Tiffany and Steve met online and quickly realized how many things they had in common. Growing up, they shared a few childhood friends and even attended the same university. “I attribute this all to a matter of timing and fate. If I had met him during these times, not sure it would have worked out as easily,” Tiffany says.
The couple wanted their wedding theme to contrast the Aga Khan Museum’s white exterior and complement its ornate interior. They chose a moody palette of dusty rose, navy blue, copper, and silver to accentuate the beauty of the venue’s courtyard and garden. A consistent bright pop of colour throughout their wedding was provided by four very important guests—the couple’s family of lobster plushies made by family-run toy company in Vermont.
During the ceremony, the bride and groom stood beneath a stunning floral chuppah as they exchanged vows. “I do wish I could have camped out under that floral halo—it was a dream,” Tiffany recalls.
Another one of Tiffany’s favourite details were her dresses. The first was a form-fitting bridal gown by Inbal Dror, and the second was a custom-designed red dress inspired by a traditional qipao. Steve also had the opportunity to weigh in on what Tiffany wore. “We totally broke tradition and I’m glad we did. I was debating between two dresses and Steve much preferred me in the form-fitting one over another, poofy ball gown,” Tiffany shares. “In the end it worked out because he really didn’t see the final product, veil and all, until I walked down the aisle.”
Although Tiffany admits to being nervous walking down the aisle, she was overcome with awe once reaching the chuppah. “To look up and around at the surroundings and people we love who came out to support and celebrate us on our wedding day was a top moment,” she says. “It was important for both of us to try and soak up the moment as much as possible–despite how fast we felt it went.”
Tiffany Leigh and Stephen Glinert, September 2, 2017, Toronto, Ontario.
Photography courtesy of Aron Goss of Artanis Collective.
Ceremony and reception venue: Aga Khan Museum
Wedding planner: Kimberly Fu Skubic of Envision Weddings
Bridal gown: Inbal Dror from White Toronto
Bridesmaid dresses: Reiss, BCBG, and custom design by Remanna
Groom’s tux: Tolo Clothier
Caterer: McEwan Group
Flowers: Envision Floral
Stationery: Maker Bean Cafe
Cake: Andy’s Wedding Cakes
Hair & makeup: Olivia Ha
Favours: Succulent Chocolates
Chuppah: DT Floral & Decor