When a couple have vibrant personalities and a strong sense of their vision, it makes my job of designing and creating their wedding easy. Britt & Brad knew they wanted a touch of a Boho vibe, lots of greenery, and flowers. The palette was a warm neutral champagne base with accents of rich burgundy to echo the fall season.
Having a wedding at Bayview Wildwood Resort offers an incredible Muskoka feel wedding, without having to travel quite as far as Muskoka. This idyllic resort sits just south of Muskoka, but on a large, open lake with stunning views. Incorporating those views is always a priority in our design plan, particularly for the reception since the banquet room has large windows covering the whole expanse of the lake-facing wall.
All these incredible images were created by Silvius James.
The Brides bouquet hand-tied with an unstructured feel. Fuzzy red proteas made for a striking focal, surrounded by exotic red kangaroo paws, burgundy cymbidium orchids, Quicksand and Black Magic roses, and rich burgundy dahlias. Integrated throughout the bouquet was a mix of foliages that included seeded eucalyptus, ruscus, and bold burgundy striped ti leaves.
The Bridesmaids bouquets were designed in a similar style, but on a smaller scale.
When your wedding ceremony is at the water, how better to arrive than in a Muskoka Classic - a Wooden Boat. A gleaming, nautical version of a horse and carriage!
The Britt surprised Brad with her entrance not down the aisle, but from across the lake. This made for great pictures after the ceremony, as well.
The ceremony was set with wood harvest chairs, the aisle lined with mixed greenery garlands, and the copper arbor was hand-crafted by the bride's father.
The copper arbor was placed behind the sweetheart table, to frame the Bride and Groom. We laden the front of the table with candles, driftwood, and flowers.
The view overlooking the lake from inside the room, is a key factor for couples choosing Bayview Wildwood, so we always want to enhance that and not cover it up. We designed a beautiful framing with champagne organza drape and hanging fairy lights accented with greenery. This gives a bit of softness to the space while still allowing the view to be fully appreciated.
We love using a mix of round and rectangle tables to create visual interest for the guests. The standard round guest tables were covered with a warm taffet Latte tablecloth. Our wood harvest tables were lighted dressed with a Chantilly Lace runner, burgundy napkins and simple gold charger plates. The stunning focal was a lush centrepiece designed in a distressed gold vessel, using complementing event flowers. The table numbers were a perfectly crafted DIY string art piece created by the Bride.
As always, a big thanks to the happy couple for trusting us with such a special day. It was truly a pleasure working with Britt, Brad, and their families, along with the team at Bayview Wildwood and Silvius James.