Real Weddings

A Fairytale Farm Wedding

Is there anything as lovely as lavender? As one of our favourite scents and our favourite hues, it brings out something special inside us. Ariana and Matthew hosted friends and family at The Gathered for a crazy romantic garden wedding, filled with lavenders and sunflowers! Photographed Calgary wedding photographer by Film & Forest Photography, the bride and groom celebrated with an outdoor ceremony and a reception hosted in a clear tent, so guests could dance and mingle under the stars!

We are in love with Ariana’s bridal style – her gown with it’s off the shoulder sleeves give her a garden elegance that’s timeless and romantic. Paired with a veil and her long hair flowing naturally down her back, she is the epitome of a garden bride! Hear more from the bride and meet the entire Creative Team after the jump!

Gathered sign on farm backdrop Bride jewelry and blush heel flat lay with Chanel  Bridesmaids in lavender robes getting ready drinking champagne Bride with white off the shoulder sleeve dress and white flower crownGroom and best man helps to put on lavender tie Mirrored Wedding sign with white orchids and lavender bouquetWedding day timeline on white wood palate leaning against tree Groom walking the aisle in dark suit in arms with women in black and maroon red dressBride in white off the shoulder dress and flower crown holding lavender bouquet walking the aisle Bride and groom kiss in front of wedding arch with draping white tapestry on farm field

From the photographer:

With the bride’s getting ready details of Chanel No. 5 to a first dance filled with hundreds of twinkling fairy lights, this chic farm wedding was handmade with love down to every detail. Ariana and Matt wanted a whimsical, intimate, rustic feel to their wedding with a lavender color palette (Ariana’s favorite colour!). As soon as they found The Gathered they knew the venue was the perfect fit. The Gathered has a farm-to-table concept for their cuisine, and no wonder! This farm wedding venue even has a chicken coop on site!

From the calligraphy to the wedding cake, every detail was made by the couple’s family and friends. The bride’s veil and headpiece was handed down from her mother’s own wedding day, and her mother’s beautiful gold wedding sari was incorporated and wrapped around the arch at the ceremony.

A thunderstorm rolled in just as we were taking portraits, but Matt and Ariana totally embraced the downpour. The drizzling rain made the tent reception even more cozy!

From the bride Ariana: 

“We loved the farm to table style food, the whimsical setting with the clear tent, old fashioned lights and and rustic furniture! A big selling feature for us was the locally sourced, homestyle food!”

Groom spinning bride in sunflower patch wearing white off the shoulder dress and white flower crownBride and groom in sunflower patch with lavender bouquet and white flower crown Bride and bridesmaids holding lavender bouquets in sunflower patchGroom and groomsman standing in sunflower patch laughing and drinking Groom walking towards camera with dark blue suit and lavender tie with brown shoes Bride standing in sunflower patch wearing white off the shoulder dress and lavender bouquet Bride and groom walking together in field with lavender ribbons in the windgroom holding and kissing bride in wheat field with flowing white skirtWood Sweetheart table under clear tent with fairy lights wedding ceremony Love centerpiece on wooden table with vase of maroon and white flowers Wedding stationary flat lay with lavender outline Wedding ceremony under clear tent with white and lavender floral accents and wooden wedding arch Lavender flowers in mason jar on wooden guest table with white table runner White wooden box lantern with lavender and white floral accent Single tiered chocolate cake with white floral decoration in front of wedding reception fairy lightsBride and groom kiss in front of wedding reception tend as guests hold sparklers behindBride and groom embrace under fairy lights as guests watch under clear reception tent


Film & Forest Photography/The Gathered/Kensington Florist/Lavender Teacup/Sunny Wang (friend of the bride)/Marlow’s Diamond Design/Beautiful Calgary Bride/Indochino/Sarah Seven/The Bridal Boutique/Show Me Your Mumu