The girls of Gush had the absolute privilege of working with Erin and Ryan this past fall in planning their 1 year anniversary reception. The ever so talented Alex and Cheryl from Young Hearts Photography captured the true beauty and detail of this incredible event and the love shared by this sweet couple. http://younghearts.ca/
On a beautiful November afternoon at the Berkeley Church in Toronto, Erin and Ryan hosted one heck of a party for 240 of their closest family and friends.
Erin donned an ivory vintage lace tea length gown from White in Yorkville, and her bridal party wore chocolate brown J-Crew cocktail dresses with cherry red pumps. Ryan was dressed in a dapper Mexx grey suit and blue tie, while his groomsmen sported red ties and pocket squares.
Guests were welcomed at the door of the church by the bride and groom and their parents to thank them for their attendance. They were then escorted upstairs to the mezzanine for canapés and light finger foods during cocktail hour.
The fireplace mantels and gift tables were adorned with pictures captured from Erin and Ryan’s wedding and gorgeous floral arrangements in an assortment of fall flowers.
For dinner, food stations were set up in the grand ballroom with a wide variety of crudités, carving stations, pasta stations and savoury bite size snacks. The church ceiling sparkled in soft candle light.
The tables were dressed in chocolate brown satin linens and cranberry napkins. Antique bird cages sat in the middle of each table with multicolour cranes suspended inside.
The lovely couple, along with the help of their family and friends, hand crafted 1001 origami paper cranes which were placed throughout the church in remembrance of Ryan’s sister Lindsay. A crane was left at every place setting, and after being signed by each guest, these cranes were donated to the Crane Chandelier project. For photos from their wedding and information about the Crane Chandelier project, please check out the following links:
Guest enjoyed a late night pie station with every flavour of pie you could hope for, eloquently presented atop antique cake stands. Ryan’s father’s band kicked off the evening followed by a choreographed dance between the Erin and her father.
It was a beautiful reception and a remarkable party…one that will be remembered and cherished for many years to come by all those who had the pleasure of attending.
Have a beautiful day!