In 2015, Daniel met Stephanie at the O’Maggio’s Kildare House in Windsor where he worked. She frequented the Irish pub with her friends in which shortly after, Stephanie found herself working there alongside her future husband. One night, Daniel asked out Stephanie out after her shift. “Steph responded that she wasn’t sure. She was on the fence,” Daniel says, “To which I replied, ‘that sounds like a lucky fence.’” From there, she agreed to go out for drinks and the rest is history. Three years down the road, Daniel and Stephanie were making their annual trip to their summer cottage in Muskoka. “We chatted while sitting on the edge of the dock with our feet in the lake. Then I changed my position to be on one knee and asked Steph to marry me,” Daniel shares. “The moment was so special because all of Steph’s family could see from up at the cottage.”
Stephanie envisioned her wedding to have hues of neutral tones, touches of light blush pink with clear acrylic decor. Their venue, the Essex Golf & Country Club, where Stephanie plays golf, had crystal chandeliers hanging from the ceiling. “I wanted to highlight them by using acrylic details and neutral colours to complement the sparkle from the chandeliers, rather than use bold colours to contrast it,” Stephanie says. Within their ceremony, the neutral toned bridesmaid dresses and the striking black suits stood out against the gorgeous green backdrop of fairways, putting greens, and the large trees. “It all came into my vision,” Stephanie shares. “The pictures are proof of how beautiful it all looked together!”
One striking piece of wedding decor was the simple but sleek arbor that Daniel and Stephanie married underneath, built by Stephanie’s father and brother. It was stained in tan and had a pop of colour with the combination of florals on top. “This arbor is now in our backyard,” Daniel shares. “It will always be a piece of our special day that is forever with us.”
A very memorable part of the day was the speeches, in particular Stephanie’s father’s words. Her father talked about how Stephanie grew up playing golf until she quit the sport when she was 15. Right after, he told her that one day she would meet a guy that loves golf and would regret leaving the sport. And lo and behold, she met Daniel. Stephanie would continue to ask her father for golf clubs to which he would always reply “that ship has sailed.” However, during the speech, her father had a surprise up his sleeve. “He brought out a full set of brand new Nancy Lopez golf clubs and put it right in front of Steph at the head table,” Daniel shares. “This was so special for Steph and I, as we are now golfing together as a couple on a regular basis at our golf club.”
Stephanie Smith and Daniel Reaume, July 13, 2019, Windsor, Ontario.
Photography courtesy of Eryn Shea Photography.
Venue and caterer: Essex Golf & Country Club
Bridal gown: Allure Bridal from Bridal Couture
Groom’s tux and groomsmen attire: The Suit Shop Co. Ltd
Flowers: The Bourbon Rose Floral Design Co.
Decor: Swanky Affair
Bridesmaid dresses: BHLDN
Stationery: Kat Bering Design Studio
Hair and makeup: Salon Utopia
Desserts: Shelby’s Sweet Shoppe
Music: One Man Out Band
Videographer: Stenlund Videography
Engagement and wedding rings: Joseph Anthony Fine Jewelry
Arbor: made by father and brother of the bride
Ceremony and cocktail hour music: Jenny Sherman and Dave Labute
Wedding officiant: Royal Wedding Gardens
Guestbook: Starboard Press
Limousine: Windsor Cruze Limousines Ltd.