Vintage DIY Wedding // Lesley + Owain
Vintage DIY Wedding: Lesley and Owain’s super cute summer camp wedding
I have to warn you – this is a big one 🙂 So settle in with a hot cup of tea, coffee or a big old glass of wine folks, this wedding is gonna knock your socks off.
Lesley and Owain are two people are who are very near and dear to our hearts. Andrew and Owain have known each other since they were 12 and so this one is extra special for us. When Andrew was asked to be part of the wedding party he was so excited – this was the second wedding that Andrew has attended as a guest and the first as part of the wedding party.
Lesley and Owain are high school sweet hearts. When Owain proposed to Lesley after a bike race in Kelowna last summer – it was one of the happiest moments we’ve ever witnessed (check out the proposal here!). It was only a matter of time before these two tied the knot. We have to admit, we looked forward to this wedding all year.
After this experience, we know that photographing weddings is hands down one of the most amazing and rewarding jobs on the planet. We are so grateful to have had this opportunity – Lesley and Owain we love you and we are so excited to share these photos with you.
For the first time since we’ve starting our wedding photography business, we saw how much work goes into preparing for a wedding. We always knew that planning a wedding was a huge undertaking – but until we experienced this wedding with Owain and Lesley, we didn’t know how amazing it could be to have your closest friends and family be part of the process. Every single detail in this wedding was the product of the handcrafting, talent and hard work of Owain and Lesley’s friends and family. This wedding was truly amazing.
Lesley’s family dog had puppies just days before the wedding. *Swoon* For those of you who know me, seeing these puppies was a definite high point for me. Lesley and Owain brought home one of these little guys. She’s a few months older now and oh my goodness she’s a heart breaker. We can’t wait to meet you Bianca!
The summer camp dining hall where the reception was being held was swept clean, hand decorated and ready to go in just a few hours – thanks to the hard work of friends and family. But honestly, the decor of this wedding wouldn’t have been possible without the hard work of the bride and her family – especially Lesley’s mom and dad, Rhonda and Reg (honestly, there was no way these two slept for WEEKS leading up to this wedding). Rhonda stitched every one of the lace and burlap table runners, she was sewing the decorative bunting into the early hours of the morning the day before the wedding, she made the homemade jam for guest take-away gifts, the beautiful homemade food served at dinner and the dessert table full of cakes and pies (keep your eyes, peeled for those – they were delicious!). Reg wrote and delivered the wedding ceremony, hand cut the wooden coasters and serving blocks for the tables, found wood pallets to decorate the entire camp and loaded and unloaded the truck full of supplies for the reception. They even orchestrated a camp style breakfast for all of us hungover, over partied, up until 3am wedding go-ers the morning after the wedding. There were pounds and pounds of eggs, hash browns and bacon. BACON! I have to say, Reg and Rhonda were superstars.
Can you believe how gorgeous this DIY wedding is? They took a dirty summer camp dining hall and turned it into a vintage-chic styled reception space for 150 guests to enjoy. This is truly what weddings are about. Regardless of the pretty little details, the cafe lights strung from the ceiling, the flower arrangements, the burlap and lace hand sewn with love – this wedding is about friends and family coming together (regardless of how tired or hungover they are … and believe me, all of us were both of those things, especially the boys). This wedding was truly a labor of love.
So, enough about the details. Without further ado – this is the story of Owain and Lelsey’s wedding day xoxo
This one goes down in history guys – an epic bachelor party, a puppy party, a spa day for the ladies, a summer camp ceremony, a perfect DIY reception with homemade delicacies, a live band, a surprise performance of Edward Sharpe’s “Home” performed by the bride and her sister, a sparkler send off AND a 3am bonfire (the cameras were put away at this point and THANK GOD. It was awesome, but not very pretty). You guys rocked it.
xoxo Erin and Andrew
Lesley and Owain’s DIY vintage wedding vendors:
Bride’s wedding shoes: Miz Mooz
Bridesmaid dresses: David’s Bridal
Bridesmaid dressing gowns: JustCottons from Etsy
Groom’s suit: Derks
Groomsmen’s suits: Derks
Floral designs: Friend of the bride
Decor: handcrafted and designed by the bride and her family
Desserts: Made by family 🙂
Venue: Camp Maskepetoon
Catering: Family of the bride and groom, staff of Camp Maskapetoon
Live Band: The Gentleman Collars
DJ: Mark Sadownyk and Will Belyea of DAPHUTUR
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