There's a growing movement to eat local, shop local, support local, and I've observed the movement trickling into weddings. More couples are looking for locally grown flowers, locally grown food, and even local tailors and designers to outfit the wedding party. Linda and Matt never talked about wanting to make their wedding local; I think this is because for them buying local isn't a departure from the norm, it's their day-to-day life.
The two built a small home on the ocean, near their favourite surf spot, for easy access. They regularly participate in the ancient art of block parties, community hall music shows, and neighbourly kindness. For them, "keeping it local" wasn't a challenge. It's how they live.
We scheduled their wedding photos at their favourite surf beach, minutes from the community hall where they wed. Guests dined on Local Source munchies, and the decor consisted of art pieces from local painters. Throughout the night neighbours arrived by car, bicycle, and on foot to congratulate the happy couple. 3-piece suits ripped up the dance floor next to sneakers and plaid; drinks were drunk and drinks were spilled. A guy in a bow-tie kissed everyone in the photobooth. The night finally ended when everyone had gone home, and Linda and Matthew sat down to eat the final piece of cake.
And I discovered i had a flat tire.
At which point the groom, several drinks into revelry, hauled out an air pump and inflated by tire. it was mighty neighbourly of him:)
Congratulations to two lovable, local, surfer dudes!
Venue: Seaforth Community Centre
Catering: Local Source
Flowers: The Blossom Shop
Dress: Karma Wedding
Makeup: Natalie Swift
Groomsmens' attire: Tiptop Tailors
Wedding Planner: Chelsea Aboud of Dare to be Different Events