{Real Wedding Story} An Elegant Affair | Kandyce & Sonia

BRIDE & BRIDE: Kandyce and Sonia Kostakos

WEDDING DATE: October 12th, 2019

CEREMONY LOCATION: Wesley Knox United Church (wesleyknox.com) London, ON

RECEPTION LOCATION: Four Points by Sheraton London (♥) (marriott.com/yxufp) London, ON “We chose the Four Points by Sheraton because it has sentimental value. We’ve stayed at that hotel a few times for special occasions and we have always had extremely positive experiences. The ballroom we used was absolutely stunning and we were in love the minute we walked into the room.” – K&S

GUESTS: 150

BUDGET: $40,000

PHOTOGRAPHY: HRM Photography (♥) (hrmphotography.com) London, ON “HRM was referred to us by another photographer who was already booked for the day. Right from our first meeting, they were easy to talk to and open to all questions. They had previously photographed same sex weddings which was something we struggled with finding.” – K&S

THEME: “We wanted a modern and elegant theme for our wedding, so we asked our guests to dress in black tie. The colours used were purple, blue, and silver with lots of black and white. The colours came from the blue and purple orchids as they are an extremely beautiful flower and both of our bride bouquets had them in it. The inspiration came from our love of Disney and wanting to feel like princesses for a day. We even had Disney music playing throughout the day and night. Kandyce’s wedding band is Disney as well.” K&S

DÉCOR: Lavish Events by Design (lavisheventsbydesign.com) London, ON

FLORALS: Family friend, Lee Chi Fe

CAKE: Grandma’s Oven (grandmasoven.ca) Aylmer, ON

BRIDES + BRIDESMAID ATTIRE: David’s Bridal (davidsbridal.ca) London, ON

BRIDESMEN ATTIRE: Moores Clothing For Men (♥) (mooresclothing.com) London, ON

HAIR & MAKEUP: LDN Makeup Artistry (ldnmua.com) London, ON

DJ: Just Grin Productions (justgrin.ca) Kitchener, ON

BEST MEMORY: “We had a non-first look where we held hands around a wall while standing on either side. We didn’t want to see each other before the wedding but it was important to have a moment together beforehand. Then seeing the emotion from our photographer made it so much more memorable.” – K&S

Featured in the Spring/Summer 2020 issue of The Wedding Ring Magazine

MORE ABOUT FOUR POINTS BY SHERATON LONDON: To learn more about Four Points by Sheraton London, contact Kim Samela directly by email using the form below. 🙂 You can also visit Four Points by Sheraton London online at www.fourpointslondonontario.com.

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