Bride & Groom: Erica Boccia & Frank Daigle
Photographer: Purple Tree Wedding Photography (purpletree.ca)
Videographer: Twan Productions (facebook.com/twanproduction)
Wedding Date: 21-Mar-2020
Original Guest #: 80
What was your original plan?: “Ceremony and reception at the Village Loft at Bayview Village. We are both the first children from either family to get married so it was a celebration everyone was looking forward to. We had several guests who were traveling to be part of our special day.” – E
Ceremony & Reception Location: Village Loft, Bayview Village (www.oliverbonacini.com/event-venues/village-loft)
Colour Palette: Black, white, gold
Tell us your story!: “On March 16th, just before the official COVID-19 lockdown, our venue called to inform us that they could no longer host our wedding as they had pledged to help “flatten the curve”. They encouraged us to reschedule for a later date in 2020 and would assist in getting a hold of vendors to honour the new date of October 24th.
March 21st has always held a special place in our hearts and we really wanted all my grandparents (who are in their 80s) to be present as the future was very uncertain. We had a small ceremony in my parent’s living room with Frank’s aunt who is an officiant, Carmen Novosky (www.therevcarmen.com), and swore she would marry us no matter what.
We had a short and sweet ceremony and celebrated with champagne and cake after. It was perfect.
Barring another lockdown, we are still planning to host an intimate dinner for 50 guests on October 24th at the Village Loft to celebrate.” – E&F
Invitations/stationery: Polka Dot Paper Shop (thepolkadotpapershop.com)
Cake: Hurst Bakery (hurstbakery.com)
Bride’s dress and accessories: Kleinfeld Canada (thebay.com/editorial/kleinfeld)
Groom + Groomsmen attire: Hudson’s Bay (thebay.com)
Hair & Make-Up: Anthony Passero Salon (anthonypasserosalon.com)
Biggest Challenge: COVID-19, health and safety was our top priority
Any advice for couples planning their wedding?: “It is what it is. Some things are beyond your control. See the hurdles as a challenge and get creative.” E&F