Vintage Inspired September Wedding: The Ridge at Okotoks
Julie + Daryl Sept 9, 2021
What do you do if you fall in love with someone only to find out he says "Valentimes Day"??? Why you marry him, of course, and that's exactly what Julie did!
Julie and Daryl said, "I do," surrounded by family and loved ones with a stunning and picturesque backdrop from the property at The Ridge in Okotoks. The Ridge, just outside Okotoks, was the perfect spot for this romantic, vintage-inspired wedding day. Knowing and seeing their loved ones enjoying this special day was of the utmost importance to Julie and Daryl, with hearts to share the love that runs deep. This once-in-a-lifetime day wouldn't be complete without the most amazing sunset to top off a perfect day.
Guests were seated at long harvest tables, which set the stage for a relaxed yet elegant affair with the feeling of a lovely family gathering around the table to celebrate something special. The vintage elements of lanterns, lace, dyed cheesecloth, candle sticks, mix-and-match vases, and a runner of flowers were the perfect touch to add the romance that Julie was hoping for.
For Julie, flowers were significant elements of the day, and she gave me free rein to design something special for her. Julie reminisces, "This beautiful bouquet had been created for just me. I had a broach from our grandma clipped to a handkerchief his sister gave me. The sweet peas in my bouquet made me cry- I have many memories of my mother and me clipping sweet peas from our family home. They were always on display on our kitchen table growing up". Her bouquet was packed full of romantic, lush, beautiful garden blooms and stunning texture. With the wedding being in September, there was an abundance of locally grown flowers to choose from, and I love how the colours took on the shades of a beautiful autumn sunset. The bouquet was designed in a natural, organic, yet elegant and relaxed shape which lent well to the overall feel of this stunning wedding.
When asked if there was one thing that she would never change, this is how Julie replied. "I think what made my daily work was the trust I had in my vendors. Elli, I started following you the day I received a bouquet from you sent by Friends Church in 2018. I was obsessed. I had watched your installation for years- blown away by your talent. So when it came time to discuss my flowers, I felt very confident that whatever you dreamt up, I would LOVE, and I was right. I felt the same with our venue, Chef Xavier, the photographer, and the videographer. If you trust your vendors and allow them to do what they do in their way, you can be sure to love the work they do for you. "
Thank you to Julie and Daryl for trusting us with your vision; we could not agree more with picking a team of wedding vendors that you trust to execute your dreams to come true. This team of vendors, indeed, was a dream team!
Venue: The Ridge at Okotoks
Chef: Xavier Lacaze
Suit: Moores @mooresclothing
Rentals: Boxwood Events @Boxwoodeventsyyc
Local blooms @prairieskyfloralfarm