Updated: May 11
I debated whether or not to write this for the longest time, but after a month of being quarantined, I figured that now is a good a time as any to reminisce about some of our favourite weddings in years past -- weddings that, up until now, haven't really seen the light of day yet.
So I'm going to throw back to Amy and John's wedding, our first (and I'm sure not only) time we worked at the stunning, incomparable Art Gallery of Ontario. The AGO has many distinct features that only former visitors would be able to recognize, especially those who follow the work of Frank Gehry. The epic winding staircase was designed by Gehry himself, and was the perfect backdrop to our couple's June nuptials. I clearly remember the day I brought A+J through the AGO after many venue appointments, and the big, widened eyes of Amy after the site appointment. "I love it," she said. And that was it.
After about 18 months of planning a perfect day, it really did go off as well as it could be. Minor hiccups here and there, as there always is, but nothing to cry home about. Amy and John opted for a beautiful ceremony in Walker Court, officiated by the eloquent Jeremy Citron and accompanied by a string quartet with Emily Sun at the helm. Right after, the guests were ushered to Galleria Italia where they were treated to canapes by the AGO culinary team and the musical stylings of Conor Cutz, before they were invited into Baillie Court for the reception.
We had the privilege of also providing lush florals for the occasion which was such an honour. What a surreal experience to be able to design and outfit a space that holds some of the most precious collections that Canada has to offer.
Thanks to A+J for the experience, and to Mango Studios for the gorgeous photos, as always.
And to the rest of the vendor team:
Rentals: Chairman Mills
Hair and Makeup: Majesty's Pleasure
Photo Booth: Mango Studios
Flowers and Design: Envision Floral Studio
Cake: Andy's Wedding Cakes
Cinematography: Corinne McDonald Films