Sarah Brown & Connor Scallon chose to host their many out-of-town guests with a full wedding day in one incredible location, Revival House (website). This venue offers cathedral ceilings, stained glass, heritage and ambiance,
offering a destination wedding venue for the quintessential Stratford experience.
“Our best wedding decision was going with a venue that was as committed to our event as we were. We really needed help navigating everything…being two hours away added another layer of challenges. We met with Rob, Alysha and Chef Kyle at Revival, and they were on the same page as us. They became our extended family in the wedding planning process (and on the wedding day) and made everything perfect…And the food was overwhelmingly awesome. People still talk about it months later. The huge charcuterie board should be a mandatory element for any wedding held there.” -Sarah & Connor
BRIDE & GROOM: Sarah Brown & Connor Scallon
PHOTOGRAPHY: Reaction Photography (reactionphotography.ca)
WEDDING DATE: September 6, 2015
CEREMONY & RECEPTION LOCATION: Revival House (revival.house)
GUEST COUNT: 80
THEME: Late summer fun
OFFICIANT: Rev. Art Hodgson
BRIDE’S CUSTOM GOWN: Mina Bridal Designs (minabridaldesign.ca)
GROOM’S ATTIRE: Custom Joseph Abboud at Moores Clothing for Men (mooresclothing.com)
FLORALS: Candice Sanderson-Wigan of Revival House
FAVOURS: Revival House Honey with homemade labels.
WEDDING PLANNING: Alysha Ford of Revival House
CATERING: Revival House
CAKE: Shari Langis (sharilangis.com)
HAIR AND MAKE-UP: Make-Up Artistry by Heather and Hayley Meltcalf (makeupartistrybyheather.com)
FAVOURITE PART OF WEDDING PREP: “My favourite part was our engagement seemed like a year long celebrations – with our friends and family and also with all the great people that worked with us for the wedding. We had such a great ‘team’ behind us that genuiniely wanted our day to be the best. It’s a pretty wonderful feeling.”
DJ: Rob Wigan, DJ Wigs
VIDEOGRAPHY: WeddingMix (storymixmedia.com/weddingmix)
BIGGEST PLANNING CHALLENGES: “We live in Toronto and our celebration was in Stratford as were all our vendors – which meant that we had to travel quite a bit. That meant we needed vendors to be available on days when we could travel. Sometimes they weren’t able to, so we would have to go in another direction.”
DIY DETAILS: “We created our own wedding invitations and all printed materials. My family also made beautiful marquee signs with ‘LOVE’ and ‘SARAH & CONNOR’ as well as a beautiful ‘happily ever after begins here sign’.”
FAVOURITE MEMORIES: “It was the most relaxing and stress free day… I think the overwhelming feeling of joy from everyone was the best. Everyone was relaxed and having a great time.”
ANOTHER REASON TO LOVE REVIVAL: “Also having the ceremony and reception later in the day and at the same venue. it meant we could enjoy so much more of the day and didn’t have to worry about timing and travel. And our guests really appreciated it too as so many were coming from out of town!”
ADVICE FOR FUTURE BRIDES & GROOMS: Keep it simple. If it’s too complicated and too much it causes stress. it doesn’t have to be perfect to be wonderful.
WHAT YOU WOULD CHANGE IF YOU COULD: Nothing. It was the best wedding ever!
Featured in the Spring/Summer 2016 issue of The Wedding Ring ONTARIO Magazine