Any wedding that starts and ends in peonies is a perfect day in my book. And this Gardiner Museum soiree? Well, let’s just say it was love at first sight. With a million gorgeous flower moments plus one ridiculously cute bride and groom, you better believe the gallery of Joseph + Jaime’s captures is as pretty as it gets. Find it all waiting right here.
From the Bride… Tim and I were married on June 8th, 2013 in Toronto, Canada. We wanted a wedding that was simple, elegant and fun- we wanted it to be classic and timeless, yet represent who we are as a couple- colourful and madly in love!
Our ceremony was held at Trinity Chapel- a gorgeous, intimate chapel in the heart of downtown Toronto. The sun shone in through the enormous stained glass windows at Trinity Chapel just as we were saying our vows- we couldn’t stop smiling. After we were pronounced husband and wife, a bag piper entered from the side entrance of the Chapel to surprise our guests and lead us out of the church – it was a very emotional and overwhelming moment- something I will hold with me forever. Our reception was across the street at the Gardiner Museum, and was a modern contrast to the setting of our classic nuptials. Tim and I had always dreamed of walking across University Avenue, amongst all of the hustle and bustle, with a bag piper (a nod to our Scottish roots) leading us hand in hand on a beautiful summer evening. However the highlight ended up being all of our friends and family gathered on the balcony at the Gardiner Museum, welcoming us with cheers, smiles and lots of love – It was a very special moment that our photographers captured beautifully!
We were also lucky to have several very personal touches throughout the evening- an accomplished opera singer (a dear friend) sang Panis Angelicus during our signing, my cousin (an award winning Saxophone player) entertained our guests with classic jazz during cocktail hour, and then Tim surprised me with a guitar song that he had written specially for the day.
It was a magical day, that flew by much too quickly, but the most important part was that I got to marry the most incredible man. I am a lucky girl!
Photography: Joseph + Jaime | Dress: Vera Wang | Flowers: Pink Twig | Cake: The Wedding Cake Shoppe | Invitations: Invitations By Ajalon | Ceremony Venue: Trinity College Chapel, University Of Toronto | Reception Venue: Gardiner Museum | Bride's Shoes: Kate Spade | Groom's Shoes: Hugo Boss | Groom's Suit: Ermenegildo Zegna | Bride's Sash: Mokuba Ribbons | Bridesmaid's Bracelet: J.Crew | Bridesmaids + Flower Girl Dresses: Alfred Sung | Groom's Bow Tie + Groomsmen's Ties: Brooks Brothers | Groom's Pocket Square: Thomas Pink | Groom's Socks: Happy Socks | Makeup: Gee Beauty