Eddie and Sherry’s Early Spring Wedding was unique and very special.
The union of two families was celebrated during their early spring wedding, and the time of the year brought the blossoming of the grapevines. This special event echoed the start of a new life, as husband and wife. After hearing the thoughts from Sherry and Eddie bellow, we will see the pictures that describe with a thousand words, special moments from their big day.
” Eddie and I enjoy the simple pleasures in life. Put-your-feet-up-the-couch kind of night is our ideal night. So we know that our wedding needed to be simple. Inn on the Twenty, believe it or not, was the first venue that we visited in our search for a wedding venue. The moment we drove up the little country road leading up to the Inn, when the little Jordan town came into view, we were completed taken. Grace was the wedding coordinator (of the venue) that met with us. She took us around the Inn and Cave Spring cellars vineyard to show us the two possible sites for the ceremony for our early spring wedding. Again, we were blown away by the scenery – the tall greeneries in the background, the lush vineyard, Toronto right in the distance…. everything was just spectacular. We were then shown the Jordan Room and the Window on the Twenty room. When she opened the double doors and the Niagara Escarpment came into view… you don’t forget that view in front of you. That wide wide wide view in front of you. and Grace…. Grace provided clear details, information, ideas, options, alternatives… and stepped back and allowed us to take in all the possibilities just at the right moments. I can say that we were very impressed with Inn on the Twenty. When we left, we thought there’s a possibility that we’ll sign with them. They embodied simple romantic elegance, and the venue is so well done up that we would hardly need to decorate. We went to check out just another venue and realized that we left the one that we should be signing with.
Simple. romantic. elegant. We wanted an outdoor early spring wedding, and our search was mainly on vineyards. I was really into that outdoor look but somehow didn’t like the idea of being in a tent (as what most outdoor weddings end up in). Inn on the Twenty provided the best of both worlds – the ceremony was outdoor in the vineyard, and the reception was in the Window on the Twenty room that overlooked the vast Niagara Escarpment. We got our outdoors, no tents, but as close to nature as possible! it was simply beautiful.
We also knew that we didn’t want a big wedding – wanted to keep to a max of 100 guests to have a more homey, intimate setting. And us… enjoying ourselves, enjoying each other’s presence that day and be able to take a moment and realize the amazing thing we just did.
Each table had little sheets with little tidbits about Eddie and I (to keep the guests entertained while they sat around and waited). I can’t remember everything we printed but one was:
– Marshmallow (Sherry’s guinea pig) moved in with Eddie before Sherry did.
All the decor and wedding party had bits of coral. The Bridesmaids were dressed in coral, the groom and groomsmen at coral/pink motives in their bowties and tie. We showcased photos of both families in our decorations – it is a union of two families. In particular, there were two old photos of our parents that we displayed – in each of these two photos, our parents were sitting back-to-back to each other in a vast expanse of green field with trees in the background. They must be in their late twenties when the photos were taken. My parents’ photo was taken in Shanghai, Eddie’s parents’ photo was taken in Manitoba. When I first saw that photo in Eddie’s parents’ place, I was taken aback at how similar it is with my parents’ photo. They were miles and miles apart but shared a similar experience (with physical evidence)!!! We had to display them at our wedding 🙂
DIY: All the candles had coral lace wrapped around them to keep to the coral kind of theme. The coral wine bottles, that held the roses around the wedding cake or photos, were spray painted over from my bridesmaid, Nicki’s, own wedding! She painted the bottles white to go with her wedding decor. To keep in line with our coral/gold colour theme, we reused those bottles and spray painted them coral and gold. Because the bottles were previously already coated with a layer of paint, our spray paint didn’t stick too well and consequently had a more “used”, “vintage” look to them instead!”
When I asked Sherry and Eddie about their most memorable moment at their early spring wedding, that what they had to say:
Sherry -“my most memorable moment was when we were being announced as husband and wife for the first time – when we were introduced by our MC, and as we walked into the dinner reception room.”
Eddie – “my most memorable moment was when we were just chilling in the bridal suite before the dinner reception started. Maribeth brought us some finger food, and champagne. It was just us enjoying our moment together”
First dance song – She by Elvis Costello (it’s from the Notting Hill movie)
Menu of Eddie and Sherry’s Early Spring Wedding:
Arugula Salad with Preserved Summer Peaches, Roasted carrot, apple and ginger soup, New York Strip Steak, Roasted Boneless Half Chicken, Butternut Squash Risotto Cake, Traditional Vanilla Creme Brûlée, Coffee and Tea, Late night treats!!!
Amazing team for Sherry and Eddie’s Early Spring Wedding: