{Reality Wedding Story} Cozy Country Wednesday Wedding at Gambrel Barn

Country Heritage Park’s Gambrel Barn (countryheritagepark.com) in Milton, ON was the location for Jake & Corynn’s wedding day. Corynn says,“Jake and I are very down to earth people with country roots. It’s where we feel most at home. We always wanted a barn wedding, and this place is on the escarpment with 80+ acres of heritage sites (old Ford service station, old barns and old tractors, a little white chapel etc.). It was the perfect laid back, yet beautiful setting for us.” – C

BRIDE & GROOM: Jake & Corynn Shoemaker

WEDDING DATE: Wednesday, October 5th, 2016 “It was the Wednesday before Thanksgiving. Jake and I knew that this was a long shot for people to get the time off work, but let me tell you, only 10 people declined…people were so happy to have a reason to take a mid-week break or tie it into an extra-long weekend.” – C

PHOTOGRAPHY: Latte Productions Wedding Photography, Kitchener (latteproductions.ca) “We were referred to Latte from a number of couples; my cousin, and two sets of our friends who got married in the months prior to our wedding. They were so reasonably priced and their work was so beautiful, it was a no-brainer for us. Jenn and Justin were incredible to work with. They were so fun and made everything seem substantially less awkward than some of the poses were. They were so wonderful that they even made sure to get nearly every photo I wanted from a Pinterest board. They made my dream photos a reality. My favourite part of the photos was probably just how fun they were. The laughter in our photos are real because they became a part of the day, not just a vendor.” – C & J

THEME: Rustic, elegant, country: “Everything took place in this gorgeous pine barn. It kept everything very central and much easier for both our guests and us. It was still a formal wedding…[but also] really laid back and easy going.” – C

FLORAL DESIGN: From the Potting Shed (fromthepottingshed.com) in Cambridge, ON.

DÉCOR: Jake and his Mother did almost all of the decorating! Corynn says, “We used a slew of items from around my grandma’s farm and…from the dollar store (fall leaf garlands, tall vases for our bouquets etc.) Signs were from a great little shop called From the 12th Line (www.fromthe12thline. ca)… She does amazing work and she made almost every barn board sign at our wedding to add a rustic feel.” – C

DIY PROJECTS: The Seating plan (old four-pane windows with guest list transferred onto the glass), the wooden slabs for the centerpieces were cut, sanded and varnished by Jake, the table runners were partially borrowed and partially made by the bride and groom, and arbour décor was done by Jake’s Mother.

FAVOURS: “We bought some Mennonite maple syrup, filled small jars, covered with a burlap top and a small tag that said ‘Love is Sweet – Jake & Corynn Shoemaker – October 5th, 2016’” – J&C

GROOMSMEN & GROOM’S ATTIRE: Tip Top Tailors, Cambridge (tiptoptailors.ca)

BRIDESMAIDS ATTIRE & ACCESSORIES: David’s Bridal, Cambridge (davidsbridal.ca)

BRIDE’S ATTIRE: Essense of Australia gown from Taylor’s Bridal Boutique, Elmira (taylorsbridal.com) “They had to specifically order the dress for me. It’s a fit and flare with beautiful lace straps that sit off the shoulders. It’s simple and elegant and was everything country and chic. I wore a flower crown, playing up my love for nature and country.”- C

DJ: Brent @ B.O.S.S DJ, New Hamburg (bossdj.ca)

HAIR & MAKE-UP: My hair and make-up artist is dear to me now. Lélo Artistry, Toronto (leloartistry. com). “She. Is. Incredible!” – C

CATERING: Mid-Knight Catering, New Hamburg (midknightcatering.ca)

BEST MEMORY: “I remember all the laughter and the dancing with my husband and being called Mrs. Shoemaker. I don’t know if it’s necessarily a memory, but more of a feeling. The feeling of being surrounded by everyone we love and knowing that our love was the reason that everyone was together. That was pretty special.” – C

ADVICE, ONE COUPLE TO ANOTHER:
“Planning a wedding is hard: stressful, exciting and terrifying. No one tells you that it’s okay to feel crazy and actually means it. Just don’t get lost in the crazy. Don’t get caught up in the drama. If you have to make a hard decision now, to improve your wedding day, do it…And breathe. When you feel overwhelmed, just breathe. Let yourself cry, but then get on with it…Don’t forget that your friends have other things going on in their lives, so remember to ask about their life too!” – C & J

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