Navy blue, DIY and rustic feels at Grey Silo Golf Course | Chris & Lindsay

Chris and Lindsay took on many DIY projects that added to their rustic feeling wedding day at Grey Silo Golf Course ( The rain held off and they were able to get some amazing outdoor shots that showcased their love for family and friends and most importantly each other…

Bride and Groom: Chris and Lindsay Nickel

Wedding Date : July 28, 2018

Ceremony & Reception Location: Grey Silo Golf Course (

Our first impression of Grey Silo was Kim, the hospitality manager, and that she is incredibly accommodating and passionate about what she does. We loved the rustic but classy feel to the venue with the tall ceilings, large windows and timber posts in the room. Most of all, the beautiful fireplace was a perfect spot for us to stand in front of for our ceremony. The wrap around patio directly off the ceremony and reception room was a perfect spot for our guests to enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres between the ceremony and reception.” – L&C

Colour Palette: Navy blue, light yellow and ivory

Theme: “We didn’t necessarily have a theme but for the DIY projects there was a rustic feel. I used old windows for a display of photos and our seating chart had rustic looking wood for the background (used scrapbook paper). The decorations were primarily floral arrangements.” – L

Flowers & Decor: Julia Weddings ( “They used roses, hydrangeas and baby’s breath. They made made floral centerpieces, floral arrangements for the fireplace mantle and two tall arrangements on either side of the head table. All other décor was put together by myself (some handcrafted and some things store bought) to add personal touches including frames with pictures hanging from twine, a light up C & L and a wooden sign that said “Welcome to the Wedding of Lindsay and Chris” that I made myself in a workshop!” – L

Fav décor element: “I loved the DIY projects!” – L

DIY: “We did the seating chart using an old bulletin board, scrapbook paper, twine and burlap. We also had an old barn window to display pictures and introduction of our wedding party.  We had an old window frame with twine and pictures clothes pinned. There was a wooden C & L for our guests to sign and we had a wooden crate box painted and had burlap strung across to make a banner that spelled out “cards” ” – L 

“We had a small wedding party (2 bridesmaids, 2 groomsmen and a flower girl) and we had a total of 54 guests. We loved having a small wedding that allowed us to go around between dinner and dessert and personally thank each and every person.” – L&C 

Invitations/stationery: “Our save-the-dates included one of our engagement photos. Our invitations had a blackboard style.” – L

Wedding favours: “Small jars of homemade red pepper jelly wrapped in twine and a tag that I wrote “Spread the Love” on one side and “C & L July 28, 2018″ on the backside.” – L

Groomsmen and Groom’s attire: “Grey suits with vest, groomsmen wore navy ties, groom wore white tie, brown shoes ” – L

Bridesmaids attire and accessories: “Knee length navy dresses, mostly similar but had slightly different back styles (one halter, one buttoned up)” – L

Bride’s dress and accessories: “Sophia Tolli dress with a beautiful lace button up back and a train. Simple jewelry (diamond stud earrings and pendant necklace). Hairpiece with hair side swept and curled. To top it all off… I wore navy converse shoes!” – L

DJ: Juneyt (

Hair & make-up: Hair: Holly Wasser ( Make-up: Beauty by Sarah D (

Photographer:  “Our photographer was Bob from Picture Yourself ( I know Bob because he used to take my hockey team photos for many years when I was growing up. He was also the photographer at my sister’s wedding, 5 years ago. He made taking our photos a blast. My husband and I went to the venue a couple weeks before our date to scope out some good spots for pictures… but on the day, Bob had us venturing into the most creative spots we would have never thought out. I was glad I wore my converse shoes underneath because we were trekking up hills and through long grass to get the perfect shot. We also went down to the Grand River – which is where my favourite pictures were taken. Some of the other amazing shots were when the clouds got super dark (luckily no rain though!) and created very dramatic looking photos. I loved every part of taking pictures – Bob was so creative and fun with everything he did.” – L

Biggest challenge: “I have been sitting here for a long while trying to think about a challenge we faced while planning and I really can’t think of one. We had a clear budget and everything went so smoothly. I wouldn’t have changed a thing!!!” – L

Fav wedding memory: “I loved dancing the night away. I always dreamed that my wedding night would be filled with dancing but I never imagined it would be as much of a blast! At one point we had a Macarena dance off! Later in the night, I rapped Gangsta’s Paradise into the DJ’s microphone! The memories of everyone dancing the night away is something we will never forget. It didn’t matter what song came on, everyone was so into it and loving life!” – L

Advice from one couple to another: “ENJOY! Yes, it can get stressful for all sorts of reasons. BUT it is so important to keep it all in perspective. It is ONE day – a VERY special day – but still, just one day. Ensure that you create and agree upon a budget and then stick to it! There were things we could have done on our day, like having an open bar, but due to the cost, we provided 2 drink tickets for each guest and wine at dinner. We are so happy that we made a realistic budget and 2 months after our wedding, we were able to buy a house! In addition, don’t get hung up on all the details. Focus on what is required to ensure guests are comfortable and have a great time. Every other aspect of the planning should be enjoyable. Most of all – savour every moment! The countdown and the day itself flies by so fast. Make sure you fill every aspect of the planning and the day with memories you will cherish forever. (Also – getting your photographer to take a group photo with all of your guests is definitely recommended!!)’ – L

Venue: Grey Silo Golf Club | Photo: Picture Yourself
Venue: Grey Silo Golf Club | Photo: Picture Yourself


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