{Reality Wedding Story} Vintage with a touch of Canadian flair at Beaverdale Golf Club | Heather & Quintin

Natural wood features at Beaverdale Golf Club add to the decor of Heather and Quintin’s vintage wedding. 

Bride & Groom: Quintin Clarke and Heather Fraser

Wedding Date: July 1st, 2017

Ceremony & Reception Location: Beaverdale Golf Club (golfbeaverdale.ca)

“Beaverdale has a beautiful wood interior, diverse scenery for photos, ceremony and reception all in one location. They have a covered deck for ceremony with alternative location for weather conditions, affordability, and very accommodating staff.” – H&Q

Colour Palette: Teal, charcoal grey and pop of gold

Theme: “Vintage and personal through fun and natural details. And with a touch of nerdy and Canadian flair.” – H&Q

Flowers: Katrina Salmon (instagram.com/katsalmon_) “She is a close personal friend and was able to customize bouquets and boutonnieres to our liking for our wedding.” – H&Q

“The colours we used where green, white, blue, and yellow. The overall design was to be natural through some foraging and cut flowers. This included green maple leaves, umbrella ferns, sword ferns, eucalyptus leaves, poppy pods, blue thistle, blue and white nigella, and white garden roses. There was a splash of yellow with ranunculus flowers.” – H&Q

Décor: “We did all of the decorating and designs ourselves. As practising designers we were able to complete most artistic tasks ourselves. This included invitations, table cards, stickers, centerpiece planters (built and planted by us). And then we purchased some decorations that completed the look of the room. For instance, the bunting that looked amazing against Beaverdale’s wooden reception hall was easy to string and put up. They made a dynamic impact without a lot of set up or tear down. Then we made choices with the venue for table cloth colour and other accessories, to help complete the look.” – H

Fav décor element: “Our favourite décor element was the table centerpieces we made together. We designed and built cedar planters with edible plants for each table. We chose edible options to make the planters functional and beautiful for the lucky guests who took a planter home. We got the plants from Brock Road Nursery (brockroadnursery.com) where we both worked together after we graduated University. These allowed us to spread our natural wood and lush green aesthetic in the venue.” – H

DIY: “Invitations and all graphic design, favour labels, table cards, built and planted centerpieces, and door frame seating chart.” – H

Cake: Cake by bride’s Aunt. Cupcakes by Sweet Eats by Marina (instagram.com/sweeteatsbymarina)

Wedding favours: Miniature honey jars from Guelph University’s Honey Bee Research Centre

Groomsmen and Groom’s attire: Groom’s blue/teal suit from RW&CO (rw-co.com) “Groomsmen were asked to wear black suits (from anywhere) and find a teal tie. This created a blend of tie shades to match the girls gradient of dresses.” – H

Bridesmaids attire and accessories: “They were given the colour charcoal grey and able to select any dress they liked. This let the girls have various shades of grey and look amazing as a group.” – H

Bride’s dress and accessories: Dress from Sixpence Bridal Studio (sixpencebridal.ca) Accessories, passed down from family, others found and purchased from trips to Montreal and Japan.

DJ: Kristian Burger (Pembroke, ON)

Hair: Amanda Legere Make Up: Kyla Brown

Photographer: “We found Amy Foster (fosteredphoto.ca) at a wedding expo last year. We were able to meet her and see her quality of work. This let us know we could be comfortable with her and trust her to take amazing photographs while we enjoyed our big day. Amy and her partner were amazing and able to make us feel comfortable on our wedding day. Amy Foster was able to capture our personal and happy moments with our family and friends. And able to make our couple photos feel personal and entertaining. Amy was open to our ideas and willing to try any crazy ideas we had.” – H&Q

Biggest Challenge: “Since we are both designers from various fields (graphic and industrial design) we butted heads a bit on creative challenges. The compromise and challenge of designing things that represent us was one of our hardest tasks. However, being able to complete and create pieces for the wedding made them mean so much more to both of us and proved we connect in so many different ways.” – H&Q

Fav wedding memory: “Reading our self written vows to each other. We kept them a secret from one another so it was a sweet surprise during the ceremony to hear how much we meant to each other in front of friends and family.: – H&Q

Advice from one bride to another: “Do as much as you can yourself to make it personal, but don’t be afraid to get help from friends and professionals to help make your day perfect.” – H&Q


Contacting Beaverdale Golf Club

To find out more, contact Chelsea Barber of Beaverdale Golf Club by email using the form below 🙂 Beaverdale Golf Club is located at 1171 Kossuth Road in Cambridge and their website is at www.golfbeaverdale.ca.

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