For Jessica and Geoffrey, a DIY backyard wedding was the perfect way to express their laid-back personalities. “We each have our own personal sense of style, so it was important that our backyard wedding reflected that,” Jessica says. To that end, the duo decked out Geoffrey’s parents’ yard with shabby chic elements such as tin can lanterns, lawn games, mismatched patterns and “pre-loved” items from thrift stores. “Planning the whole thing ourselves was fun because it allowed us to have free reign on everything,” Jessica shares. “The day ended up being exactly as we wanted it, and every second was so much fun!” The pair’s grand exit—guests formed a path with sparklers to escort them to a waiting limousine—was a particularly memorable moment.
Jessica Cudmore and Geoffrey Konrad, June 2, 2012 , Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Photography courtesy of Melissa Johnstone from Sugar & Soul (www.sugarandsoulphotography.com)
Ceremony location: Groom’s parent’s backyard, East St. Paul, Manitoba
Reception location: Groom’s parent’s backyard, East St. Paul, Manitoba
Dress: Oleg Cassini from David’s Bridal
Bridal party attire: Club Monaco
Groom’s tux: Tiger of Sweden from Danali
Cake: Pies baked by family; Lilac Bakery
Caterer: Danny’s Whole Hog BBQ; De Luca’s
Favours: Handmade tin can lanterns by brides father
Music: Playlist made by bride and groom, songs chosen by guests
Hair: Edward Carriere Salon
Makeup: Brides mother
Flowers: Pansies potted by bride and groom’s mothers; bouquets from Beyond Flowers
Stationery: Handmade by groom’s mother
Others: Bride’s shrug from BHLDN; Bride’s headband from BCBG; Groomsmen shoes Toms; Table games from Toad Hall Toys; Barware, dinnerware, and popcorn machine from Party Stuff
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