Paediatric Nurse, Melissa & Liam, a Medical Technician in the Canadian Forces fell in love with the gorgeous London wedding venue, BEST WESTERN PLUS Stoneridge Inn & Conference Centre (click for website) for its beautiful setting and all in one location. The couple said “I do” at the venue’s Rose Chapel and celebrated their nuptials with great food, dancing and lots of laughter.
Bride & Groom: Melissa & Liam Kooyman
Photography: Jessica Lutz Photography
Wedding Date: June 14th, 2014
Ceremony Location: The Rose Chapel “It’s beautiful! It also just so happened to be on the same property as our venue… it was perfect.”
Reception Location: BEST WESTERN PLUS Stoneridge Inn & Conference Centre (review) 6675 Burtwistle Lane, London, ON 519-652-6022 ext. 550 (1-888-471-2378), email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Favourite Part of Wedding Prep:
“Getting our RSVP’s in the mail!
I got so excited every time one came in!”
Florals: Melissa’s mom made the boutonnieres, bouquets and corsages. Her dad and stepmom did the centrepieces.
Favours: Little “flower bombs” – plantable flower favours that give guests a way of remembering Melissa & Liam’s love story… “To watch our love grow”.
Guest Count: 100
Theme: Country meets modern romance
Scariest Planning Challenges: “Getting everything organized in the beginning. There was so much to think about, from finding a venue and deciding on the décor to timing of all the events of the big day. A colour coded wedding binder helped alot!”
DIY Details: Melissa & Liam had family support with DIY projects. “Our centrepieces, name card holders, some décor like ribbon bows in the chapel were made by family, and I used Etsy.com for our invites, thank you cards, signage, guest book, and favours.”
From the Spring/Summer 2015 issue of The Wedding Ring ONTARIO Magazine