Describe the vision/theme you had for your wedding in 5 words or less: Didn’t have one but built off the elm hurst “Romantic inn/garden” theme
What are you favorite memories of your wedding day?
Bride: seeing our friends and family during the ceremony.. it was actually happening! Spending time with family before the ceremony
Groom: first time he saw the bride
Best wedding related decision: hiring vendors where possible and utilizing their expertise at every turn. Instead of having rigid plans we had a general idea and asked for help from our experts. Where possible we went with vendor recommendations for decor, scheduling, other vendors, etc. Heather (from HRM) helped us create a “day of” schedule that reduced stress immensely. These things all made the process very easy!
Favourite detail: having family members’ items offered to us was very special – earrings were Mother of the bride’s, hair piece was groom’s Oma’s (and worn by groom’s sister for her wedding), ring bearer’s pillow was handmade by the groom’s grandmother for his parents’ wedding, bracelet was groom’s Mother’s, cake knife was used at the groom’s parents’ wedding, etc
Advice for future brides & grooms: relax! Don’t stress about a perfect wedding, it doesn’t exist. Take your vendor’s advice and ask for their opinions, they’ve done this a million times. Lastly, consider a sweetheart table so you can enjoy some time together (it’s shockingly difficult to have a second alone all day!)
Would you change anything if you could do it all over again? Nothing!
Best surprise of the day: really enjoying it! I was worried we wouldn’t be able to!
Ceremony Location/Reception Location: Elm Hurst inn and spa | Officiant: Jeanette Hill | Cake: Dairy Queen ice cream cake | Dress: Sottero – Midgley, Haute couture line | From The Brides Project (Toronto) | Wedding Planner: Chantal Krasnicki (elm hurst) | Flowers/Decorator: Kim foster (above and beyond designs), lyric flowers | Hair/Makeup: Cassidy Shkimba (the powder room); Meghan Boyd Hair Artistry | Caterer: Elm Hurst inn | DJ: Rob from Music Central | Groom’s Attire: Moore’s (Ralph Lauren) | Bridesmaids dresses: David’s bridal
Processional: cannon in d, maestro (hans zimmer)
Recessional: for once in my life – Stevie wonder
Entrance: we are family
First Dance: perfect – we sheeran and Beyoncé
Father daughter dance – my little girl – Tim McGraw