Emily and Rich hosted their glorious wedding in Toronto, where they have lived over the last few years. Emily says, "Throughout the pandemic, we lived in a little apartment in the West End. Then last year, we moved into a rowhouse in the East End and also got a puppy - so our wedding was a bit of a homage to the city we met in, fell in love, and built a home!
"We had our ceremony in a beautiful studio space in our neighbourhood - our dog even made a guest appearance! Then we loaded all our guests (39 including us!) onto a yellow schoolbus and drove to our favourite wine bar in the West End for dinner. There were about 16 different dishes shared throughout the night and lots of natural wine served. The whole group then walked to one of our favourite bars to dance and close out the night!
"We wanted the whole day to feel like 'us'. Every choice we made was a reflection of who we are as a couple - from the breakfast sandwiches we served when people walked in, to the handwritten notes we had at peoples' place settings telling them what they mean to us."
When it came to styling, Emily says, "I loved the old glamour vibe of my OWN gown but with details that are unconventional. The material felt like butter; the way it rippled while I walked was so gorgeous and it wasn't constricting which was so important to me - eating and drinking nice wine is my favourite activity and I wanted to make sure I could do lots of both on my wedding day!"
Engagement ring: Rachel Boston