I hope all of my American readers are having a great Thanksgiving weekend!
We’ve just finished our second annual Photo Contest. It was great fun looking at all the photos couples sent in of their weddings at either the Little Wedding Chapel or the White Wedding Chapel or a location wedding with one of the officiants from Wedding World. It was another challenging decision but the choices have been made! Congratulations to this year’s winners!
Third place goes to Penny Smith and Brian Parks, who got married at the Little Wedding Chapel on the Lane on July 8th 2012! Afterward they took photos along the Niagara Parkway.
I would like to thank Rev. Loretta & Jordin for everything. It was a very magical day that we will never forget and we could not have chosen a better venue.
Second place goes to Kelly Sade and Philip Boyd who wed on June 6th 2012 at the White Wedding Chapel at the Inn. The weather was perfect so they were able to take a lot of photos on the grounds of the Peninsula Inn and Resort in Niagara Falls where the White Wedding Chapel is located.
Kelly Sade and Philip Boyd on the Kissing Bridge at the White Wedding Chapel who wrote:
“My name is Kelly (Sade) Boyd. My husband Philip and I wanted to thank The White Wedding Chapel and Rev. Loretta for the most wonderful of days!
Everything was perfect! The chapel was adorable and quaint and the perfect size for our intimate family only ceremony. The grounds were breathtaking with so many places to take beautiful photos!
They supplied the music and had everything run on cue. I’m a worrier and organizer and I didn’t have to bat an eyelash that day to any detail, everything just ran perfect and smooth!
Our limo did run late, but the chapel was ready and got us going without incident or issue! Seems a small detail but I have heard of so many places who get nasty when things run late . . . so thank you!
They were wonderful with the many children in our bridal party and all our guests. It was just pure joy.
And most of all . . . we are thankful for the amazing chuppah they made for us! We wanted to incorporate traditions from both sides of the family and they were so above and beyond accommodating!
We can’t thank you enough! And we hope that many more weddings take place in your Chapel and under your Chuppah! It brings good luck and happy marriages . . . we are proof of that!
Thank you again, Jordin, Selena and Rev. Loretta for everything!
Mr. & Mrs. Philip Boyd!”
And first place goes to Tammy and Cordel Gale who renewed their wedding vows on September 10th 2011 at the White Wedding Chapel.
Tammy Gale wrote: “My husband and I have been together for just over 20 years although we had a minor hiccup and separated for a short period of 10 months (3 years ago). We found our way back to each other as we realized we ARE each other’s soul mates and were meant to be with each other for the rest of our lives. We decided to renew our wedding vows and make a brand new fresh start for us and our family. While looking for places to renew our vows, I stumbled upon the famous White Wedding Chapel at the Inn. I couldn’t believe how beautiful, quaint and old fashioned it looked, so i decided to check it out. My husband and I wanted a 50`s Hollywood glam theme for our renewal as my idol is Marilyn Monroe and the true love of HER life was Joe Dimaggio.
I proceeded to contact Jordin to find out a little more information and make arrangements for our little ceremony. Jordin was the most helpful, most pleasant, most co-operative person to deal with and the more I spoke with her, the more I fell in love with this little chapel.
Our big day FINALLY arrived, September 10, 2011. It was the most BEAUTIFUL day and the weather was absolutely GORGEOUS! We arrived at the chapel and were greeted by Jordin. She was so pleasant and is such an amazing, good hearted lady. She told us where to stand and where to walk in from and just made things flow so smoothly! (Our day would not have been the same without this wonderful person!)
My youngest son walked me across the beautiful little footbridge and into the chapel where my handsome groom was waiting for me, all smiles and beaming with happiness, as was I! My oldest son played an acoustic version of “Almost Paradise” while I was walked down the aisle. It was AMAZING!
I got to the front of the church and joined hands with my wonderful husband while the minister (Rev. Peter) started the ceremony. It was a BEAUTIFUL ceremony. He talked about our ups and downs, our being separated and our finding our way back to each other and this day. My heart was bursting with happiness! He pronounced us husband and wife AGAIN and our new journey has begun!
I would recommend the White Wedding Chapel to ANYONE. The staff are the most wonderful people to work with and they work with you to provide everything you need to make your wonderful special day complete. As for the location, you could not get a more Beautiful, Serene, Picturesque place to to get married or to even RE-marry the love of your life! I can’t stop gushing to everyone about our vow renewal at The White Wedding Chapel! Thank you SOOOO much for making my vow renewal THE MOST WONDERFUL DAY OF OUR LIVES AND SOOOO VERY UNFORGETTABLE!
I’d also like to thank our other contestants who entered. I wish you all could have won!
Our wedding day was October 31st 2011 on Halloween Night at 7pm. Halloween is my favourite day of the year so we decided to dress up for our wedding. Not only was it Halloween but the moon was in Capricorn which is also the sign the moon was in when I was born. I am usually very lucky when the moon is in Capricorn. I’ve been studying astrology/wicca/paganism all my life so the hand fasting was the most wonderful part of our wedding ceremony. Jordin from The Little Wedding Chapel helped me with all the arrangements. Our day was perfect! I have read about handfastings and when she suggested it I was so excited! I knew I would be having one of the most unique weddings anyone could have. I recommend the Little Wedding Chapel to everyone when I tell them about our wedding
Lori Anne Mason-Bell.
We had to delay our original date and the staff were amazing at helping us deal with everything. Rev. Deb was great. She made our wedding feel very relaxed and upon first meeting her it felt as if she were an old friend. The chapel was beautiful and the grounds were perfect for photos. I highly recommend The White Wedding Chapel at The Peninsula Inn. They made my special day perfect!! Tammy and Cordel Gale
Thanks to everyone who participated in this years photo contest! Our winners will each receive $50! Don’t forget that you can have a beautiful Renewal of Vows ceremony at either chapel (prices vary) and if you’ve been married at one of our chapels you are eligible to receive a further discount!
All the best! Jordin