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A Magical Backyard Wedding in Toronto, Ontario

Although their original wedding plans were postponed, Khrystyna and Nicholas decided to go ahead with a small backyard celebration with the intent of hosting a bigger celebration in 2021. “After everything we’ve gone through in the last few months, I figured we needed some joy, colour and magic,” says Khrystyna who is principal planner and creative director at Toronto-based Pastiche Events “We wanted warmth and twinkle lights.” To enhance their theme, Bellwood Blooms provided the perfect punch of colour in the form of stunning peonies mixed with a floral arrangement of corals, peaches and blues.

Gorgeous details aside, it was the planting ceremony the stood out the most for the newlyweds. “This was a blessing in disguise because it really gave us a chance to write the most personal vows and surround ourselves with the symbolic hug of family and friends at home,” Khrystyna describes. “I loved that we included a planting ceremony, potting and watering a rose bush that we will plant on the property to grow and bloom with us.”

Looking back, as a wedding planner herself, Khrystyna and Nicholas have no regrets moving forward with their wedding. “Our advice? Don’t wait to celebrate. Don’t wait to make it special. There have been so many incredible drive-by parties, distanced celebrations and intimate gatherings,” the pair advise. “Do what feels right for you. Make it yours. Celebrate love, just like we did!”

Khrystyna Kulyasa & Nicholas Moro, June 27, 2020, Toronto, Ontario.

Photography courtesy of Simply Lace Photography.   

Bridal Gown:
Martina Liana from Second Dance Bridal
Wedding planner: Pastiche Events
Amanda Soriano
Bellwood Blooms
Crumb and Berry
Gusto 54 Catering
Vintage Lounge Rentals:
Tufts & Toile
Reception and ceremony venue: The couples’ backyard

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