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A greenhouse wedding: Amanda + Braydan

November 24, 2009

Amanda is a graphic designer in Ontario who tackled the planning of her wedding like a giant design project. She and Braydan were married on the top of the hill overlooking Belluz Farms in Thunder Bay, Ontario. Their wedding incorporated their love of the outdoors and Amanda’s knack for design details.

They wanted their wedding to be laid back and fun. Just a big gathering of friends and family from all across the country. The also recruited their family and friends to help with the weddings details, which made their wedding personal and perfect. Amanda designed and printed their save the dates and invites on her gocco, centerpiece and ceremony flowers were arranged by her mom and bridesmaids the day before the wedding and the ceremony arbor was made by her father-in-law. The cakes were make by her mother-in-law and the ring pillow was made by her grandma. Plus whenever possible she purchased her supplies and party necessities from etsy.


Amanda made those cute magnetic buttons… in 10 different designs that covered the many facets of their relationship.

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She purchased her dress from Once Wed, which she says was one of the best decisions she made in the whole planning process. Her options were limited in Northern Ontario, but the internet knows no boundaries! She found the perfect dress that was both stylish and affordable.

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Their initials, A + B, guided their printed materials. Nature, birch tress, and beach rocks (plus chartreuse) provided the overall aesthetic and maps wove their way into a number of places because of the physical distance that played such a big role in their early relationship. Even though they lived in the same province, they still lived 1,400 km apart. Amanda even had custom cufflinks made for Braydan (by Etsy seller, foundling), using vintage maps of each of their home towns.

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Beautiful wedding, you two! Congratulations!

Photography: Shannon LePere & Melanie Godecki / Venue: Belluz Farms, Thunder Bay Ontario / Catering: Good News Cafe / Invites + Paper: Amanda Phillips / Flowers: The Flower Shed (for bouquets, bouts, and corsages) + Metro grocery for centerpiece flowers / Dress: Casablanca, purchased on Once Wed!