{Reality Wedding Story} A Fairytale in Rose Gold at Best Western Lamplighter Inn

Venue: Best Wester Lamplighter Inn | Photo: Nova Markina Photography

Meagan & Kyle planned their fairytale wedding in rose gold. “Once in a while, in the middle of ordinary life, love gives us a fairytale,” they explained. The wedding took place in London at Best Western Lamplighter Inn, was shot by the reknowned NovaMarkina Photography and included some of the most gorgeous decor details in all things gold, ivory and blush. Here is Meagan and Kyle’s story…

BRIDE & GROOM: Meagan Sheeler & Kyle Moniz

WEDDING DATE: June 25th, 2016

PHOTOGRAPHY: NovaMarkina Photography, London (novamarkina.com) “I have followed Nova’s work for years and was able to work with her for my brother’s wedding. She was my first choice and the first vendor I booked.” – M

“I promised myself for weeks leading up to the big day that I would consciously take in every minute of this day. I didn’t want to look back and think, it was a blur and I don’t remember anything. Every detail, every conversation and every emotion are engrained in my memory. It truly was the BEST day of our lives.” – M&K

CEREMONY: The Chapel at Windermere on the Mount, Christ the King University Parish. “The parish belongs to King’s University – I attended King’s and studied Catholic Studies for Teachers. The priest of the parish taught me during my undergraduate studies.” – M

RECEPTION: Best Western PLUS Lamplighter Inn, London (lamplighterinn.ca).

“We originally signed with another venue but they ended up being double booked. So, just three months before our large wedding, our Wedding Planner found that Best Western was able to accommodate our wedding size, budget and requests. They exceeded all of our expectations.” – M

COLOUR PALETTE: Rose Gold (blush pink, gold, ivory)

WEDDING THEME: Fairytale: “Once in a while, in the middle of ordinary life, love gives us a fairytale.” – M&K

FLOWERS: Peonies, hydrangeas, roses, ranunculas, light pinks, ivories and dusty green, all from Something Blue Floral Design, London (somethingbluefloraldesign.com)

DÉCOR: Jackie Phillips at To Suit Your Fancy London (tosuityourfancy.com). “She did our tablescapes, backdrop, our cake table and supplied a gold Cinderella carriage for our card box. She did a fantastic job!” – M&K

DIY PROJECTS: “Kyle is a graphic designer so he made the menus, programs, and the morning after breakfast invitations. One of my Bridesmaids made our ‘Welcome to our Wedding’ sign.” – M

STATIONERY: Meagan’s Aunt hand made the stationery, spending over a year cutting and pasting 150 invitations: “…and just as she was about to deliver them to us, we switched the venue! God bless her!” – M&K

CAKE: Grandma’s Oven, Aylmer (grandmasoven. ca) “Incredible to work with and the cake was delicious!” – M&K

FAVOURS: Personalized matchboxes: “The Perfect Match”

GROOMSMEN & GROOM’S ATTIRE: Joseph’s Clothiers, London (josephsclothiers.com)

BRIDESMAIDS ATTIRE & ACCESSORIES: Sophie’s Gown Shoppe, London (sophiesgownshoppe.com)

BRIDE’S DRESS & ACCESSORIES: Garbers Bridal, London (garbersbridal.com): David Tutera for Mon Cheri

DJ: Rob Aitken at Music Central Entertainment, London (musiccentral.ca) “Rob was fantastic! He did my brothers wedding and kept the dance floor busy all night at a very small quaint wedding. He did the same for our big wedding and gave us such personalized service.” – M

HAIR: Hair by Lindsey Boyd, London “She did 9 updos in the morning and all the girls said this was the best updo they’ve had had!” – M

MAKE-UP: Catherine Krahn at Esteem Makeup Artistry, London (esteemartistry.com)

CATERING: Best Western PLUS Lamplighter Inn, London (lamplighterinn.ca)

“Jessica Grundy at Lamplighter Inn was a life saver – she helped us solve our problem when our first venue changed everything on us and we were panicking that our wedding would be a disaster. She matched the price and worked closely with us to make our wedding everything we dreamed of and more. She personalized the menu to meet both sides of the wedding. All our guests could not stop talking about the quality and quantity of our food and drinks!” – M

WEDDING PLANNER: Lauren DeKoster at Twelfth Night Events, St. Thomas (twelfthnightevents.com) “Best decision in our wedding planning was hiring Lauren.”

VIDEOGRAPHER: Greg Idasz at AV Artisan Wedding Films, Toronto (avartisan.wordpress.com)

BIGGEST CHALLENGE: “Aside from the venue change in the last 3 months, it was our guest list. With Kyle being Portuguese we knew it would be big but we did not want to look back on our day and have strangers in our pictures and memories. We were very strict with our guest list, which caused conflict from time to time but in the end we could not have had a better group of friends and family present to celebrate our marriage.” – M

FAVOURITE MEMORIES: Meagan says the wedding day was a breeze. She felt relaxed and excited. She remembers how fun it was getting ready with the girls and how emotional it was to see her Dad for the first time. “But, the best memory was when we pulling up to the church in the limo. As we reached the top of the hill I spotted Kyle being escorted back inside… My stomach got butterflies, I teared up and thought ‘Wow, he looks amazing and I’m about to marry him!’ Everything else from then on was complete bliss and happiness!” – M

ADVICE, ONE COUPLE TO ANOTHER:
“Stay true to your relationship. The wedding day is about you as a couple, joining in marriage. It isn’t about anyone else. Work as a team through the rough parts. Don’t worry about what people will think or say. Yes, there will be bumps along the road but on the day of you will look around and gleam with joy and smile from ear to ear from start to finish.” – Meagan & Kyle

Venue: Best Wester Lamplighter Inn | Photo: Nova Markina Photography
Venue: Best Wester Lamplighter Inn | Photo: Nova Markina Photography

Featured in the Spring/Summer 2017 issue of The Wedding Ring ONTARIO Magazine

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