How can you really top a wedding during the holiday season? Dominique and Mike met while on vacation in the Dominican Republic, and their lives changed in an instant. Michelle of 3Photography captured the entire day, which included nods to Christmas and a first look between not just the bride and groom, but their families as well!
From the bride, Dominique: The Distillery District is such a unique location in Toronto and it initially caught our eye when we started planning our wedding, but it wasn’t until we started working with Melissa (from Melissa Baum Events) that we found our venue. Mike and I weren’t looking for a banquet hall style wedding so we both immediately liked Airship 37.
We knew our wedding was going to be different and memorable. We tried to keep the feel of the wedding minimalist, modern and uncluttered with a hint of winter. The Toronto Christmas Market is such a busy time of year in the Distillery District and we couldn’t be happier that we were able to squeeze in some outdoor portraits. We wanted to keep the color scheme fairly muted considering we were having a winter wedding so we went with green, grey, taupe and silver. Pops of color were added in through coral icing on the cupcakes and cobalt bridesmaids’ dresses and groom/groomsmen’s socks.
Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Don’t sweat the small stuff, the wedding day will come and go regardless and you will have a wonderful evening. The planning process will be overwhelming and it could certainly become stressful so try to take one day a week where you don’t think about the wedding (at all). Take time for yourselves as a couple and do something you both enjoy!!!
Bridal Party Processional: “Appalachia Waltz,” Mark O’Connor, Yo-Yo Ma and Edgar Meyer
Bridal Processional: Bach’s Cello Suites, Yo-Yo Ma
Recessional: “Hoppipolla,” Sigur Ros
First dance: “Harvest Moon,” Neil Young
From the photographer, Michelle of 3Photography: Dominique and Mike were married in Toronto’s Distillery District in the middle of the Christmas market with holiday vendors, twinkle lights, and Santa himself even made an appearance! Despite often being a little on the chilly side winter weddings are also quite magical and this was no exception. The traditional winter florals and decor from Blush and Bloom along with the white setting at Airship 37 were both classy and tranquil. When we were initially discussing their wedding, we talked about making sure that their photos felt like them – were authentic, not overly posed, and emotive. Well their First Look was one of the most heartfelt I’ve ever experienced, they chose to have their families present and it was the sweetest moment for everyone there. They met nearly 7 years ago in the Dominican while on vacation with each of their respective sets of friends and never looked back. Dominique packed her bags and moved from Ottawa to come to Toronto a year later and now the two live together and are even expecting their first baby!
Wedding Location: Toronto, ON, Canada / Photographer: 3Photography / Wedding Planning and Coordination: Melissa Baum Events / Event Decor and Floral Design: Blush and Bloom / Venue and Catering: Airship 37 / Wedding Dress: Anne Jean-Michel Boutique / Hair and Makeup: Lift Beauty Boutique / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Chosen by bridesmaids / Groom and Groomsmen Attire: Tuxedo Royale / Wedding Caterer: Berkeley Catering / Cupcakes: Pink Lemon Bake Shop / DJ: Magen Boys Entertainment / Linens: Susan Murray / Videographer: Big Ticket Productions / Stationery: Minted