BRIDE & GROOM: Jasmin & Colin Sanford
WEDDING DATE: October 17th, 2020
LOCATION: Forest City National Golf Club (www.fcngolfclub.com) London, ON
PHOTOGRAPHY: HRM Photography (www.hrmphotography.com) London, ON “I actually found HRM Photography while helping plan my best friend’s wedding in 2019. We came across them at their booth at a wedding show and they just stood out in my mind. A year later when I was planning my wedding they were my first call.” – J
GUEST #: 30
COLOUR PALETTE/THEME: All things fall! Red, orange, yellow, and navy blue. “I would also call it Stars Hollows in the fall from Gilmore Girls!” – J
BRIDE + BRIDESMAID ATTIRE: David’s Bridal (www.davidsbridal.ca) London, ON
GROOM + GROOMSMEN ATTIRE: Collins Clothiers (www.collinsclothiers.com) London, ON
HAIR & MAKEUP: Dom Garito & Sam Yanch
DÉCOR & FLORAL: Time 4 Flowers (www.time4flowers.ca) London ON
CAKE: Grandma’s Oven (www.grandmasoven.com) Aylmer, ON
PLANNER: Sapphire & Lily Events (www.sapphirelily.ca) London, ON
CATERING: Forest City National Golf Club (www.fcngolfclub.com) London, ON
TELL US YOUR STORY: “We spent several months planning our wedding for the fall of 2020. Everything had come together and was planned out when the global pandemic was announced. For months we held hope that we would be able to have the wedding that we dreamed of. However, as we all know this year has not gone the way any of us would have thought.
My husband and I made the difficult decision to scale back our entire wedding instead of postponing or canceling. We cut our guest list down from about 100 people to 30. We changed our reception to dinner and moved it outside. We spoke to all our vendors to scale things back and they were all able to accommodate us with what we needed now. As we got closer to the wedding, the pandemic was getting worse and we were afraid that we may have to cancel the entire thing. Fortunately, our small wedding was able to happen with all the proper safety measures in place.
We spent the week before preparing and the day before was spent setting up our venue, arranging the chairs for the ceremony, and decorations to achieve the perfect setting! I had great help from my day-of coordinator. She set up the remaining decorations exactly as I had imagined! I am forever grateful for her! Forest City National provided a lovely setting for a fall wedding, and Stephanie was great to work with as we had to re-plan our wedding.
Our ceremony was very intimate as we only had 30 guests attending. It made the ceremony feel even more special. There were tears, laughter, and sweet words exchanged that we’ll remember for years. Everything tied together perfectly! For us, it really was a perfect day and after the year that we had, it was just the cherry on top!
Instead of the traditional reception, we had a lovely dinner outside and some quality time with our friends and family that were able to attend. It was a short wedding but it allowed us to appreciate every moment even more. We are hoping to have our full reception in October of 2021 to be able to celebrate with all our friends and family together!” – J&C
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