I met Stephanie and Rohan in a Starbucks near Square One the day after New Years in 2016. It was a chilly day, and I was excited to meet with them because of how they described their wedding vision. Meeting with these two was lovely – their vision of a cozy cottagey winter wedding resonated with me, and within a couple of weeks we got started.
Stephanie and Rohan hired a planner to help them with logistics and details, as they live in Vancouver and travel back and forth to Toronto to visit family. So we started by finding two venues to host both days of their wedding – a traditional Indo-Trinidadian Hindu ceremony followed by a light reception, and the next day, a Western-style chapel ceremony and reception. After searching through a ton of venues, we happened upon Vishnu Mandir in Richmond Hill, which was a hit with its abundance of natural lighting and large open space in the sanctuary area.
Jessica Rose Photography captured these lovely images from their Hindu ceremony at Vishnu Mandir. As you can see, Stephanie’s style favoured lovely natural lighting, winter greenery and a beautiful open concept mandap. This style was effortlessly captured by the talented Nafeesa of Princess Decor, who thoroughly enjoyed creating this very out-of-box mandap look for our happy couple. Stephanie herself evoked effortless classic beauty and style in her custom made red velvet lengha. Romantic winter wedding
On day two of the wedding, our sweet couple shared a lovely first look and then bridal party photos in the Hamilton area. Their bridal party looked incredible, dressed to the 9s, and were a fun bunch to hang out with!
Afterwards, we all headed over to Ancaster Mill’s beautiful Miller’s Chapel, decorated with fragrant winter greens and romantic candle light. Afterwards, guests enjoyed a lovely cocktail hour, with live music on sax by Florin Clonta, and headed into the Fallsview Room for dinner and dancing.
I loved the little details, like the garland centerpieces, which were the perfect accent in the wood and stone filled Fallsview Room. I also loved the stationery designs that Michelle put together, including the labels for the delicious homemade hot sauce favours, prepared by the groom’s mom! The night even held a few surprises – like a world class musical performance that the groom had tailored specifically for his new bride!Romantic winter wedding
Stephanie and Rohan were a pleasure to work with – we shared many laughs over our plentiful Skype calls, and we enjoyed some fabulous meals together, too! I sincerely miss working with this lovely couple, but I’m so happy to look fondly back on the weekend! A huge thank you to the myriad of vendors that worked together seamlessly to bring this lovely fusion wedding together!
Venue: Vishnu Mandir (Hindu Ceremony)
Venue: Ancaster Mill (Chapel & Reception)
Photography: Jessica Rose Photography
Planning & Stationery: Whim Event Planning & Design
Decor & Floral: Princess Decor
Sound & DJ: Alley Entertainment
Entertainment: Florin Clonta
Bride’s Accessories: The Borrowed Collection
Bride’s Gown: Truvelle Bridal
Videography: Chris Di Staulo
Hair & Bridal Setting (Hindu Ceremony): Beauty by Sacha
Hair & Makeup (Ancaster Mill): Debbie Sioutis
Whim Event Planning and Design is a team of Toronto wedding planners and day of coordinators specializing in modern romantic weddings for fun, sweet couples. Get in touch with us today to start planning your dream day!