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Wednesday, July 06 2016
Melissa & Michael
Wedding Date: Sunday, June 5 2016
Wedding Colors: Hot Pink & Orange
"I have wanted to write this review for a while now but I have not had time to sit and give it the attention that I want so I am finally getting to it now lol. Mike and I had our wedding at the Canoe Club on June 5th of this year. When Mike and I got engaged we looked at a few venues for our wedding. Not only were we won over by Jillian and Stacy right away by how professional, knowledgeable, and personable they were but I personally fell in love with the grounds. I always wanted to have my wedding ceremony and my reception at the same place, and when I saw the gazebo and how it was right next to the water I was sold! As we went along with the planning, I kept thinking of how beautiful having this outdoor ceremony was going to be. Also as we went along with the planning, I got more and more nervous lol. I have become aware (especially through the process of planning a wedding lol) that I am a control freak lol. I get very nervous to the point that I micro mange every detail of things to make sure everything is perfect. However not only did Jillian and Stacey answer every text/ email that I threw their way quickly and detailed, they were able to “handle” me so well that I was so calm at the wedding that I scared my maid of honor!! She thought I was medicated lol!! They even followed up with all of my venders to make sure they were all set!! I know because I called lol (hence control freak!!) They were also very kind and attentive to my family which meant soooooooo much to me. My grandparents who I respect very, very much had their own set of questions and ideas and Jillian and Stacy listened and answered all of them. My aunt also made my favors and was very concerned on how they would be handled and placed on the table. Stacy realized how much pride my aunt took in her work and reassured her and myself that they would take care of them. As the day of wedding got closer I realized it was going to rain and my anxiety went out of control because I realized I was not going to have my outdoor ceremony. I woke up the day of wedding with a positive attitude and realized that I can’t control everything (especially the weather lol) and that it was going to be ok. However as I pulled up to the Canoe Club in the limo and saw no chairs set up at the gazebo my anxiety/sadness came back. However when I saw Jillian with her signature bun and genuine warming smile waiting for me at the door my anxiety went away. I knew that they were going to make sure my wedding was beautiful for me no matter what, and boy was it!!!! My ceremony was organized and just as beautiful inside and Jillian and my wonderful photographer even took us out to the gazebo for pictures!!! They made sure Mike and I had a big umbrella while they stood in the rain and took our pictures. They came out so great that I almost cried when I got my proofs!!!
I am so happy, and grateful that I chose the Canoe Club Ballroom as my venue for my special day. Stacy and Jillian have a special way with people that you do not see too much anymore. I know for a fact that they do a lot of weddings but they made me feel like mine was so special. They are experienced with weddings so everything is very organized, but they pay so attention to detail that they make everyone’s wedding unique and specific to them. Thank You so much Stacy and Jillian for making my day magical. I will never forget it!!!!"
Melissa & Michael: Thank you both for allowing us here at the CCB to be a part of your special day! It was truly an honor meeting and working with you both! We absolutely loved your batman cake topper, and your dance with your dad was adorable! Thank you again for sharing your experience with us, we hope to have the opportunity to work together in the future!!
<3, Jillian & Stacy