With artistic creativity a hallmark of their lives, Erin, a special events manager, and Kerry, an art director, brought inventive, creative touches to every aspect of their Toronto wedding. “We couldn’t pass up the opportunity to collaborate!” Erin shares.
To start, they hosted their minimal, modern and romantic day in an art gallery. “The Olga Korper Gallery is the most beautiful gallery in the city,” Erin advises. “We planned the wedding to be between exhibitions and fell in love with how the stark white walls contrasted with the rough industrial ceiling and floor. We used the outdoor courtyard for the cocktail reception, which was perfect for a change of scenery.” The couple chose muted and burnt tones of pink and peach florals to accent the gallery’s rusted patinas and gold-brick exterior. “These colours popped against the white space and blended beautifully with the candlelight. Everything glowed.”
A special creative touch to the wedding was Erin’s custom wedding dress by renowned Canadian bridal-gown designer Catherine Langlois. “I compiled details I liked from multiple dresses,” Erin reveals, “and after several months, we had the final result—a sleek, modern dress.” The sheer, billowing sleeves were a must-have for Erin, and she added the wrist ties for a romantic touch. To honour her family, Erin included several special touches in her wedding-day look: the buttons down the back of her gown were pearls from her mom’s wedding dress; she carried her grandma’s white clutch; and she wore her other grandmother’s ring.
The wedding favours were another creative moment—Erin hand-made coasters for each guest. “We incorporated them into the table settings to add a meaningful touch to our minimal aesthetic,” she explains. “They were glazed in a simple speckled white in the hopes everyone will actually use them at home.”
The couple’s inventive, artistic approach continued into the evening, when Kerry and the bridal party took to the stage. “Kerry played his rebuilt 1974 Rhodes piano and sang a song he wrote for me while we were living apart,” Erin reveals. “Groomswoman Alyssa brought down the house with Alicia Keys’ ‘If I Ain’t Got You.’ And my dad surprised everyone by playing bass for a group performance of Fleetwood Mac’s ‘Everywhere.’ It was amazing!”
Erin Koth and Kerry Noonan, September 1, 2019, Toronto, Ontario.
Venue: Olga Korper Gallery
Bridal gown: Catherine Langlois
Wedding planner: Weddings by Alexandra
Flowers: The Local Flower Collective
Bridesmaid dresses: Fame & Partners
Groom’s tux: Tiger of Sweden
Makeup: Alison Sharp
Wedding bands: Attic Gold
Hair: Shannon Leigh
Caterer: 10tation Event Catering
Music: Live performances by groom and friends
Cannolis: Riviera Bakery
Stationery: Etsy, designed by bride and groom
Favours: Ceramic coasters handmade by the bride