3 September 2012

Moar Wedding Day Fun

So my dress I bought from Princess Lasertron and when it arrived I had it fitted nicely.  It was poofy, but fun to wear.  I wouldn't have felt comfortable in a traditional style of dress, so this worked out great.  I originally came across her site as inspiration for the bouquet, and fell in love with her dresses!  Also below are some more pictures of wedding day events and fun.

More wedding photos in our album.

everyone after the ceremony:
Family after ceremony

dress!
Me!

during ceremony
Paul and I

ring exchanges
Paul and I

"aisle"
"aisle"

Bartlett Lodge's cool boat
In the Bartlett's Geezler Boat

Bartlett Lodges cool boat
In the Bartlett's Geezler Boat

still in their cool boat
In the Bartlett's Geezler Boat

again, in the boat
In the Bartlett's Geezler Boat

Violet can hold my bouquet!
violet can hold my bouquet!

signing the registry
signing registry

signing the registry
signing registry

Paul's sister Erin's daughter Violet
violet and bouquet

during the ceremony (i like my crocheted Toms)
ceremony

during the ceremony
ceremony

during the ceremony
cheyenne performing ceremony

after a long but delicious dinner, our vegan cake comes!
Cake

bartlett lodge at night (the dining hall)
Bartlett Lodge at night

main dock
Main Dock at Bartlett Lodge

artist cabin lounge area where they held a small reception for us.
Reception Lounge

my sister Em and I
me and Em

Wedding Bouquet and extras!

Well, we took off for 4 days of awesome wedding and activities up in algonquin park at Bartlett Lodge.  Since I grew up going to camp every summer from age 7-16 then worked there as a counselor teaching arts and crafts and taking canoe trips out, I thought it'd be amazing to get married up in the park.  I remembered that Bartlett Lodge is on the same lake as the camp my, my mom, aunt, godmother, sister and grandmother all went to, and thought how special it'd be to have it there.  I was right!  The lodge was amazing, and each night, the 4 course meal was phenomenal!  The chef made my sister and I special vegan entrees and desserts as well as a special vegan brekkie.   Paul and I stayed in our own little cabin at the end of the pathway nestled into the woods.  It was beautiful!  My parents and sister had another cabin, and then the rogos had the biggest and oldest cabin on the lodge compound.  There is such a rich history that weaves through the park and bartlett lodge in particular.  Tom Thompson skulked around the park and painted in many places including cache lake and bartlett lodge in particular.  I felt very much at home at the lodge and in algonquin.  There's no place like it,  it's beauty and ruggedness makes me feel at peace.   The ceremony was conducted on a dock reaching into the lake with the pines serving as backdrop.  It was very nice, and once it was over, the lodge put a small reception on for us in their special new lounge, which was an older artists' cabin they had reassembled on the property.  AY Jackson apparently painted the door!  Dinner was served as per the other nights with an amazing 4 course meal, including a second dessert course where we served the vegan double chocolate wedding cake I had Veg Out make for us.   The rest of the days we spent paddling canoes and paddle boats, lounging and reading, hiking some small trails and wishing we never had to come home.  It was such an amazing weekend, and I'm so thankful that our families could all be there with us.

I had fun preparing for the wedding by making my bouquet out of synthetic felt flowers with a bunch of vintage and non vintage buttons, wood carved buttons care of my sister, bejeweled buttons and beads.  I hand embroidered as much as I had time for...  right up until the last night before we left.  I wish I had ordered some better colours of the synthetic felt online, as the craft store only really had a few decent ones.  But all in all, it turned out nice.

'felt' flower bouquet that i made

'felt' flower bouquet that i made

'felt' flower bouquet that i made

'felt' flower bouquet that i made

'felt' flower bouquet that i made

'felt' flower bouquet that i made

'felt' flower bouquet that i made

'felt' flower bouquet that i made

The wedding cake toppers I bought from dandilionland on etsy.  She customized the dolls to match us.  They ended up being super cute!
Cake Toppers

For place settings, I bought some little tincture bottles, and collected some sprigs of golden rod and pine up at the lodge.  My mom and my sister Em cut and arranged them.  I love how they turned out.  One at each place setting along with a felted acorn name tag I bought from FairyFolk also on etsy.
Place Settings

Place setting acorns

My dress I bought from princess lasertron.   I don't have any pictures yet, since I'm waiting for everyone to upload them.  We didn't hire a photographer, but there were a few cameras of course and I started a wedding album on flickr that will fill up as people upload their pics of the day.

Paul


I plan on going back to Bartlett Lodge every year if I can.  It is an amazingly beautiful place.  I found it the perfect mixture of being rustic yet being catered to!  I think it'd be a perfect place to cap off a 2 week canoe trip with some relaxation and good vegan food :)