When Max and Tamar first contacted us to plan their summer 2022 celebration, I crossed every finger and toe that they would end up booking with us. They were exactly the type of client we adore working with: excited, creative, professional trusting creatures, and full of love. They exuded kindness, warmth, and I knew that we would be fast friends and fabulous partners. I was not wrong.
Images captured by the one and only Rebecca Wood.
For their September celebration at the Art Gallery of Ontario, we planned a celebration of all things whimsy. Their ceremony featured a gorgeous long sage and white checkered aisle runner lined with upright standing roses and an absolutely stunning chuppah for them to share their love under. Guests sat in cane back white chairs under the stunning Frank Ghery staircase at the AGO, and later enjoyed cocktails in the same space before heading upstairs for dinner.
The dinner reception in Baille Court featured the iconic view of the toronto skyline (CN Tower included), but the biggest wow factor came in the form of the whimsical greenery arches we designed with Hunt & Gather to tower over their head table. A soft champagne coloured drape enclosed the room to ensure guests felt exclusively intimate while dining, and table adornments included gorgeous hand painted china from Splendid Settings, bone handled cutlery, and crystal stemware. All topped off with custom illustrated menus and cheeky tassles.
Their wedding had some of the most charming details, including some super personal touches that only those in the know would notice, like the small bumblebee that made an appearance on the invitation wax seal and cocktail napkins (a nod to Max's parents bee keeping passion), or the swizzle sticks on the bar to pay homage to the bride's grandfather's love of the classic cocktail stick. Guests also took home small jars of honey to savour the following day, along with dining on shelves full of sweets and treats when that late night urge kicked in!
The Collective with special guest Sean Jones rocked the dance floor till the wee hours of the morning (fun fact: Canadian weddings typically go until 2am- it's a party and after party in one!) and guests were left toe tapping all the way home.
But the most epic part of Tamar and Max's celebration was the love. The love they shared with each other, the love that they cherished from each and every guest that attended. Everyone at that wedding felt appreciated, and felt lucky to be amongst those lucky enough to have Tam and Max in their lives. I was one of those people- these two always made me feel like one of the family, like a loved one. They trusted the process, trusted me, trusted our creative partners. And let me tell you, that is the recipe for success, dear dreamers.
Tam and Max, I will cherish this outstanding celebration day for so long. Thank you for allowing me to be a part of your joy!