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Canfield Casino Wedding – Christine and Sean


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Christine and Sean celebrated a spring wedding in Saratoga Springs with a church ceremony at Christine’s home church and a gorgeous reception at the historic Canfield Casino. These two are such lovely people (as you can clearly see in the photos below) and I was thrilled that they asked me to plan and coordinate their big day.

Christine and Sean live outside Chicago so all of our planning was done long distance. They decided on a soft color pallet of ivory, blush, and gold, and both Christine and Sean chose their brothers to head their bridal party. Both the guys and the girls got ready at the newly renovated Adelphi Hotel before each headed to the church for the ceremony. After the ceremony the bridal party headed to Congress Park for photos – including a couple of fun minutes riding the park’s carousel. Then it was time for the reception where guests enjoyed dinner, dancing, and fun! There was only one tiny little issue that day (read below for Christine’s account of it!) but the rest of the day was smooth as silk – exactly as we planned.

Thank you Christine and Sean for being so amazing to work with! You and your families are so lovely and it was my pleasure to get to know all of you. Congrats again!!

xoxo,

Shannon

Wedding Planning & Coordination – Wedding Planning Plus

Photo – Heather Bohm-Tallman

Venue – Canfield Casino

Catering – Mallozzi’s

Entertainment – Code Bleu

Florals – Posie Peddler

Beauty – True Grace

Church – St. Kateri Tekakwitha

Transportation – Royale Limousine

Rentals – Total Events


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“I literally told Shannon on my wedding day that she was the best thing to ever happen to me. That might be a slight exaggeration (my new husband probably wins that prize), but WPP was absolutely the best money I spent for my wedding. She made the planning process so easy. I loved all the vendors she recommended and didn’t have to do nearly as much work doing research, trials, etc. to get awesome vendors. She’s super nice, organized, and great to work with. She’ll take the time to listen to what kind of wedding you want and suggest vendors accordingly vs. having a cookie cutter plan she uses for everyone. The really valuable part, however, came in her day-of coordinating. She had all the vendors on the same page, and she and her assistants handled absolutely everything you can think of (and a bunch of things you won’t think of) on the wedding day. I didn’t have to answer a single question from vendors, grab anyone to be in a picture, tell anyone from the wedding party where to be when, pick up cards/gifts/welcome sign the next day, etc. She did it all. I think the best part of hiring WPP is the peace of mind it provides. Something unexpected will inevitably happen on your wedding day, but chances are Shannon has handled it before. For me, one of my bridesmaids’ dress split open right before we walked down the aisle. Shannon pinned it up without missing a beat and no one even noticed. Without her, one of my best friends would’ve had to stand in the back of the church and not be a part of my wedding ceremony. Instead she stood up there with me looking beautiful and now, we have a hilarious story. I know a wedding planner may not sound necessary, but letting yourself enjoy your day while Shannon and her team run the show is invaluable.” – Christine and Sean

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