For Kathryn’s 23rd birthday, John planned her a surprise weekend trip to Disney. But this trip was special for another reason: after arriving at Disney and enjoying a couple’s massage and romantic dinner, he proposed to her on a yacht as they watched the fireworks over Magic Kingdom. “It couldn’t have been more magical,” Kathryn says.
Since Kathryn and John got engaged at Disney, they wanted to have a dreamy fairy tale wedding featuring soft pinks, white, and metallics. Inside their whimsical reception tent, blooming florals and glass accents infused the space with elegance. “There were also subtle hints of Disney inspiration through our invitations, menus, seating chart, and photo booth,” Kathryn shares. For instance, a hot air balloon basket–inspired by the Disney movie Up–served as a playful photo backdrop.
Tying the knot in front of their loved ones was the most special moment of Kathryn and John’s wedding. Despite this, they couldn’t wait to unwind at the reception. “At this point, we could let loose because most of the day was over and it was just time to celebrate,” Kathryn says. “The tent turned out to be more beautiful than either of us could have imagined.”
Kathryn and John’s first dance was to “From This Moment On” by Shania Twain, alluding to the early days of their relationship. “Kathryn grew up in [Shania’s hometown] and we would often listen to Shania Twain music on our way to class in the car,” John reveals. “It’s also a timeless song and we know we will love dancing to it forever.”
Kathryn Lahaie and John Chayka, August 5, 2017, Niagara Falls, Ontario.
Photography courtesy of Mango Studios.
Ceremony venue: Our Lady of the Scapular Parish
Reception venue: Château des Charmes Winery
Wedding planner: Cynthia Martyn Events
Bridal gown: Kleinfeld Canada
Bridesmaid dresses: Kleinfeld Canada
Groom’s tux: Custom tux by Harry Rosen
Caterer: Queen’s Landing
Flowers: Fuscia Designs
Cake: Sweet Celebrations
Hair: Storm Hair Group and Glow Hair & Beauty
Makeup: Lac & Beauty and Glow Hair & Beauty
Favours: Mini sparkling brut from Château des Charmes Winery
Music: The Alexandre Ensemble and St. Royal Entertainment