Getting ready in our suites is treat for our wedding clients who have a ceremony at Willowdale Estate. In the two hours before the ceremony the wedding party gathers to get ready, and relax, start documenting the day through photos, and sometimes even exchange gifts before the processional begins. We love these behind-the-scenes photos showing what happens before they walk down the aisle and I think you will too!
(photo: bharat parmar)
In the wedding suite there are windows on three sides of a spacious room with plenty of seating. There is a special hook for the wedding dress that is the perfect height for a long train. There are also several large mirrors and a vanity to make sure everything looks just right.
(photo: Sarah Phillips)
We’ve noticed some fun getting ready attire making an appearance in the wedding suite with fun casual looks for the bride and bridesmaids. Monogrammed Shirts, floral robes, or winter boots and flannel, whatever your personal style these are all great ways to unify your squad before getting dressed.
Another fun way to lighten the mood is to add a small mimosa station which helps calm any nerves and get the celebratory mood started!
(photo: christina corneau)
Down the hall from the Wedding Suite there is another suite called the equestrian lounge which also features plenty of natural light and seating. Often times our clients will order beers and snacks to enjoy before the ceremony. With a day filled with activity and excitement we encourage our clients to relax and get a bite to eat before walking down the aisle.
(photo: dan aguirre)
(photo: annmarie swift)
The time in the suites can be a special time of love and support with your closest family and friends. We love the seeing the personal notes and gifts that are exchanged in preparation for the ceremony. It could be a letter, a gift or even just a special portrait captured by the photographer!
(photos: mark spooner)
(photo: dan aguirre)
(photo: cuppa photography)
We hope you enjoyed this glimpse of our wedding suites! Find even more inspiration from all aspects of wedding and event planning our Pinterest boards!