Photography by Alicia Thurston Photography, courtesy of The Pop Up Chapel Co.
Though not a new trend, the idea of a pop-up wedding gained momentum in 2020 with couples looking for a beautiful, fun, affordable and fuss-free way to have an intimate wedding with their nearest and dearest. The Pop-Up Chapel Co. was launched by event planner Lynzie Kent of Love By Lynzie five year ago and has emerged as a leader in the space. Originally events were based just in Toronto, but Kent and her team have been working over the years at expanding The Pop-Up Chapel Co.’s reach—for 2021 they are taking it across Canada!
“With anticipated lower guest counts being allowed and the uncertainty regarding gatherings in 2021, we’re giving couples the chance to say I do with their 20 closest friends and family,” Kent says. “Although this pandemic has affected many people’s financial situations and gathering sizes have been reduced, our team has successfully pivoted during this time by offering discounted prices and giving couples the option to live stream their ceremony making it easier for them to celebrate virtually with friends and family from around the world."
How does a wedding day at The Pop-Up Chapel Co. work? It’s a shared day in a central space where up to 10 couples are married in a day—one couple, every hour. Couples can host up to 20 guests and enjoy an all-inclusive package that includes the venue and decor, flowers, photography, a toast and light bites, live music and more. In addition, couples support their community through their booking with $300 from every spot sold going to local charities.
The announced dates and locations for The Pop-Up Chapel Co. celebrations in 2021 are as follows.
Hamilton: April 16th and November 26th at Art Gallery of Hamilton
Brand Ambassador: Forward Events & Design
Toronto: May 28th at Steam Whistle, September 24th at Baro, and October 22 at Globe and Mail Centre
Winnipeg: July 4th at NonSuch Brewing Co. and October 15th at St. Norbert Arts Centre.
Brand Ambassador: Alli Mae Events
Ottawa: August 20th at Cumberland Belle and November 12th at Umbrella Bar
Vancouver: October 21 at Hycroft Manor
Brand Ambassador: Elope With Us.
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