Niagara Wedding Planner
Sweet, Sentimental and Personalized Wedding in Wine Country
Alida and Ryan's wedding day begin with Alida getting ready at the beautiful Inn on the Twenty while Ryan and his groomsmen got ready at a nearby AirBnB. After Alida was all ready, she shared a First Look with he lovely bridesmaids. After her bridesmaids finished gushing over how stunning she looked, Alida and her dad shared a First Look. While Alida was having her first looks with her bridesmaids and her dad, Ryan was heading over to Inn on the Twenty and getting ready and into position for their first look. We had them escape to a secluded corner around the back side of Inn on the Twenty and saw each other for the first time on their wedding day. After some photos with the bridal party and immediate family, we were off to the ceremony which took place within the Retreat Building at Cave Springs.
The mantle within the Retreat Building was beautifully decorated with books, bud vases and heirloom teacups. After the ceremony, guests were gathered for a group photo before Alida and Ryan getaway in the Vintage Corvette Stingray that Ryan restored with his brother and dad.
The reception within the Windows Room at Inn on the Twenty was filled with personal touches that all had special meanings behind them.
Table numbers were painted by Alida's mom and are all Algonquin Park lakes which is one of Ryan's favourite spots. The wood slabs that the centrepieces were placed on are slices from a tree at Alida's brother's home in Nova Scotia. Her mom, dad and grandpa sanded and finished them. They had 2 tea cups on the head table which were reused from the mantle at the ceremony. ,There was one from each of their grandmothers that had passed. There was also a lantern on the head table from Ryan's family cottage where they got engaged. The seating chart which was a mirror with cards made to look like cards for checking out a book at the library, and the books that were placed on the mantle at the ceremony, within the centrepieces and all around the reception were a nod to their shared love of reading and literature. The postage stamps on the place cards were from Alida's collection from when she was growing up.
For their guestbook, guests enjoyed a photo booth and placed one of the strips of photos within the book and added a little note for the couple. At the end of the evening, guests were encouraged to take home a tree sapling to plant. It was the loveliest autumn wedding day for such a lovely couple.