A Romantic & Rustic Barn Wedding With Chandeliers & Spring Florals: Ashleigh & Braden

From the beginning of her wedding planning journey Ashleigh always knew she wanted a rustic, romantic barn wedding.

‘I wanted to inject the romance into the already existing rusticness of the barn. It was not your traditional barn wedding. There was crystal stemware, hand carved harvest tables from Thailand and gold flatware. Shell chandeliers softened the glow and the feel’.

This is such a gorgeous, magical barn wedding with heaps of pretty. Not oneto be missed!

Words by Ashleigh. Images by Visual Roots Photography.

Our wedding venue was Hillside Barn in Huntsville, Ontario, Canada. Braden’s family discovered the land and it had great sentimental value. We wanted a rustic/romantic wedding and the barn and property provided it all.

The Church our ceremony was in, was built by Braden’s Great Great Grandfather, Reverend Norton Hill. We signed the family bible that is kept in safe keepings within the Church.

My wedding dress was from Avenue 22 – I Loved the way it made me feel! Loved the layers of lace and the small details on the waist.

We also hired a wedding planner who was simply the most amazing woman. Lucy’s professionalism, determination, vision and sense of humour resulted in not only a great planning experience, but also a flawless wedding day. I would recommend Lucy for any and all party planning. Her endless connections and resources make for an unique experience for each event/person.

Suspenders were provided by Moores for the grooms and groomsmen – we had them embroidered with their initials for a personal touch.

All of our flowers were picked for all the right colours and details that complimented each one as a whole. The Spring florals were stunning. Both Lucy and Tanya’s vision and expertise resulted in the most beautiful flower and colour combination.  Soft. Elegant. Romantic.

My Father. My inspiration. My rock walked me down the aisle to “How long will I love you” by Ellie Goulding. My good friend Bridget Lougheed sang to the wonderful talents of Roger King on the piano. The instrumentals in the song made for a beautiful and perfectly timed entrance.

Both Kate and Andrew our wedding photgraphers were amazing. They photographed both our engagement and wedding. Their perspective and use of light was breathtaking. They were fun and relaxing to work with. We are more than thrilled with the lifetime of memories captured my Kate and Andrew.

I can not say enough about Lucy and her team who decorated our barn weddingvenue. They went above and beyond to execute our vision and add stunning details to enhance the overall experience. Each aspect of the decor added such a personal touch and tied together so beautifully and effortlessly. From the entrance draped with linen and oversized floral planters, to the head table decor and the crystal stemware, it was breathtaking.

No wedding favours were given. Instead, we made a honourable donation to our local Hospice.

Our whole day was just so menorable. Being able to marry my best friend while enjoying each moment, the perfect weather, hearing friends and family laugh and share stories of us as a couple. Memories were made by all in a setting that was just breathtaking and will forever hold such sentimental value.

Our wedding advice would be… Remain calm!  Accept help. Enjoy the process. Find times to laugh.  Make it our own experience and do what is best for you and your partner.

‘Just a Kiss’ by Lady Antebellum was our first dance… We always loved the fact that our first kiss was under a full moon.

wedding credits / photographer: visual roots / wedding venue: hillside barn / wedding planner: lucy myers events / brides dress: avenue 22 / grooms suit: moores clothing / brides shoes: avenue 22 / bridesmaid dresses: avenue 22 / bridesmaid accessories: kate spade / hair & makeup: the hudson hair salon / florist: tanya list / wedding cake: / catering: spencer stall trees / entertainment: the clearing music

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  • Rob

    Amazing colours in the final image. I’d love to get the opportunity to shoot fireworks in the summer. Sadly it’s not dark early enough.

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