Lisa + Pete’s wedding was the ultimate rustic getaway that was brought to life with warm, seasonal colors.
Of her FREYA gown, Lisa said: “My fitting was done virtually, but I just knew that FREYA was my dress. I loved that it was form fitting, yet had enough room for me to run around in. FREYA really had that mix of classical and boho that I was looking for.”
Names: Lisa + Pete
Wedding Date: 07.31.2021
Guest Numbers: 25
Wedding Location:The Buffalo Farms, ON
Photographer: Stephanie Iannachino
Tell Us Your Love Story
How did you meet?
Pete and I swiped right! We met on Bumble over 3 years ago. We bonded over common interests; love for nature, adventures, and animals. We continued to try new experiences together, and fell in love with portaging and anything water related. This had a heavy influence on how we wanted our wedding weekend to go.
How did he put a ring on it?
Where did you draw inspiration from?
With the successive lockdowns we endured, we were determined to make this wedding a “getaway” for our friends and family. I had wanted to visit the Buffalo Farms since we started dating, as we both loved the rustic aesthetic of the yurts, and the winding nearby river provided the perfect opportunity to share our love for canoeing and paddling with our friends. I wanted to work with the seasonal natural colours that were provided on the farm and make the whole experience feel organic and lowkey.
What made the wedding personal to you?
What were you most nervous or excited about?
Now, the most important part – the Dress!
Tell us about your dress?
I fell in love with the FREYA dress when I was starting my search. I had limited time, and my fitting was done virtually at the time, but I just knew this was my dress. I loved that it was form fitting, yet had enough room for me to run around in. I loved the style of the layered lace of this dress, it had that mix of classical and boho that I was looking for. I also opted to cut off majority of the train of the dress (much to my seamstress’ dismay), but I was thankful I did since I knew I wanted majority of our wedding pictures taken outside. During my last fitting, my seamstress was really pleased I talked her into doing it!
What stockist did you get it from?
Sash + Bustle, ON. They were a wonderful group to work with. Brendan had guided me efficiently through the dress options, and helped me do my dress fitting virtually at home. It was not your typical dress fitting due to the pandemic, but I felt the experience was intimate nonetheless
What was your most memorable moment from your day?
We both didn’t want a rigid itinerary, but we knew that we wanted to incorporate a paddle out on the river at some point with all of our friends. We planned it the morning of the wedding, and grabbed our canoes, paddle-boards, and kayaks. We took some time to also get our wedding jitters out by jumping off a dock that we paddled out to. Getting our best friends together and doing a group paddle was such an amazing experience I’ll never forget. As a bonus, the sunshine also cooperated with us.