Boho-Inspired Civil Ceremony

Nana + Samuel: Boho-Inspired Civil Ceremony

Posted by Blush Magazine Posted on March 3, 2021

Nana and Samuel met online shortly after joining a dating site. They met for coffee and within a week took down their profiles. On their first date Nana joked about not being a “Waity-Katie” and he promised she would be engaged by her thirtieth birthday.

The Proposal

Three years later they were celebrating her thirtieth with a lavish Gatsby-themed party, and at 11:55 p.m. Samuel took the microphone from the DJ and proposed.

The Big Day

When COVID-19 delayed their formal vintage Hollywood-themed wedding, Nana and Samuel decided to keep their original date and hold a laid-back, boho-inspired civil ceremony. Farm Fresh Florals provided a summery outdoor venue where their close family and bridal party could gather safely. Their florist created a flower veil for Nana, and the bride and groom signed their marriage certificate in vintage rattan chairs decorated with his-and-hers floral arrangements. They had a relaxed dinner featuring their favourite dishes—including fried chicken, samosas and fish pakoras—then ended on a sweet note with cake and dainty macaron favours. The bridal party helped out with everything from décor, music, food and stationery to make their day extra special.

Advice from the Newlyweds

“You cannot control everything and at some point you have to go with the flow when plans change. At the end of the day its about the two of you and the celebration of your love so please 4designate sometime during the planning process to relax with your partner. Last thing, a day of coordinator is a must.”

Looking Forward to Most Now Being Married

They look forward to their second wedding and a honeymoon in Bali post-COVID.


Number of Guests: 25 | Location: Sunnybrook , AB | Ceremony Venue: Farm Fresh Florals | Reception Venue: Farm Fresh Florals | Marriage Officiant: WhyKnotWeddings | Planner: Our Jonrah Events | Cake: Whimsical Cake Studio | Dessert Styling: Confections Cake Co | Catering: Punjab Sweets Restaurant; Seoul Fried Chicken | Floral Design: Florals by Anita | Photographer: Chrystal Stringer Photography | Rentals: Birch & Bloom | Stationery: Nadene Saidane | Bridal Gown Boutique: | Bridal Gown Designer: David Huang | Groom’s Suit/Tux Shop: RW & Co; Zara | Bridal Hair Stylist: Beautybylyssa| Bridal Make Up Artist: Reemake Studio | Jeweler: Vandenbergs Jewellers; Jedco | Honeymoon Destination: Bali


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