{Real Wedding Story} Country escape at Nottawasaga | Jessica & Chrissy

BRIDE & BRIDE: Jessica Bennett & Chrissy Sled

WEDDING DATE: September 14th, 2018

LOCATION: Nottawasaga Resort (nottawasagaresort.com) Alliston, ON “We chose Nottawasaga Resort for the beautiful wedding garden, which has gorgeous flowers, a rustic water wheel, and a pond with a fountain.” – J&C

PHOTOGRAPHY: Steingard Studios (steingardstudios.com) Alliston, ON “Phil was recommended to us by Nottawasaga. His portfolio was breathtaking. He was so understanding, really took our ideas and went with them. Phil really wanted to make sure that he incorporated our personalities into our photos instead of just doing “standard” photos. He also had so many poses and spots in the resort that we wouldn’t have even thought of.” – J&C

THEME: “Our theme was rustic and sweet with a bit of Disney, because it matched our personalities and interests. We love escaping city life, enjoying time outdoors, and country music, which all seemed to fit perfectly. We chose yellow and grey as our colours. Sunflowers are Jessica’s favourite flower and they fit the theme perfectly.” – J&C

# GUESTS: 86

BUDGET: $25,000

DIY: “Our wedding was very much a DIY wedding; the centerpieces, the flowers, the crates that we used, signs we put out, our programs, essentially all of our décor! Even our glass container for our sand ceremony was a DIY project. It took a lot of planning, web searches for ideas, and trial and error for every element. However, we learned that a glue gun can fix anything! We spent many hours together making decorations, putting things together, going over every last detail! It was such an amazing year together planning and visualizing how our wedding would be!” – J&C

CAKE: Susan, a family friend

DJ: Scottify Events (scottify.ca) Toronto, ON

HAIR & MAKE-UP: Jordan Ashley MUA (facebook.com/Jordanashleymakeup)

BRIDE’S ATTIRE: Jessica’s dress was from David’s Bridal (davidsbridal.ca) Mississauga, ON | Chrissy’s suit was custom made from Moores Clothing for Men (♥) (mooresclothing.com) Ajax, ON

BRIDESMAIDS ATTIRE: David’s Bridal (davidsbridal.ca) Mississauga, ON

BEST MEMORY: Jessica: “The first look! Standing there on the step waiting for Chrissy to turn around, getting the first look of my beautiful bride-to-be. I’ll never forget the way I felt; the joy and the butterflies, the excitement and the happiness, I couldn’t wait to look in her eyes and see her beautiful smile!” Chrissy: “The first look! The anticipation of hearing Jess’s voice but not being able to see her. Waiting for her to come down the stairs and knowing how close I was to seeing her. After months of hard work and planning, turning around and getting see my beautiful wife. The rest of the world just melted away. The dress, the look on her face, the tears in both of our eyes, it was everything that day. But saying “I do” was also pretty awesome.”

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