I totally love this couple. Their wedding was the best kind of chic – approachable and stylish mixed with a whole lot of fun, and their love for each other is so obvious I simply can’t help but smile. It’s just perfection. And it doesn’t hurt that the whole soiree was hosted as the uber sleek Easy On Fifth and captured by Taylor Roades Photography - making this gallery ridiculous in the best possible way.
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From The Bride…Favourite part of the day: 1) Marrying my best friend 2) Champagne 3) Butternut squash ravioli 4) Late night limbo and advice to other couples getting married: Remember that it’s your day and you won’t be able to please everyone! So have fun — it’s about love after all!
From Taylor Rhoades Photography… Everything took place at the 5th Social Club which has quickly become one of my favourite venues in Toronto. It is Chic and transforms from day to night seamlessly. The ceremony location was unique with a disco ball, giant tassels, an elephant statue and flower petals lining the aisle. It isn’t a combination that you think could work but it does so perfectly there.
Zoe went with a spanish lace veil during the ceremony and switch that out for a flower crown at the reception. Her dress was pure simplicity I don’t think it could have been more perfect.
Photography: Taylor Roades Photography | Wedding Gown: Monique Lhuillier White Bridal Toronto | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Monique Lhuillier, White Bridal, Toronto | Hair: Nahid Salon & Spa | Candle Holders: WJD Woodworking | Ceremony And Reception: Easy On Fifth | Florist : Sweet Woodruff | Name Tag: Emma Cordner
When you start with a love story as adorable as this (read: elevator meet-cute) there’s a pretty good chance the wedding day will follow suit. And lucky for us SMPers, that’s exactly what happened. With a vendor team of Coriander Girl, Gladstone Hotel Toronto and Niv Shimshon the result is a whimsical wedding done oh-so-right, and you can click right here to see for yourself.
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From Niv Shimshon Photography… Jeff and Genevieve worked in the same building but never met until the fateful day they found themselves alone in the elevator on the way to the gym. Jeff awkwardly flirted with GP in the elevator. He asked her out for a drink. The rest is history. They dated for 7 years, bought a house together, got two cats, and traveled the world together. One beautiful day full of all the things they love, brunch, gym, walking around Toronto drinking coffee, Jeff asked Genevieve to spend their lives together. And she said yes.
From the Bride… After dating for 7 years we didn’t want to wait another year. We couldn’t wait to tie the knot! We knew we wanted a simple, casual wedding with delicious food, and fun. We each had lists of our must includes and our deal breakers and this guided our process. Many bridal magazines and websites were consulted in the planning but we decided to do it all on our own. GP plans press conferences and red carpets through her work as a publicist so knew they could oversee all the details. Jeff, as a creative director, has the eye for design and took care of all the printed pieces (invitations, seating charts). We both love planning games nights and dinner parties so we approached this as a much, much larger version of that.
Photography: Niv Shimshon Photography | Floral Design: Coriander Girl | Wedding Dress: Marilee’s Bridal | Ceremony Venue: Gladstone Hotel Toronto | Reception Venue: Gladstone Hotel Toronto | Bride's Shoes: Badgley Mischka | Hair And Makeup: Faces By Carla | DJ: Rhythm Force | Groom's Attire: Sydney’s | Bride's Rings: Tiffany & Co. | Groom's Ring: David Yurman
Ok, time out. Before we dive into this wedding, I feel like I need to quickly say I am obsessed with it. Obsessed. And really, you will be too once you take a look at the super chic pics snapped up by A Brit & A Blonde. I mean, come on. Those shoes? That venue? This couple? It’s all so beyond, and there are so many more cool pictures of these two here.
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From A Brit & A Blonde
…Andrea and Ian live in downtown Toronto. They had their wedding at a tres cool, tres awesome restaurant called Boehmer on one of the city’s funnest streets Ossington. Andrea adores fashion and now works in that world too – so it is no surprise that she chose probably the coolest shoes in the world for her big day. A pair of truly unique, super rad Nicholas Kirkwood shoes. He is a British shoe designer that makes beyond rad shoes that are quite jaw dropping. Andrea’s certainly fit the bill! Her beautiful Elizabeth Fillmore dress was a perfect match for those amazing heels. She got ready at their condo – which was great since her atelier is right there too full of her fashion inspiration and made for a great backdrop.
Their wedding was on the eve of the first day of Fall. The lovely florals mixed in with fruits had a real harvest feel and were perfect for a September wedding.
Andrea & Ian had a feeling that it might rain on their big day – so they came prepared and bought some really super fun umbrellas. These ended up coming in extremely handy when it did rain when we were set to do the photos of the wedding party. The umbrellas really saved the day and they looked fantastic. Which allowed Mother Nature not to rain on Andrea & Ian’s parade.
Here is a bit more from Andrea & Ian…..We were originally looking to have a wedding out in the country, but couldn’t find a location we loved. We went out for dinner at Boehmer, and it instantly clicked for us. We completely shifted gears and went for a city wedding. We loved the food, the ambience, and the wooden chandelier. It was an intimate and relaxing environment, but still cool enough to be unique and sophisticated. It just seemed to fit.
Definitely the ceremony was our favorite moment of our big day. It really set the tone for the rest of the wedding. We were so happy that we decided to have our wedding at a restaurant. The staff at Boehmer were awesome. They were incredibly attentive to both us and our guests. Everyone raved about the food. We also loved the music. We had a saxophone player walking around the restaurant during dinner, and that was pretty cool. We also loved the fact that we did our photos before the ceremony, which meant we could spend cocktail hour with our guests.
Photography: A Brit & A Blonde | Floral Design: Sweet Wood Ruff | Wedding Dress: Elizabeth Fillmore | Cake: Bobette & Belle | Invitations: Carte Blanche Design | Bride's Shoes: Nicholas Kirkwood | Bridesmaids Dresses: Aritzia | DJ: Bello Sound | Ceremony & Reception Venue: Boehmer | Umbrellas: Belle De Provence