They met at their best friend Mike’s birthday party in 2012, and both were aware of the presence of the other at the party. A perfect match was made! Mike was a groomsman, his wife Elyse, was the Maid of Honour at Mary and Matt’s wedding, and best friend to Mary since grade three!
Matt proposed to Mary in their home, within a candlelit living room, with their favourite song playing in the background. :) He then whisked her off to the airport for a 2 week trip to Europe!!! Really how sweet is that!
Fast forward to Aug 26, 2017. It was a gorgeous sunny day in Toronto. Mary and Matt got ready in different suites at the Intercontinental Hotel, and the big reveal and wedding party portraits took place in the Historic, Distillery District in front of the Love lock wall. We then rushed to the venue, District 28, for the ceremony. What a cool venue! So much natural light, white walls, and open space, that you can be as creative as you like. Floral designer, Petals & Stems, created a backdrop for the Ceremony, including the rose petals running down the aisle in perfect gradation from a tangerine to pink to soft yellow! Oh and Let’s not forget the bouquets, boutonnieres and the tables adorned with greens and flowers in the reception. As I’m writing this, I realized that the wedding cake so delicately piped ALSO had the same colour gradation as the ceremony petals running down the aisle!! Very cool!
The ceremony was beautiful, the cocktail hour and reception was filled with laughter and smiles all around. Great food, great music and LOTS of dancing!!
Second Shooter/Assistant - Danielle Roach
Venue - District 28 Events
Caterer - Food Dudes
Florist - Petals & Stems
Event Planning - Love by Lynzie
DJ - Jimirazz
Make up artist - Vanessa Jarman from P1M
Hair stylist - Kirsten via Vanessa Jarman form P1M
Sweets & cake - Simply Frosted Cupcakery
Flower wall decals - Urban walls
The Posy Wagon (Distillery District) - The Delicate Flower
Decor - table numbers by Straight Laser and table seating signs by Minted
Bride’s dress - Pronovias / Oreste Crepe & Lace Mermaid Gown - Kleinfeld Bridal
Bride’s shoes - Jimmy Choo
Jewellery & Accessories - Kleinfeld Bridal as well as from family, she wore vintage pearls and a clutch
Groom’s suit - Strellson - Tom’s Place
Groom’s shoes - Cole Haan
Engagement and Marriage rings - Corona Jewellery Company
Wedding favors - Mary’s mom made these pretty little pouches of Nuts and Bolts for ALL THE GUESTS! I love the homemade favors so much! She has made these every year for Christmas, as a tradition passed along from her mother-in-law.
Guests travelled in to celebrate from London England, British Columbia, Seattle, Montreal, Kingston and the Toronto area.
Groomsmen - Mark, Michael and Aaron
Bridesmaids - Elyse, Liz, Jenna, Ricki and Lola (Junior bridesmaid)