{reality wedding story} Country Estate Love Story | Gloria & Ben

Roseville Estate | Jessica Blaine Smith Photography

GLORIA & BEN turned their ROSEVILLE ESTATE (rosevilleestate.com) wedding into a magical day with activities and gathering spaces for everyone invited. From a whimsical ceremony under the trees, to poolside cocktails and marquee dining this wedding truly had a little bit of everything.”


THE BRIDE’S VISION: A magical wedding environment that feels like you’ve just stepped onto the set of a Midsummer Night’s Dream. “I wanted guests to have different areas of the property to enjoy – the s’mores bonfire, lawn games area, photo booth, relaxing space by the pool, seating by the pond, a dance floor beneath the stars, and a party in the tent.” Each age group had an area of activities to enjoy. Gloria remembers being at weddings where everyone was under one very loud tent, “and sometimes people just needed a break from the partying… In our wedding photos, I can see that everyone found a place on the property that fit their mood, whether it was dancing up a storm or relaxing by the pool catching up with family and friends. It made me happy to see everyone having such a good time.”

Crystal Adair-Benning, Owner and Lead Coordinator of luxe wedding planning company, Distinct Occasions, admits she absolutely fell in love with this wedding and this couple. “I adored working with Gloria & Ben on their whimsical Roseville wedding. Gloria knew EXACTLY what she wanted and really wanted to be involved. You could literally feel the love on their big day and my team was just so thrilled to be a part !”

It’s All in the details…

Every little carefully planned and executed detail in this wedding is a delight. For example, since the ceremony was outdoors under the full heat of the sun, silver metal buckets were filled with sunscreen, hand fans, water for adults, juice boxes for the kids, and bug spray, and then hung from plant hangers throughout the gorgeous ceremony space. Chandeliers hung from the trees, vases of flowers marked each row, the tent was dressed to the nines with tall centrepieces and candle light, cupcakes sat on silver cake stands on the sweets table, and even the cutting cake work a banner which read ‘Mr & Mrs Foster’. Crystal told The Ring, “Gloria had a vision and stuck to it!” Luckily, this bride has impeccable taste and an army of top named wedding vendors to help make it all happen.


Month of Coordination: Distinct Occasions (distinctoccasions.ca)
Photography: Jessica Blaine-Smith (jbsmithphotography.com)
Venue: Roseville Estate (rosevilleestate.com)
Flowers & Decor: Special Events & Flowers (specialeventsandflowers.com)
Caterer: Indulge Catering (indulgecatering.com)
DJ: Thunderstorm Productions (thunderstormpro.com)
Musicians: Laurier Music Students, Erik Johnson & Charlotte Tyhurst

From the Fall/Winter 2015 issue of The Wedding Ring ONTARIO Magazine