{reality wedding story} Champagne & Burgundy at St. George Hall

BRIDE & GROOM: Cindy & Mike Rzepecki

WEDDING DATE: September 16th 2017

CEREMONY LOCATION: Knox Presbyterian Church (knoxwaterloo.ca), Waterloo, ON

RECEPTION LOCATION: St. George Banquet Hall (♥) (stgeorgehall.com), Waterloo, ON

“We looked at a lot of venues throughout the area. St. George Banquet Hall was definitely the best one!” – Cindy & Mike

PHOTOGRAPHY: Brian Limoyo Photography (♥) (brianlimoyoweddings.com), Kitchener, ON “Brian was amazing! We loved the way his photos captured the emotion between the bride and groom. He went above and beyond (including ripping his suit, and getting covered in burrs!).” – C&M

# GUESTS: 125

BUDGET: $35,000-$40,000

DECOR: Wedding Dream (weddingdream.net),Cambridge, ON

THEME: Burgundy & champagne. “We wanted to go with fall colours, but didn’t want to have reds and oranges.”- C&M

GUEST BOOK: “We decided not to do a traditional guestbook. Instead, we asked guests to write or draw on a square of fabric. The fabric squares will be made into a quilt by a family member!” – C&M

FLOWERS: Belmont Flowers (♥) (belmontflowers.ca), Kitchener,ON “Vildana was amazing! We got married right after Hurricane Irma, and because a lot of the flowers come from Miami, there was less supply then there would normally be. She was able to get flowers from across the globe (and some from her backyard!) to put together the most beautiful bouquets and flowers for us.” – C&M

FAVOURITE DETAILS: “The ceiling canopy and our popcorn bar. We love popcorn! When we found out that you can buy party size bags of Kernels popcorn, we knew we had to include it in our wedding day.” – C&M

FAVOURITE MOMENT: “One of our favourite moments was the receiving line immediately after the ceremony. We had a brief moment with each other, our wedding party, our family, and our friends. We got to talk to almost everyone who had come!” – C&M

GROOM+ GROOMSMEN’S ATTIRE: Suits from Indochino (indochino.com) in Toronto. Shirts and ties from Moores Clothing for Men (mooresclothing. com) in Cambridge.

BRIDE’S ATTIRE: ‘La Sposa-Roby’ from Kleinfeld Bridal Boutique Canada (kleinfeldbridal.ca), Toronto, ON

BRIDESMAIDS’ ATTIRE: David’s Bridal (davidsbridal.ca), Cambridge, ON

ADVICE, ONE BRIDE TO ANOTHER: “You have to decide what you want together and stick with it. Know that there are some little things that you can bend on (and should bend on) to keep your families happy. Ultimately, if you’re both happy with it, that’s what you’ll remember when its all done.” – Cindy

Photo: Brian Limoyo Wedding Photography | Venue: St. George Hall
Photo: Brian Limoyo Wedding Photography | Venue: St. George Hall

Featured in the Spring/Summer 2018 issue of The Wedding Ring ONTARIO Magazine

Contacting St. George Banquet Hall

To learn more about hosting a wedding at St. George Banquet Hall, contact Brani Abadzic directly by email using the form below. 🙂 You can also visit St. George Banquet Hall online at www.stgeorgehall.com.


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