bridesmaids and “Found a heart” for me (which I’m obsessed with and you can hear on our highlight video).Rustic outdoor weddingWedding ceremony photographsDIY groom golf boutonniere  As each girl was signalled to make it down the aisle, I was getting more and more excited. I couldn’t wait for Beau to see his precious Olivia come down the aisle and for me to see my handsome groom. There is something so magical about having your child present on your wedding day and marrying their father. She was walked down by my mom and brother. The emotions, happiness and pure love you feel is indescribable. Her walk down the aisle was an emotional one for not only daddy but guests AND groomsmen. Seeing the tears flow from everyone in our wedding video just gives me butterflies!Vintage signing tableBride and groom exit songCamilla___Eric_s_Wedding_Photos___Erika_Alvarenga_Photography_432 My walk down the aisle was everything I could have dreamed of! The beautiful song playing, seeing Beau for the first time before we became husband and wife, having my step dad barely able to keep it together as we walked and the ear to ear smiles and whispers of compliments from our closest friends and family, are moments I will never forgetCamilla___Eric_s_Wedding_Photos___Erika_Alvarenga_Photography_435 Our officiant was the best. He was so witty and full of humour that he had everyone captivated. Beau and I laughed the full belly laughs when watching our ceremony on video. He made the occasion just so joyful, positive and fun!Camilla___Eric_s_Wedding_Photos___Erika_Alvarenga_Photography_438 ceremony aisle decoration Walking back as husband and wife and then holding hands with our daughter as we ventured off to do some family images was the best feeling in the world.



Wedding Vendors

Videography: Sunmoon Media
Wedding Planner: Katie  The Event Design Company
Florist: Plush Flowers
Dress & Veil: Helens Bridal
Seamstress: Stacey’s Something Blue
Photographer: Erika Alveranga Photography
Vintage Signing Table: Beach and Barn Wedding Rentals
Whisky/Wine Barrel Rentals: Beach and Barn Wedding Rentals
Wedding Bands: Robert Cleeve Jewellers
Makeup: Robin Gibbons
Hair: Chantal from Rush Hair Studio
Flower Girl Dress: Custom
Officiant: Tom Cooke
Boutonnieres: DIY
Seating Sign: The Event Design Co
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  • Reply John Marc Ramirez

    What a beautiful wedding! Thank you for sharing this through your amazing post. 🙂
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    September 8, 2017 at 12:45 am
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