I can say with certainty that this wedding is the perfect marriage of modernity and tradition. It’s the timeless palette mixed with an ultracrisp design. The ball gown and bow ties paired with accessories that pop. And it’s the classic church ceremony alongside a beer brewery reception. Long story short, it’s the kind of wedding that redefines tradition and deserves a category all its own. Mango Studios captured a full gallery of goodies, and it’s all waiting for you here.
From the Bride…Martin and I moved to Toronto about 5 years earlier, and have come to grow and love the city like it was our own. Many of our friends and family are not from Toronto, so we felt that it was our duty to show them how we fell in love with this place – and as soon as we stepped foot into the hall at Steam Whistle, we knew that it was the perfect showcase. It was raw, with the exposed beams, and modern with its concrete floors and huge windows. Not to mention the amazing skyline view!
When we chose aspects of our wedding, we chose them as a reflection of us. We didn’t stick to a set ‘theme’; we just wanted the wedding to feel simple, elegant, and romantic, while still being comfortable for our guests (so that they didn’t feel like it was too stuffy for them to enjoy). It was the biggest compliment when one of our guests told us that the wedding was beautiful and chic, yet it felt like ‘home.’
The gown was one of the most difficult aspects of the wedding because there were so many beautiful dresses to choose from! Ultimately, I went with a gown that I felt suited how I wanted to feel – unique, elegant, and romantic. As soon as I put it on, I knew that it had the understated glamour that I was looking for. The invitations were something I was very excited about designing. I am actually a technical person by day, so this gave me a chance to flex what creative muscles I had in me. I chose to design a beautiful blind embossed rose that translated through the rest of the wedding. The flowers also reflected the feeling of elegance and romance, as the cream and pinks in our flowers made the raw room feel very soft, and the low centerpieces accompanied with lots of lit candles were the perfect exclamation point for our intimate wedding.
Wedding Photography: Mango Studios | Ceremony Venue: Our Lady of Lourdes Parish | Reception Venue: Steam Whistle Brewing | Wedding Day Coordination: Blossom Events | Floral Design: My Elegant Baskets | Invitations: Designed by the bride, printed at Eagle Print | Catering: Eatertainment | Cake: The Wedding Cake Shoppe | First Look Location: Massey Hall | Creative Photo Location: Evergreen Brickworks | Wedding Dress: Rivini via Dina Alonzi | Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Hair + Makeup: Ivy Lam | Bridesmaid’s Dresses: Dessy | Long Veil: Custom by Nina Duong | Birdcage Veil: Marisol Aparicio