A Rainy Day Wedding
When the weather threatened to wash out their outdoor wedding in June 2019, the Ballengers had to make a big switch—and fast. Together with the event team at Saskatoon and some quick thinking, they were able to celebrate their big day in style. Utilizing the sunroom and outdoor pergola, we planned and (quickly) executed a flawless and memorable wedding and reception for the couple.
Coming up on the Wedding Day, the forecast, however, had them scrambling to make new plans on short notice. Fearing the worst, they called Jane Hanna (Saskatoon’s Wedding and Rehearsal Dinner Events Planner) and Edmund a few days before the wedding and asked if they could move the ceremony there, as well. The staff came together to adapt the rooms for what was needed. “We changed it really quick, but they were super easy to work with,” Kevin and Carrie agreed. The couple opened up the sunroom—which would later be used as a dance floor—to host the nuptials, and even found the perfect location for what Carrie calls “gloomy weather photos” (take a look at their wedding photos... aren’t they great!?!)
In the end, the rain held off long enough for the wedded couple to grab photos outside the large bay window in the floral archway, before the reception proceeded as planned. But even with rain, the Ballengers knew they had had the perfect day. “It was a very special day,” Edmund says. “It was a beautiful wedding, a great reception and made all the better that Carrie and Kevin are such dear friends and patrons!”
“We were overwhelmed with the Saskatoon staff and their professionalism; there wasn’t a thing we could have asked for that they didn’t provide. We left that day thinking that we don’t think that this day could have gone any better.”