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We were ecstatic about Tanya and Michael’s wedding plans just minutes into the initial meeting. It was truly their dream wedding! We feel so lucky to work with couples like Tanya and Michael in this industry. You couldn’t find more genuine people!

We arrived at U of T’s Hart House early Saturday morning for the beautiful September wedding. The sun was shining, the birds were chirping - it was a perfect day! The ceremony was set up in the breathtaking courtyard. If you have not visited this venue before - it is a must see.

Tanya and Michael met at U of T years ago making this ceremony location even more special. The ceremony setup was simple and elegant surrounded by the beautiful architecture of the old building.

Tanya walked down the aisle in a lace wedding gown with a stunning bouquet designed by Botany Studio. We loved the pops of reds and orange incorporating Fall feels into this September wedding.

After the ceremony the bride and groom snuck away for romantic photos while cocktail hour began at the one and only Canoe towering 54 floors above the downtown core. As guests arrived from Hart House they enjoyed passed hors d'oeuvres, wine and live entertainment by GTA Strings. 

Amazing cuisine with a beautiful view of the city was an important aspect of their wedding day. It is no surprise Canoe was their number one choice. Each table setting combined white linens and flowers with pops of colour similar to Tanya’s bouquet.  As a Oliver and Bonacini venue the bride and groom, guests and vendors were treated like royalty. It was exactly what they wanted - a divine menu with a view, surrounded by their loved ones. 


Photography: Iron and Bragg Photography

Ceremony Venue: U of T Hart House

Reception Venue: Canoe Restaurant

Florals: Botany Studio

Live Entertainment: GTA Strings

Officiant: Sarah Boyer Messenger

Wedding Cake/Cupcakes: La Casa Dolce

Wedding Coordinator: Vanessa West Events






Brooke & Matt’s wedding took place on a beautiful Saturday this past July in Cobourg, ON. Both the bride and groom grew up in the “feel good town”, making it the perfect place to bring their family and friends together to celebrate their love.

Brooke & Matt’s ceremony was on the 8th hole at Cobourg Creek Golf Course, with cocktail hour to follow at The Mill Restaurant & Pub. The bride and groom provided lemonade on the hot summer day while guests waited for the ceremony to officially begin. The golf course was a great spot for these love birds to say “I do” as Matt is a true golf enthusiast.   

Brooke and her father made a grand entrance to the ceremony in his classic oldsmobile , where Matt waited for the beautiful bride in a traditional kilt, with colours dating back to his family roots.  Brooke & Matt walked down the aisle as one while bagpipes played in the background. Their golden retriever puppy,  Aspen even got to visit during cocktail hour for some cute shots with Mom and Dad. We loved all the personal details! You couldn’t have asked for better weather for this timeless outdoor ceremony.

The wedding reception took place at The Cobourg Best Western down the street from the Cobourg Creek Golf Course. As soon as you walked in the reception doors you were taken away by the romantic atmosphere created by Garden Girl Décor and DIY projects by the bride and groom’s families. The party was instantly started with memorable entrances by the bridal party and bride and groom! The night continued with great stories and memorable moments - we don't think we have ever laughed and so many cried happy tears! It was a wedding perfect night in the "feel good town" of Cobourg. 


Photography: Ashley Topping Photography

Ceremony Venue: The Mill / Cobourg Creek Golf Course

Reception Venue: The Best Western, Cobourg

Officiant: Kristiane Black

Wedding Dress: Rosa Clara

Floral: Cobourg Metro Flower Shop

Hair & Makeup:  Laura Coburn and Ashia from Moxy's

Event Design / Rentals: Garden Girl Cobourg

Wedding Coordinator: Vanessa West Events




I often meet married couples who wish they hired a wedding planner or engaged couples who are just weeks away from their special day and regret not doing so.

Last week, while commenting on a beautiful rose-gold engagement ring I had another conversation with a woman who was soon to be married and wished she had hired a wedding planner. I knew it was time to write a post about the benefits.

Hiring a WPIC certified wedding planner is a wedding gift to yourself. You are making a choice to work with a professional who will keep you on schedule, within budget and to ensure the overall process is fun and enjoyable – as it should be! 

A few benefits of hiring a WPIC certified wedding planner:

1) Save you time, stress and money
2) Provide inside access to lists of quality vendors, venues, creativity, and tips
3) Offer a variety of consultation/planning options to fit your style and budget

There are endless benefits to hiring a WPIC wedding planner for couples who are: 

  • Looking for advice

  • Looking for day of coordination

  • Looking for planning from "yes" to "I do!"

A wedding planner will be there if you spill red wine on your dress, if your pantyhose start to run, if the limo is late or if the groom is in need of a lint roller.  A wedding planner knows the quick solutions to providing stress-free planning and for an unforgettable celebration. Give the ultimate wedding gift to yourself and hire a WPIC certified wedding planner!!