A Fun, Vintage Wedding In Toronto

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For Vanessa Taylor and Robert Eddy, a vintage English garden look with a boho vibe was what they had in mind for their wedding. “I wanted everything to feel fresh, beautiful and effortless–nothing that seemed too forced or posed,” explains Vanessa. In keeping with their theme, the two chose to exchange vows and celebrate their reception at The Berkeley Fieldhouse. “I loved this location for the vintage feel and particularly for all the natural light that came from the floor-to-ceiling windows,” shares Vanessa. “The outside tent area was also ideal to let kids run around during dinner.”

Although their theme was more vintage, Vanessa and Rob tried to incorporate as many fun and personalized details into their day as they could. “Rob walked down the aisle with his mom to ‘Juicy’ by Notorious B.I.G.–yes you heard that correct,” laughs Vanessa. “I went more traditional and walked down the aisle with my dad to ‘Ho Hey’ by the Lumineers.” Other custom touches included personalized Drake and Biggie cookies, which showcased the couples’ love for hip hop music, and a laser-cut custom cake topper.

When it came to her wedding dress, Vanessa had a pretty specific gown in mind. “I loved how my bespoke gown came together, and it was a dream to wear,” smiles Vanessa. “It was light and comfortable, and I was particularly in love with the flutter sleeves, which went down in the back to create an almost cape-like effect. I also used a piece of my mum’s wedding-day headpiece in place of a barrette on my veil–it was the perfect way to include a bit of the past.”

Vanessa Taylor and Robert Eddy, September 20, 2015, Toronto, Ontario.

Photography courtesy Jessica Blaine Smith.

Bridal gown: Maureen Patricia Bridal
Cake and cookies: The Wedding Cake Shoppe
Cake topper: Light & Paper
Flowers: Patchouli Design
Hair and makeup: Michelle Rosen
Music: The DJ Group GTA
Bridesmaid dresses: LE CHÂTEAU
Stationery: Red Box Creative