Plan Your Fabulous Local Wedding

WEDDING DATE: August 23rd, 2021

CEREMONY LOCATION: The Duffield Family Property 

RECEPTION LOCATION: Cellar52 (www.cellar52.ca St. Jacobs, Ontario Wedding and Event Space “Selecting to work with Cellar52 was a no-brainer in our mind. Gilt Catering is by far the best option for catering in the region for its exceptional food and beverage options and experience. Kristi was always very attentive and helped our vision come to life. We never heard a ‘no’ throughout the entire planning process.” – B

PHOTOGRAPHY: Gary Evans Photography (♥) (www.gary-evans.ca) Kitchener, Ontario Wedding Photographer “I’ve known the one and only Gary Evans for 10+ years working together in the wedding industry. There was no other choice in our mind when it came to someone capturing our special day. He is professional, fun, and made us feel comfortable throughout the entire photography journey. Our favourite part of our photos was definitely the quality of the photography and the creativity that was expelled through Gary’s directive. He is truly a talent to be beat.” – B

GUEST #: 35

COLOUR PALETTE/THEME: “Sage Elegance: The theme for our wedding was a play on nature with various wood textures, touches of gold, and sage green tones. We wanted the energy of our wedding to match both our venues and the surrounding environment.” – B 

BRIDE ATTIRE: Tilted Veil (www.tiltedveil.com) Guelph, ON 

GROOM ATTIRE: Gadsby’s (www.gadsbys.ca) Cambridge, ON 

BRIDESMAID + BEST LADY ATTIRE: Azazie (www.azazie.ca

DÉCOR: Kim Evans “Kim used to run and operate The Creative Bride and made my dream come true by doing our florals although she no longer operates her business as it stands” – B

BAND: Petty Theft & The Jailbreakers (@tompettykw_pettytheft) Kitchener, ON 

HAIR & MAKEUP: 519 Bridal Beauty

CATERING: Gilt Catering (www.giltcatering.com) Kitchener, ON 

OFFICIANT: Always and Forever Life Celebrations (www.alwaysandforeverlifecelebrations.com/martti) Kitchener, ON 

VIDEOGRAPHER: Seize the Moment Studios (www.seizethemomentstudios.com) Kitchener, ON

TELL US YOUR STORY: “My husband and I met 6 years ago through an online dating app. We spoke for a while before we met up for our first date and it was history from there. In December 2020, we found out that my dad was diagnosed with a terminal cancer that gave him a prognosis of a year and a half. My world shattered into a million pieces. My now husband knew that my number one dream was to have my dad walk me down the aisle on my wedding day. We found out about my dad’s diagnosis on a Friday and Adam bought my engagement ring 2-days later on Monday. We quickly got to planning and chose a date in July. As the wedding day approached, it was being compromised by the restrictions of the pandemic so we made the decision to move the date to August since my dad was in good health and putting up a good fight with his cancer. We got married on the most beautiful day in August on my parent’s property surrounded by our closest friends and family. It was a dream come true. Being in the events industry for 12+ years, you always have a vision for your big day and this quickly changes along with your priorities when someone you love so dearly might have limited time. We learned to embrace every moment and every step of the process, grateful to have the people we love surrounding us.” – B

BIGGEST CHALLENGE: “The biggest challenge that we faced in planning our wedding was navigating it with a sick family member. It was our top priority to have my dad at the wedding so the ebb and flow of a health diagnosis that was ever-changing played a huge role in things. Thankfully, in order to tackle it, we had selected the most understanding and flexible vendors in the region. They helped make the planning process as stress-free as possible.” – B

BEST MEMORY: “The best memory from our wedding day was definitely walking down the aisle, arm linked with my dad walking towards the love of my life on the property that built me. As the procession with my dad began, he turned to me and whispered, “This is such a dream come true.” These are the memories I’ll always cherish.” – B

ADVICE: “Do your research! Select your vendors based on quality and reviews vs. cost as this certainly made our wedding day that much more special. We felt like each of our vendors was truly a part of our day and we built very strong relationships with each and every one of them.” – B 

Featured in the Fall/Winter 2022 edition of The Wedding Ring Magazine

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