As every wedding planner will tell you, if you’re hosting an outdoor ceremony, you should always have a back-up plan in case of rain. Luckily, Ancaster Mill located in Ancaster, Ontario boasts two chapels, one outdoors and one indoors, that are equally beautiful.
The outdoor chapel is surrounded by greenery, with the calming sound of the nearby waterfalls and trickling stream wafting through the air. If rain is an unexpected wedding guest (don’t worry, they say its good luck!), you’ll have no problem moving indoors at this flour mill-turned-venue. The historical setting boasts a cozy stone fireplace topped with wrought iron candelabras.
For the cocktail hour or reception, you can choose amongst Ancaster Mill‘s five incredible spaces.
Photo credit: Andrew Mark Fine Art Weddings
Not only are Fitzgerald fans highly anticipating The Great Gatsby once again hitting the big screen on May 10, but the blockbuster’s Art Deco style is playing a starring role when it comes to wedding inspiration.
For the past several years, rustic has been the favored theme, but thanks to the movie’s stunning décor and fashion, glamour and elegance straight out of the Roaring ‘20s are now at the forefront of wedding trends.
This was seen prominently during the recent Bridal Market in New York City. Designers such as Jenny Packham, Reem Acra, and Maggie Sottero seemed to be inspired by the literary classic, showcasing Deco-driven designs in their Spring/Summer ’14 collections.
These Cinco de Mayo Pinata cookies look like they would take heaps of patience, but aren’t they awesome! They are actually sugar cookies that are hollow in the center and filled with goodies. Charis and Aram, who were featured on Intimate Weddings this week, had these cookies instead of a wedding cake (the bride’s best friend made them all!).
You can learn how to make them here.
Imagine exchanging vows above the twinkling neon lights of Las Vegas’s iconic strip, soaring over the painted plateau of Nevada’s Valley of Fire at sunset, or descending 3,500 feet below the rim of the Grand Canyon itself to tie the knot in the natural wonder. The award-winning aerial tourism company, Maverick Helicopters, located in Las Vegas, makes these surreal experiences come to life for a truly magical wedding.
The wedding packages begin with a limousine pick-up from your hotel, which then whisks you to the landing site where you board the aircraft, taking your first step toward happily ever after. What follows is guaranteed to be bucket list-worthy, as you spend the next several hours flying above rock formations such as the Bowl of Fire, world-famous sites such as Hoover Dam, Lake Mead, the Grand Canyon, and Fortification Hill, and an extinct volcano. Depending on the package you select, you’ll exchange vows in exclusive ceremony sites tucked away in some of Mother Nature’s most breathtaking locations, or even wed hovering above the Las Vegas lights.
They offer eight packages to accommodate every couple, priced between $1,099 to $4,499, with add-ons such as photography/videography services, limousine transportation to and from your hotel, Champagne toast, hors d’oeuvres, and wedding cake.
Whether you’re looking for a “Just Us” elopement or a group charter with several guests, Maverick Helicopters will certainly provide an unforgettable experience.
Photo: Chelsea Nicole Photography
After deciding that a traditional church wedding just wasn’t for them, Charis and Aram decided to plan a cozy backyard wedding with their closest friends and family on May 5, 2012 (CINCO DE MARRIAGE!). Everything from a memorable tree ceremony and personalized vows to Cinco de Mayo piñata cookies made by the bride’s best friend, made their unique celebration touching for everyone in attendance.
The very talented Katie Slater caught the day on film and was sweet enough to share her photos with us!