{reality wedding story} An Ontario Countryside Love Story

Chase Photography

BRIDE & GROOM: Kassandra Gallichan & Tyler Hutchinson

WEDDING DATE: September 23rd, 2017

LOCATION: Stoneacre Farm in Puslinch, ON “This location used to be a horse farm, and is absolutely gorgeous. I have been riding since I was 6 and being at the farm is a big part of Tyler and I’s relationship, so getting married anywhere else wouldn’t seem right.” – K

PHOTOGRAPHY: Chase Photography (♥) (chasephotography.ca), Kitchener, ON “I choose Chase Photography for SO many reasons. She does amazing outdoor photos and I was especially drawn to her equestrian photography. Janine needed to be patient and calm thoughout the whole day, due to my husband having a traumatic brain injury from a life threatening accident, just 4 weeks prior to our wedding. Janine was always so accommodating, especially when it came to recognizing when Tyler needed a break. She would provide photo ideas where Tyler was able to sit down.” – Kassandra

THEME: “Our overall wedding theme was country rustic. We choose teal since it was the horse’s lead colour and one of my favourite colours.” – K

GUESTS: 200

BUDGET: $40,000

BIGGEST CHALLENGE: “My biggest challenge during planning was Tyler’s accident. I was super prepared and had everything organized for vendors years in advance. But for the final details I needed my family and friends help while I was at the hospital going to Doctors appointments. We were unbelievably blessed with the love and support we got from our friends and family to make our wedding happen.” – K

DIY: “We made our own quote signs, centerpieces, flowers, name chart, and seating tags.” – K

DOUGHNUTS: Malasada World (facebook.com/ MalasadaWorld), Cambridge, ON

DJ: DJ Charlie Clean – Custom Events (♥) (djcharlieclean.ca), Guelph, ON

OFFICIANT: Kettle Creek Weddings (kettlecreekweddings.com)

CATERING: Strodes BBQ & Deli (strodes.ca) Brantford, ON

WEDDING COORDINATOR: Amber Schouten

HAIR & MAKE-UP: Hair Loft 77 (hairsaloncambridge.ca) & Makeup by Amber Baker (facebook.com/makeupbyamberbaker)

GROOM+ GROOMSMEN’S ATTIRE: Stars Men’s Shops (starsmenshops.com)

BRIDE’S ATTIRE: Heirlooms Bridal Shoppe Inc. (heirloomsbridal.com), Dundas, ON

BRIDESMAIDS’ ATTIRE: Sophie’s Gown Shoppe (sophiesgownshoppe.com), Kitchener, ON

FAVOURITE MOMENT: “The reception was our favourite part of our wedding. We got to spend time with our friends and family who had supported us throughout our entire relationship, but also through Tyler’s accident.” – K

ADVICE, ONE BRIDE TO ANOTHER: “Get a wedding coordinator, so you are able to enjoy the day instead of dealing with issues. Take your time and plan as far in advance as possible. You never know what could happen.” – K

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

MORE ON CHASE PHOTOGRAPHY | Kitchener’s Chase Photography (chasephotography.ca) strives to illustrate your love story through artistic wedding, engagement and portrait photography. Owner, Janine Roth, goes above and beyond on every shoot. Putting clients at ease in front of the camera, and just having fun with photography on your wedding day, the couples we interviewed (see full review here) were unanimous; she was the photographer for them. You can reach Janine at Chase Photography directly by email using the form below. 🙂