Planning a wedding isn’t easy. It takes a lot of time, patience, tylenol, money, antacids and of course time. But as the day arrives, you forget about all of the labour you have put into the planning and execution of your perfect day and just let it all unfold. The past 18 or so months of effort are worth it because your day will be perfect. Kim & Chris had their wedding planned at a particular church/reception venue and were excited to get married all in one spot. As the days grew closer, excitement and anticipation grew they asked about having a final tasting. It was that phone call, roughly 90 days before their booked wedding was to take place, that they were told the venue had been booked with another couple and there was no record of their five-figure deposit anywhere. After repeated calls to their contact at the venue with no success and after looking over all of their documents, it was clear that something bad was happening.
I can remember getting a phone call around 10:30pm or so one night in October. It was Chris on the other end and he wasn’t his usual confident self. He said – I think we have a problem”. Without getting into too much detail – they were out a venue and a large sum of cash with less than 3 months to plan a brand new wedding. I can remember frantically reaching out to some of our friends and then the idea of Steamwhistle Brewery came to mind.
A few days later, a more relaxed and confident Chris phoned back and said things are good – the venue is now Steamwhistle (which is actually now our favourite place to recommend couples – more that later). After a few bumps in the road, Chris and his strong but silent bride-to-be Kim began re-dreaming their wedding. Here is a look at how the day unfolded.
We had an amazing time getting to know Kim & Chris. After having one of the best steaks of my life about two weeks ago with these two, I just felt the real-ness and sincerity of their relationship. I also love that Kim hates carrots with a passion. The most exciting part of this wedding was just how everything came together and honestly – after being involved with a hundred or so weddings ourselves – there wasn’t anything noticeably whipped together or rushed at all. It felt perfect and we were truly honoured to be there with them.
I would like to mention how much of a pleasure it was to work with Mirza from Wandering Eye Photography. It was a pleasure to spend the day alongside you – you made our day incredibly easy and we appreciate it.
Thank you again Kim and Chris – we’re so excited for your marriage together!