{reality wedding story} Seaglass, Toronto Maple Leafs and Love

BRIDE & GROOM: Zach and Shannon Robichaud
WEDDING DATE: August 19th, 2017
LOCATION: The Walper Hotel (walper.com) Kitchener, ON “The opulence of the Crystal Ballroom is something that I loved growing up in the area and had always been on my mind for when I might get married one day. When Zach and I had our meeting with the Walper we knew we had found the perfect venue.” – S

PHOTOGRAPHY: Hillier Photography (♥) (hillierphotography.com), Kitchener, ON “It was meant to be from the minute we met. She was my first and only meeting to find the perfect photographer to capture our day. The best part of working with Brianna, was that she made the whole experience fun and relaxed. Most of our time spent together was filled with jokes and laughter which lead to her capturing these amazingly candid natural moments which both Zach and I now have to treasure forever.” – Z&S

THEME: “We didn’t really have a set theme. We just wanted to incorporate our favourite things and show our guests what brought us together. I did this by naming all of the tables and spaces after books, movies, video games and our favourite hockey team (The Toronto Maple Leafs) along with descriptions on the back as to why that was significant to us as a couple. I knew my mother would never let my colours be blue and white so we transitioned into a myriad of blues and greens and we went for a sea glass coloured theme.” – S
# GUESTS: 100
BUDGET: $25,000 to $30,000

FLOWERS: Living Fresh (livingfresh.ca) Kitchener, ON
DÉCOR: Hollywood Weddings (hollywoodweddings.ca) Kitchener, ON
DJ: Just Grin Productions (justgrin.ca) Kitchener, ON
CUSTOM INVITES: “We sent Dave Morston a template of what we would like it to roughly look like and asked him to capture our nerdiness as well as our love for bubble tea and he exceeded all of our expectations.” – S
HAIR & MAKEUP: Luxeappeal Salon (luxeappeal.ca) Kitchener, ON & Makeup by Tiffany Encina
GROOM + GROOMSMEN ATTIRE: Moores Clothing for Men (mooresclothing.com) Kitchener, ON
BRIDE + BRIDESMAID ATTIRE: David’s Bridal (davidsbridal.ca) Cambridge, ON
CAKE: Cocabella Cake Studio (facebook.com/ cocabellacakes) Kitchener, ON
COOKIE FAVOURS: Sugar Rush Cake Design (sugarrushcakedesign.com) Newmarket, ON

FAVOURITE MEMORY: “If I had to narrow it down to a single favourite moment, it would be our first glance pictures that we took in private. I wanted to make Zach smile so I had Brianna bring me a pair of Pikachu sunglasses to wear for when he turned around. Of course that worked perfectly. When the mask came off and we just had that moment looking at each other for the first time that day. Seeing the look in his eyes when he saw me in my dress for the first time – that moment, that feeling that I have found my perfect partner who I love with all my heart and I get to marry him today. That feeling will stay with me forever.” – S

Featured in the Fall/Winter 2018 issue of The Wedding Ring Ontario Magazine
MORE ABOUT HILLIER PHOTOGRAPHY: Hillier Photography (hillierphotography.com) shoots vivid and timeless images to capture your wedding day. More details in their review in The Ring, here. To find out more, email Hillier Photographer directly using the form below. 🙂
 

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