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Wedding... News

Okay! It has been crazy around here... trying to wrap up projects to take some time off for the wedding. Also being in two other weddings within a few weeks after my wedding makes everything extra busy with triple showers and triple bachelorettes. But I am super excited about our wedding since it is a little different so I am taking a moment to give you guys a few details about the wedding.

I know that traditional wedding might be the right choice for many couples getting married, however we wanted to do something that represented us as a couple. Our wedding might be a complete flop because we are trying something completely different and taking a risk. But ultimately the wedding is about two people in love and no matter how you want to celebrate that day it has to represent you as a couple. Zach and I, wanted good food, good people and a good party with lots of dancing!

OK... So our plans for the big day.... here are details on how we are changing it up.


We are getting married in a small little country chapel at Noon, yes that is 12:00 pm... you pay so much for your wedding day you might as well start it early... right? Here is a picture of the chapel here, where we will be saying "I Do"

Our ceremony will likely be over by 1pm and we have told our guest to go check into their hotel, check out local attractions such as the local St. Jacobs market right by the hotel we blocked off rooms at so it makes for a easy afternoon activity. Or our guests could go home to take a power nap, this works for us because 95 percent of our family lives around where we are getting married.

Then Zach and I, the wedding party and our family will take our time getting the perfect photos with no rush at all. Simply enjoying our time and Zach and I will be able to relax for a little bit and enjoy our wedding day... instead of the rush rush rush.


Then at 5:30pm we are starting the reception in my parents backyard, the bride and groom will be there to greet the guest as they come to the reception as very quick receiving line. We want to do this so we can say hi to all our guests instead of feeling like we need to track them down all evening to say hi, instead of enjoying our evening on the dance floor. There is no seating chart, people are free to mingle as much as they like... and grab as much food and drinks as they like, when they want it. We are having 3 food trucks and 2 other portable food vendors that will be staying open for 3 hours while people eat and mingle and try all the different foods. We will stop and say a few speeches, but they will be very short and no one needs to be stuck at a table during them. The DJ will be playing music and will be able to start playing the dance music when he feels like everyone is ready. We want our wedding to feel like a giant backyard party, not a formal sit down dinner where you don't get to enjoy time with all your guests.

In terms of the venue for the reception, we lucked out with my parents' backyard. They have a large corner lot with a pretty big backyard so we were able to fit a tent in the backyard and have the food trucks park on the road. Here is a detailed map below of the floor plan of the event... to give you an idea of how it will hopefully all go down.

FOOD VENDORS (aka one of the most important parts of a wedding)

Mega Cone - Ice Cream Truck

Breakfast Blues BBQ - pull pork, pilly cheese steak, poutine, chicken fingers and fries

Fo'Cheezy - Grill Cheese and Tomato Soup