Having a brunch wedding has unquestionably started trending. They have become more commonplace in large cities mostly due to the fact that they impact the ‘ole wallet a whole lot less than the traditional evening reception. Toronto is a great example of this.
For one, a brunch wedding is much more family-friendly. If you are like these two who are looking to have a number of little ones milling about your big day, this might be a route to look into. Not having to sit through a whole long day of activities makes for a much cheerier bunch of children. A morning wedding also allows for a more casual dress and a laid-back atmosphere. They are one thing in particular: Playful. These two included table games such as personalized crossword puzzles trivia questionnaires to keep their guests entertained.
They had cupcakes, delectable breakfast foods, and mimosas for their early cocktail hour. Seriously, who doesn’t like brunch? I’m not even a morning person, but wouldn’t say no to brunch, especially with a wedding celebration. Even more so, when my day starts with a welcoming cup of coffee.
I arrived at the High Park Club just before Sam and Justin’s civil wedding ceremony. Its a beautiful quiet wedding venue just minutes from High Park. No prep coverage as they wanted to keep the morning activities simple. We did a private first look between the bride and groom so they could walk down the aisle together. Everyone got a little teary-eyed during their custom vows but that was to be expected. Afterward, they did some family photos and joined their guests for an extended cocktail hour. No stress, no structured itinerary, no speeches. Once their guests dispersed, we headed out to High Park for their couple photos.
The couple planned to have a bit of a gap in their day. So they freshened up and met up with their friends at Louis Cifer for the afterparty. It’s a local bar known for its craft beers. Nothing overly elaborate. They simply wanted to celebrate with anyone who wasn’t able to make it to the morning ceremony. It was a much younger crowd but lots of drinks/snacks to go around.