A Glam, Garden-Inspired Wedding at the Union Steelworkers Hall in Sudbury, Ontario

Jillian Shell (26 and a registered nurse) and Jordan Kuruliak (26 and a power lineman) went all-out glam for their early-summer nuptials in their hometown of Sudbury, Ontario. “We were both born and raised here, with the majority of our families still living in town, so it was a no-brainer to get married here,” Jillian says. The day started with a ceremony at St. Andrew’s United Church, the same place Jordan’s parents had exchanged vows years before and where his grandmother attended weekly Mass. The United Steelworkers Hall hosted the reception, the expansive space boasting plenty of room for the couple’s over 250 guests. Wanting to create a fresh garden feel for the decor, the couple, along with Amanda at Unforgettable Weddings, looked to a palette of pale mint and white and topped each of the reception tables with lush bunches of ivory hydrangeas, which were arranged by Jillian’s maid of honor. To keep the decor feeling festive, the couple dressed the tables with shimmery chevron table runners and added a few gilded accents in the form of vases and frames. Dinner was a sit-down affair with plenty of gluten-free options for their guests, including decadent cupcakes from local gluten-free bakery Gluten Free Galore. “Jordan and I don’t eat gluten-free, but this place is unreal,” Jillian says. “Keeping with the mint theme, one flavor was chocolate with mint buttercream icing—so good!” DJ Brian Band kept the dance floor packed all night, with guests pausing only to grab a snack at the couple’s late-night poutine bar. A tip from Jillian: “Plan one thing at a time; don't try to do a million things at once. The day goes by way too fast to worry about something going wrong. Enjoy your day and take it all in.”