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Sarah and Curtis embraced the German feel of Concordia  and built their special day around it. They are both of German heritage and wanted to make their German speaking family feel comfortable…

Married Couple: Sarah Waldeck & Curtis Waldeck

Wedding Date: August 11th, 2018

Ceremony & Reception Location: Concordia Club ( “The Concordia club has a beautiful ceiling and we loved working with Martina!” – S&C

Colour Palette: Red, Navy Blue and Champagne

Theme: “The overall theme was German to embrace the German heritage of both of our families and make the German speakers in my family feel comfortable.” – S

Flowers: Lilies White ( “I wanted to have a lot of texture in my bouquet and Dawn helped me pick the Daliahs, Eucalyptus, Ferns, Roses, Blue Thistle and Myrtle to bring together many elements. The myrtle is traditionally found in German wedding bouquets and was a way to honour both of my Oma’s. My bouquet had all the colours of our wedding.” – S

Décor: Decorating Dreams ( “We used a champagne backdrop, the silks hanging from the chandelier and champagne chair covers and linens.” – S

Fav décor element: “The chandelier feature was our favourite!” – S&C

DIY: “We did a lot of DIY! We designed the centerpieces and put the together with our wedding party. The guest favours were small pots of honey from the my father and were decorated by my mom, dad, mother in law and my mom’s best friend. The wedding cake was made by me my mom and mother in law and decorated by the entire wedding party and some of the my family and friends.” – S

Invitations/stationery: Vistaprint. “We added a ruby embellishment to each invitation and thank you card before sending them out to our guests to add an additional personal touch.” – S&C

Cake: “The wedding cake was Champagne with a pastry cream filling. There were 3 types of cupcakes to embrace each of the 3 main colours: Vanilla with a strawberry filling, lemon with a blueberry filling and champagne with a pastry cream filling. An Italian meringue topped each cupcake and small Italian meringue flowers covered the wedding cake.” – S

Venue: Concordia Club | Photo: Lightscape Photography

Wedding favours: “Mad Bee Honey from my dad, decorated with a bee pendent and lavender from my family farm.” -S

Groomsmen and Groom’s attire: Moores Clothing ( “Curtis got to choose the suit and went with a Calvin Klein suits in a dark blue.” – S

Bridesmaids attire and accessories: Sophie’s bridal shop ( “The bridesmaids dresses were Bill Levkoff with a halter neck in cranberry. Each bridesmaid had gold studs from People’s.” – S

Bride’s dress and accessories: “My dress was a dropwaist ballgown designed by Maggie Sottero in champagne. My tiara was borrowed from my aunt who wore it in her wedding. Diamond stud earrings were borrowed from my mom. My diamond necklace belonged to my late grandmother. My veil was made by my mom and my red shoes were by Badgley Mischka.” – S

DJ: DJ Bear from Something Blue ( “I met DJ Bear at a bridal show and loved his spirit!” -S

Hair & make-up: “Hair was by Amanda at Fad Hair Studios ( Amanda has been my hair dresser for over 10 years. She knew exactly what I needed on my wedding day! Make-up was by Stephanie at Fad Hair Studios.” – S

Catering: “Concordia Club supplied all the food. We loved the German themed dinner and working with Martina was a dream! We were even able to have the Concordia Club dance group (Enzian Folk Dancers) perform during the dinner at our reception. Our guests loved it and it gave us a unique element to our special day.” – S&C

Venue: Concordia Club | Photo: Lightscape Photography

Photographer: Lightscape Photography ( “We met our photographer at a bridal show in Cambridge. I loved the style of their photos which really brought out the essence of the couple they were photographing. They are a husband and wife team and work so well together. They are inspired by their surroundings and no two couple’s pictures are the same. It was a dream to work with them. They made everyone feel very comfortable and didn’t miss any pictures. They even stayed slightly longer than required to capture the Father-Daughter dance. My favourite pictures are from when the champagne bottle didn’t pop like we wanted it to after the ceremony. Curtis improvised and started drinking from the bottle. They were able to capture the pure joy in the moment!” – S

Biggest challenge: “The biggest challenge when it came to planning the wedding was sticking to our relatively low budget. We had to be creative when it came to designing many elements of our wedding day and did a lot of DIY in order to be able to stick to our budge. Luckily our families and friends were both willing to help us out and made sure we were able to get it all done.” – S&C

Fav wedding memory: “The best memory of our wedding was our first dance. We had been practicing with Angie at Fred Astaire dance studio (www, for a few months and were able to go from no dancing skills to putting together a beautiful routine to Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You by Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons.” – S

Advice from one couple to another: “Make sure you both get a say in your day. It isn’t just one person’s day and should represent the combining of both personalities and tastes. Open communication from the beginning is key to making sure both people are getting exactly what they want and at a comfortable price for both.” – S&C

MORE ABOUT CONCORDIA CLUB | Concordia Club is famous for Oktoberfest and a favourite for weddings (more details in their review in The Ring, here). To find out more, email Concordia Club directly using the form below. 🙂

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