DIY ballroom wedding: Cydney + Warren

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There are some great pointers in today’s wedding for any bride-to-be that has just started planning. Do you start by booking your venue first? Or, do you pick out your colors and theme first? Here’s the sound advice Cydney got after she’d already begun to put her mood boards together:

A friend told me to find my wedding gown first, because it would dictate the tone of the entire wedding. I thought I would wind up with a delicate, tea-length summery dress suitable for a small, intimate wedding. Was I ever wrong! As soon as I tried on that Pattis gown with the roses all over the bust and the train you could hide a family in, I knew our wedding was going to be a ballroom affair with 200 people.

Ballroom or not, Cydney + Warren had a gorgeous wedding! Let’s check out the photos, captured by the talented, Amanda Gallant.

diy ballroom wedding

diy ballroom wedding

That handsome fella next to Cydney isn’t the groom, it’s her brother Caleb, aka the DOH (Dude of Honor).

diy ballroom wedding

diy ballroom wedding

Their first look is crazy adorable. Warren had a tie wrapped around his eyes while he stood surrounded by hearts hung from the ceiling. Cydney sidled up to him and whispered that she had gotten bike grease from one of his (many) bikes on her dress that morning, at which point they started cracking up.

diy ballroom wedding

diy ballroom wedding

diy ballroom wedding

Cydney walked down the aisle to Sufjan Steven’s, The Predatory Wasp of the Palisades is Out to Get Us. Listen to it here:

diy ballroom wedding

The ceremony decor was meant to be sparse and drive the focus to the stage. Warren’s dad made the wooden backdrop out of an old deck (free). The vases on either side were made of sticks, rocks, and tiny lights from Michaels ($40 each). After the ceremony they were transported to the reception, and used behind the head table.

diy ballroom wedding

The favors were small jars of jam made by Cydney and mother-in-law. Each jar was tied with a different colored piece of yarn to indicate the guest’s choice of entrée.  Jam jars were purchased at Canadian Tire ($120 for jars).

diy ballroom wedding

diy ballroom wedding

diy ballroom wedding

A nice tip: Warren and I had originally rented an old, rustic-looking hall for the reception. But as we started budgeting for caterers, audio equipment, decorations, and the time/energy of our friends and family to help set up and tear down, we realized that renting a hall meant putting a lot of people we loved to work. The last think I wanted was for my parents to have to clean up after me at the end of the day. So we switched to a ballroom in a downtown hotel that would do EVERYTHING for us. AND it was thousands of dollars cheaper than having it in a hall. 

Congratulations Cydney + Warren!

Photographer: Amanda Gallant of AG Photography/ Hotel: Edmonton Coast Plaza / Flowers: Christy Heinbuch / Bride’s Dress: Pattis from Beautiful Bride / Bride’s Hair: Courtney Ewing at Celebrity Hair / Bride’s Shoes: Arnold Churgin / Bridesmaid dresses: Anthropologie+ vintage / Groom’s Outfit: Moore’s + H&M

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invitation consultants on Oct 20, 2011

how sweet!

Gina on Oct 20, 2011

What's not to love about the cut-out hearts and mason jars?! Very adorable and the couple looks so fun too :)

Heidi on Oct 20, 2011

Looking through this, I almost cried - so beautiful!

PAULA on Oct 20, 2011

this wedding is very beautiful

Kailey-Michelle on Oct 20, 2011

This is adorable! I love the heart cut outs :)

Cydney on Oct 20, 2011

Such a treat to be featured on this dreamy site! xoxoxo

Barn Weddings on Oct 21, 2011

That was a gorgeous wedding, great venues and lovely ladies especially the bride. Congratulations to the newly weds and best wishes for both of you !

Pink Shoes Art on Oct 21, 2011

I really love the way they've taken these shots they look really modern while still looking classic and romantic.

Ayana on Oct 21, 2011

Spectacular! Wow! Great location, great compositions, great light. Absolutely GORGEOUS bride!

Meg on Oct 21, 2011

Wonderful and so romantic! And these photos are gorgeous.

Ashley on Oct 21, 2011

So cute and living proof that the happiest of weddings don't need to cost a fortune to be special and unique.

un toc de lila on Oct 21, 2011

A beautiful wedding, and the photography is amazing!

mobile crusher on Oct 21, 2011

Their first look is crazy adorable. Warren had a tie wrapped around his eyes while he stood surrounded by hearts hung from the ceiling. Cydney sidled up to him and whispered that she had gotten bike grease from one of his (many) bikes on her dress that morning, at which point they started cracking up.

Melanie on Oct 21, 2011

So beautiful! And so nice to see an Edmonton wedding on 100 layer cake :)

Brittany on Oct 22, 2011

What an adorable wedding - love all the hearts!

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Photography is INCREDIBLE!!! Just what I would have wanted... but I can't complain. This couple is SWEET and they've captured some incredible memories there.

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