I’m back guys!! Did ya miss me? After a nice, relaxing winter I have returned in full force to the wonderful world of weddings!! And this year, I have promised to do more blogging! I swear!…it’s gonna happen. I think my brides and grooms deserve to be highlighted on the blog, so by-gosh – I’m going to do it! And here we go…
Kim & Rob ~ May 23rd ~ Eagles Nest Golf Course, Maple ON
I first met Kim about a year before their wedding, May 2014, and from the beginning I knew this would be an organized affair! She came to meet me at the Starbucks with a binder of information (which I LOVE to see, btw) and when she told me she was an elementary school teacher I was like ‘ahhhh…this is starting to make sense!’. Kim had a lot of the details already planned out about a year in advance, but with her DIY projects and silk centerpieces, she knew she would have a lot of moving pieces on the big day and wanted to make sure everything was laid out correctly and looking gorgeous!
Fast forward to May 23rd 2015! The big day has finally arrived and I pull up to the golf course looking forward to a fun day. Check out this building!! Beautiful! With lake views from all the windows in the Great Hall, I don’t know who wouldn’t want to say their I Do’s at this place!
I had my team of interns with me that day because we had a lot of set up to do. Thanks to Ashley, Breanna and my awesome side-kick Deb (my mama!), we were able to get everything done. The ceremony was taking place outdoors in the terrace garden area, which was beautiful! It has an awesome stone staircase that comes down along the side of it, so Kim was able to make a grand entrance with all eyes on her
Inside the hall, was a scurry of activity! Everything was meticulously planned, down to the exact detail (a girl after my own heart!). We placed name cards at each table setting, as well as shot glasses for each of the guest to take home. Kim’s mother had created the beautiful silk floral arrangements for each table, which one lucky guest was able to take home at the end of the night! Menus and Kissing Game rule cards were placed at each table.
But my FAVOURITE detail of the night was the kids activity booklets Kim put together for their family and friends’ little ones. The youngin’s received an activity colouring book with a small pack of crayons, while the pre-teen crowd received a disposable camera with an Eye-Spy game that they were to play throughout the night! Such a clever way to keep the young kids busy and interested in the evening!!
Kim and Rob’s banquet hall was gorgeously decorated with light pink and silver accents. It was classy and elegant while not overpowering the room, which was already beautiful before we even began to set up! Their guest tables were covered in a blush pink linen with silver charger plates, while their head table was highlighted with a silver rosette linen (Babylon Decor) accessorized with her bridal party’s pink bouquets (Florals provided by Chez Joy Florist). The cupcake tower and cake topper (done by Sugar Tiers) was stunning as it showed all the colours brought together so nicely.
Some of the many small details Kim and Rob included were the Card Box, Guest book, Instagram posters, photo of the couple, seating chart and candy bar that was available towards the end of the night. It’s the small details like these that bring a wedding theme together and really makes it feel grand.
I had such a great time getting to know Kim and Rob and their families! They are such lovely people and it showed so much throughout the day. There were several touching moments throughout their big day, but I was able to catch a few candid ones! The happy couple after the ceremony, the bridal party lined up and being qued to make their grand entrances into the ballroom (they were hooting and hollering and generally having a great time), the first dance between Kim and Rob, as well as the Chinese Tea Ceremony that they shared with their guests after dinner. The picture below shows Kim and Rob handing the tea over to Kim’s parents. They ended their program off with a choreographed group dance done by their bridal party (check out my Facebook page feed to see that video!) which is just pure AWESOMENESS. I wish these two lovebirds all the best and hope they have an amazing honeymoon and future adventures together!
Until next time!
Christine & the Top Drawer Team