Jalisse Photography

Want to give a nod to your home, the true north strong and free on your big day? We’ve got lots of ways to show off your national pride and host a truly Canadian wedding. You probably won’t be able to swing a guest appearance by Trudeau or Bieber, but you can add a few more manageable national treasures to your celebration. Canada is equipped with everything from jaw-dropping venues to drool-worthy national dishes, so go ahead and incorporate a handful (or more) into your big day.

Here are a few ways to host the ultimate Canadian wedding.

Image Plus Photography

  • Dress your groomsmen in Canadian tuxedos (AKA denim on denim)
  • Ditch the typical wedding dress code and ask your guests to sport every Canadian’s favourite outfit combo: plaid and denim
  • Say yes to a gown from a Canadian bridalwear brand
  • Give your engagement ring some extra sparkle with a Canadian diamond

Brooklin Photography

Kristyna Vogel / Fairmont Waterfront

Postcard Weddings & Events

  • Take a few wedding snaps in front of a national landmark like Ottawa’s Parliament Buildings or Toronto’s CN Tower
  • Stack your reception playlist with upbeat hits by Canucks like Bieber, Shawn Mendes, The Weeknd and Drake
  • Choose a first dance song by a Canadian crooner (Céline Dion and Michael Bublé have tons)
  • Add mountie hats and maple leaves to your box of photobooth props

Take My Photo

  • Wear sweats from Roots while you get dolled up for your ceremony
  • Give your arch or arbor that extra oomph with Canadian wildflowers and birch logs
  • Create cute Canadian-themed table names (maybe provincial flowers or birds?)
  • Add some maple leaves to your floral arrangements

Will Pursell Photo

BB Collective

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