The Wedding Album: Alison & Tyler’s picturesque rustic and rural nuptials

The Wedding Album: Alison & Tyler’s picturesque rustic and rural nuptials

Alison & Tyler | August 6, 2011 | Frankford, Ontario

The Wedding Album | Alison & Tyler

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Alison Westlake, a 32-year-old starving actress, was lounging around Poor John’s Café when she met Tyler Hogan, a 27-year-old waiter, struggling musician and vintage toy collector. “He claims to have purposely screwed up my order just so we could talk longer,” she says. After six months of flirtation and many nights of drinks at Mitzi’s, they moved in together. “When love is this easy, there isn’t anything to think about,” she says. In their crazy first year together, Alison opened her antique and flower shop, Coriander Girl. On the weekends, they visited her mom’s farm in Frankford, Ontario, near Prince Edward County; their favourite place to stay became the historic Merrill Inn in Picton. One summer’s day, the couple took a walk through downtown Picton and happened upon Arnie’s Muffler and General Repair, which had six rabbits running around out front. “We’re total rabbit lovers, so it was just the sign Tyler was waiting for to propose.” He presented a ring on the spot. As for the wedding venue, Alison’s mom’s farm was a natural choice: “I used to roam the fields as an angst-ridden teen. Those were my Anne of Green Gables years.”


The Photographer: Joseph + Jaime
Bride’s dress: BCBG
Groom’s attire: Le Château suit; purple tie (with white bunnies) from Holt Renfrew
Maid of Honour dress: TNT
Venue: Family farm
Caterer: BE Catering
Dessert Table: The Merrill Inn

Flowers: Coriander Girl
Music: DJ Brandon Corke and accordion players Kelsey Mcnulty and Willow Rutherford
Invitations: Calligraphy by Maybelle Imasa Stukuls, drawings by Shira Luechter, layout and paper by Momento Design
Guests: 115
Cost: $20,000