Caitlin & Jeff
From the Photographer:
“I was very excited to shoot Caitlin and Jeff’s wedding knowing that it was going to be just a little different than the traditional. We eagerly arrived early afternoon at the family farm, and we knew immediately we were in for a treat from how calm everyone was, even the dogs, who greeted us. The ceremony was held on the front lawn – the location held a special place in the couple’s hearts. Caitlin and Jeff arrived at the outdoor reception in a candy red vintage ford. By then, the clouds had lifted, guests mingled amongst the hand-picked and crafted vintage decor and the tent was glowing with garden lights, colorful bunting, hay bails, and eclectic seating at each table.
There was a certain magic in the air that evening that I can’t really describe, you could feel the love. It was like we were attending a long overdue family reunion more than a wedding and thats the way Caitlin and Jeff wanted it. Guests were treated to a superb meal from a local catering company buffet with an build your own appetizer burrito station, to endless gourmet salads and corn on the cob to top it off. It seemed like the buffets went on forever. A homemade pie station ended the perfect meal.
After dinner, everyone’s hearts filled up with touching speeches (I think the photographers even cried!), we saw people hugging, smiling, and lots of watery eyes. A little fire pit outside kept people cozy while everyone danced without any hesitation. You could hear the laughter and guests singing out loud until it was time for us to wrap up and head home. We ended the night with one last shot – the bride and groom in a bohemian tent under the stars. Everything was perfect.” – Clint Russell of Renaissance Studios Photography
Categories: Ideas + Trends, Real Weddings
Tags: Barn Weddings, BOHO Chic Weddings, Canada Weddings, casual weddings, DIY Weddings, Farm Weddings, Gilford Hall, Ontario Weddings, Outdoor Weddings, Renaissance Studios Photography, rustic weddings, Summer Weddings, Unique Weddings
Amanda & Gary
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Q & A with the Bride:
What was the one thing about your venue that made you know it was the one?
We visited a number of venues around the city and none of them had the character of the Berkeley Street Church. That unique, vintage feel really went along with what we wanted out of our wedding – a vintage-chic look that only this particular venue could help us achieve.
Which three details from your wedding were your favorites?
- We made our own wine for the wedding and created custom labels based on the names of each of our two cats, Dorito and Pinchy. The white wine was called Dorito Vineyards, and the red, Sir Pinchington Estates.
- The old-fashioned photo booth was the perfect fit for our theme, and guests could sign a fantastic guest book with each of their pictures available in there immediately.
- Our custom-made cake toppers based on our Xbox 360 avatars
Give us the one moment in your wedding day you can’t stop thinking about.
My husband and I wrote our own vows and unbeknownst to each other ended up copying each other in one key line – that we would always be each other’s “Player 2.” The combination of surprise and the reaction of our guests was one of the most memorable parts of the whole day.
Julia + Bruce
From the Photographers: “The couple featured DIY found instruments they painted high-gloss white – which we incorporated throughout the day, and were later displayed as art throughout their ultra slick reception. There was live music throughout the day, from a soul choir during the ceremony, to an amazing live band in the evening…topped off with a few epic ballroom dance performances by the newlyweds during the reception. They had a simple color story that carried through everything but popped against the white of the instruments and feather and crystal centerpieces! The wedding also took place on opening night of the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) — and the Conservatory is right across from all the theatres on Bloor St….so it was a swanky red carpet event to boot!” -Renaissance Studios Photography
Photographer: Renaissance Studios Photography | Hair Stylist: Ritual 2 | Caterer: Daniel et Daniel | Musicians: Dog’s Life Music, Ron Elrod | Reception Venue: Royal Conservatory of Music | Transportation: Men In Black Limo