Butterfly & Peacock Themed Barn Wedding: Kalli & Brandon

Jess Shields Photography

May 12, 2014


Kalli and Brandon were married Knollwood Golf Club Old Barn in Ontario, Canada. Theydidn’t set out to have a themed wedding, but there were a definite butterfly, peacock and nature motifs throughout the day.


“We struggled with deciding on a theme for quite a while”, Kallie began. ” We had so many ideas and things we liked we couldn’t settle on just one so in the end we kind of went with an ‘anti theme’ in a way. We just went with everything we liked. I tried to incorporate as many personal touches as possible instead of focusing on a particular theme.”


“One of my favourite personal things was the patch I had sewn into my dress which was a piece of my mom’s wedding dress and my dad’s jeans. I also had a note sewn onto the back of Brandon’s tie. The backdrop and arch in the ceremony were made for the wedding. We also added a monarch butterfly release after the ceremony. I love butterflies as I used to raise them as a child and Brandon and I collect caterpillars each summer for his mother who is a teacher to raise in her classroom.”


Kallie’s dress was from David’s Bridal but she customised it a lot with the green underskirt and blue and green beads. Her shoes were Nina, but again, she made them her own by adding peacock feathers.


“I loved everything about our wedding”, she concluded. “I thought I would be stressed the whole day but I was so carefree. The day was beautiful as well – it was a rainy day but by the time of the ceremony it was misty which was romantic and made our photos look great. I also collected some rain from the day to keep in my memory box.”




  1. Angela

    Absolutely love this! 🙂 The bride is so beautiful and reminds me of Pink. Stunning. Love Friday 13th too, would have sooo got married on Friday 13th myself if it had worked out! This rocks! 🙂

  2. Wow. Doesn’t get much more Rock ‘n’ Roll than this!! Love that she totally had it how she wanted! Great point about feeling there are things you *have* (but actually don’t). This wedding is so freakin’ cool and awesome. Congrats you two!

  3. oh wow, what an awesome surprise to wake up to this morning! thanks, Kat! George and I re-lived the happiest day of our lives this morning over coffee. SO MUCH FUN! thanks for the post and all your RAD comments. feelin’ the love today xo

  4. one of the best weddings we have had the privilege of being a part of. thanks for the feature Kat!

  5. What a fantastic wedding! I am so in love with the bride’s hair and dress….girl, you look HOT!! It was also refreshing to hear how even those who are intent in not getting caught up in the you-must-have/do-this-on-your-wedding-day can find themselves in that trap. So glad she found her way out, because that dress is divine. Gorgeous all around, congratulations to this rocking couple 🙂

  6. Jules

    Wow wow wow!!! What a beautiful wedding, you can really see the fun and the love in the pictures.
    And the bride, wow your beautiful lady, love your style.
    A truly beautiful wedding, all the best guys xx


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