"We wanted to keep our wedding as simple as possible; we also wanted every element to feel like “us.” The wedding industry is such a machine! It's so easy to get caught up in table linens, strobe lights, dresses, etc. We opted for an intimate, laid-back brunch and prioritized organic, local, environmentally-conscious options from the food (delicious!), to the alcohol, to the rings, and the flowers. All of our vendors were local small business owners
If we had the space, we would have invited everyone over to our place. The co-working space we rented was the next best thing; it felt like our apartment...if we were rich and lived in a really cool loft. We wanted to retain the “lived in” feel, so we didn’t bring in a lot of décor. The flowers we did have were sourced from Toronto backyards! We assembled arrangements in mismatched vases. While Troy wore a made-to-measure suit from Indochino, my outfit was also a mismatch creation consisting of a BHLDN top I purchased on Craigslist from another bride (who decided to go with a different look) and a clearance skirt from Ferré Sposa. It ended up costing a couple of hundreds of dollars, versus thousands.
The ceremony was so special. We weren't as nervous as we expected to be reciting our vows. The excitement of walking out together as a married couple is perfectly captured in the photos. We couldn’t be happier with how the photos turned out! - Ellen and Troy"