Danni and Jake got married in Jake’s grandparents’ backyard in the small town of Chatham, ON. Danni and Jake met and live in England but decided to return to Jake’s hometown to celebrating their wedding with all of their family. Danni’s parents and sister even flew in from Scotland for the special day.
Living so far away from where they had their wedding, Jake’s mom played a big role in the planning and organizing of the day. Everything was DIY from the string light ceremony backdrop to the flowers on the harvest tables to the wedding cake that Jake’s mom made herself. I think my favourite DIY detail was the leather “just married” jacket that Danni designed and made herself. She is, however, a talented graphic designer, so I wasn’t surprised at all that she pulled it off so well.
After the ceremony, it really felt like these two families had become one. An atmosphere of inclusion and love was amplified by the warm lanterns, the gorgeous sunset and the Jack Johnson playlist that filled the air. The joy that could be felt is really not easily explained in words but it was felt in the energy. There were many moments of tears, but they were always happy tears, as this new family was so grateful to be sharing such an important and wonderful day together.
It might have been the quaintest of weddings but it was full of emotion and without a doubt, it was memorable.