A DIY Rustic River Wedding
in Red & Blue
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The lovely details of Megan and Alan’s blood red and baby bird blue wedding celebration hosted along the French River in Ontario, Canada over a chilly October 2012 weekend away was captured by Caroline Ross Photography.
The wedding was filled with unique love-inspired and chalkboard decor, the romance of lace, the playfulness of a DIY photo booth and other meaningful mementos of the couple’s love for each other.
As idealistic as the inspiration from our 24 DIY Love Birds Wedding Theme Ideas, squizz through all of the delightfully unique details that make up this quirky and intimate wedding handmade by the bride and her wedding entourage!
Red & Blue Rustic Wedding Look
(Above) Megan looked beautiful wearing a perfect lace wedding gown with train and switched between a pair of blood red peep toe heels for the indoors and a pair of red wellingtons for the outdoor bridal photo shoot.
(Above) Megan wore short white gloves with a vintage pearl bracelet.
(Above) Megan created the beautiful feather and brooch fascinator that she wore in her hair.
A Red & Blue Rustic Wedding Ceremony
Their Love Story:
They met when they were both 12 years old while on holiday with their families at Crane’s Lochaven Wilderness Lodge.
Over the years, as they continued to holiday at the same lodge, their childhood friendship eventually blossomed into a beautiful romance and today they are inlove and married!
The Wedding Theme: The theme of their wedding was inspired by a combination of reds and blues, which the couple interpreted in a rustic style.
Having roped in the talents and help of their loved ones, they were able to pull off a memorable and meaningful wedding affair.
Red & Blue Rustic DIY Chalkboard Wedding Reception Decor
The Venue: Hosted at the lodge where they first met, Crane’s Lochaven Wilderness Lodge, a remote fishing lodge on an island in the French River in Northern Ontario, all their guests arrived via a boat shuttle and stayed in huts during their weekend of wedding festivities.
DIY Chalkboard Decor Signs: Endless wonderful chalkboard ideas were used as part of their wedding decor. From a few framed wedding signs that directed guests around their wedding reception venue, their use of chalkboards extended to include their unique “guest book” and their funky food labels.
(Above) Cute food labels were created using mini-chalkboard signs secured to sticks and that were pushed into a mini moss planter.
(Above) DIY Chalkboard Guest Book: They had a unique guest book idea. Guests were encouraged to leave a love note for the newly married couple. Chalkboard paper was provided for their guests to use and a twine peg line hung ready for their love notes to be pegged.
(Above) A 3-tiered icing-covered carrot wedding cake with cute ceramic blue bird toppers was displayed atop a silver platter. For more yummy cake inspiration, take a peek at our 25 Ombre & Ruffle Wedding Cake Wonders.
(Above) Wedding Favors: Megan created these individually wrapped homemade soaps with cheeky names and had them displayed in a blue vintage suitcase. The suitcase had burlap and cotton bunting sign that read “Take me” and a mini-chalkboard sign with another cheeky saying.
(Above) Amid an elegant table setting of lace table cloths, grey napkins, glassware and cutlery, each place setting had a glass jar with their guest’s name written in chalk on a chalkboard vintage-style frame that was painted on each jar.
(Above) On the pretty wedding tables, simple flowers displayed in unusual glass bottles and traditional bread baskets covered in checkered cloth were found.
(Above) There was an assortment of decor, which were displayed in an original fashion that brought the rustic look of their wedding together.
(Above) A charming woolen and felt Love Sign was hung in the reception area.
Red & Blue Rustic DIY Wedding Photo Booth
DIY Wedding Photo Booth Backdrop:
The bride’s Maid of Honour created this magical photo boot!
A “curtain” of different colour streamers were strung and suspended as the photo booth backdrop.
Real moss was used to cover the floor of the photo booth area. And tree stumps with doilies used as seat covers made perfect seating in front of the flowing and fairy-lit backdrop.
Along with a string of fairy lights, a line of bunting of the couple’s names were strung as part of the photo booth’s backdrop.
(Above) A collection of fun photo booth props and signs were on display. To create your own photo props, grab our freebie 22 DIY Photobooth Props for your Wedding Photo Booth.
What a joyful wedding! After the fun at their photo booth, the overjoyed newlyweds danced the night away! We wish Megan and Alan a lifetime of happiness! For a taste of more rustic wedding inspiration, click through to our Rustic Green Orange and Ivory Autumn Wedding.