{Real Wedding Story} Candlelit love story

BRIDE & GROOM: Leanne Deforest and Mike Knischewsky

WEDDING DATE: September 29th, 2018

LOCATION: Grey Silo Golf Club (♥) (golfgreysilo.ca) Waterloo, ON “After visiting a few other venues, the warmth and hospitality offered by Kim and her staff were the deciding factors in booking Grey Silo. We were attracted to the post and beam construction and the cathedral ceilings with the reclaimed wood floors and fireplace. The rustic feel with modern conveniences fit perfectly with our fall themed candlelit ceremony.” L&M

PHOTOGRAPHY: Shiela Braam Photography (sheilabraamphotography.ca) Kitchener, ON “Sheila and Alison were amazing to work with! They’re very professional while still being able to adapt to changing circumstances and be creative when the opportunities presented themselves. Our favorite part of the photos was capturing candid moments and sharing how exciting the day was.” – L&M

GUESTS: 100

BUDGET: $20,000

THEME: “Our overall theme was a multitude of fall colours incorporating lanterns. The lantern theme was inspired by the surprise engagement party thrown a year before the wedding for us by very close family friends who included Leanne’s 17 year old son Jacob in the overall organizing. It included both of our blended families, as well as friends who travelled to be part of the surprise each bringing a different lantern. We didn’t want the typical pumpkins and mums but rather airy, dusted eucalyptus, flowing foliage, and warm autumn colours.” – M

DIY: ” We took on many projects for the ceremony and reception. Leanne organized and decorated the lanterns for the table centerpieces as well as the lanterns and decorations for the fireplace mantel and the guest sign in table. Leanne’s mother created all of the florals. I made the wooden planter urns and Leanne stained them. Together we drove out to the country and cut down the red branches and decorated them with lights. We repurposed an old window frame that was given to us using black panels to write the seating chart on.” – M

CUPCAKES: Handmade by Mike’s daughter, Erin Knischewsky

DJ & PHOTOBOOTH: Flashpoint Productions (flashpointpro.com) Kitchener, ON

LIGHTING: LEDgendary Lighting (ledgendarylighting.ca) Kitchener, ON

VIDEOGRAPHY: Jennifer & Geoff Slote

OFFICIANT: Weddings by Paul (weddingsbypaul.com) Kitchener, ON

HAIR & MAKE-UP: Capri Salon & Spa (caprisalon.com) Waterloo, ON

BRIDE & BRIDESMAID ATTIRE: David’s Bridal (davidsbridal.ca) Cambridge, ON

GROOM & GROOMSMEN ATTIRE: Collins Formal Wear (collinsformalwear.com) Kitchener, ON

Featured in the Spring/Summer 2019 issue of The Wedding Ring Magazine

MORE ABOUT GREY SILO GOLF CLUB | Grey Silo Golf Club’s popularity is owed to breathtaking property, first class amenities and a large, rustic “Timber Room” banquet hall more details in their review in The Ring, here . To find out more, email Grey Silo Golf Club directly using the form below. 🙂

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