Richard and Aynsley and wanted their wedding to be elegant, classic and timeless. “To achieve this look I focused on whites and soft pinks with plenty of candle light,” she says. “The dinner was held in the glass pavilion, which was surrounded by the gardens at Casa Loma, creating a fresh and romantic atmosphere.”
Walking down the aisle was one of the best parts of Aynsley’s big day. She and her father walked to the song “Here Comes the Sun” by The Beatles. “It was such a surreal moment,” Aynsley says. “When I saw Richie it all became real!”
Aynsley’s wedding dress was one of her favourite details of the day. “We tweaked this Monique Lhuillier strapless dress by adding a lace overlay that gave a me the classic look I was looking for,” she explains. “Did I also mention my dress had pockets? Talk about practical!” For the evening reception, Aynsley slipped on a bedazzled belt for an added bit of sparkle.
One detail Aynsley spent time on was sourcing photos of her guests for the seating chart. “I spent weeks pulling photos of every single one of my guests,” Aynsley shares. “I was highly recommended not to go through with this idea, but it turned out amazing!”
The happy couple had an unconventional first dance. “Richie has always been a big Adam Sandler fan. For our first dance we chose Grow Old With You by Adam Sandler,” Aynsley says. “I think our guests had a good laugh at that one!”
Aynsley Knight and Richard Mariani, June 24, 2017, Toronto, Ontario.
Photography courtesy of Richelle Hunter.
Ceremony venue: St. Paul’s Basilica
Reception venue: Casa Loma
Bridal gown: Monique Lhuillier
Bridal belt: White Toronto
Bridesmaid dresses: Catherine Curtis
Groom’s tux: Custom Monroe Tux from Harry Rosen
Caterer: The Liberty Group
Hair: Yolandi Houston
Makeup: Fidelia Sum
Favours: Village Juicery
Music: The Sensations