What an absolutely incredible day with Jessie and Sandro, and their group of troopers as we did our best to avoid the rain as much as possible. We had these plans to do photos at Riley Park but when we arrived, the rain REALLY came down – but we got just enough time right before the reception to do some fantastic shots right outside of their reception venue at the gorgeous Fairmont Palliser Hotel. I was floored by the amazing decorating done by Maria and her team at Ribbons Custom Gifts & Events – they executed such a beautiful setup!!
I asked Maria about the planning process for Jessie and Sandro’s wedding, she says, “Jessie and Sandro were initially set on a romantic, rustic wedding at The Lakehouse. However, due to the size and nature of the event, Sandro’s mom encouraged them to look at other options. We first checked out the The Carriage House, a popular wedding venue for Italian’s, and didn’t love it. We then went to visit the Fairmont Palliser (Sandro’s mom’s recommendation) and both Jessie and Sandro fell in love. It was the perfect venue for their fairytale wedding. Once the venue was selected the rest of the details: decor, flowers, stationary, all fell into place.”
Maria also shared these wise words for any couple planning their big day: “Have a good idea of what wedding planning means to you. Identify what you want to do, don’t want to do, need help with. This helps both the clients and the wedding planning determine how to create the BEST experience.”
Ceremony venue: St. Mary’s Cathedral // Reception venue: Fairmont Palliser Hotel // Bridesmaids dresses: David’s Bridal // Transportation: Ambassador Limousine // DJ: Brandon Bailey // Hair stylist: Chrissy Landry at Top Knot Brides // Florist: Foxglove Studio // Event planner: Maria Corcione at Ribbons Custom Gifts & Events // Stationery: Minted // Decor: Chair Flair // Additional decor/lighting: Stardust Event Group