Rustic, earthy, homespun, romantic- Ottawa loves rustic and Fifi offers some super ideas to up the romance. A prairie-style wedding is the perfect blend of all these qualities, resulting in a welcoming and enchanting environment to celebrate the joy and beauty of this momentous life event.
Combining simplicity and embellishment, Prairie-Style weddings rely on invention, encourage resourcefulness, celebrate the handmade, the sustainable, and the charms of imperfections. Creating these magical events may seem like a daunting and expensive task. However, author and stylist, Fifi O’Neill, shows you how to easily transform fantastic dreams into reality within the pages of her latest book, Prairie-Style Weddings (Chronicle Books, $30, December 2014).

The first sourcebook of its kind, Prairie-Style Weddings shows how whimsical exuberance and endearing details combine to make unforgettable celebrations. From the bridal shower to the rehearsal dinner and culminating in the memorable finale-the ceremony and reception; each gathering is a chance to celebrate the start of a new life with family and friends. This beautiful book inspires and equips the reader to make each of these special events captivate with informal elegance and uniquely personal signature accents.

Featuring hundreds of photographs and ten simple but lovely projects for handmade accessories, Prairie-Style Weddings is filled cover-to-cover with ideas for creating exquisite events beautifully styled and bursting with personality.

Sectioned into three chapters, Prairie-Style Weddings offers inspiration and details for the perfect bridal showers, rehearsal dinners, ceremonies and receptions. Style themes featured in the chapters include:

  • Reclaimed Style: Upcycling your bridal shower for a storybook charm;
  • Rustic Revival: How an unexpected juxtaposition of elements adds intrigue to a farm style wedding;
  • Love By Design: A symphony of colors brings the earthy side of prairie style to an outdoor celebration;
  • And many more…
“Prairie-Style Weddings shows how easily and inexpensively more than a dozen gorgeous settings–everyday sites are transformed into unforgettable, festive venues, from a simple outdoor shed sweetened up for a garden themed bridal shower to a weathered barn decked out for a stunning reception,” explains O’Neill. “Ruffles and rust, reclaimed style, boho chic, heritage, vintage, glamour, and much more. You’ll see how prairie-style’s authentic hallmark elements help you transform your dream into beautiful reality with the hands on approach to styling your big day.”
About the author: FIFI O’NEILL is the author of two previous books, Romantic Prairie Style and The Romantic Prairie Cookbook. A native of Paris, France, Fifi moved to Canada early in her career. She lived on the prairie where beauty, simplicity, and harmony with the earth became the foundation for her trademark style, Prairie Style. A successful editor, writer and photo stylist, Fifi has produced numerous features for national publications (The New York Times, Coastal Living, Country Living, to name a few). She is the founder and editor in chief of 4 national magazines: Prairie Style, French Country Style, Romantic Country, and Tuscan Style DecoratingFifi’s unique approach to an all encompassing lifestyle is unanimously embraced by over 2 million fans of her blog, Chez Fifi