/AGO WEDDING . TORONTO
A Stylish Affair: Luxury Wedding at the Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto
In the heart of Toronto, where art and love intersect, a lavish wedding unfolded at the iconic Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO). This enchanting celebration blended artistry, elegance, and sophistication. From the serendipitous rainy morning to the grand staircase ceremony and the reception exuding timeless allure, every moment was a masterpiece waiting to be discovered.
The day began with a poetic touch of rain, as the bride prepared for her journey at luxurious Royal Sonesta downtown hotel. As the raindrops gently tapped on the windowpane, it set the tone for a day that would be as unpredictable as it was extraordinary. Dressed in the finest couture, the bride’s anticipation mirrored the changing skies. Seriously!! She was stunning! As were all the maids & Big shoutout to the incredibly talented, kind & just very cool Make up Artist who we were so grateful was with us up until the ceremony. We cannot recommend this enough — the value in having a trained eye with you throughout the photos jumping in for touch ups etc is so worth it!! Not to mention how it adds to the experience of the day for you & your wedding party – its your big fab day, why not!
As the rain subsided, the couple’s first look took place in front of the mesmerizing Conservatory of Music in downtown Toronto. It was a moment that encapsulated the essence of their love – a harmonious blend of tradition and contemporary romance.
For the photographic odyssey, we decided to stroll a few feet to the east to capture this love in front of another iconic structure – the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM). Against the backdrop of this architectural masterpiece, their love story unfolded frame by frame. The blend of history, art, and their genuine affection made for truly captivating pictures. Let’s face it, we had vibe going & that vibe was “MUSEUM DAY” LOL
Finally, we arrived at THE AGO. The pièce de résistance of this enchanting day was the open area at AGO, showcasing the grand staircase sculpture. As the bride gracefully entered, after the couples sweet adorable pup of course) the groom awaited her beneath the mesmerizing art installation. Their vows, surrounded by artistic genius, were a testament to love’s enduring beauty. It was a ceremony that seamlessly merged art and matrimony, an homage to the elegance and sophistication of the AGO itself.
The transition to the cocktail hour was no less impressive. In a room adorned with contemporary art and subtle elegance, guests savored artisanal cocktails and delectable hors d’oeuvres while being serenaded by a lovely strings trio from the Incredibly St. Royals group. It was a celebration of taste and style, setting the stage for what would follow.
The reception was nothing short of spectacular. The AGO’s unparalleled setting was transformed into a scene dedicated to romance. Every detail, from the opulent floral arrangements to the exquisite table settings, was carefully curated to captivate the senses.
Being able to wander the gallery at night (with supervision), just us & the couple, photographing them against & within these sacred walls, is OF COURSE our favourite moment of this art filled day. It was the biggest most fantastical play date we’ve ever dreamed of having — we highly recommend planning your dream wedding at this venue for this treat alone!
The night ended with a dance in the streets, some shutter drags while the streetcars rolled by & the party continued on into the night.
WHAT A NIGHT.
This absolutely PERFECT day could have been possible without the team that brought every little & Big piece together so please take note of this list of superpower vendors!
- Venue: AGO
- Wedding Planner: Mad Bash Group
- Hair + Make Up Artist: Corrie Elle Artistry
- Florals: Narcissus and Echo
- Gown: Avenue 22 Bridal
- Entertainment: St. Royals
- Cake: Jess Costley
- Decor : Chaiman Mills Eventure Design Table Tales
- Arcade Games: Abbey Road Entertainment
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