{reality wedding} Love Blooms at Elsie Perrin Williams Estate, London Ontario

Photo: hrmphotography.com | Venue: Elsie Perrin Williams Estate London Ontario

Cyndi & Marty Tielemans didn’t have a formal theme for their London Ontario wedding at the historic property, Elsie Perrin Williams Estate. “We just wanted to celebrate the day with our family and friends,” they explained. That said, their wedding took place on the first day of Autumn, and this gorgeous couple took advantage of it in their design and their photos, which were shot by HRM Photography

BRIDE & GROOM: Cyndi and Marty Tielemans
PHOTOGRAPHY: HRM Photography (hrmphotography.com)
WEDDING DATE: Friday September 23rd, 2011
CEREMONY & RECEPTION LOCATION: Elsie Perrin Williams Estate (elsieperrinwilliamsestate.ca)
GROOM & GROOMSMEN ATTIRE: David E. White Clothier (davidewhite.com)
BRIDES ATTIRE: Susan J Fashions (susanjfashions.ca)
BRIDESMAIDS ATTIRE: Ballett’s Bridal (balletts.com)
HAIR ACCESSORIES: Blair Nadeau Millinery (blairnadeau.com)
CUPCAKES: Razzle Dazzle Cupcakes (razzledazzlecupcakes.ca)
CATERING: Culinary Catering (culinarycatering.ca)

FLOWERS: “My now sister-in-law did a beautiful job on the flowers – a wedding gift for us!! She used lots of different & interesting things in the girls’ bouquets – she was instructed to use bright pink, orange & yellow flowers and she definitely did that!!!”

Photo: hrmphotography.com | Venue: Elsie Perrin Williams Estate London Ontario
Photo: hrmphotography.com | Venue: Elsie Perrin Williams Estate London Ontario

DÉCOR: “My husband’s brother and his wife did some decorating for us. We just loved the Estate [Elsie Perrin Williams Estate] itself and didn’t think that it needed a tonne of decorating. We wanted the beauty of the Estate to shine through.”

FAVOURITE DÉCOR ELEMENT? “My husband’s parents are both deceased, so my favourite décor element was a photograph of them that was placed on the fireplace mantel in the reception room of the Estate along with some keepsakes of theirs. It was a great way for them to be included even though they weren’t with us!!”

DIY DETAILS: “My new daughter and I did the wedding favours! I bought small terracotta flower pots at the dollar store and we stenciled tulips on them. We put 3 tulip bulbs in each – 3 of the 4 branches of our families are Dutch – and added a small thank you card that said “Love Blooms.” Our guests would have been able to plant them right away since it was September – spring bulb planting season!!”

Photo: hrmphotography.com | Venue: Elsie Perrin Williams Estate London Ontario
Photo: hrmphotography.com | Venue: Elsie Perrin Williams Estate London Ontario

BIGGEST CHALLENGE: “The time frame! We set our September date at the beginning of June, so I didn’t have a lot of time. Luckily I’m pretty well organized! Prioritizing was key – making sure that all of the important things were coordinated of first – the venue, officiant, caterer and photographer. Once those things were set I was able to relax a bit and work on the more fluffy stuff.”

What is the best memory of your wedding? “I have two!! That our children were our wedding party and when my new husband sang to me at the reception!”

Advice for couples planning their wedding?

“As this was my second wedding, I got to take some of this advice myself this time around! It’s your day, so do what you want!! The day goes by quickly, so make sure that you take the time to enjoy it!! Think about what you’re spending your money on!!! There are lots of things you can spend money on when you are planning a wedding, so it’s a good idea to decide what your most important elements are and then spend your money on those – do your ‘thank you’ cards really need to match your invitations!!??

I regretted skimping on my photography budget with my first wedding, so that was an area I wasn’t willing to skimp on this time around!! HRM Photography did a fabulous job for us! I was really happy that I didn’t cave on that!!”

 

Photo: hrmphotography.com | Venue: Elsie Perrin Williams Estate London Ontario
Photo: hrmphotography.com | Venue: Elsie Perrin Williams Estate London Ontario