Darragh and Renaud first met in Montreal while Darragh was there for a weekend trip from Toronto. The future bride and groom had to go their separate ways at the end of the weekend, but couldn’t stop thinking about the instant connection they shared. “My mom still brings up that when I came home from that weekend, she had asked me if I met anyone interesting, and I had said ‘well, there was one boy…’” Darragh recalls. “Mom knew about Renaud, before she ever knew him.” One year later, Renaud moved to Toronto, but the two didn’t meet again until they were both in Munich, Germany during Oktoberfest.
A petal pink colour scheme was carried throughout the couple’s big day—from the blush bridesmaid dresses to Darragh’s bouquet, to the blooming flowers on the cake. The choice of pink peonies was very significant to the couple. “The flowers hold a very special place in our hearts,” Darragh explains. “The theme was peonies from our engagement, and we wanted to carry this flower throughout our wedding.” This choice was inspired by a bouquet of flowers Darragh’s aunt had sent the bride’s mother days before the engagement.
On the day of the wedding, the weather couldn’t have been more beautiful. “When it was time for our first dance, the curtains were opened to reveal the most beautiful deep green-blue sky,” Darragh recalls fondly. “Dancing to the slow croon of The Flamingos with this magic sky in the background, we felt as if we could float away.”
One of the most memorable moments for Darragh and Renaud was standing at the altar and holding hands as a married couple. “We were elated, squeezing each others hands and smiling so big that this was it—we were married and got to step forward in life together evermore.”
Darragh Kellam and Renaud Seguin, June 2, 2018, Toronto, Ontario.
Photography courtesy of Avangard Photography.
Ceremony venue: Rosedale United Church
Reception venue: The Four Seasons Hotel Toronto
Bridal gown: Alyne by Rita Vinieris from Kleinfeld Canada
Bridesmaid dresses: Bella’s Brides
Groom’s tux: Hugo Boss
Groomsmen attire: Hugo Boss
Flowers: Hello Midge
Stationery: Patrick Mohan
Cake: Kimmy Cakes
Caterer: The Four Seasons Hotel Toronto
Hair and makeup: Bridezilla Beauty
Favours: Patrick Mohan
Music: DJ Dave Campbell
Lighting and sound: Sole Power Productions