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Eclectic & Relaxed Brunch Wedding with a Catholic Ceremony & and Personal Exchange of Vows

Kim and Ian described their July wedding as eclectic, relaxed and full of surprises. They chose the same date as their first date, 12 years later, as their wedding day as it was a special date to them already. After a Catholic ceremony and a personal vow exchange, they hosted a brunch reception for their closest friends and family.

“As with many who planned their wedding day during a pandemic, ours was filled with uncertainties and unanswered questions,” Kim explained. “It felt like a moon-shot to make it happen. One thing that really helped us is outlining three MUST-HAVES for our wedding day, and if we got those everything else was a bonus. The key things for us were to be surrounded by our loved ones, to serve some great brunch food and to get married on July 24th.”

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Elegant Boozy Brunch Wedding in Toronto

Kira and Stephen opted for a boozy brunch reception, complete with dancing, followed by an after party in a hotel lobby. This couple were the epitome of laid back with their plans, choosing things which made the day enjoyable for everyone rather than sticking to tradition. There was no cake (who needs one when you’ve got so many delicious pastries!?) and the bridesmaid wore whatever they wanted. The groom and his groomsmen opted to match in bright blue suits.

The rooftop terrace at The Fifth Terrace & Grill is where they had both their ceremony and brunch reception. The bride explains, “We wanted to have a laid back wedding where we could focus on having fun and catching up with our favourite friends and family. When we think of long weekends in the summer we think of cottage times in Muskoka, laughing all day in the sun, drinking, dancing and playing lawn games.”

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Boat-Access, Micro Wedding with Cliff Diving & a Homemade Red Dress

Emily and Jan’s boat-access, micro wedding was pure magic.  Jan wore a vintage suit while Emily was in a hand-dyed, hand-made red wedding gown. Only their closet family and shaggy dog made the Covid-cut guest list for the day which took place on Slocan Lake in British Columbia. They were wed under a lovingly homemade driftwood arch on a private cliff, which could only be accessed by boat. After the ceremony they ate charcuterie and cliff jumped – perfection!

“Our wedding was supposed to be quite the shindig with live bands, a barn dance a couple of days before, scavenger hunts, farm to table catered dinner and more”, Emily told us. “However, when the pandemic hit, we still wanted to get married but were quite limited in what we could do. We wanted a unique wedding venue that was special to us. I grew up surrounded by the beautiful Kootenays, and have always loved the local lake. Our wedding venue was boat-access only, and I believe we’re the first people to ever get married on ‘Ponderosa Point’.”

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Florence and the Machine Meets Groovy 1960s Inspired Wedding

Steph and Craig didn’t necessarily have a specific theme for their wedding, but went for an eclectic mix of their personal style – Craig in an Oxblood bespoke suit and Steph in a flower child inspired WIllowby by Watters dress which gives us all the Florence and the Machine vibes!.

The day was held at The Drake Commissary, a restaurant in Toronto, and they wanted any décor they brought in to compliment the space. They went for a mid-century meets groovy aesthetic through their signage (designed by a friend) and brightly coloured florals.

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Simple, Intimate Elopement with a Rainbow Glitter Dress!

Carly and Shawn met through their local music scene. They’d been acquaintances for a few years when they ended up crashing a random Christmas party together one night and realised that they were a hilarious team. After denying their feelings for a few more months they finally decided to “ruin” their friendship and start dating. 

They got engaged in late January last year, and decided they would be married in the following summer, so didn’t have a lot of time to plan. “We just knew we wanted our best friends to be there and for us to elope somewhere outside,” the bride told us, “where we could get away for the weekend but still not have to take time off of work. We travel a lot, so getting married somewhere outside of our home city was a given, and thankfully we decided to keep it in the same province and not too far away.”

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Friends, Family, Tacos & Tequila: A Laid Back 70s Inspired Warehouse Wedding

Bethany and Ryan’s styled their summer 2019 wedding impeccably with 70s influences and a laid back vibe. They chose a warehouse space, The Ellis Building in Vancouver, as the venue, which they loved because it was a real blank canvas, didn’t have too many fussy details but also didn’t need much in the way of extra decorations – it was super cool on it’s own. They really just wanted to have a big party with their friends and family, to eat tacos and drink tequila!

“Our wedding was laid back, non-traditional and easy-going”, they told us. “We wanted the wedding to compliment and reflect who we are as people. A main goal for us was to make sure that our friends and family felt comfortable and at ease. Putting aside formality really helped us achieve this. At the end of the day, your guests are part of the experience and what better way to say thank you then by letting them have fun!”

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