PHOTOGRAPHY: Trish Roberts Wedding Phoography
A wedding story that takes a mutual love for Scrabble to a new level through rustic, creative decor.
BRIDE & GROOM: Kayleigh Michelle Curts & Scott Joseph Sinasac
WEDDING DATE: October 6, 2012
CEREMONY LOCATION: Our Lady of Mount Carmel Roman Catholic Church, Mount Carmel, ON
RECEPTION LOCATION: Hessenland Country Inn (review) in Zurich
DÉCOR: To Suit Your Fancy (review)
FLORALS: Designs in Bloom (www.designsinbloom.ca)
CAKE: For Goodness Cake
COLOURS: Gold, bronze and eggplant accents
$$$ THE MOST ON: The décor and the florals.
INSPIRATIONS: “Scott’s love of Star Wars… our mutual love of Scrabble… my mom’s vision for our big day – she’s the one who originally inspired the rustic fall wedding.
FAVOURITE DÉCOR ELEMENT: “The gold candelabras with the flowers on top and the draping on the chandeliers.”
Kayleigh and Scott wanted a rustic fall wedding day that celebrated their love for one another. “From start to finish our day focused on the comfort of our guests. We wanted to express our heartfelt thanks to them for all of their love and support throughout our lives and on our very special day.” Hessenland Country Inn was the ultimate backdrop and To Suit Your Fancy, the ultimate decorator.
The bride and groom had a “hot bar” [LOVE this idea!] to keep guests warm on the crisp fall day. From chai tea lattes, and white hot chocolates, to warm apple cider, the idea was a favourite feature for the entire guest list.
During the cocktail hour guests were given horse and carriage rides throughout the beautiful grounds at Hessenland Country Inn.
Kayleigh remembers, “The wedding gave us the perfect number of DIY projects, but we also allowed our amazing vendors to strut their stuff!” Our biggest task was collecting over 1000 scrabble tiles and 140 tile racks so that each guest could have their own personalized scrabble place setting. “My dad and I have been playing scrabble since I was young, so it was fitting that he was so helpful in checking out garage sales and thrift shops all summer. Scott designed the seating chart to resemble a large scrabble board, which he had printed and placed in a frame my mom spray painted for us.”
To work in my husband’s love of Star Wars in an elegant way, we had a mini Han Solo character peeking out of the back of our wedding cake and Scott wore etched silver Boba Fett cufflinks to complete the look. Since I just graduated from Pharmacy school we had our guests leave us their ‘prescriptions for happiness,’ which we spent countless hours poring over after the wedding.”
At the end of the evening guests, returned to their rooms to find delicious homemade chocolate chip and Rolo cookies, baked by Kayleigh’s mom and packaged in Thanksgiving themed Chinese take-out boxes.