Kate and Matt knew right away that a wedding outside the city was a must for their wedding day. “We wanted to take our guests on a journey that was a reflection of us,” says the bride. “We wanted to capture the outdoor elements of our golf course venue, with the elegance of a garden party,” she continues.
The couple chose to incorporate their love of board games into the reception. “Our families are big into hosting game nights, so we brought some of our favourites for our guests to enjoy,” says Kate. “During our reception, to make us kiss, our guests had to putt on our mini putting green, which followed with our golf and games theme.” Games were also incorporated into the reception decor with a Jenga guestbook and signs created using Scrabble tiles.
The couple also brought many DIY elements into their day. “Our DIY project ideas were mostly conceived by me, but unfortunately I am not terribly artistic, so most were executed by Matt and with help from our friends,” laughs Kate.
Kate Hillyar and Matthew Davidson, June 21, 2014, Uxbridge, Ontario.
Photos courtesy of April Maciborka from Olive Studio.
Ceremony and reception location: Wooden Sticks Golf Club
Cake: Simply Em’s
Bridal gown: Sottero and Midgley from Becker’s Bridals
Groom’s tux: S. Cohen from Tom’s Place
Bride’s shoes: Nine West
Flowers: Grace Lewicki Events & Weddings
Ceremony music: String trio from Wellington Music
Reception music: Impact DJ
Hair: Andrea Saccoccia
Officiant: Brandy-Rose McIlmoyle from All Seasons Weddings
Jenga guestbook: The Papery Nook
Makeup: Monica Kalra
Bridesmaid dresses: Jim Hjelm from Ritche Bridal
Invitations: Shawna Yvonne Interactive
Cake stand: ACE Tree Care