For Laura and David a wedding with a pastel palette and greenery touches was a natural choice given the spring wedding date and their venue, Graydon Hall Manor. “It was difficult to picture how all the elements would come together, but everything looked beautiful and effortless,” Laura shares.
The flowers elevated the couple’s garden party theme, especially the ones used in Laura’s bouquet and on the arbour. “The arbour was built by David’s father, and we hope to put it in the garden of our house one day,” Laura explains. “My bouquet also had a gold brooch of thistle that belongs to my mother, and was made the same year she was born.”
Personal touches were incorporated throughout the celebration. “David laser-cut each of our guests names in wood that we spray painted gold and put on each place setting,” Laura says. “It was a lot of work, but helped the reception tables look so personal and elegant.” David also crafted the couple’s “Flashback Friday” display, which featured old photos of their guests.
The ceremony was one of the best parts of their day. David walked down the aisle first to a classical cover of the theme song from The Office, played by a violinist and cellist. “The classical music was beautiful and really added to the whole atmosphere of the ceremony,” Laura says. “When I started to choke up during my vows, I looked up at Dave and he crossed his eyes to make me laugh. We put a lot of thought into every word we promised to each other—it was incredibly special.”
Laura Macfarlane and David Gabriels, June 1, 2018, Toronto, Ontario.
Photography courtesy of Alix Gould.
Ceremony and reception venue: Graydon Hall Manor
Bridal gown: Watters from Felichia Bridal
Groom’s tux: Hugo Boss
Flowers: Stok Floral & Design
Stationery: Paper & Poste
Hair: Victoria Wyant
Makeup: Blush Pretty
Music: Danielle Green and Maximum Music