CAMBRIDGE MILL INTIMATE WEDDING – CAROLINE AND JASON.
Caroline and Jason’s wedding vision has always been to host a very small intimate wedding for themselves, and they found Cambridge Mill to be the perfect place for them. There were only 10 people including them. If you are asking if it was during COVID, yes, it was, but it was what they always wanted, so for them, it was ideal.
Cambridge Mill is a such nice venue located in Cambridge, ON. They have different areas and rooms that you can choose from. The views from them are amazing and get ready to try their yummy food too. Their attention to detail and their staff were also impressive.
I started the day with Caroline getting ready at The Walper Hotel. She was getting ready with her mum. Afterward, we headed to their ceremony hosted at Cambridge Mill. They didn’t plan to have a first look so they saw each other at the ceremony.
I loved to be part of their wedding, it was such a relaxed and beautiful day. It reminds me of the importance to keep your day true to yourself.
I always say that It’s your day so do what you really want to do and I can’t agree more with them in their advice for future couples planning their wedding. They also shared some info about their experience with the venue.
Why did you choose Cambridge Mill for your venue and how did you like it? Would you recommend it?
My first wedding I attended with Jay was one at Ancaster Mill, and I can still remember it clearly, it just left a really memorable impression on me. The atmosphere and service, along with the food was so unique. When we started planning the wedding, I first reached out to the Ancaster Mill, but for our date they weren’t available understandably, it was very last minute.
The date we picked was very important to us, so I did some Googling and found they had a sister property in Cambridge, which had our date available. This ended up being the best backup location, as COVID restrictions tightened further in Ancaster before our wedding, which probably would have been cancelled had we gone with Ancaster Mill. Food has always been extremely important to me, I grew up watching the Food Network and was obsessed with cooking techniques and learning as much as I could about different foods, so this played a huge factor in the decision as well.
We did a quick tour after work one night and knew it would be the right place to host our intimate ceremony and lunch. Even if we had 100+ people there, I think we still would have picked the Cambridge Mill for our wedding. We rave to everyone about the service and attention we received that day, we were just speechless with the amount of detail and effort they put into the coordination of the day (and also the planning process).
I’m extremely detailed, and any question I had was ready to be answered on the spot without hesitation, so I was super impressed with all the staff. I can’t wait to return to their restaurant and try the food without being in a wedding dress so I can really indulge.
I would absolutely recommend the Cambridge Mill to anyone looking to host any wedding size.
Do you have any advice for future couples in planning their wedding?
It’s hard to stick with this and not offend people who mean well – but do it your way. If that means eloping, or having just your parents, or just your best friends, then do it. There’s so much life to live and it’s not worth getting caught up over whether it’s the ‘right’ way to do something. If it feels right to you, then that’s all that matters.
The trend is to have small ones because of COVID, but I think that this will stick around for many years to come because it’s really all you need. Is it worth spending a small fortune over something that lasts one day? Probably not, but that’s just my opinion! Do it for you and your partner and have those that mean the most to you involved, whether it’s attending the ceremony as witnesses, or just being involved in the planning process.
It’s a self-discovery project when you do something intimate, it really allows you to think about what’s important and not-so-important in the long run. And when it comes to wedding favours, if you’re planning for those, I always love anything edible – nobody needs more tchotchkes in their life.
Venue and caterer: Cambridge Mill
Make-up artist and hairstyle: Corrie Elle Makeup Hair Artist Toronto
Officiant: Ann Connor-Lewis
Bride dress: Sash & Bustle
Suit: Harry Rosen
Flowers: Kind Florals
Cake company: Dolled Up Cupcakes
Custom Calligraphy: Selah Paper
Photography: Cristina Velasco photography
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