Aria Bistro & Lounge is in the beautiful historic house of Walter E. Calvert in downtown Brampton. It offers a simple setup to celebrate important events of any kind. This venue has six private dining rooms, which can accommodate up to 80 guests. It’s perfect for small intimate weddings. Each room has a modern feel, complete with the latest audio equipment for speeches. And the outdoor patio offers a simple arrangement for wedding ceremonies.
The home was build in 1927, it was first owned by the Calvert Family. They were the largest Rose exporters in all of Canada. Before the local residential area formed, it was acres and acres of greenhouses. In fact, in the 1940s the family began inviting the public in for tours. Hence, why just 2 kilometers down the road we have the Rose Theatre. It’s also why Brampton is known as “Flower Town” because of this family.
My weddings this year seem to be polar opposites of each other. On one end of the spectrum its multi-day cultural extravaganzas. On the other end it’s small intimate get-togethers for 50 guests or less. For my own personal sanity, I will always prefer the simple. And I believe these two would agree. They did a small intimate outdoor civil ceremony on the Aria Bistro patio. It was a bit windy however no one blew away.
The couple disappeared privately for thirty minutes to do a quick portrait session at Gage Park. Turns out it was the perfect time of year for spring season cherry blossoms. Normally locations like High Park in Toronto, and Kariya Park in Mississauga get flooded with tourists and photographers. However Gage park remained relatively quiet. It may be because there are only a handful of cherry blossom trees. But honestly, you don’t need a lot of them to get some beautiful colors.
This couple had their engagement photos at Heart Lake Conservation last year.