This Bruce County church wedding is full of charm, elegance, and romantic details! The ceremony held at Lighthouse Baptist Church was intimate, short and sweet with approximately one hundred guests and four attendants on each side. Nicole’s cousins, sister and good friends stood up for her, while Carson had his brother, Nicole’s brother and good friends on his side. You’ll see in the photos below just how stunning the bridesmaids looked in their sage green dresses(seriously bridal temptations has the BEST dresses!!)
The reception was held at Carson’s family farm. The land and farming play a huge role in the couples’ daily life! From having their engagement session on the beautiful property to hosting the reception, they found so many wonderful ways to have their big day reflect that! Both Nicole and Carson play roles in the day to day life of this Bruce County farm!
It was so fun to see how they incorporated not only their daily life, but their love for their family and friends into their wedding day. All their loved ones banded together to help get the farm ready for the reception! Funny story: the antique tractors you’ll see in the photos belong to Carson’s father. He started collecting them with the money he saved by quitting smoking way back in the day. He bought his first one a year after quitting, and now has 17 in total! His dad spent some time showing me all the tractors and telling me the whole story. I think he’s almost as proud of the tractors and their origin as he is of his sons!
So many Mementos to Nicole’s late father were also included to make sure he was present on the day and her uncles toast was one for the books. I’ve always thought that your wedding day is as much about your love as it is who you choose to celebrate it with, and clearly Nicole and Carson feel that way as well!
The way the couple met is actually a very sweet and romantic story that speaks to the existence of destiny. It was about five years ago, and they were both away on separate trips in Barrie. Neither of them are from there, Nicole was on a girls night and Carson was there for a bachelor party. Their groups just happened to both end up at a country bar called “The Ranch” – which is Canada’s largest country bar: fun fact! So, not only were they in the same city at the same time, they both ended up at the same bar at the same time on the same night! If I hadn’t seen them together firsthand to see how perfect they are for each other, this story alone would make me think they were meant to be!
Carson first spoke to Nicole during the Kenny Chesney song “She Thinks My Tractor’s Sexy” . Nicole always says she thought that meant he liked country music, and didn’t realize how much it meant he actually liked tractors! Nicole was a city girl when they met, and although it was an adjustment she wouldn’t trade her Bruce County for anything. She isn’t afraid of getting her hands dirty with some hard work. She even help Carson build the chicken barn you’ll see in some of the photos!