With plans to wed in early December, and with a possible lockdown looming due to COVID-19, Jacqueline and Scott managed to organize their wedding and change the date to November. “We joke our theme was “Countdown to Lockdown,” Jacqueline says. “We made all our plans in 24 hours. Calls to family, dashing around the city to find a florist, changing dinner menus and picking up our dress and tux early kept us busy,” the two laugh.
Embracing the seasonal elements, the two brought their Christmas-like wedding to life with a colour palette of winter greens, buttercream and cranberry. Style was also paramount to the duo, with Jacqueline looking to find the dress at Kleinfeld. “It was the very first dress that I had tried on, which was Maggie Sottero,” Jacqueline explains. “I love the embroidery detail and how it looks like snowflakes woven together.” For Scott, a tux fully custom and handmade by Canadian designer, Matthew Davignon, was a highlight. “The lapels, pocket jetting, pant braid and waistband were all trimmed out of a matching Cerulean blue silk,” Jacqueline describes.
With 10 of their nearest and dearest in attendance, the two tied the knot at St. Andrew’s church. “After the ceremony, we exited the church to bagpipes–a nod to Scott’s Scottish heritage and a total surprise for me,” Jacqueline recalls. “Scott had organized the piper in secret and it turned out to be one of our top best moments.” For their reception, the newlyweds invited guests to the Four Seasons Toronto for a small 10-person dinner inside the royal suite. “Sitting down and breaking bread with family after nine months of social distancing brought us so much joy,” the two smile.
Jacqueline Kendall & Scott Darling, November 21, 2020, Toronto, Ontario.
Photography courtesy of Ryan Emberley.
Ceremony venue: St. Andrew’s Church
Reception venue: Four Seasons Hotel
Wedding dress: Maggie Sottero at Kleinfeld
Flowers: Posies by Gigi
Bridesmaid dresses: Laura
Groom’s tux: Matthew Davignon
Hair: Lift Salon