8. April 2014 18:08
With less than a month to go until our 1st wedding of the season, 2014 will be starting soon. Its raining today so what snow is left is shrinking away quickly...and the first of our daffodils are close to flowering (what a hardy little plant). But back to the wedding at hand - Ben and Jaimie got married at the pondsite with Blooms doing the flowers for both the wedding site and the barn. Moving into the barn the London England based couple had a travel theme to their wedding decorations - each table had a wonderfully eclectic mix of items related to various locations around the world.
New York City for example.
London England and on it went at about 14 tables - great fun! Instead of a cake they had a cheese cake - made of cheese and I am a bit confused because I reported that Carrie Lynn had a cheese cake the day before...well this time I have a photo as proof at least! There was alos a small cake for Jaimie's brother who's birthday coincided with the wedding date...no photo of it though
Ben and Jaimie had Bill and Marnie from the Beck and Call prepare dinner - always well recieved - Bill and Marnie also did late night grilled cheese while the band (Nova Sounds from Toronto) played expertly on into the night
There are a few details worth noting - which I have yet to mention. Ben and Jaimie did most of their arrangements form England - skype played a key role and I think having a list of suppliers who all knew our facility made long distance arrangements easy for them. I do recall that Ben had a request for a lovely South African Estate/Horse Farm wine selection - a property he knew personally. We tried through our list of private brokers to get the wine - and Ben tried too. Ultimately if there isn't an agent representing the product(s) in Ontario it can be a challenge to get some products into the province. That being said, if memory serves, they chose to go with Sandbanks wines and as usual they were embraced by guests from around the world attending that night.
Wishing Ben and Jaimie our very best from John and Pam, Noreen and Elizabeth, Lynne and myself - cheers!