{reality wedding} Ashley & Michael’s Fairytale Love story at Hacienda Sarria in Kitchener


Ashley & Michael’s Happily Ever After began when they were just kids. “Meeting your future husband as young kids and having that childhood friendship blossom into a romance is not something you hear of everyday. It is a love that you read about in books and watch in movies! What I didn’t know as a little girl is that the little boy who moved in across the street would one day be my prince charming!”

Hacienda Sarria, as shot by HRM Photography
Hacienda Sarria, photo by HRM Photography

Bride & Groom: Ashley and Michael McCumber
Wedding Date: May 2nd, 2015
Ceremony & Reception Location: Hacienda Sarria, Kitchener, ON
Guest Count: 135
Theme: “Our love story/Happily Ever After”
Favourite Part of Wedding Prep: “Our favourite part of the wedding prep was all of the brainstorming that we did to be able to create a day that would reflect our love story!”
Florals: Pink Poppi Designs
Cake: The Cake Box
Gown: Crème Couture – Justin Alexander
Groomsmen and Groom’s attire: Bud Gowan Formal Wear
Bridesmaids attire: David’s Bridal
Hair and Make-up: Sonia Ryan & Co. (review)
DJ: Kinetic Studio
Officiant: Kettle Creek Weddings
Caterer: Charcoal Group
Videographer: Eric Yu Photo + Cinema (See their wedding video at: https://vimeo.com/129995784)
Favours: Candles from Bath and Body Works and Personalized Matches from Favours and Flowers

Biggest Planning Challenges: “The most challenging part of the wedding planning was finding the time to dedicate to all of the personalized details of our wedding day.”

DIY Details:

  • pictures of Ashley & Michael, throughout their 12 year relationship, framed and displayed throughout the venue
  • painted wooden quotes
  • personalized chalkboards with quotes
  • vintage love story books including one made for the couple
  • personalized candle favours and matches

ADVICE, from one couple to another: “Enjoy every moment! The day goes by so quickly and feels like a whirlwind! Take a moment (just the two of you) to look around and feel the love between each other (that is what the day is all about!)”

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