Right from the get-go Danielle + Jet expressed their desire for an effortless and relaxed wedding celebration – they wanted the opportunity to celebrate with their closest friends and family members and wanted to do it in a way that truly reflected the two of them – laidback, casual, and fun!
Danielle and Jet planned to do an intimate wedding ceremony with close family, then invited everyone else to a casual reception in their own beautiful backyard! Alongside Lead Planner, Anouk, they created a colourful, comfortable, and modern backyard bash. The incredibly talented Kelly Brown captured their day perfectly and we can’t wait to show you all the details!
The Ceremony: Danielle and Jet chose the Gardens at HCP for their wedding ceremony. Surrounded by close family and a lush garden, it was the perfect place for their first look and to say “I do!”
As you can see by the pictures, they had a ton of fun and really cherished having a relaxed moment to themselves. We still can’t get over Danielle’s bridal look and THAT dress! The Artistry by Alexa team provided Danielle’s hair and makeup styling and her gorgeous dress was from The White Peony.
The Party: While Danielle and Jet were tying the knot at the gardens, back at the house, our team was busy creating a festival inspired, epic backyard party.
Truffles Catering went all out and had the most delicious food stations! Going for food stations instead of a traditional sit down meal really allowed for guests to mix and mingle all night long. There were no assigned seating – just cozy lounges, cocktail tables, and a patio overlooking the party. It really helped set the tone for the night. Everyone was up and moving and the poutine bar was a huge hit!
The lounges featured pieces from BASH Specialty and Party Mood and result was modern, colourful, and included lots of different textures! The furniture matched perfectly to Danielle and Jet’s own decor inside that we were even able to incorporate some of their own belongings seamlessly into the backyard.
Melanie Anne Designs worked with faux leather we sourced from Fabricland for the custom signage. It was totally cool and totally unique!
Natalie from Ingrid Rose Floral Artistry worked her floral magic and added colourful centrepieces and bud vases – all tying in the aesthetic of Danielle’s bouquet and pulling inspiration from the local blooms at the Gardens at HCP. Florals also had that special something to the wedding design but in this case the florals knocked it out of the park! The garden style arrangements were filled with so much texture and colour and guests were commenting on the luscious coffee table centrepieces all night long!
The most special guest of the day was Danielle and Jet’s puppy, Juno! She even had her own flower crown! She was at the house for most of the day while our team was setting up and lovingly greeted us with kisses each time we would say hello (which was often, she’s too cute!). To say we are obsessed with Juno would definitely be an understatement.
When it was time for guests to arrive it was so fun seeing their reactions of the transformation of their backyard!
One of the best moments of the night was all of the heart felt speeches. Originally Danielle and Jet didn’t really want speeches at all, but then one by one their friends kept going up and sharing beautiful memories. It was such a wonderful testament to how much everyone loves Danielle and Jet!
When it was time for the dancing to get going – everyone transitioned to the fabulously decorated carport! This wasn’t a regular carport, it was a cool carport! Danielle and Jet’s string lights created a cozy atmosphere and Anouk arranged for tons of hanging plants and plush furniture which made it feel like a super functional indoor/outdoor space perfect for dancing! Jet was in charge of the playlist and took his job very seriously. The guests danced all night long!
We had such a fun time creating this truly unique day filled with laughter and love. Being invited into Danielle and Jet’s home made us feel like a part of their amazing community and we were so lucky to be there for them on their special day!
Lead Planner: Anouk Fitzner
Photographer: Kelly Brown
Lounge Furniture: BASH Specialty
Florals: Ingrid Rose Floral Artistry
Catering: Truffles Catering
Tent: Shady Spaces
Custom Signage: Melanie Anne Designs
Wood Tables + Wood Wall: PDS Woodwork
Decor Rentals: Pedersens Event Rentals, Party Mood
Officiant: Chris-Ann Lake
Hair/Makeup: Artistry by Alexa
Dress: The White Peony