Modern + Fresh Toronto Fall Wedding
Photographed by Assaf Friedman, this wedding between a Dutch boy and a Canadian girl who met in Australia was bright and casual with lots of flowers.
The Bride herself may have stated the beauty of this union the best: "Our love story often feels like a fairytale - or a dream. I still sometimes feel I need to pinch myself to make sure this is real life. A Dutch boy, a Canadian girl who meet in Australia and live happily ever after"... but not before they said "I do" in a floral-filled celebration that we get to go crazy over thanks to Assaf Friedman and Hidden Light Films capturing every bit - see it all in the VAULT right this way!
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From the Bride... Our love story often feels like a fairytale - or a dream. I still sometimes feel I need to pinch myself to make sure this is real life. A Dutch boy, a Canadian girl who meet in Australia and live happily ever after. 

Six years ago Bas and I were studying in Australia and within both of our first weeks there we met... in the laundry room of the building we both had just moved into. I tried to help him fix a broken washing machine (unsuccessfully) and from that day on we have been inseparable. After we were done with school in Australia, Bas moved from the Netherlands to Toronto, Canada and we have lived there ever since.

Right from the start, we knew our wedding had to be personal and we wanted it to really represent who we are as a couple. We knew we would be getting married in the city and finding the perfect venue was one of the most important elements to us both. As soon as we saw Andrew Richard Designs (ARD), we absolutely loved it. Although, when we first went to ARD it looked like an outdoor furniture store (which it is by day), we were able to look past that and see the potential of this unique and fresh space. As a designer and stylist, my mind began racing in terms of how I would design this space. ARD is open concept with large windows, high ceilings, a skylight, wooden floors and white walls. The possibilities of what this space could be were limitless.

I found it very important to focus on a couple important elements and build from there based on time, resources, and budget. It is very easy to get caught up and feel overwhelmed. I focused on the cubby wall (one wall with 45 four feet tall cubbies), the ceremony backdrop (which after became a photo station), and the dip-dyed table numbers and escort cards (my special DIY project).

We added Dutch and Canadian touches wherever we could. My dress was designed by the Canadian designer Truvelle (I personalized it by altering the sleeves) and the bridesmaids' (all four are my sisters - lucky me!) dresses were from a Canadian company, Club Monaco. Bas and his groomsmen's suits were from the Dutch company, Suit Supply.

Our wedding day from start to finish was everything we had ever dreamed of and more. We had such a fabulous team of vendors who made the day go by without a hitch. We danced and danced and everyone got to witness Bas’ “Dutch hips” in full effect. Our band Soular really knows how to put on a show! I’ve never had so much fun dancing in my life.

Everyone kept talking about the incredible energy and love that filled the room. Our day was beyond perfect to us and we definitely felt that energy and love.

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