Rachel & Stuart
For a couple who doesn’t love being the centre of attention, the plan all along was to have an intimate wedding with their closest family and friends. And alpacas.
Picture perfect: During a chance encounter at a surprise party, this couple had their photo taken together, but didn’t actually know each other. Rachel always wondered who that handsome guy was, and reconnected with him three years later. “The rest is history,” she says. “We’ve been together for 12 years now. We are both very passionate about the same things: nature, architecture and exploring.”
Favourite moments: Rachel says that having her good friend step in as officiant was a stand-out moment. “He did such an amazing job and made it so personal for us. Another call-out would be a skit our good friends did in a canoe that’s right a real canoe at the venue.” But what will the guests remember most of all? Most likely the alpacas and mixologists behind the bar.
A piece of advice: If you have your heart on including animals at your wedding or reception, the bride advises this: “Make sure the animals are comfortable around crowds.” (Also, before you make any of your wedding party walk a dog down the aisle or ride into the ceremony on a horse, be sure they are comfortable with animals, too!)
Great timing: “We’ve always wanted a small wedding so it was the perfect time to get married and we invited just our core group of friends and family,” says the bride.
Photography: Dorothy May
Venue: Millworks Creative, Dundas, On
Number of guests: 68
Planner: Noëh Weddings
Bride’s gown: Savannah Miller
Suits: Strauss Menswear & RW & CO
Bridesmaids’ dresses: Aritzia
Makeup: Diana Peressini
Hair: Toni Griffin
Rentals: Special Event Rentals
Florals: Designs by Law
Cake: Cake & Loaf
Alpacas: Lickety Split Fibre Farm
Mixologists: Bar Neat
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