Maribeth Faustino and Christopher Hill’s rustic mountain wedding was filled with DIY details and charming personalization. The bride designed her own wedding dress in tandem with Calgary dressmaker Cindy Wong, who also created custom dresses for the bridesmaids. While Maribeth handmade her flower girl’s dress, maid-of-honour Rosalyn Faustino worked to create ties and handkerchiefs for the groom and groomsmen. Maribeth’s mother also lent a helping hand, making a flower girl basket and a ring bearer pillow, while the parents of one of Maribeth and Christopher’s friends created the floral arrangements. The rustic mountain wedding was a true labour of love, from the wedding cake baked by the groom’s aunt to the DIY stationery made by the bride and groom themselves. “We had a part of us in everything,” says Maribeth. “It meant so much that our family and friends helped out as well.”
Maribeth Faustino and Christopher Hill, September 29, 2012, Canmore, Alberta
Photography courtesy of David Guenther, Rowan Jane (www.rowanjane.com)
Ceremony location: Quarry Lake Meadow
Reception location: Stewart Creek Golf & Country Club
Dress: Designed by the bride in collaboration with Calgary dressmaker Cindy Wong
Groom’s tux: Harry Suits
Bridal party attire: Designed by the maid of honour, Rosalyn Faustino, and bridesmaids Charlene James, Rochelle Maitripala and Jenny Batuyong in collaboration with Calgary dressmaker Cindy Wong; flower girl dress handmade by bride.
Hair: Robin Hubert of Virtual Beauty
Music: David Gilhen, Patrice Cloutier and Margaret Tannett of The Hillside Collective (friends of bride and groom); DJ Jason Cathcart of Dance! Shout! Productions
Cake: Homemade by Dona Duquette (aunt of the groom)
Caterer: Stewart Creek Golf & Country Club
Favours: Donations to Wellspring Calgary
Flowers: Ed and Ruth Kieboom (parents of bride and groom’s friend)
Stationery: Designed and handmade by bride and groom; paper sourced from The Japanese Paper Place and The Paper Place.
See all the pictures from this rustic mountain wedding here.