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Ashleigh and Brad wanted a simple yet romantic wedding. Bingemans ( was the perfect place to create this feeling! With cute DIY hints throughout, they were able to create the perfect wedding day that they had been dreaming of…

Bride & Groom: Ashleigh and Brad Carmichael
Wedding Date: Sept 2, 2017
Ceremony & Reception Location(s): Ceremony at Grandview Baptist Church and Reception at Bingemans Conference Centre (
“The ceremony was held at Grandview Baptist Church and looked great! We chose Bingemans based on their availability and because they could provide just about everything and allowed us to pick and choose what we wanted.” – A&B

Venue: Bingemans | Photo: LoveSprouts Photography
Venue: Bingemans | Photo: LoveSprouts Photography

Colour Palette: Burgundy and blush
Flowers: Charmed Flowers & Gifts ( “We had dahlias in blush and burgundy, Eucalyptus seeded, Queen Anne’s lace, burgundy ranunculus, roses in cream, sahara and peach” – A
Décor: “Bingemans set up the back drop. The reception décor was kept to simple flowers. Other things such as picture frames and signs I provided or created myself.” – A
Fav décor element: “I just really enjoyed all the beautiful flowers and the overall simplicity” – A

DIY: “I baked all the Nutella stuffed chocolate chip cookies as our favours and got some cute custom stickers printed to package them. I also made our cake topper by hand, which surprised even me!” – A
Invitations/stationery: We purchased a template from Etsy BigDayPrints ( for the programs. Invites were ordered on Vista Print (
Cake: “My aunt baked it! I made the cake topper by looking at pictures online and just making something that looked similar out of polymer clay” – A
Wedding favours: “DIY Nutella stuffed chocolate chip cookies with custom stickers” – A

Groomsmen and Groom’s attire: Moore’s Clothing for Men ( “They had burgundy ties that matched the bridesmaids dresses” – A
Bridesmaids attire and accessories: Burgundy coloured dresses from David’s Bridal (
Bride’s dress and accessories: “My dress was purchased from Valentina Bridal ( who was amazing to work with! My belt was from Etsy Store LaBelleEpoqueBridal (” – A
DJ: Spotify Playlist, a friend volunteered to run it!

Hair & Make-up: Capri Salon (
Photographer: LoveSprouts Photography ( “We found them from a recommendation of a friend of a friend. We chose them because their photography style was in line with what we wanted and they also were great at communicating and also are just hard working people! They were great to work with. Very organized, took great photos, and were even flexible on the wedding day when we decided to make a detour and take some photos on the university campus!” – A
Biggest challenge: “Finding locations that would fit all our expectations was tricky, but with time and perseverance we figured it out.” – A&B

Fav wedding memory: “Maybe not the “best”, but the funniest moment was when a squirrel had found its way inside and was running by our guests’ feet during the ceremony while we were signing the registry!” – A&B
Advice from one bride to another: “Make sure you know what you care about most in all of it. As long as that happens, the rest hardly matters!” – A

Venue: Bingemans | Photo: LoveSprouts Photography
Venue: Bingemans | Photo: LoveSprouts Photography

MORE ABOUT BINGEMANS CONFERENCE CENTRE | After 50+ years, Bingemans ( is still well known for wedding spaces that suit nearly every wedding size, style & budget (more details in their review in The Ring, here). To find out more, email Bingemans directly using the form below. 🙂


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