I recently had A few minutes with Our Bride Robyn , I'm always curious about the wedding experience as a whole . Robyn had so many RAVE reviews about local wedding vendors here in Newfoundland ! All the love !! Also she was kind enough to share some personal info about her planning experience , you know ... for the inquiring minds;)
Thanks Robyn for having us xx
How long did it take to plan your wedding?
I had been looking at ideas online off and on for a couple of years prior to getting engaged; however, the actual planning time took about a year.
Did you get started as soon as you got engaged?
We We actually planned and booked our wedding before getting engaged. By booking our venues, commissioner, music, etc. prior to announcing our engagement, we created a day that was just for us with everything we wanted. It was also fun to be able to say our wedding was completely booked the day
Did you use a wedding planner? Why or why not?
No, we didn’t use a wedding planner. I’m a very organized individual, and with plenty of time to plan, I felt a planner wasn’t necessary. I don’t regret this choice. Our wedding was also small and simple. I DIYed all my decorations and hired someone to do the setup and take-down. This was a good compromise that worked for us.
What was the hardest part of the planning process?
I didn’t encounter many difficulties while planning the wedding; however, as we wanted to keep our wedding small, I would say the hardest part was narrowing down the guest list.
Looking back what would you have done differently?
Absolutely nothing! Our wedding was exactly what we wanted and more. The lead up was very stress-free, and the day was perfect from start to finish. It was so relaxing and fun!
Any advice for brides to be?
I read a lot online about brides being overwhelmed and stressed leading up to their wedding. If you want to avoid this, my best advice is to keep it simple. We had a very small wedding party (one person standing for each of us), and a small guest list. This made everything from getting ready, to transportation, to pictures easy and stress-free. From the very beginning, I was determined that this process, and the wedding day itself, was going to be relaxed and enjoyable. We avoided a lot of traditions we didn’t like and focused on what we envisioned for the day. In the end, I have no regrets about our wedding -- it was absolutely perfect for us.
The Skinny about the Vendors ...
Leaside Manor , where Robyn got ready & spent the night before and the night of her wedding day ....
We stayed at Leaside the night before and the night of our wedding in the Parker Suite. The room was so beautiful (as is the manor itself), and it was relaxing to have some space to ourselves in the midst of a busy wedding. The staff here were so professional and friendly, the food was delicious, and the building and grounds were impeccably clean! We will most definitely return to Leaside again.
That Dress & Veil from Ever After Bridal Boutique ...
Ever After- This was the first and only place I went to try on dresses, and I ended up picking the second one I tried on. Connie was fabulous, and the service I received was excellent! She knew what kind of styles I liked and worked within my budget to choose a dress off the rack that suited me perfectly. There was no pressure -- it was a relaxed and fun experience. I walked out of the salon just over an hour after I went in with dress and veil in hand.
About her perfect Hair by Mobile Hair By Allison...
Allison worked quickly and efficiently to create beautiful hairstyles for myself, my Maid of Honour, and my mother. She is so talented and very friendly which helped make the morning of our wedding fun and stress-free.
The Decor ... Lacy Rose Design
Lacy Rose Design- Lacy was amazing to work with! She took all the decor items I had gathered and made everything come together perfectly. She knew exactly what kind of style I liked, and she added her own touches to create the vision I had in mind. Lacy is also such as sweet person in general, so it made working with her a dream!
The Venue - Rocket Bakery
Rocket Bakery- I cannot say enough positives about our experience at Rocket Bakery. The staff were absolutely amazing with answering our many questions, accommodating our visits to the venue, and being as helpful as possible. I always felt like we were top priority whenever we contacted them (even though I know they were very busy with other customers/events). The space itself is stunning -- the exposed brick walls and original wood floors were exactly the look we wanted. This is the perfect heritage space for a wedding!