Plan Your Fabulous Local Wedding

Travel nuts Ruth and Eric wanted to bring their love of seeing the world to their wedding day and they wanted the most important people in their lives to feel it too! Add a choreographed dance and you have an unforgettable wedding day…

Bride & Groom: Ruth Wright-Gedcke and Eric Hunsberger

Wedding Date: May 4, 2019

Ceremony & Reception Location(s): “We had our ceremony at Stirling Avenue Mennonite Church and our reception at Grey Silo Golf Club (  Grey Silo reception hall is a nice bright space, with lots of windows. The abundance of natural wood means minimal decoration is required to make it look quite nice. The price is very reasonable, both for the hall and for the food. We had heard great things about how delicious the food is, and we were not disappointed!” – R&E

Colour Palette: Purple, white and gold

Theme: “Our theme was “travel”. Each table corresponded to a place we’ve traveled, either as a couple or individually. Our seating chart was a world map with the table connected to its corresponding location, and at the table, we had a brief description of our trip to that place. As part of our kissing game, we had travel-themed trivia questions about our trips.” – R&E

Flowers:Frey’s Flowers ( in Elmira provided the bouquets for the bride and bridesmaids, and corsages for the groom and groomsmen. We got other flowers from the Kitchener Farmers Market.” – R

Décor: “We didn’t hire anyone. Our décor was simple. We re-used flowers from our ceremony around the reception hall. Our table centerpieces were a flat circle of wood with a glass bowl with water and rocks in it, and a floating candle.” – R

Fav décor element: “We made table numbers with pictures of us at the age corresponding to the table number (0-14).” – R&E

DIY: “Yes. We cut and sanded pieces of a tree trunk for part of our table centerpieces.” – R

Invitations/Stationery: Greenvelope (

Cake: “We got doughnuts instead from Debrodnik’s Donuts (

Wedding favours: “We donated to the soup kitchen where we met volunteering together.” – R&E

Groomsmen and Groom’s attire: Moore’s Clothing for Men (

Bridesmaids attire and accessories: David’s Bridal ( “Each bridesmaid was free to choose her own style of dress.” – R

Bride’s dress and accessories: “I got my wedding dress from a pop-up store in Hamilton. I got alterations from Meghan Bambach who did a fantastic job!” -R

DJ: “We rented a sound system from Sherwood Systems and used a playlist on a computer.” – R&E

Hair & Make-up: “Hairpin Salon did the girl’s hair and Carrie Sullivan from Naturally Yours Studio ( did Ruth’s make-up. She takes a natural-looking approach to make up, and did a great job of bringing out Ruth’s beauty without having anything look over-the-top.” – E

Catering: “Grey Silo did all of our food. We did the buffet, which worked well since not everybody was eating at the same time and we could go and say “hi” to tables who were waiting to get their food or had already finished eating. Grey Silo was great at accommodating the dietary restrictions of our guests.” – E

Photographer: Crystal Sanderson at Pixel Light Studios ( “We found Crystal online. We thought her photos looked the best of the photographers we checked out, and she fit into our budget, too. Her photos are well composed with good use of colour, yet still look genuine and not over-saturated or over-edited. We got to know her during our engagement shoot, and she was always a pleasure to work with. She knows how to get you smiling and looking natural even in posed shots. Her turn around time was great; she got quite a few photos edited and back to us within a week of our wedding, and many more to follow soon after. One of our favourite parts is the group photo we took of everyone at our ceremony. Crystal also did some night photography for us which turned out really well.” – E

Biggest challenge: “The biggest challenge was bringing everything together in the last weeks leading up to our wedding. We were well organized, but it’s still hard to appreciate all the little things that need to be done to make the big day come together. We tackled this by getting as much done beforehand as possible, keeping a list of what tasks needed to be done and when, communicating with each other regularly about how these tasks were coming along, and getting family and friends to help out where possible.” – R&E

Fav wedding memory: “We loved our photo booth courtesy of Flashpoint Photobooth ( It was so much fun! Most of our guests went up at least once, if not two or three times, and they all got photo-strips of silly photos to take home as souvenirs. Even Ruth’s grandparents got in on the fun. Plus, Flashpoint made a book for us to take home with the photos that everyone took, so we have a great souvenir too!

Advice from one couple to another: “Make an itemized budget early on, and try to keep within your budget as you book each part of your wedding. Get planning and organizing as soon as you can; the last couple of weeks before your wedding will still be hectic, but hopefully not overwhelming. If you can, choose a venue where you do not have to do too much setup the day-of; you want your wedding day to be as relaxing and enjoyable as possible.” – R&E

MORE ABOUT GREY SILO GOLF CLUB | Grey Silo Golf Club’s popularity is owed to breathtaking property, first-class amenities and a large, rustic “Timber Room” banquet hall more details in their review in The Ring, here. To find out more, email Grey Silo Golf Club directly using the form below. 🙂

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