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Kati and Mike wanted a whimsical woodland wedding and Pine Valley Chalet was the perfect venue for them to have the wedding of their dreams!

WEDDING DATE: April 30th, 2022

LOCATION: Pine Valley Chalet Kitchener, ON “Mike & I chose Pine Valley Chalet for its ambiance, it is absolutely beautiful. Our must-haves list for our venue included vaulted ceilings, exposed beams, floor-to-ceiling windows, rustic wooden tables, and uncarpeted floors. Their regular menu offered so many options but was not what we were looking for, however they were willing to work with us to create a custom menu to suit our taste and style.” – K&M

PHOTOGRAPHY: Timeless Tree Weddings York, ON “Working with Timeless Tree Weddings was flawless. Tommy responded to emails incredibly promptly and was very polite & professional. Jodi was AMAZING. Mike & I had never had our photos taken professionally, so we were super awkward at first. Jodi very quickly eased the tension and soon enough we were acting and moving less like robots and more like ourselves. We had so much fun! They were the perfect choice to capture our whimsical woodland wedding!” – K

GUEST #: 78

COLOUR PALETTE/THEME: “We love the rustic style that seems to be very popular right now. However, we found that more of a farm setting style seemed to be prevalent, whereas we were envisioning more of a forest setting style. Less cowboy, more lumberjack!

We would summarize our theme as “Whimsical Woodland Wedding” with lots of greens, browns, & greys.

We used lots of moss, live-edge stumps, and greenery to make our theme come across. Mike & I DIY’d pinecones & acorns as fine details. Also, Hannah Road by Louise supplied rustic signs from repurposed wood and a wooden wishing well for our card box.” – K&M

BRIDE ATTIRE: Amanda-Linas Woodbridge, ON 

GROOM + GROOMSMEN ATTIRE: Moores Clothing for Men Kitchener, ON

BRIDESMAID ATTIRE: Best For Bride Hamilton, ON 

HAIR: Smash Hair Hamilton, ON

MAKEUP: Haley McIntosh

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DÉCOR/DAY OF COORDINATION: Servers with a Smile Kitchener, ON “We cannot sing them enough praises. They did both the décor and the day of coordination at our wedding. We chose them based on their proposed design, positive Google reviews, and years of experience. Rebecca was able to discern my exact vision for my woodland wedding, from my muddled descriptions & the piecemeal images I collected online. She was a dream to work with. They were super professional & courteous, but still fun to have around and easy to approach.” -K

DJ: DJ Bear-Something Blue Wedding DJ Kitchener, ON

BOUQUETS: Satellite Gardens Hamilton, ON 

DÉCOR RENTAL: Elegant Gardens Mississauga, ON & Hannah Road by Louise Toronto, ON 

OFFICIANT: Dream Weddings Officiants Hamilton, ON

CAKE/CATERING: Pine Valley Chalet Kitchener, ON 

DANCE LESSONS: Fred Astaire Dance Studios Hamilton, ON 

BEST MEMORY: “I think it’s a tie between our vows and our first dance as a married couple. Writing our own vows was a personal touch that really added to the intimacy of the ceremony. For Mike to express himself so openly in front of all our family & friends was so moving; although it did make holding back the tears difficult! Mike and I attended dance lessons for our first dance. So, our first dance was choreographed to our unique style and to our song, “I Love You Baby” by Frank Sinatra. It was really an amazing experience. We had a date night every week for the weeks leading up to the wedding; it really brought us closer as a couple. It was great to showcase what we had learned to all of our family and friends. Everyone was very surprised considering my two left feet and Mike’s prior opinions on dancing. Mike admits that he really enjoyed the classes and is willing to continue them.”-K 

ADVICE: “Don’t compromise on your dreams. Achieving everything that you envision is possible. It was a lot of work, but it was definitely worth it in the long run. And I cannot stress enough, hire a day-of-coordinator! After the hours and months of planning, the couple should be able to enjoy their day, not worry about the execution of all that planning.” – K 

This whimsical woodland wedding was Featured in the Fall/Winter 2022 edition of The Wedding Ring Magazine

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