{Reality Wedding Story} A Classic Beautiful Day at Elm Hurst Inn & Spa

BRIDE & GROOM: Chantal Galbraith & Dan Krasnicki

WEDDING DATE: August 6th, 2016

LOCATION: Elm Hurst Inn & Spa, Ingersoll (elmhurstinn.com). “Such a beautiful venue! Everything from the food to the service was amazing… Having our wedding at Elm Hurst allowed for the ceremony, cocktail hour, photos and reception to be held in one location.  Lucky for me I was then hired as the wedding coordinator at the Elm Hurst Inn and got to see first- hand why we had had such an amazing experience. When we got engaged it was an easy decision to have our wedding here as we knew every detail would be taken care of for us.” – C

ADVICE, ONE BRIDE TO ANOTHER:
“The key to planning a wedding is staying or-ganized and hiring excellent vendors to execute your vision.”

THEME: All white, classic yet elegant. “We had our ceremony outside and wanted the natural beauty of the property to be showcased. We wanted something timeless and elegant.”

FLORALS: “I have always loved working  with Russell Rossini from Rossini Floral, London (rossinifloral.com).” – C

DÉCOR: Jackie Phillips at To Suit your Fancy, London (tosuityourfancy.com) “I had seen first hand her ceiling and backdrop work and after meeting with her and describing our vision she made me feel confident that our vision could be attained.” – C

DIY PROJECTS: “My husband works in graphic design and was really involved in designing the invitations, seating plan and favours for the wedding.  We went with all black invitations to contrast the all white wedding which was something not traditional. He also designed custom “Chantal & Dan” chocolate bars for our guests to take with them. The seating plan was a large mirror that we purchased and we had all of the guests names printed in order of table.” – C

MUSIC: Encore Music London (encoremusiclondon. com). “They wrote some custom songs that were important to us.” – C&D

VIDEO GUESTBOOK:
“We also had an area we called “Speakers Corner” where our guests could leave personalized video messages to us…Being able to watch back this video is both touching and hilarious!!” – C&D

GROOMSMEN & GROOM’S ATTIRE: Light grey suits by Vera Wang, found at Moores Clothing for Men, London (mooresclothing.com).

BRIDESMAIDS ATTIRE & ACCESSORIES: Weddington Way (weddingtonway.com).

BRIDE’S DRESS & ACCESSORIES: Ferré Sposa, Toronto (ferresposa.com)

DJ: L.O.V.E. Wedding & Music DJ Services, London (loveweddingmusicservices.com)

HAIR & MAKE-UP: Fayez Beauty Spa, London (fayezspa.com). “My stylist-Adam Tamba did a fabulous job, and did exactly what I had hoped for and more.  I had my foundation airbrushed and it stayed on all day in the heat- it was amazing!” – C

PHOTOGRAPHY: “Kelly Taylor from The Bridal Lounge, London (thebridallounge.ca) is a personal friend of mine and has done photos for us before. She is really talented, and I liked her adventurous ideas. Some of my favourite shots are from a large bridge under an overpass. Kelly had us climb up on ladders to get the perfect shot and it was so worth it! She was organized and kept the family and group photos on schedule. Dan and I chose to do a “First Look” so we were able to get most of our pictures done before the ceremony – this way we could mingle with our guests at cocktail hour. My favourite part of the day was the first look, and Kelly captured it beautifully. She had a good mix of candid shots along with stylized shoots that make our pictures truly fabulous.” – C

BIGGEST CHALLENGES: “I began to realize that I wanted to truly enjoy the day and wanted to be able to turn off the wedding coordinator within and place my trust in The Elm Hurst and the other vendors to ensure this would go smoothly.” – C

Venue: The Elm Hurst Inn | Photo: The Bridal Lounge
Venue: The Elm Hurst Inn | Photo: The Bridal Lounge

Featured in the Spring/Summer 2017 issue of The Wedding Ring ONTARIO Magazine

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