The most fun was had on on the day Katie & Mitch got Hitched , lots of laughs and even a few tears. Most of the tears belonged to Mitch ( bless his heart xx)
Katie planned her big Newfoundland wedding from Calgary and here's how it went ...
When did you get engaged & how long did it take to plan your wedding ?
"We were engaged November 7 2015 and I think we messaged you Nicole to book both you and Nate on November 9 2015 (haha) - so yes we started super early! We also knew we needed a venue for approximately 200 guests and in Newfoundland everything books up fast!
We had about a year and a half from when we were engaged until when we got married. We never wanted a quick engagement so this was a perfect amount of time for us. We had the big things booked super early on (venue, photographer, transportation) - and was just the little things left to do closer to the wedding!"
Wedding Planner ?
"We did not use a wedding planner. We booked Glendenning as our venue and it's like an all inclusive - food, all decor, wine, DJ, cake and even flowers. It was an awesome deal! "
What was the hardest part of the planning process?
"The hardest part for us was planning from away. We live in Calgary now, so trying to coordinate times to meet people, food tastings etc it was difficult. However we had an amazing support system from family and friends and all of the people we had booked for our wedding were so great and worked around our schedules! "
Looking back , would you change anything ?
"The only thing I think I would change would be to start hair and makeup earlier, or have the stylists come to my house instead. It took a little longer than we had anticipated so we only had an hour at my house to get our dresses on and eat. Kind of felt a little rushed! "
What was the highlight of your day ?
"The highlight of my day was walking down the aisle. I always love sitting on the end to watch the bride walk down and see the grooms first look. It may seem silly but seeing Mitchell crying at the end of the aisle when the doors opened made my heart burst but I did love every minute of our day - it was perfect!"
Any Advice for brides to be ?
"My advice to other brides would be to take it all in, try to have a few moments of just you and your groom alone. Everyone told me how fast the day would go by but honestly it was the fastest (but best) day of our lives. In my opinion, having amazing photographers and a videographer was a million times worth it to us, and it just helped us remember and capture our whole day."
Planning a wedding from Calgary - not easy . Katie worked with some amazing local vendors and here's what she had to say about her experience with them ..
The Studio Beauty Bar
"Hair and makeup - studio beauty bar. The girls are so sweet and our morning at the studio was so much fun. They even provided wine glasses for mimosas Myself along with my bridesmaids plus the moms were super happy with the makeup and hair.
Wedding Gown - The Ivory Suites"
" Ivory suites - I went to all of the wedding dress shops in St. John's. All of the shops were great but ivory suites really outdid themselves with customer service. They opened the shop two times for me when it was closed to accommodate me when I would be home from Calgary. All the ladies are wonderful there!"
Wedding Venue - Glendenning Golf Resort
Florals & Decor - Event 3Sixty
"Glendenning - Mary is the event coordinator from this venue, when we would go to glendenning she was super helpful and even worked with us when some guests couldn't make it last minute."
"Event 3Sixty"- Kristyna was who we dealt with for decor and flowers. She worked around our schedule from living in Calgary and had everything perfect - from the back lighting to centrepieces! I wanted a huge bouquet full of peonies and the girls to have baby's breath and our bouquets were amazing."
Wedding Cake - Pam Picco
" Pam Picco - So easy to work with. We missed the cake testing so she met me privately to provide us with a bunch of samples for our cake. We wanted buttercream and not fondant and she made sure our cake was exactly what we wanted! "
Katie & Mitch !! we loved our time with you guys ! Thanks so much for having us xxoo