From the Bride... From the tiny tea lights that lit my way down the aisle, to the room full of sparklers that kissed me goodnight, our wedding was every part of my imagination come to life. Having people travel from different cities, provinces and countries to help me celebrate my love for the most wonderful man I have ever known was an amazing feeling.
Like most brides and grooms, we wanted our wedding style to be much like our own- both classic and romantic, yet also pretty laid back, no fuss, fun, loving, wannabe-hipsters. What kind of wedding would that be you ask? An evening wedding in the city with long banquet tables and endless hors d'oeuvres.
Our afternoon began with the girls in their floral kimonos sipping champagne, and the boys deep into their mustache adorned, whiskey filled flasks.
The ceremony was held in indoors at the Glass Factory which gave a simple romantic, loft-type feel with old wood floors, brick, exposed piping and the glass cube window that framed the alter. Kraft paper packaged salted caramels saying ‘thank you’, laid upon the white fold out chairs for the guests to enjoy.
Opting for a more elegant feel for our reception, we chose The Lounge. Candles filled the room and art deco chandeliers’ hung, while a projection of Audrey Hepurn’s ‘Roman Holiday’ played on the wall. Crème colored linens and burlap runners covered the array of scattered tables; each table adorned with burlap-wrapped mason jars filled with white garden roses, hydrangea and baby’s breath. No seating arrangements at this wedding! Servers were scattered around the lounge with mini servings of food, easy for non-stop mingling.
Best part of the evening? Now, not many brides can say that their birthdays were celebrated on their wedding day. At midnight, my birthday, my brand new husband grabbed the microphone and said a heart-felt speech followed by everyone lighting a sparkler and singing happy birthday. With sparklers in hand, we danced our way into a whole new life together. I can truly say it will be the birthday and the wedding I will never forget.
Wedding Photography: Meghan Andrews Photography | Wedding Venue: 99 Sudbury in Toronto, Ontario, Canada | Photography Venue: Gladstone Hotel| Floral Design: Botany Floral Studio | Catering: The Food Dudes | Wedding Cake: I Do! Wedding Cakes | DJ: DJ Floh Back Productions | Wedding Invitations: Kyra Sproule | Wedding Dress: Vera Wang via David's Bridal | Bride's Shoes: Zara | Rings: Say Yes |Bridesmaid Attire: Their Choice | Groom's Attire: Joe Ramolo Custom Tailor | Groomsmen Attire: Their Choice