{Real Wedding Story} Timeless at Stoneridge Inn | Kaitlan & Bobby

BRIDE & GROOM: Kaitlan & Bobby Cook

WEDDING DATE: January 19th, 2019

LOCATION: Best Western PLUS Stoneridge Inn & Conference Centre (♥) (stoneridgeinn.com) London, ON “Bobby grew up right around the corner from the venue, so naturally it was one of the first locations we toured. We loved the fact that everything could be held in one location, including guest accommodations (especially in January). I fell in love with the Rose Chapel and all of it’s exposed brick. Our ballroom was large enough for a band (which was super important to us) and had private washrooms for guests. A décor package was also available, making it easy to plan a wedding from Ottawa. Ironically, one of our first dates was at Pasto’s (the restaurant onsite) so we knew the food was amazing!” – K

# GUESTS: 120

BUDGET: $25,000

THEME: “I wanted our winter wedding to be elegant and timeless. We went with a neutral colour palette with a touch of sparkle.” – K

PHOTOGRAPHY: Kelly Taylor – The Bridal Lounge Photography (thebridallounge.ca) Ingersoll, ON
“I know Kelly from growing up in Ingersoll. Her personality makes you feel at ease, and her direction is fun and natural. I love her out-ofthe-box thinking and her eye for a good shot. Bobby and I were all in for our photos and totally committed to the process. We froze, we got dirty, we were all picking burrs out of my dress, but man, was it worth it!”- K

FLORALS: Springhill Flowers (springhillflowers.com) London, ON

FAV DÉCOR ELEMENT: Crafted Together Co. (facebook.com/craftedtogetherco) Ottawa, ON “We used an old mirrored closet door and hired a calligrapher to write “Find your Seat”, our names and the wedding date.” – K

CHEESECAKE: “We requested to have a “cheesecake bar” as dessert. The venue provided us with a cake stand with multiple tiers, which resembled a wedding cake. We filled it with mini round cheesecakes and had guests serve themselves, choosing their own toppings. It was a hit!” – K

GROOM + GROOMSMEN ATTIRE: Moores Clothing for Men (♥) (mooresclothing.com) London, ON

BRIDE ATTIRE: Sew Stylish Wedding Works (♥) (sewstylishweddingworks.com) Ingersoll, ON

LIVE MUSIC: Soul Tripper (soultripperband.com) Woodstock, ON HAIR: Hair by Shelby, St. Thomas, ON

MAKEUP: Blush & Glow- Makeup by Lis (facebook.com/makeupbylisv) Tillsonburg, ON

ADVICE, ONE COUPLE TO ANOTHER: “Some little take aways I learned from my wedding day: 1. Invest in a cute hanger for your dress. 2. Make sure you are centred for your “I do’s”. 3. Ok… now for some heart to heart advice: You go through so many emotions and so many special moments throughout your wedding day. When it’s all over take some time to reflect. We had the best day, but it truly goes by so quickly and feels like a blur immediately after. A few weeks after I struggled with the thought of it being done. I wanted to relive the day all over again. But as time goes on, the memories become more clear and they bring you so much happiness. Your wedding day is just the start of your forever, and you have so much life to live together. So many more memories to make!” – K

Venue: BW Stoneridge Inn | Photo: The Bridal Lounge

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

MORE ABOUT BEST WESTERN PLUS STONERIDGE INN | From ballrooms seating up to 200 guests to sweet ceremonies at The Rose Chapel, London couples love the Stoneridge Inn.  Find out more details in their review in The Ring or contact them directly using the form below 🙂

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