Name of Company: White Orchid Wedding Ceremonies
Company Motto: “…as unique as the two of you!”
Which areas in Southern Ontario do you service? Oakville/Hamilton to Niagara and now into Southern Ontario
Favorite Aspect of Planning Weddings/Ceremonies: This is always meeting the couples and working with them through the process of planning their ceremony and encouraging them to make it their own.
Biggest Wedding Trend of 2011 when it comes to writing your vows: Couples today are very real and most often we see the vows before the ceremony. Currently we are seeing more couples really speak their hearts and being very transparent in their vows.
When it comes to writing personal vows, what do you usually recommend to brides & grooms? Guys are usually more nervous about writing their vows. We encourage the guys to not worry about being cheesy. Every woman in the room will think the bride is the luckiest person in the world.
Your favorite trend of 2011: Brides and grooms are approaching their weddings in a more casual and personal way and only close friends are being invited. That being said, casual weddings still have lots of style and flair.
Has anyone ever objected to a wedding you have done? We have never had an objection or a fainting story. Once during the vows I did prompt the bride to take her groom as her “wife”. She was facing her groom and the look on her face was priceless. Her expression said “well, what do you think?” All of her guests burst into laughter as did the whole bridal party. Later she told me it was the best part of her ceremony because it broke the ice in the room and everyone relaxed.
One of your favorite places (venues, outside etc) to conduct a wedding ceremony: We love to perform weddings outside…whether it is a vineyard, on the beach, in a meadow, in a backyard, on a lake front property, on a terrace or on a golf course.