Two become one at the Kitchener Public Library where Gautam & Yijin to said ‘I do’. Surrounded by past and present love stories they celebrated with all of their family and friends.
DATE: April 27, 2022
LOCATION: Kitchener Public Library (www.kpl.org/weddings)
GUEST #: 160
PHOTOGRAPHY: Peter B Photography (www.peterbphotography.com) “We liked their portfolio, especially the “dreamy” shots. They also had experience shooting Hindu and Chinese weddings and had reasonable pricing for the full day. The photographers were friendly, professional, and knowledgeable.
COLOUR PALETTE/THEME: “We didn’t focus on having any particular colour theme for the wedding. One thematic element was the fact that this was at a library, which the reception centrepieces reflect.” – G
HAIR & MAKEUP: Bobbika Bridal & Hairstyling (@BobbikaBridalHairstyling)
DJ: DJ Bear – Something Blue Wedding DJ (www.somethingblueweddingdjs.com)
CAKE: LenJo Bakes (www.lenjobakes.com)
FLORAL: Costco Flowers (www.costco.ca)
CATERING: Coffee: Matter of Taste (www.matteroftaste.ca), Lunch: Kerala Food Court (www.keralafoodcourt.com), Dinner: Rich Uncle Tavern (www.richuncletavern.ca), Bubble Tea: Xing Fu Tang (www.xingfutang.ca), Late Night: Chef on Call (www.chefoncalldelivery.com)
NOTABLE VENDOR: “Our venue. We were looking for a venue with good value, and a place that doesn’t mandate a particular caterer. Since we were hoping for more unique and ethnic food and drink options. KPL offered us a beautiful environment and provided us the flexibility to incorporate that was important to us.”-G
TELL US YOUR STORY: “We met as grad students at MIT in Boston, and the sparks flew instantly. We connected over music and live theatre, with our first date to see the Boston Modern Orchestra Project, and other shows afterward, including Rent and The Color Purple. Graduating threw a wrench in the mix as the relationship became long-distance, since I found myself as a postdoc near San Francisco, while she was a software engineer in Seattle. Long distance became longer, as I moved to Waterloo to start my job as a professor, and hard became harder as the pandemic made travel even more difficult. Nonetheless, love prevailed as I proposed on a getaway to Carmel-By-The-Sea, California. She moved to Waterloo to join me shortly afterward, and we worked quickly to tie the knot.” – G
BIGGEST CHALLENGE: “Planning all the details took more time and attention than expected. It felt like a part-time job. Organization was key. We made a list of all the TO DOs, and set aside a few hours each evening to ensure we were making progress.” – G
BEST MEMORY: “Seeing the whole day executed as the culmination of months of planning” – G&Y
ADVICE: “Be organized and start early! Try to get help from your close friends and family, if you can.” – G
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