Elizabeth-David Wedding at Ball’s Falls Historical Church, Jordan, Ontario, Canada
Sounds Like Yellow beautifully captured Elizabeth-David Wedding at Ball’s Falls Historical Church and The Big Barn in Jordan, Ontario, Canada. This beautiful wedding’s highlights are the sweet first look, adorable flower girl and ring bearer, gorgeous wedding dress, beautiful flowers and greens, and this couple’s cutest dog who is also a working actor.
Event Date was September 16, 2017. So please check out Elizabeth-David wedding as told through the beautiful photos and bride’s stories below. In addition, please leave a note in the comments if you enjoyed looking at these wedding photos and found some inspiration.
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From Sounds Like Yellow Photography: Elizabeth-David Wedding
After meeting on move-in day at College, Lisa and Dave married 9 years later in a little white chapel in Niagara, with their reception in a beautiful barn.
Special elements of their beautiful rustic wedding included the cutest little wedding babies for the ring bearer and flower girl, their actor-dog Sam, bridesmaids in jewel tones, and ice cream sandwiches. This beautiful wedding was coordinated by Danielle Andrews of The Wedding Planners in Toronto.
Q&A with the bride: Elizabeth-David Wedding
Tell us about your wedding! What was the inspiration behind your day? Did you have a specific theme, style or color palette? Did you incorporate any cultural or religious traditions in any part of your day?
Dave and I were married on September 16th, 2017 in a little white chapel at Ball’s Falls Conservation Area in Jordan, Ontario. I actually first saw the location while assisting on a photo shoot for Today’s Bride Magazine in 2015. You can see the photos on the Today’s Bride website under “Country Chic: Inspiration from Today’s Bride”.
I was dating my now husband at the time but was not yet engaged, and happened to be working alongside a good friend of his who (by pure coincidence) also worked as a photo assistant and who ended up being the Best Man at our wedding. He was familiar with the area, as it was literally around the corner from the house he grew up in, and not far at all from St. Catharine’s, where Dave grew up.
I made no attempt at hiding the fact that I was in love with the location and wanted it to be the venue for my future wedding. In hindsight it seems like it was meant to be. The location was my favourite part of our wedding. The theme was really based around the location. I took my inspiration from the surroundings, the lush greens and the homey, rustic feel of it all. I also liked the idea of something quaint and humble, which the little chapel really embodied.
We tried to bring that same vibe into the barn with the menu (Farmers Cheese en Croute, Corn Bread and Biscuits, Fried Fingerlings, Strip Loin and Halibut and Ice Cream Sandwiches for dessert) and decor (burlap table cloths, garland vs. tall floral arrangements, family photos on the wall, string lights).We had 2 musicians that played unplugged during the ceremony – keyboard and fiddle. They played some beautiful traditional Celtic music which felt very close to home for my family and also brought a really cozy feeling to the chapel’s atmosphere.
Let’s talk wedding decor. How did you decorate your space for the ceremony and the reception? Was any part of the decor DIY?
The Chapel was not overly decorated at all for the ceremony. We kept things pretty much as they were, save for a few simple pew ends made up of eucalyptus and other greenery.The Barn on the other hand was so much fun to decorate. I worked with Jennifer at Tufts and Toile, who provided all the lighting, draping and signage. There were two huge brass chandeliers in the barn, along with 250′ of Edison string lights throughout. The draping inside the barn was something new that Jennifer had not done before in the barn, and it turned out beautifully. It really softened the empty space and made the whole barn feel more intimate. The linens and tableware were all rented from Simply Beautiful Decor via our caterer Collin Gooddine.
A lot of the decor was DIY, including the individual place cards that were hand torn and hand written by my Mom, the metal grids that were spray painted gold by my husband that displayed the seating charts and family photos, and the miniature potted plant wedding favours put together by my coworkers and friends. And more….The overall decor was somewhere along the lines of rustic industrial glam. I think. Greens, deep reds, gold, rose gold, and modern finishes in the rustic space that is the Big Barn at Ball’s Falls.
What were the florals like in your wedding? Did you use flowers in any of your design elements like the bridal bouquets, centerpieces or ceremony backdrop? Did they play an important part in the overall style of your wedding?
I enlisted the help of Lynda Felton, an extremely talented florist that I happen to know through work, for all things floral. I gave her the colours of my bridesmaid dresses (hunter green, deep reds and rose gold) and she went to work. My main priority was a lot of greens, and a lot of eucalyptus. The result was beautiful, lush florals throughout the space that really sang and brought the whole vision together.
Did you personalize the day in any way (food trucks, guest entertainment etc.)? What were some of your favorite parts of your wedding?
One of the most fun things we did was dessert – Ice Cream Sandwiches. Homemade cookies, developed to be soft when frozen. Need I say more? We had 2 flavours – Ginger Vanilla and Double Chocolate Chip. They were definitely a crowd pleaser. Our dog Sam is a working dog, he works with a trainer/animal agent in commercial photo and video shoots. Thanks to this wonderful trainer we were able to have Sam in a lot of our wedding photos, as she accompanied him and they worked their magic together. The results are priceless 🙂
Let’s talk fashion. How did you both choose your wedding day look? Describe the looks in detail.
I wanted something very modern for myself to contrast the rustic venue. I also had a vision of the dress I wanted…which goes back to the one of the “brides” from the Today’s Bride photo shoot. She wore a strapless ballgown, with a very fun, modern silhouette. Very similar to the dress I wore. My dress was strapless, with a sweetheart neckline. It had an a-symmetrical ruched surplice bodice, and a fairly low back with buttons down the middle. The skirt was big and beautiful, layered organza with horse hair trim. It was ivory with a light gold lining.
Dave wanted something clean and modern for himself, as well as something that would stand apart from his groomsmen. He went with a dark grey suit, with a matching vest and single breasted tuxedo jacket with satin lapels. The groomsmen wore the same in suits.
Dave wore spiffy brown brogues and I wore a pair of amazingly comfortable light gold pumps by Geox. Dave wore a slim tie and pocket square, both in hunter green. My accessories included vintage inspired crystal statement earrings and bracelet. I also had beautiful hair vines from The Loved One in Toronto – they were delicate gold leaves with iridescent beading throughout.
How did you meet? Tell us about the proposal.
Dave and I met 9 years before our wedding, on move in day at the Humber North Campus in Toronto. Dave was beginning his post-graduate degree in Journalism and I was in the second year of my B.A. in Media Studies. Dave fit right in with our crowd and the rest is history. We spent the next 3 years living with friends in various places and eventually settled into a 1 bedroom apartment in Parkdale. It was while living there that Dave proposed, on a cozy evening at home a few days after Christmas. He designed a stunning ring that took my breath away, complete with a family diamond. We immediately called family and friends before heading off for a mini vacation with friends over New Years.
What was the most anticipated or special moment of your wedding day?
The most anticipated moment of our wedding day was definitely the “first look”, which took place before the ceremony. We were resistant to the idea at first, being more traditional in nature. However, after hearing from numerous couples what a great idea it was, we decided to go for it. What appealed to us was the chance to get that first nervous moment out-of-the-way, in the hopes of being more present for the rest of the day. It was an incredibly significant moment for both of us, and allowed us the chance to experience our sheer joy in a very intimate way, that was totally unfiltered and just so true to us. As a result, we spent the next few hours on a natural high, as we said our vows and smiled for the camera.
Do you have any wedding planning or marriage advice that you’d like to share with other couples planning their day?
My advice would be to remain as present as possible throughout the planning process and on the day itself. In hindsight, I feel like I could have benefited from scheduling time to reflect and “re-set” my perspective, if you will. I found myself getting swept away by all the pretty things and busy schedules and often found it difficult to come back to the moment. As important as the colour scheme, centerpieces, flowers and tablecloths may be, when it’s all said and done you’ll want to be able to look back and remember how great you felt that day. You’ll be trying to recall who you talked to you, who you danced with, and the look on everyone’s faces, especially your groom’s. Those are the things that matter.
Elizabeth-David Wedding Photos:
Associated Wedding Pros: Elizabeth-David Wedding
Other: WPIC Inc.
Photographer: Sounds Like Yellow Photography
Musicians: Kirk Elliott
Dress Designer: Mori Lee by Madelaine Gardener
Officiant: The Wedding Company of Niagara
Jewelry: Olive + Piper
Invitation Designer: The Polka Dot Paper Shop
Hair Stylist: Intermezzo Hair Studio
Veils and headpieces: The Loved One
DJ: By Request Entertainment Inc.
Caterer: Goodine Catering
Cake Designer: Lucie Richard
Floral Designer: Lynda Felton
Design and Decor: Tufts & Toile
Event Planner: The Wedding Planners
Tuxedo and Mens Attire: Andrew’s Formals
Other Location: Balls Falls Conservation Area
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