Jen + Dan’s Country Chic Farm Wedding
I have been lucky in my life to experience moments of clarity when I know I am exactly where I should be. I strongly believe that life presents extraordinary opportunities, but you must be present and open in order to recognize these moment and walk through the open door. Being a part of Jen and Dan’s wedding confirmed this belief. Jen and Dan came to me in the middle of May in the hopes to have their wedding take place the beginning of September. The tight timeline was daunting, but I was confident that as long as we could find an available venue, we could pull it off. Jen and Dan’s vision included a barn venue, in a tranquil area, full of character and beauty. After many google searches, suggestions, and site visits, nothing was clicking with the couple. Then Jen and Dan came to me with a lead on a family-run barn venue called Sagewood Farm. Jen and I set out on a road trip to the Port Perry area. The owners of Sagewood Farm were out of town but had encouraged us to take a look around the grounds until they were back to give us the full tour. As Jen and I approached the farm, I instantly knew this was something truly special. We had found the venue.
After the ideal setting for their wedding was selected, we brought on some truly wonderful vendors to complete the day, including the talented photographer April from Olive Studio, Paper and Poste for invitations, Blush & Bloom who provided bouquets and bouts, live entertainment by Ride the Tiger, a rustic chic buttercream cake by Le Dolci, and honey favours from a local farmer known as The Honey Guy. I was able to assist with DIY elements and lend my creative hand with projects that included a chalkboard menu, kraft- paper guest-book cards, window-frame seating chart, and planter-box centrepieces (which Dan’s mom and I assembled). April captured the day so perfectly that I gasped when I saw the photos. To top off this incredible experience, their wedding has been featured on the acclaimed 100 Layer Cake web site. I am so excited to share these stunning photos with you. I can’t tell you how grateful I am to have been a part of this wonderful day. Jen and Dan beamed with happiness throughout their wedding day. Seeing the smiles on their faces and joyful hearts, I knew the wedding was a complete success and that everything was exactly as it should be.
Photographer: Olive Studio / Venue & Rentals: Sagewood Farm, Port Perry, Ontario /Bouquets & Boutonnieres: Blush + Bloom / Hair & Makeup: Kim Timbol / Invitations: Paper & Poste / Cake: Le Dolci / Catering: Niche Catering / Vintage Furniture & Décor: Style Me Vintage / VW Classic Cars: Sweet Vintage Caravan Co. / Band: Ride the Tiger / Bride’s Dress: Anais Anette ‘Beatrice’ from Vogue Sposa / Belt: Vogue Sposa /
By Certified Wedding Planner Alexandra McNamara