Real Weddings

Lydia and Daniel


A Summer Celebration

June 14, 2014

compiled by Lindsay Ruck
photos by Rubicon Photography 

Daniel and Lydia met at their family church after the Easter vigil mass in 2011. In July of 2013, Daniel asked Lydia to be his wife.

After drinks and nibbles at The Keg, Daniel brought Lydia to Mooney’s Bay, the same scene where they had their first kiss two years prior. With ring in hand – a custom-made pink sapphire bauble – Daniel asked Lydia to be his wife.

To assist in the planning of the day, the couple looked no further than Lydia’s cousin, Andria Baxter, “wedding planner extraordinaire!”

The June 14, 2014 ceremony took place at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church.

“We were baptized, received first communion, were confirmed, and now married, all at that same church. The church community has been and continues to be instrumental in our faith lives.”

Prior to their walk down the aisle, Lydia presented each of her maids with bracelets engraved with the word “GRATITUDE.”

Using the beautiful pink sapphire ring for inspiration, the pair planned a rustic-themed day featuring summer shades of purple, pink and blue.

The bride entered the church on her father’s arm donning a Cordelia gown by Wtoo, purchased from Baroness Bridal. The dress featured a lace bodice, a button-up back and a slight train.

“[Daniel] didn’t get to see it until the church doors opened. He teared up so I’m pretty sure he liked it. I absolutely loved every second in it!”

Upon being announced as man and wife, the newlyweds wasted no time getting the party started. The couple danced their way down the aisle to an Irish jig performed by artist Joe Zambon.

“The whole congregation clapped along and it really set the tone for the rest of the celebration.”

To set the scene of their rustic theme, the reception was held at the beautiful Herb Garden in Almonte. Décor consisted of burlap, lace, mason jars and string lights.

The whimsical location features beautiful lush gardens, a lodge displaying local art, a flower maze, nature trails and the savoury aromas of herbs and spices.

Personal touches were found from start to finish of this summer wedding. The bride and groom, along with the assistance of family and friends, collected wine corks to create a large monogram, handmade seating cards were tied with twine to mason jars, and the bride designed personalized wine labels for the day.


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