Allie and Anthony were married this past June at the Four Seasons Toronto in an intimate, romantic celebration with tons of greenery and candlelight. It’s rare that a couple opts for no floral at all but this greenery wedding takes the cake for sweet and thoughtful touches and tonnes of personal charm.
Probably my favourite part of this wedding, apart from our stunning couple and their family and friends, were the hilarious and touching speeches. Allie & Anthony met at a bar in Waterloo (one that I frequented myself back in my younger and more charming days) that isn’t exactly known as a popular meeting spot for true love. The bar – none other than the infamous Phil’s! Phil’s is known for cheap drinks and sketchy ceilings and floors, but for our vertically-gifted couple, they met across the dance floor and realized that they were well suited in height and in life! Cheers to Phil’s – long may you live and long may you bring people together for drinks under $2.50! Allie and Anthony – thank you for sharing your amazing first meeting story with us – I don’t think I’ve been so delighted in a while!
It’s so challenging to plan a wedding while living abroad, but Allie and Anthony were faced with this very challenge when they reached out to our team. They were both staying in London and were hoping for our help in recommending vendors to help bring their vision to life. Fortunately our friends at Cool Green and Shady were ready and willing to bring their hopes of a romantic greenery wedding to life, and the details are stunning! Take a peek at the photos below, courtesy of Samantha Ong Photography!
Allie & Anthony’s Vendor Crew:⠀
Photography: Samantha Ong Photography
Venue: Four Seasons Toronto
Planning: Whim Event Planning & Design
Florist: Cool Green & Shady
Bridal Boutique: Sophie’s Gown Shoppe
Bridal Shoes: & Other Stories⠀
Hair Stylist: Bridal Hair Collective
Groom Attire: Vera Wang
Cake Designer: Four Seasons Toronto
DJ & MC: Evolved Entertainment
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 who are madly in love. Get in touch with us today to start planning your dream day!
On November 8th 2014, a beautiful event occurred. Our clients and now friends, Ashley and Ben, got married! Michelle and I had the privilege of decorating and coordinating the event, and from start to finish it was a smashing success!
Michelle and I provided the décor for the ceremony and reception, and we also assisted throughout the day to ensure that the families, bridal party and our couple were well cared for and that the timeline ran according to schedule.
Ashley and Ben have featured in past posts as the couple with the fall engagement shoot, and in planning their wedding we learned a lot about this awesome couple. Ashley and Ben share such a sweet love story. They dated for about 5 years prior to their engagement, and as soon as Ben proposed, these two lovebirds knew that they did not want a long engagement. Around 4-5 months after he popped the question, Ashley and Ben were saying I do.
They chose to have their wedding at the beautiful Skyloft Ski Resort in Uxbridge. Michelle lives in Markham, and I live in Mississauga, so we used Michelle’s place as our base of operations as we planned and put together décor. Skyloft has a stunning banquet space, and as we planned out how the day would flow, we were very excited to see how it would all come together.
Little did we know, however, as we drove in the morning of the wedding, that we would be facing huge fluffy flakes of snow coming down on us as we traversed the dirt roads up to Skyloft! Fortunately the wedding guests arrived after the snow pretty much disappeared, and my loving hubby made a point of driving out to the main road to attach a sign that directed guests to the venue in case anyone missed the turnoff.
When we planned the ceremony décor, we had a vision for the space. Skyloft has gorgeous, high ceilings and a huge window with a breathtaking view. Our vision for the ceremony was to have our couple walk down the aisle, lined with ivory and soft yellow rose petals, with vases of floating candles and chairs adorned with baby’s breath bouquets toward a rustic birch arbour complete with hanging candles and tiny bud vases of flowers. This type of décor, we felt, would complement the hall, which has a lot of natural lighting and is all wood on the inside.
Ashley and Ben are also both into design, as both have a background in graphic work and printing. Since this was the case, we really wanted to wow them with the seating chart, and so we designed a seating chart made from old windows that we cleaned up and painted. Nirvanie assisted with this project as she wrote each and every name onto the panes of glass (thanks Nir, I owe you one.. or ten!). We placed the seating chart on a nude-matte glitter table runner and added a few small votives and fresh cut blooms in tiny bud vases. We believe that every event should have a show-stopping piece, and this was it!
For the centerpieces, we used wildflowers in a small milk-bottle shaped vase, with twine around the lip and votives along side, all sitting on a woodslice. We attached the table numbers by using a clothes pin, and voila, beautiful, rustic centerpiece!
Lastly, to really give the hall a romantic look, we incorporated a few white lanterns with pillar candles. In fact, we used quite a lot of candle light, as it gave the hall a very warm feel once the sun set.
All in all, the wedding was incredibly beautiful and the bride and groom were so happy. Listening to the families speak and the couple speak about their love was heartwarming. Michelle and I are so happy for Ashley and Ben, and we are proud that we played a small part in their wonderful day. We would like to send a quick thank you to all of the vendors that played such a critical part in making this wedding a success, especially the owner and staff at Skyloft Ski Resort. They were a pleasure to work with and made every effort to ensure that the event ran smoothly and seamlessly!