Not even an extreme cold weather alert could stop guests from attending this year’s Twist Gallery winter wedding open house! Located in the heart of Queen West in downtown Toronto, this New-York-loft style gallery and event space invited guests to experience all the beauty and culture this character-rich, unique space has to offer.
Ideal for groups ranging from 140 seated or 250 standing, flexibility and versatility are two of the major bonuses for a space like Twist. Offering a blank canvas with all the charming, rustic, Queen West features make this space perfect for intimate weddings, corporate, or social events. A special thank you to Boakview Photography for all capturing all the lovely details.
The gallery exudes so much warmth with its exposed wooden beams and natural light illuminated by its beautiful large French arch windows. Coriander Girl teamed up with Gervais Party & Tent Rentals to create a stunning garden inspired tablescape using various shades of coral flowers in peach amaryllis, double tulips, ranunculus and carnations. Adorned with stunning pillar candles and real fuzzy peaches, this tablescape is surely the star of the show. Have you heard? Coral is the 2019 Pantone colour of the year and we are beginning to see this shade being featured in a lot of decor this year!
Oh, and we can’t forget about the stunning floral arch for the ceremony set up – a definite show stopper here as guests truly enjoyed taking photos under this magical arch embellished entirely with baby’s breath and pink genestra, cherry blossom branches and hanging amaranth!
The amazingly talented Olivia Y. Cakes showcased her stunning creations as guests were treated to mini cupcakes, cookies, macarons and tiramisu cups. I am still in awe of the details and intricate designs in her cakes – not only were they impeccably designed, but unbelievably delicious too! Of course, I grabbed a delicious mini cupcake and cookie just for good measure!
The ultra-fabulous culinary team at Gusto 54 Catering spoiled guests rotten at this event! Canapés included Wild Mushroom Risotto Arancini Balls, Braised Beef Short Ribs with a sprinkle of fried kale on a sourdough crostini, and my personal favourite, the Bruschetta: loaded with roasted mushrooms and herbed ricotta and taleggio – so flavourful! Dedicated food stations included a delicious vegan Cavolfiore: Grilled Cauliflower on a bed of chickpea purée, sautéed Field Mushrooms and a sprinkle of nuts and pumpkin seeds topped off with a splash of harissa and pomegranate sauce – yum! The Pollo: grilled chicken with roasted mushrooms and fried artichoke was definitely right up my ally – it truly was a mouth-watering plate of deliciousness! The chicken was so incredibly juicy and tender. I went back for seconds. Okay, maybe thirds…
Of course, aesthetics play a huge part in your big day but there are tons of other elements to consider like music, outfits, choosing the right accessories, entertainment, and so forth. So, throughout the event, guests mixed, mingled, and chatted with wedding professionals from all aspects of the industry including Anice Jewellery, Enduring Promises, Loversland, and Pinya Letters (who by the way did all the gorgeous hand lettering on the place cards and chalkboard wall behind the bar!).
And what’s an event with out a photobooth, right? Guests enjoyed the “open air” photo booth courtesy of Lux Photo Booth, snapping up a storm while DJ Floh Back Productions played upbeat, popular hits that everyone could groove to.
Our hats go off to Nadia and her team at Twist Gallery for throwing this lovely open house filled with dazzling flowers, lively music, scrumptious food and cocktails – all in an incredibly unique, versatile, and stunning event space! If you’re looking for an intimate space for your wedding, social or corporate event, make sure to hit up Twist Gallery!