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A Laid Back Motown Themed Wedding

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Megan & Matt in Chatham, Ontario
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The bride carried a classic bouquet of ivory roses wrapped in a black ribbon.
Bloom Boutique Flowers & Gifts, Lasalle, Ontario
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The black tuxedos and bridesmaid’s dresses looked chic against the red barn.
David’s Bridal, Fort Gratiot, MI
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To match the color scheme, Megan wore black patent shoes under her strapless white dress.
Podolak Black Patent wedges, Aldo, Aldo.com
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Megan’s short hair turned into a curly up-do with added-in extensions to enhance the look.
Monica Ramboer Studios, Chatham, Ontario
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The couple participated in an African ritual as a public demonstration of love and commitment, where a broom is used to demonstrate that all past problems have been swept away.
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The seating display board was set up like tracks on a record, in keeping with the Motown theme.
Value Village, London, Ontario
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Instead of a traditional guest book, they choose a vinyl Motown record and had their guests write notes on it with a Sharpie.
Value Village, London, Ontario
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The three-tier black-and-white cake had ivory fondant on all tiers with a quilted pattern and black dots wrapped with a black fondant ribbon.
Cakewalkers, London, Ontario
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The tables were each named after a Motown group and displayed using 45 records.
Value Village, London, Ontario
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Pop Shoppe Root Beer is a personal favorite drink of Matt and Megan’s so they chose to give glass bottles of it as favors to all of their guests.
Beverage World, Stoney Creek, Ontario
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The couple left the reception in a classic 1934 ivory Packard, decorated with a simple Just Married sign hanging on the back.
Transportation: RM Auctions, Blenheim, Ontario

Megan & Matt in Chatham, Ontario

Megan is convinced that Matt stood her up on their first date but he claims that it was a misunderstanding. Either way, they dated seven years almost to the date of their wedding. The Bride Megan Kaarla Carter, 25, Architectural Technologist The Groom Matt Alexander John Bachynski, 27, Construction Laborer The Date May 1, 2010 They both knew they wanted their wedding to be fun for themselves and their guests. The vintage touches of the Motown era were worked into all aspects of the wedding day, from the simple yet bold black-and-white color scheme to the vinyl record guest book and root beer favors.
- Leticia Frazao
Their Ingredients
  • Retro Suites Hotel
  • Bloom Boutique Flowers & Gifts, Lasalle, Ontario
  • David’s Bridal, Fort Gratiot, MI
  • Podolak Black Patent wedges, Aldo, Aldo.com
  • Monica Ramboer Studios, Chatham, Ontario
  • Value Village, London, Ontario
  • Cakewalkers, London, Ontario
  • Beverage World, Stoney Creek, Ontario
  • Transportation: RM Auctions, Blenheim, Ontario

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