Water’s Edge Event Centre Wedding
From the Bride:
What was your favourite part or memory from your wedding day?
It’s so difficult to choose a favourite memory from our day because it was such an amazing day filled with so much support and love. Our ceremony was very special to us because Jen’s grandfather performed the ceremony and it took place at Matt’s grandparents’ house. We also wrote our own vows to one another which made the ceremony more personal for us. Looking back on it, we feel like it helped all of our friends and family to truly see our love for one another.
Do you have any future advice or suggestions I could share with future brides? (Any ways you saved money, timeline tips, vendors you loved!?)
Organization was so important throughout the planning process. We tried to chip away at whatever we could as the months went on. Make a timeline for yourself and stick to it! We made sure to get quotes from multiple vendors and to meet with all of them before making a decision on who to go with. First impressions and communication from each of those vendors was key. It’s a hard decision to make but you need vendors that will answer your questions and will do what they say they’ll do. Smashed Apple Gourmet Catering was one of the best vendors that we had the privilege to work with because they were so great with answering our questions and updating quotes for us in a timely manner. Kym was an amazing photographer. She was really flexible with us and we got our pictures so soon after the wedding AND they were amazing! (thanks, Kym =) ) We also created a schedule for the day of our wedding for each person involved (even ushers and people doing extra little tasks for us) and it really helped make the day feel less stressful and less rushed. It allowed us to enjoy the day, worry free.
I’d love if you could tell me about your wedding day from your perspective, or include anything else I could share from your wedding.
We worked really hard to make all of the details of our wedding reflect our style and who were are. Matt crafted so many things that were used during the day from the ceremony backdrop to the small pieces of wood that held the glass for our table numbers. We couldn’t have imagined everything turning out any better than it did. We were also just lucky enough to have perfect weather for our day with all the days surrounding it forecasting rain. Nature was definitely on our side (aside from the bird pooping on the best man’s shirt). Our friends and family all helped us so much to make the day perfect and we are so grateful for them.
Ceremony – Family property in Windsor, ON
Reception – Water’s Edge Event Centre http://watersedgeeventcentre.ca/
DJ – Beats Per Minute http://beatsperminute.ca/
Officiant – Jen’s Grandfather – Tim Atkins
The Dress – Designer – Tara Keely, Purchased from Pearl Bridal House in Mississauga http://www.pearlbridalhouse.com/
Florist – http://www.cjhflorals.com/
Dessert – Blak’s Bakery http://www.blaksbakery.com/
The Cake – Sweet Revenge Bake Shop http://sweetrevengebakeshop.com/
Caterer – Smashed Apple Catering http://www.smashedapplecatering.com/