Stacy's Creations Photography, Rio and Brian's lovely wedding features stunning florals from Featured Vendor, Ooh La La Designs (I mean, seriously! That bouquet!), craft beer from Niagara's Oast House Brewers, and plenty of inspirational DIYs!This boho Niagara wedding was a surprise to all the guests in attendance and has as much beauty, style and personal detail as a big, formal affair. Captured by
P.S. Don't miss the note from Rio at the end of the post!
In the past Brian had talked about proposing and buying a ring but I just couldn't wrap my head around all the extra expenses a ring and wedding include as we are young homeowners and parents of two sweet girls. Not being the most conventional couple we thought let have a surprise commitment celebration, basically all the commitment of a wedding and the celebration of the reception. We sent out invites to a potluck party to our closets friends and family, and got our ring fingers tattooed (try losing that). My dress was $89 and Bris digs were about $50, and the best part is we could wear everything again later on multiple occasions. I'm a big DIY'er so all the decor, cake and even the harvest table was made by us. I called on my favourite craft brewery for a keg, my florist friends who created something that was stunning and I had no idea what they were going to make for me until I seen it, and of course my photog pal Stacy who captured an amazing evening for us with our best friends and family. As our guests arrived down the driveway of our home there was a note for them to read explaining what was actually going on. The night was filled with delicious food, acoustic guitar by the fire, lawn games and a great time with friends and family, and the best part is Bri and I both said to each other how we really felt married. It's not always about the bells and whistles sometimes it's just the meaning behind it all. In total, our surprise celebration cost approximately $500.