Vintage & rustic with Navy, Burgandy & Gold | Jill & Darryl

Jill and Darryl wanted a vintage rustic wedding with lot’s of Navy, Burgandy and Gold. With the elegant ballroom at St. Mary’s Golf and Country Club ( and their beautiful outdoor ceremony, they got exactly what they wanted. A Nash Photograph ( was able to capture every moment of their amazing day!…

Bride & Groom: Jill Finlayson and Darryl Schwartzentruber

Wedding Date: October 6, 2018

Ceremony & Reception Location: St. Mary’s Golf and Country Club (
“We loved the elegance of the ballroom and how it could be transformed into anything we wanted.  The food and staff were also a HUGE plus.” – J&D

Photo: A Nash Photograph | Venue: St.Mary's Golf & Country Club
Photo: A Nash Photograph | Venue: St.Mary’s Golf & Country Club

Colour Palette: Navy, Burgundy & Gold

Theme: “We had a vintage rustic theme.  We had lots of greenery on the tables.  We used harvest tables to make it more rustic.  We tried to use really natural colours.  There was a wood coin with a black vintage lantern, candles, and succulents on the tables.  We used sparkling gold colours to outline our table stationary too.  There were old window panes from the family farm that became our seating chart.  The bouquets were made of succulents and brooches and the boutonnieres were succulent based as well.” -J

Flowers: Lyric Flowers ( based out of St.Mary’s.  “We had succulents, eucalyptus, ferns and other greenery.  I’m allergic to many flowers so this was an amazing alternative!” -J

Décor: Above and Beyond Event Design & Décor (
“We used harvest tables and candle scaping to really tie in the room.  We had a ladder with knotted chiffon drapery as our back drop.  For our guest tables we had a birch wood coin topped with a black vintage lantern with a burgundy candle inside.  The wood coin also had a mason jar with succulents and greenery.  Finished with a navy lace runner and burgundy napkins and chivari chairs. Our signing / gift table incorporated the black vintage lanterns, greenery and candles.  We had a large piece of driftwood that had an empty tree painted to it.  We asked our guests to add their fingerprints instead of signing a guest book! The entrance way had hanging ladders and the knotted chiffon similar to the head table back drop.  The seating charts were also suspended above the guest favour table.  These were strung on gold ribbon in old window panes from the family farm.” – J&D

Favours: “Our wedding favour was a make-your-own candles from Pink Zebra (  We ordered wicks and small jars from Amazon and posted sample recipes.  Our guest could then use the wax beads purchased from Pink Zebra to make their own candle(s).” -J

Ceremony: “Our ceremony was adorned with white garden chairs.  Along the isle we had spray painted shepherds’ hooks with gold outlined glass prisms of various sizes hanging.  Inside there were succulents and peat moss.  Our ceremony was under an on-site pergola that we added strings of Edison lights to take photos under late at night.” – J

Fav décor element: “Definitely the head table back drop.  Kim from Above & Beyond really made my Pinterest dream come true on that one!” -J

DIY: “I was very involved in everything happening.  However, the only DIY was piecing together the seating chart and my now husband (eek!) spray painting the shepherds’ hooks. ” -J

Invitations/stationery: Red Bicycle Paper Co. (

Groomsmen and Groom’s attire: Moore’s Clothing for Men (

Bridesmaids attire and accessories: Taylor’s Bridal (

Bride’s dress and accessories: Taylor’s Bridal (

Band: Mustang Pickup (

Hair & make-up: Shawn Sayers from Cowboys and Angels Salon ( did mine and my Mom’s hair and make-up and my Maid of Honour’s hair & Nicole Staffen from All Dolled Up Artistry ( did my Bridesmaids hair and make-up

Photographer:  A Nash Photograph ( “We met Amy (and Deane) at the Paris Wedding Ring show in October 2017.  We instantly made a connection at the wedding show and she was so easy and breezy to talk to with a wicked sense of humour!  We hired her first for our engagement photos and were so blown away by every aspect that we hired her immediately for our wedding!  Amy is a dream to work with! She is blunt and very particular to ensure the best photos possible.  If something doesn’t look right she will let you know!  She was always SUPER fast with answering texts and emails and even faster at returning her completed portfolio, edits and all!  The favourite part about our photos are how natural they are.  We NEVER noticed Amy during the ceremony or reception and she took some amazingly candid shots… Even some of my dad smiling (haha!)!  She was eager to try new and exciting styles and of course they turned out phenomenal.  Amy was down for doing whatever and never turned down a challenge!” – J&D

Biggest challenge: “The biggest challenge with wedding planning was the coordination of people’s input and opinions.  You really learn to differentiate between criticism and curiosity and how to prioritize the important questions and the ones that can wait.  Everyone will want to know your colours and your décor and give you opinions about what they did in their weddings.  I finally tackled this by saying ‘No’ to people. Instead of trying to accommodate other people I stayed true to myself.  Wedding planning was very stressful until I started to communicate what I wanted and what I was doing that things started to fall into place. ” -J

Fav wedding memory: “The best memory of the wedding was being able to share the day with two of the service dogs that my husband and I had raised and trained from puppies and to have their new families there to celebrate with us!  One was a ring bearer and the other accompanied his boy to play our ceremony music!” -J&D

Advice from one couple to another: “Don’t rush it! Pick a date that gives you enough time to enjoy the process and allows for discussion with the important people in your life. Make sure to keep those important people informed and included.  Even if you don’t think you need their help, give them tasks that you might not get around to.  That way they are included in the process! Also make sure to take 10 minutes either before dinner or between courses to yourselves.  Go somewhere private and share the moment with each other.  Your wedding day will be a whirlwind and will be over in a flash, so much sure you get some time alone with your honey ;)” -J&D

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