Alison & Eric got married in Ancaster, Ontario on August 6th, 2011. The ceremony was set to take place outside at 4pm when dark clouds rolled in and sent the guests and wedding party indoors so not to get wet. Despite the standing room only and the humidity of the warm summer day, the ceremony went smoothly and the two got married after 6 years of dating!
Alison was a very laid back Bride, but knew that she wanted her reception decorated a certain way. Fresh hydrangeas and ivory roses sat in mason jars upon the tables. Paper bird place cards perched atop wine glasses and candles lit throughout the room provided the elegance and romance she was going for.
There were a few rustic touches incorporated into the decor, such as twine wrapped around the mason jars, wooden boxes filled with roses on top of the fireplace mantel and a chalkboard used to direct guests to their seats. As a personal, DYI touch, Alison made homemade strawberry jam as the favour – complete with a gingham wrapped lid!
Alison & Eric didn’t want your standard clinking of the glasses to kiss, so instead they had a Scrabble board propped up with their names on it, then each table was given a small baggie of letters to create a word describing their relationship, marriage or personalities. All of the letters had double sided tape on them so that they could be properly placed and displayed. It was a fantastic idea and was thought of because they played Scrabble on their very first date.
Overall, this wedding was simply beautiful! Elegant, yet simple. Laid back, yet exciting and thrilling in all the right places. It was a joy working with Alison, Eric, their wedding party and immediate families.
Wishing them much happiness as they start their lives together. Congratulations once again!
Since it was a hot July day, and the ceremony was outdoors, Lisa had mini water bottles on hand for her guests. Each bottle had a label with her and Grant’s initials and oh-so-adorable Celebration Facts.
Their initial monogram carried out throughout their wedding details – which is perfect as consistency is key! The monogram was on the handmade ceremony programs (tied together to form a fan for the summer heat), their menu cards and their cake.
Incorporating your personality and hobbies into your special day is a great way to stay away from being ‘cookie-cutter’. Another great way to be different is to incorporate family in a unique way. Lisa asked her florist, Christine from Designs by Law to recreate her Grandmothers wedding bouquet with a modern twist.
When I heard this detail, I thought that it was such an adoring way to include her Grandma into her special day.
Lisa and Grant had a fabulous wedding with beautiful weather, fabulous guests, delicious food and lot’s of love! All of their hard work planning, making and incorporating all the fine details paid off!
Congratulations again to Lisa & Grant. We were so honoured to be a part of your special day!
This Singles Event is a gathering for singles aged 25-35. If you’re on Twitter, we encourage you to use #HamOntSE to tell others you are going!
You don’t need to be on Twitter to participate, but it’ll sure help to stay connected with some of the people you’ll meet.
Tickets are $10 (plus a minimal surcharge) and will include appetizers, non-alcoholic beverages and door prizes.We’re looking for 25 guys and 25 gals to meet, mingle and tweet!
The event will be held on September 15th at 7pm – please see http://www.hamontse.eventbrite.com/ for more information and to purchase your ticket!
Gather your friends, and make a night out of this event! You just never know who you might meet!
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PS – if you meet someone and things go down the right path, we’re offering 10% off our services to all couples created by this Singles Event.
* 15 tickets for each guys and gals must be sold in order for this event to take place. Alcoholic beverages can be purchased separately. Please do not drink & drive.
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We’re looking forward to being with Alison, Eric, their family and friends and they celebrate getting hitched!