Megan & Dane’s Best Day Ever!
“The day was truly amazing. Dane and I did a ‘first look’ before the ceremony, which was perfect to calm the nerves. The ceremony was really surreal and just felt so great to have all of our friends and family surrounding and supporting us on our big day.
The guest’s tables had peonies, hydrangeas and blush roses in a silver, low vase with silver mercury glass candles. The table numbers were hand carved out of wood and painted white. We had a little note thanking everyone and explaining that we donated to the Canadian Cancer Society tucked into their white napkins. My maid of honour, Shannon Kennedy, designed the name cards for everyone’s seats.
The head table had matching mercury glass votives and scattered blush rose petals. There were quite a few of us, so we didn’t want to overcrowd the table. The girls set their bouquets down for added flowers. Behind us, we moved the flowers from the ceremony and Berkeley provided us with a ginormous mirror!
The sign in table included a seating chart, designed by Shannon Kennedy’s coworker, Gerardo Agbuya. The chart was white with blush accents paired with an antique white frame. My sister in law and bridesmaid Rachel gifted us with our guestbook, which people signed with the burlap pen. We also had painted mason jars with flowers, mercury glass votives and a card box with a “cards” sign that matched the bridesmaids and a framed photo of Dane and I.
The bar area had a sign designed by Shannon Kennedy with our signature drink name, “Danetini”.. get it? The frame matched the girl’s dresses and the accents were blush. We also had a matching sign for the cigar bar.
Dane and his mom surprised us with a choreographed dance to Dancing Queen by ABBA, it was awesome.We had a hookah and cigar bar which was a huge hit with all of our guests. Since we brought in our own bar, we had the venue until the late hours of the night, which allowed us to spend more time with our friends.
The venue definitely made this wedding unique. It’s not a typical ballroom venue. We were married outside, under a tent and had the reception inside. The venue has concrete floors and exposed pipe. There was a “staircase to nowhere” which we put family photos, our grandparents and parents wedding photos, and our two baby kitties for everyone to enjoy. Dane’s brother, Liam, played the violin for me as I walked down the aisle. It was so special to me. Dane and his groomsmen walked down to the Game of Thrones theme song on violin.
Celebrating with all of our friends and family was the most important aspect of our wedding day. Everyone was so supportive and happy for us. It was truly the best day, ever!”