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OMG ladies. I could just gush and gush and gush about how beautiful and in love with this wedding I am. The bride is totally rocking it and literally made everything for her wedding day to sweetheart Allan. They also have the cutest love story ever and married in Crane’s Lochaven Wilderness Lodge, where they met when only 12 years old! I’ll hand you over now to the beautiful Megan who tells all about their very special wedding day.

© Caroline Ross Photography

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I’m from British Columbia, and Allan is from Pennsylvania. We met when we were 12 years old at Crane’s Lochaven Wilderness Lodge in the French River. Our families continued to go to the lodge throughout our adolescence and that’s when we started our courtship.

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Our wedding also took place at the lodge where we first met, it’s a remote fishing lodge on an island in the French River in Northern Ontario. All 75 of our guests were shuttled in by boat, and stayed the weekend in huts on the island. The weekend was freezing, raining, and almost snowing, the locals and lodge workers were wearing snow suits for the boat ride!

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I made my headpiece for $5, the bracelet was a vintage pick for $8 and my earrings were borrowed from my Maid of Honour.

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I made our wedding favors: pretty handmade soap to wash away your sins.

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All the adorable details were made by myself or friends and family. Even supper was cooked by Allan’s Mum!

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My bridesmaids chose whatever style they wanted, as long as it was in powder blue.

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Our Carrot Wedding Cake was whipped up by the minister who is also a family friend.

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My Maid of Honour created the photobooth, and yes, that is real moss and tree stumps.

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Oh wow Megan and Allan. I LOVE YOUR WEDDING!! It’s so heartfelt and was such a community effort. In particular I love the splash of red from your shoes, lipstick, nails and Allan’s tie. I adore the hanging umbrellas and ambient lighting! I’m so, so jealous of your sweetheart table too (I wish I had done that!) and your handmade wedding favours and cheeky message were super cute. I love how your wedding photographer captured loads of beautiful moments from your wedding day, you must be chuffed to bits.

What do you think of this real rustic, handmade and creative wedding ladies? I would love to hear your favourite bits, please do share in the comments section below.

WEDDING AWESOMENESS CREDITS >>>>>>>

Photography: Caroline Ross Photography

Flowers: Urban Floral Design

Event Planning: Bride

Ceremony and Reception Location: Crane’s Lochaven Wilderness Lodge, French River, Ontario

Invitations: Done by Bride

Cake: Carrot Cake whipped up by the minister

Favors: Soaps by Megan

Shoes: Nine West for $35

Bride’s Dress: Allure

Bride’s Accessories: The headpiece Megan made for $5, the bracelet was a vintage pick for $8, the earrings were borrowed from her Maid of Honour

Bridesmaids Dresses: The bridesmaids got to choose whatever style they wanted, as long as it was in powder blue.

Hair and makeup: Hair done by the bride’s sister Sam and make-up by bride’s friend

Groom’s tux: A suit from Jos A Banks

Groom’s Accessories: Groom forgot his cufflinks and there were none to be found on the island so we used a Canada pin on one arm and American pin on the other side


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  • Martin
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    Some fantastic ideas in here, a photographers dream and the set of photos shown above are amazing.

  • Allensbridal
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    What a gorgeous wedding! These stunning photos really tell us a romantic story.

  • Phil Hynds
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    Fabulous wedding, as said above, a photographer’s dream. Well done all.

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