Outdoor Canadian Wedding
Today, we’re featuring a gorgeous outdoor Canadian wedding full of color and handmade touches. Ayshia and Misha rented out a camp for their wedding, providing their wedding guests with a place to stay for the weekend and an opportunity to spend quality time together. I love the casual, intimate and picturesque feel the camp setting provides the wedding. Make sure you check out their first look; the wooded location provided stunning shots for their sweet moment! And, the bride’s pink, white and green bouquet filled with dahlias and ranunculuses is absolutely gorgeous. xoxo, Jessica
Ayshia + Misha
August 31, 2014
Mansfield, Ontario, Canada | Mansfield Outdoor Centre
What was your budget?
Our total budget was $16,000.
Wedding Dinner – $5,000
Camp Rental – $3,000
Photographer- $1,000 (we got a super deal on this!)
Groceries $700- We stayed at the camp from Saturday to Monday with our lovely wedding party, friends and family so we bought groceries and made our meals there. We had a great time preparing food together with the giant camp appliances.
Outfits (Wedding dress, Groom’s suit etc.)- $1000
Invitations and stamps- $110
Hair and Nails- $240
Decorations and lighting- $500
Rentals- wine glasses, chairs, music equipment- $500
Gifts for wedding party- $300 – we put together an assortment of gifts including ties and beer mugs for the guys and matching pajamas and bracelets for the ladies along with a few miscellaneous items like chocolates and Barbadian rum.
Wedding Favours- $80
Liquor License- $25
Misc. ( car rentals, thank you notes, toiletries, tips, gas, lunch, flower girl outfit etc.) Approx. $1,400
How many guests did you have?
What creative or personal aspects did you include in your wedding?
We had a lot of fun making crafts for the wedding. We made name cards on wood veneer, labels for our wine, signs for the camp cabins that were personally relevant to each group. We also made an intro to camp document and sent it to everyone before the wedding day complete with an activity schedule and packing list.
What was the biggest thing you did to save money?
I bought a used dress, we had an iPod DJ (which worked really well for us), we bought cut flowers and assembled the bouquets and centerpieces the night before. We also chose a low-key venue and avoided the high cost of rentals by using as much camp equipment was we could. Instead of renting dishes, we ate off of summer camp standard yellow melamine plates. It made for quite a charming setting.
What was the biggest sacrifice you made to stay on budget?
We pretty much had what we wanted in every case. The only exception was that we limited our bar to wine, beer and a bottle of Slivovitz. Though, we didn’t feel that it was that big a sacrifice.
What’s the best advice you have for planning your wedding now that you’re on the other side?
Check in with your partner to make sure that you are always on the same page about expenses and your wedding choices. We really were, and this made it easier to make decisions. We had the same vision- to have an easy, fun outdoor wedding, and we did it!
What was your biggest splurge?
Our wedding dinner was our biggest splurge.
What was your favorite detail?
All the handmade touches.
What is the most memorable moment of your day?
For both of us it was looking around to see how great everything looked, and how happy everyone was and how well it all came together!
Photographer: Love Bee Photography • Wedding Dress: The Bride’s Project • Caterer: The Flying Chestnut • Location: Mansfield Outdoor Centre • Flowers: Delta Dawn Floral • Rentals: Totally Covered Event Rental