While the morning of our wedding, as well as the planning of our ceremony and reception, were all obviously important to me, I think it goes without saying that the decor was the one line item that reigned queen in my mind. I’m such most of you know by now that I’m such a sucker for detail, but I also didn’t want planning our wedding to feel like “work”. I really didn’t want to get myself too wrapped up in said details, so I knew from the get go that our wedding venue was going to have to really set the stage. So when we landed on Colette Cafe, I knew in my gut it was the one.
Chock full of the most beautiful details from the onset, it truly made our jobs incredibly easy. We didn’t have to worry about place settings, rental chairs or tables, linens, or anything along those lines because our venue happened to have it all from the start. Not only did this make our wedding planning process a breeze, but it also helped us keep costs in line, all while allowing me to have my literal dream wedding. And for that, I’m forever grateful.
Since the stage had already been set for us, it was really just a matter of bringing in a few of our own little details to really make it feel personal. We worked with my friends at Sweet Woodruff who absolutely nailed the florals. They also handled setting up the entirety of our ceremony backdrop, as well as hanging all of the customized linen signs we had made. All our vendors went above and beyond (truly), but I legitimately don’t know what we would have done without Lisa and her team – who were absolute rockstars*.
All this to say is that my number one recommendation for any bride out there (on a budget or not) who really cares about the decor should definitely consider thinking outside the box when it comes to a venue. A beautiful restaurant is usually a great bet! From there, your job is infinitely easier. Here’s a closer peek at our decor…
*Funny story: just before I was to walk down the aisle, the wind knocked our ceremony’s backdrop down. All of our wedding guests hopped up to put it help put everything back in place, and one of the loveliest women from the Sweet Woodruff team hid behind said backdrop holding it together for the entirety of our ceremony. Justin and I actually had no idea until the next day! This photo of her being such a gem, and us being none the wiser, is one of my favourites.
That’ll be the last of our wedding recap posts, for now! But make sure to come back tomorrow where I’ll be sharing our aforementioned signature cocktail recipes (you guys – they’re so good). And for those of you who are just here for design, thank you for bearing with me this week as I unearthed my life in wedding format! I promise to get back to our regularly scheduled programming now.
Photography: Will Reid | Venue: Colette Grand Cafe | Design & Coordination: Lark & Linen | Florals: Sweet Woodruff | Hotel Stay & Rooftop: The Thompson | Invitations: Minted | Invitation Calligraphy: Paula Lee Calligraphy | DIY Vow Books: Jess Blazejewski for Lark & Linen | Signage & Monogram: Becca Joas Calligraphy | Makeup: Artistrhi | Hair: Suzie Kim Bridal Hair | Wedding Dress: Delaarna via Sash & Bustle | Shoes: Badgley Mischka | Floral Robes: Plum Pretty Sugar | Hair Comb: BHLDN | Bride Hanger: BHLDN | Earrings: BHLDN | Groom’s Suit: Suit Supply | Ties: BHLDN | Bridesmaids’ Dress: BHLDN | Vintage Picture Frames: Etsy | Late Night Food: McDonalds
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