Our mornings started off at the respective residences of Daniel and Carla’s parents. Andrea was greeted with a bustling house on Daniel’s side while I entered a more calm and spacious environment (which I admit is fairly uncommon for bride preps). I found myself in the beautiful multi-level town house in the Bellwoods area of Toronto. All the girls were getting ready in the upper loft, which featured a balcony that offered a view of the surrounding cityscape.
After everyone was dressed, Daniel got a first look of his bride where he expressed both words of praise to her and tongue-in-cheek remarks in their playful banter. After the moment and family pictures, we ventured off to the Toronto Music Gardens for wedding party pictures, followed by St. Francis of Assisi Church for the catholic wedding ceremony.
The real magic started at Terrace Banquet hall when the dinner was served! Well… not just dinner, but the energetic entrances, the emotional and hilarious speeches (especially from both sets of sisters), and the slow unravelling of our groom’s emotional side.
Notables from this wedding
Bridesmaid dresses - Carla’s mother, Maria, made all the bridesmaid dresses (among all the other things I’m sure she helped with). I liked the colour and text of the dresses and they definitely popped throughout the day
Favours - Upon arriving in the lobby of the Banquet hall, we took a gander at the customized Nutella packages. The guests, as the best man advised, were able scratch Nutella off your next grocery list!
The surprise - The groom’s parents were celebrating their wedding anniversary that same weekend. In honour of them, our couple dug up their wedding video from back in the day. And I must say, for a video made several decades ago, it was pretty entertaining to watch!
As always, I’d love to know what you think. Until the next entry!
Ryan Walters, the founder and operator of Aperture Lane. Look forward to sharing great stories with you!