Christine and Peter’s Intimate Winter Wedding at Canoe

Christine and Peter’s love story started a year after Peter moved from New York City to Toronto. They both knew right away that they had found their partner for life.

From the Bride: We knew early on we had found exactly what we were looking for in each other. We couldn’t be more lucky or grateful that we found each other.

Wanting an intimate, city-chic wedding, the couple decided to host their big day at Canoe Restaurant & Bar. Lucky for us, Olive Photography was on hand to capture all of the details of this romantic urban wedding.

The snow covered streets of downtown Toronto and the falling snow added a romantic touch to Christine and Peter’s wintry first look and photo session.

The couple exchanged vows in an intimate ceremony surrounded by their closest friends and family.

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Canoe’s location on the 54th floor of the TD Bank Tower gave the couple and their guests breathtaking views of the city. With elegant burgundy, blush and white blooms designed by Mum’s Garden, the room was full of warmth. The table settings were simple, yet classic; with gold accents and greenery to complement the wooden tables and cozy chairs. For dessert, the guests enjoyed a white and gold cake made with love by the bride herself. Talk about personal touches!

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Dana and Fraser’s Sweetly Elegant Affair at The King Edward Hotel

Dana and Fraser’s wedding day is the perfect mix of romance and elegance thanks to the classic and timeless architecture of the magnificent Crystal Ballroom at The King Edward Hotel and the help of As You Wish Weddings. Working with a fantastic group of vendors, this couple was able to bring their romantic downtown wedding vision board to life. Blynda DaCosta Photography captures all of the pretty details.

The University of Toronto’s historic grounds provided a beautiful backdrop for the couple’s sweet and playful photo session.

From the PlannerAs a wedding planner, it’s no surprise I absolutely love details, but what stands out more than anything is the love these two have for each other. It’s clear looking back at these photos, and the smiles that stayed on their faces all day long, just how meaningful the day was to them.

The reception was decorated with beautiful white and blush florals designed by FIORI Oakville, and complemented by classically elegant linens and chairs provided by Have a Seat. The gold and white accents on their gorgeous seating chart and table settings blended in perfect harmony with the atmosphere of the venue. Guests enjoyed not one but two intricately designed white, blush and gold cakes from Fruitilicious Cakes and Sugar Suite. The night ended with the newlyweds and their guests dancing the night away!

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Rediscovering The Richmond at Their 2019 Open House

Right in the heart of Toronto’s fashion district, The Richmond opened its doors this past Sunday inviting newly engaged couples to drop by, meet with some of its preferred vendors, sample some fantastic eats from a handful of Toronto’s top caterers, and have a great time!

In case you’ve not been, The Richmond offers up a hip, urban, intimate atmosphere that’s ideal for weddings, corporate or social events. The soaring floor to ceiling windows provide plenty of natural light and ambiance for this blank canvas space, offering hosts tons of flexibility for their soiree – from casual and low-key to ultra-extravagant and over the top! The space can accommodate up to 150 for a standing reception, and 75 for a seated dinner. They’re even committed to “going green”, with a focus on minimizing the carbon footprint of the events they host.

Attendees were in for a real treat with the venue’s preferred caterers serving up all sorts of delicious bites and offering some amazing culinary inspiration. It was all perfectly captured by Diego and Liza Photography.

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Pinya Letters provided a whole lot of calligraphy inspo for all you brides-to-be out there! From place cards and table numbers, to sweet quotes lining the staircase leading up to the mezzanine level, there was something to see at every turn! Tonic Blooms provided the floral inspirations, with a chic take on greenery in the form of moss, palm leaves and a trailing garland of ruscus. Higgins Event Rentals provided the place settings, wood table and rustic cross-back chairs.

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10tation Event Catering was on-site with their Bao Station, giving guests the option of either the Mole Braised Chicken or Thai Braised Pork Shoulder Bao. This was right up my alley – the braised chicken literally melted in your mouth, while the pork shoulder was so tender and delicious!

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Toben Food by Design indulged us with their Vietnamese Slaw with fluke sashimi. The fluke was so fresh and buttery, while the slaw added a burst of flavour and texture in my mouth. So good in fact, I had to have seconds! The mini Matcha Green Tea Creme Brulee was a real treat, finishing off so smooth and creamy.

Daniel et Daniel Catering & Events served up two options: a Turkish Lamp Chop with Sumac Dauphine Potato on a bed of Sautéed Greens, and a stuffed Polenta with caramelized Onions and Peppers. Both were simply divine, and the Polenta did not disappoint – any meat-eater would be begging for this vegetarian option!

The next food station was run by Victor Dries Curated Events, and had both a savoury and sweet option. The grilled Octopus was cooked to perfection, the potatoes were crispy and flavourful, and the chimichurri and romesco sauce really elevated the entire dish. They offered three flavours of Macarons – Strawberry Mascarpone, Pistachio and Cranberry – and some even had The Richmond logo emblazoned on them. Cute and delicious!

ProvisionsTO offered us an amazing liquid nitrogen ice cream station. As if making ice cream from scratch using liquid nitrogen couldn’t get any better, they outdid themselves with a huge assortment of amazing toppings to choose from!

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Eastbound Brewing Co. offered samples of their delicious craft beer. My personal favourite was the Hidden Lake Hefeweizen, with it’s smooth, citrusy flavour. Reif Estate Winery provided… you guessed it… the wine! This included a few choices of tantalizing red and white wines, along with some bubbly. It made for a great atmosphere to walk around with a glass of sparkling wine in hand!

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Evolved Entertainment played tunes throughout the entire event, really adding to the fun, urban vibe this open house had. Big thanks to Kris, Shannon and their team at The Richmond for throwing an open house filled with mouth-watering food, tasty cocktails, trendy decor and all around good times! If you’re looking for a versatile and unique event space for your wedding, social or corporate event, make sure to check out The Richmond!

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