From one coast to the other! Lori and David currently live and work in Vancouver but were married in Lori’s hometown, St. John’s, Newfoundland under a huge Weeping Birch tree. The theme centered around local traditions with stationery that was playful, quirky but still romantic. For instance, ’Scoff and Scufaf’ replaced ’Dinner and Dance’. Fishing lures indicated table assignments, hung from Lori’s grandfather’s fishing net. Guests were greeted by traditional Newfoundland fiddling. Cod tongues were appetizers along with serve yourself wild blueberry stations. Each guest took home a jar of homemade bakeapple jam and Newfoundland candy.
The table centrepieces were whittled by Lori’s mother and aunts and her mother made the 110 chair covers, the flower girls’ dresses, their moss baskets and the men’s boutonnieres leaves, sewn from wool fabric. Wine and champagne corks served as place setting holders and all the place setting cards had a fish, moose or fiddle silhouette and were printed on recycled paper. Even the linen-like cocktail napkins were printed with favourite song lyrics. It was more than a wedding celebration. It was a celebration of Newfoundland.
Photography: Kim Goodyear