{design palette} Destination Ontario West Coast at Hessenland Country Inn

Photo: Captured Soul Photography | Venue: Hessenland Country Inn, Ontario's West Coast

Hessenland Country Inn | Jennifer & Nigel planned a destination wedding on Ontario’s West Coast, handling every detail by email from their home in New Zealand! The result was the perfect day, shared with family and friends.

BRIDE & GROOM: Jennifer & Nigel Sampson
CEREMONY & RECEPTION LOCATIONS: Hessenland Country Inn (hessenland.com)

DESIGN PALETTE: Colours were cobalt blue and white, and Jennifer & Nigel say the wedding theme was inspired by their incredible location. “The Hessenland gardens are beautiful and simple…and the Coach House reception room is a converted barn with beautiful wood and stone feautures…simple and elegant!” Jennifer & Nigel kept the table settings simple, with only white table clothes with a cobalt blue runner and white chair covers. “We added touches of elegance with tall vases with votive candles and soft lighting; the flower theme was simple garden bouquet and my dress was a beaded A-line with a sweetheart neckline.”

PHOTOGRAPHY: Captured Soul Photography (capturedsoulphotography.com). “Michelle was not only an amazing, fun photographer on the day of our wedding, but she was amazing to work with afterwards while we were waiting for our photos to arrive. She truly loves what does and always puts the client first.”

FAVOURITE ELEMENT: “The Coach House reception room itself was just beautiful.”

FLOWERS: Blue and white hydrangeas, white roses (full and mini) for the bride. All white for the bridesmaids.

Hessenland Destination Wedding | Captured Soul Photography
Hessenland Destination Wedding | Captured Soul Photography

FAVOURITE MEMORIES: “Everything 🙂 We had the most amazing venue, photographer, cupcakes, décor and to top it all off we were surrounded by all of the family and friends that were important to us as we celebrated our love and starting our lives as husband and wife.”

BIGGEST CHALLENGE: “Planning from New Zealand! Lots and lots of emailing and trust in the vendors we selected.”

CUPCAKES:
Razzle Dazzle Cupcakes (razzledazzlecupcakes.com). “Great choice of flavours and taste amazing! We had vanilla skor, chocolate mint and chocolate chip banana.”

ADVICE, ONE BRIDE TO ANOTHER: “Sometimes you just need to go with your gut!  We made sure everything was what we wanted rather than trying to cater to others. Know what you are willing to spend more on and what you are willing to let slide! Most important, have FUN! We planned our wedding from New Zealand so if I can do it anyone can!”

Hessenland Destination Wedding | Captured Soul Photography
Hessenland Destination Wedding | Captured Soul Photography

From the Fall/Winter 2015 issue of The Wedding Ring ONTARIO Magazine