Another chilly day here calls for a lovely wedding that brings us back to the dreamy sunny days of summer (in Canada, nonetheless!). We so love the perfect infusion of navy blue and pink throughout all the lavish details of Tracey and Tony's elegant garden wedding. The Ontario couple customized their classic wedding invites in chic pink and navy blue, providing the perfect intro to their luxe wedding day at White Oaks Resort and Spa in Niagara-On-The-Lake in Ontario, Canada.
They hosted their guests for an unforgettable summer wedding day. The backdrop of lush gardens, northern pines, and an exquisite space adorned with stunning centerpieces and decor ... perfection. You can tell their day was put together with the most amazing attention to detail and so much love ... which Tracey filled us in on. (Her love for pink and his affinity for navy blue made it easy to plan their theme and decor!) Take in the breathtaking beauty of their elegant garden wedding, and be inspired as you plan your own!
Tracey and Tony's Elegant Garden Wedding
Location: Niagara-On-The-Lake, Ontario (near Niagara Falls)
Venue: White Oaks Resort and Spa
Colors: Navy blue and light pink
"The wedding dress search was interesting. I was keen on finding my dress during the two weeks off I get during the winter break. I visited 5 different boutiques and had no luck. I finally ended up at David’s Bridal and they were very determined to find me 'the dress.' I walked away with it that day."
Their Pocket Wedding Invite from MagnetStreet | Botanical Grace design suite
"We met online (it was suggested by one of my close friends). After browsing dozens of profiles, I stumbled upon Tony’s and dropped a simple 'Hi.' We exchanged a couple of messages after that, and our very first date was at a Starbucks (on Mother’s Day)."
"Fast forward to the proposal, what a weekend! Completely unexpected, he proposed during our trip in Ottawa. We were walking alongside the river at Fairmont Chateau Laurier when we stopped to admire the view. After a few clever lead in questions, he then asked if I would like to make him the luckiest husband in the world. I said YES and here we are! After that we had reserved a couples massage at a local spa, complete with steam rooms and a variety of hot tubs ... it was an oasis away from our busy schedules."
"We opted not to do a first look – I wanted it to be a complete surprise!"
"For brides planning their wedding, accept help from your family, friends and your bridal party. They want to help – let them help - they want to make this a smooth process for you both!"
"We opted to have cupcakes at our wedding. I have a sweet tooth, and the fact that everyone got to pick their own cupcake flavor was enticing. We had ducks as our wedding topper – we are both duck lovers!"
"Our wedding day went off without a hitch – even one of my bridesmaids commented, 'you’re one of the calmest brides ever.' All thanks to our amazing photographer, my amazing aunts and uncles (who insisted we let them help!) and all of our vendors. And special thanks to our dance instructors!!"
The fantastic vendors who helped bring Tracey and Tony's elegant garden wedding from dream to reality
Photography: Gillian Foster Photography / Wedding cake: Frosted Cupcakes / Hair and Makeup: Paje Honor / Officiant: Cathy Davis and Co./ Venue: White Oaks Resort and Spa/ Decor: Simply Beautiful / Flowers: Country Basket Garden Boutique / DJ/Music: Chamberlain Entertainment / Dress: David’s Bridal / Suit: Moores