{Real Wedding Stories} Outdoor Hindu celebration | Niki & Timothy

BRIDE & GROOM: Niki Patel & Timothy Godin

WEDDING DATE: September 29th, 2018

LOCATION: Fanshawe Pioneer Village (♥) (fanshawepioneervillage.ca) London, ON “As a wedding photographer myself, I’ve always loved the outdoor spaces Fanshawe Pioneer Village has to offer. It is always so beautiful!.” – N

PHOTOGRAPHY: Raw Footage Photography (rawfootagephotos.com) London, ON “We planned our wedding in only 9 months and usually you book a photographer a year in advance. I also really wanted our whole HRM Photography team to be at my wedding as guests. They are family to me so I wanted them to celebrate with us! We decided on Sophie from Raw Footage Photography. She is a friend of ours and I love her work. It was perfect! I loved the morning session of photos, the first look and our photo session with just the two of us. It was an early morning with our ceremony starting at 10am, we had our photos done at 8:30am and we had the best light!” – N

THEME: “We really didn’t have a vision or theme, all I knew was I wanted an outdoor Hindu ceremony. I wanted the whole day to be about celebrating with our favourite people. We ended up going with pink/rose gold/green/white for our colours and based that around both of my dresses!” – N

# GUESTS: 120

BUDGET: $20,000

DÉCOR & FLORALS: The Little Shed Flower Company (thelittleshedflowerco.com) Varna, ON “The beautiful Mandap that Sarah created for our ceremony was stunning! She is so talented!” – N

RECEPTION BOUQUET & BOUTINEER: Designs in Bloom (designsinbloom.ca) London, ON

DAY OF COORDINATION: Unmistakably You (unmistakablyyou.com) London, ON “Hire a wedding planner/day of co-coordinator! Having Amy there made our day so organized and let us enjoy the day!” – N

CAKE: Bake Shop Studio (bakeshopstudio.com) London, ON

DJ: Music Central Entertainment (♥) (musiccentral.ca) London, ON

HAIR: AlyCat Makeup & Hair Artistry (alycat.ca) London, ON

MAKEUP: Carma (carmabyc.com) London, ON

GROOM ATTIRE: Ceremony – Asiyans (asiyans.com) Toronto, ON | Reception Suit – RW&Co. (rw-co.com) London, ON

BRIDE ATTIRE: Ceremony – Traditional dress  from India | Reception Dress – Petrov Bridal (petrovbridal.com) London, ON

CATERING: Sticky Pudding Catering (stickypudding.ca) London, ON

FAVOURS: Donation to Pelotonia (pelotonia.org)

BEST MEMORY: “My favourite part of the day was our dog Dre walking down the aisle before me (I saw it from afar) to a Dr. Dre track. It made all the guests have a good laugh before the tears when I walked down! I also surprised Tim with 2 gifts; one was a custom cake topper of us in our wedding attire and Leafs jerseys with Dre, and the second was tickets to a Leafs game.” – N

ADVICE, ONE COUPLE TO ANOTHER: “Just remember there are no rules, so make your own and make the day special to you both. We kept a few traditions and snuck in some surprises!” – N

Featured in the Fall/Winter 2019 issue of The Wedding Ring Magazine

FIND OUT MORE ABOUT FANSHAWE PIONEER VILLAGE| Fanshawe Pioneer Village and planning all or part of your wedding there, you can reach Bob Graham by email by using the form below :) Fanshawe Pioneer Village is located inside Fanshawe Conservation Area – enter at 1424 Clarke Road in London. See them online at www.fanshawepioneervillage.ca.

Alycat hair and make up artistry, Asiyans, Bake Shop Studio, Carma, Designs In Bloom, Fanshawe Pioneer Village, Music Central Entertainment, Pelotonia, Petrov Bridal, Raw Footage Photography, Real Wedding Stories, RW & CO., Sticky Pudding Catering Co., The Little Shed Flower Company, the wedding ring magazine fall/winter 2019, Unmistakably You