Noemi and Taylor’s pre-pandemic wedding was held on Valentine’s Day at the Coppinwood Golf Club in the town of Goodwood, a picturesque bedroom community just north of Toronto which has also become known as Schitt’s Creek, for the award-winning comedy series of the same name that was filmed there.
Town name-dropping aside, the couple’s celebration was heavily inspired by their love for house music. Sections of lounge areas were created where, in lieu of a sit-down dinner, guests enjoyed cocktail-style food at the reception. For the decor, inspired by the couple’s trips to Portugal and Ibiza, foliage and wisteria were hung from the chandeliers and DJ booth. “Marianne Noh, our wedding planner, was amazing to work with,” shares the bride. “She understood our wedding vision and helped us execute it perfectly.”
Since music was the most important detail of the day, the music list was created even before the guest list. The bride explains why: “Taylor and I met at Coda, a tech-house club in Toronto, and music has been a large part of our lives. The ceremony was a favourite moment of ours; Taylor and I put a lot of thought into designing it so it would reflect our personalities and story. From the ceremonial song, Innerbloom by Rufus du Sol (we went to the concert on one of our first dates), to the bridal party lighting up the “altar” with lanterns and candles as they walked down the aisle, to us writing the ceremony—every detail was chosen to accurately represent us.”
For their first dance, the couple chose Enough to Believe by Bob Moses because they had attended a live studio recording of the band’s album, Battle Lines. “Taylor and I took a couple of hours of dance lessons but on the day of our wedding, we improvised and two-stepped to the beat just like we did on the Toronto club dance floors,” adds Noemi.
The menu was another important element for the couple, as food is an integral part of their relationship. A cocktail-style menu with gourmet food stations was decided on to encourage a party atmosphere of mingling, conversation and dancing from start to finish. The newlyweds recall: “Our evening started with electronic and soulful techno and then moved into house classics, dance music and tech-house for a dance party that lasted until 2 a.m.”
Noemi & Taylor Fifield, February 14, 2020, Goodwood, Ontario
Photography courtesy of: Liat Aharoni, liataharoni.com
Bridal Gown: Avenue 22 Bridal
Wedding Planner: Marianne Noh, Dukes & Daisies
Music: Luigi Artale & Crispy Productions
Flowers: Becky DeOliveira, Blush & Bloom
Groom’s Tux: Mariani’s Clothiers
Hair: Paulina Gorecki
Makeup: Prianka Islam
Videographer: Simon Wang, In White Films
Favors: Donation to Distress Centres of Greater Toronto, (where Noemi volunteered as a Crisis Line Responder)