{Reality Wedding Story} Glamourous Estate Love Story

Stephanie Kelly + Dylan Chesney | May 27th, 2017
Elsie Perrin Williams Estate, London (♥) (elsieperrinwilliamsestate.ca)
Photography Jess Collins Photography (jesscollinsphotos.com)

Venue: Elsie Perrin Williams Estate | Photo: Jess Collins Photography
Venue: Elsie Perrin Williams Estate | Photo: Jess Collins Photography


“Our theme was a ‘rustic meets elegant/ glamour’.  We had lots of gold, sparkle, ivory, champagne colours that easily complimented the wood decor in the Estate along with some rustic decorations.”


BUDGET: $12,000

PHOTOGRAPHY: Jess Collins Photography, Kitchener (jesscollinsphotos.com) “It was so awesome to work with Jess and her husband Ryan. They were both very friendly and personable, made things super easy and fun! Our favourite part is that with the package we chose we were both able to have getting ready photos so we could each see what was happening the morning of!” – Stephanie


Our biggest challenge was finding a venue that would allow us to host our small intimate wedding.
Most venues wanted a minimum number of people that we we didn’t want to have. When we found Elsie we knew it was the perfect place to have our wedding …” – S+D

FLOWERS: “Fran Churchill works at Clarke Road Secondary School and she is the head of the horticultural department there and she had access to everything we needed for the day. The flowers turned out better than I imagined!” – S

CAKE: Chocolate ganache made by the Groom’s Mother

CATERING: Culinary Catering Services, London (culinarycatering.ca)

HAIR & MAKE-UP: TAZ Hair Company, London (tazhair.com)

FAVOURITE DÉCOR ELEMENT: “We loved how our centrepieces came together with the wood slabs, rustic mason jars, crown jars with the hydrangea stems and small votives. We also made our guest book. It’s made out of pine and we traced the letter C on it. It is 2 feet tall by 20 inches wide, along with glittering the table numbers to add to our glamour part of our theme.” – S

FAVOURITE MOMENT: “First look.  Seeing each other before anyone else really helped our nerves, and that way we were able to relax along with our wedding party before the ceremony.” – S

GROOM+ GROOMSMEN’S FASHION: Collins Formal Wear, London (collinsformalwear.com)

BRIDE’S FASHION: ‘Madison Collection’ from Garber’s Bridal, London (garbersbridal.com)

BRIDESMAIDS’ FASHION: Ballet’s Bridal, London (balletts.com)

Venue: Elsie Perrin Williams Estate | Photo: Jess Collins Photography
Venue: Elsie Perrin Williams Estate | Photo: Jess Collins Photography

ADVICE, ONE BRIDE TO ANOTHER: “Plan your wedding the way you want it, not the way others want it. This is the only time you get to plan an event of this scale alongside your new husband or wife. You should  feel 100% confident about all the decisions you both make for that day! Always remember you can’t please everybody.” – S

Getting in touch with Elsie…

Elsie Perrin Williams Estate is located at 101 Windermere Road West in London. If you need more information, you can reach the event team using the form below 🙂 You can also visit Elsie Perrin Williams Estate online at www.elsieperrinwilliamsestate.ca and www.heritagelondonfoundation.org.

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