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Casa Loma was the perfect place to host Kelly and Philip’s love story wedding. They are both proud Torontonians and knew Casa Loma would show off the city they love!

COUPLE: Kelly and Philip

DATE: February 18, 2023

GUEST #: 157

TELL US YOUR STORY: “We are a pandemic success story. Our first date was January 2020, and we’d been dating just long enough that come the first lockdown we decided to be in each other’s bubble. While stressful at times, the lockdowns meant that instead of talking about the events we were participating in or shows we were seeing, we had many conversations with each other on the couch. We talked a lot about the more serious matters a relationship entails. It was like pressing the fast forward button on our relationship. By 2021, we were absolutely sure about each other, and we’ve never looked back.” – P

LOCATION: Casa Loma “As proud Torontonians with a guest list heavy on out-of-towners, we wanted to select a venue which would showcase the city. Obviously, Casa Loma does that in spades and fit our love story wedding inspiration. The appeal of an all in one venue, as opposed to having folks trek across town, was also an important factor.” – K&P

PAPER FLORALS: Prose Petals “Danielle did an excellent job working with us to produce cherished keepsakes from the day. We would absolutely recommend her for a floral alternative.” – P&K

PHOTOGRAPHY: DA Photography “It was a combination of online research and attending wedding shows. We had already scoured the internet when we met Dragi at a show. His work had the vivid colours and sense of contrast we were looking for. He also was incredibly quick on delivery, and generous with the number of edited photos provided. He was the perfect choice to capture our love story wedding” – P

COLOUR PALETTE/THEME: “There wasn’t a hard, overarching theme. We were both drawn to aspects of stark white and black contrast, made vibrant with a dash of red roses, all while simultaneously allowing the beautiful venue which is Casa Loma to breathe, rather than covering it over with flowers.” – P

BRIDE’S ATTIRE: More 2 Love Bridal

GROOM’S ATTIRE: Stars & Strauss

HAIR: Alexis Ibero Hairstylist

CAKE: Gold Cherry Bakery

LIVE PAINTER: Paul Dolgov “Paul was absolutely no fuss, no stress, exactly what we wanted and needed. Paul was a charming, warm individual, who gave us a beautiful piece of art we’ll cherish forever.” – P


BIGGEST CHALLENGE: “Keeping things on time was the biggest challenge!” -P

BEST MEMORY: “Seeing each other at the first look, and the relief and comfort which came with that moment.” – P&K

ADVICE FROM ONE COUPLE TO ANOTHER: “Choose a wedding planner who has worked at your venue before. That knowledge is invaluable in predicting the flow of the day and potential issues before they arise.” – P

As seen in the Fall/Winter 2023 issue of The Wedding Ring Magazine

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