Lindsay and Mark’s first date was a romantic evening at the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. “I first met Mark at work,” Lindsay explains. “After working in the same building for some time, our paths crossed while practising yoga at the company gym. We started carpooling to work together, and after hours of flirting through instant messaging, Mark finally worked up the courage to ask me out.”
Mark popped the question one summer evening after a casual dinner date. “After dinner he suggested a walk through the park,” Lindsay says. “As we approached the gazebo, a musician started playing, and we danced along to the music. At the end of the second song, Mark dropped to one knee and proposed!”
For their wedding, the couple chose to celebrate their shared passion for jet-setting with a travel-themed wedding. “Mark and I love travelling and we’ve been to six continents together,” Lindsay explains. The couple folded old maps into origami hearts for escort cards, used a vintage map for their seating chart, and used travel themed stationery throughout their celebration.
One of Lindsay’s favourite memories from the night was her first dance with Mark. The couple chose the song “In the Mood” by The Swingfield Big Band. “We practiced a choreographed swing dance to the song before the wedding,” Lindsay says. “It was a big hit with the guests!”
Lindsay Martin and Mark Yamashita, June 11, 2016, Newmarket, Ontario.
Photography courtesy of Jennifer Newberry Photography.
Ceremony and reception venue: WaterStone Estate & Farms
Bridal gown: Becker’s Bridal & Formal
Caterer: WaterStone Estate & Farms
Flowers: Mid-Valley Gardens
Stationery: Carly Davenport
Cake: Baker’s Crush
Makeup: Chelsea Derry
Hair: Vanguard Hair Parlour & Spa
Music: Music of Our Times