Old Mill Toronto Wedding During Covid-19
Rescheduling and reworking weddings has been a big thing for 2020. This particular wedding more than most. The original plan was a destination wedding in the Domincan Republic back in April. The travel ban pretty much put a halt on that. Then came the June wedding which didn’t happen due to the Ontario lockdown. Then came the December wedding once everything was expected to be over but even now that doesn’t look like its going to happen. So eventually they gave up on the destination element and decided to have a summer wedding locally at the Old Mill Toronto. In one of my favorite venues no less.
You’d think with the all the rescheduling, this couple would have gone a bit insane. But quite honestly they still ended up being my most relaxed couple going through all this. With provincial restrictions changing daily, it seemed no one really knew what to plan for. Lucky for us the Old Mill Toronto provided a few options based on whatever the circumstances of the time might be. They had an outdoor ceremony, and flexible room assignments. The video of this ceremony can be seen below. The grounds outside unfortunately hadn’t been maintain to their usual standards due to the lockdown the venue underwent for months. However, the garden setup for their ceremony was perfection.
They had a ceremony at sunset with a very amusing officiant. Laurisa’s mom was in tears for the majority of it which was adorable. But once the father of the bride made an appearance, even the bridesmaids were running around looking for tissues in the hopes of saving their makeup.
Old Mill Toronto Reception
The family, bridal party, and couple portraits were all done pre-ceremony. So by the time the I Do’s were complete, the couple was free to mingle with their guests. With the number restrictions, they were downsized to 50 but that didn’t stop them from enjoying their evenings. The groom’s sister organized a video slideshow featuring all their loved ones from around the world who weren’t able to attend.
There was dance floor but the couple did share a dance together as well as with their parents. They had a cake cutting, a few speeches, and even a bit of a roast by the groom’s sister who doubled as the MC.
From the moment I met this couple planning their destination wedding, they seemed so relaxed and casual about the entire experience. And with all this planning and replanning, I’d expect anyone to turn into a bridezilla. In fact, there was one walking around the venue earlier that day. But these two were amazing. The stress of wedding planning was reflected on with good humour. It all became part of the experience. I suppose if you can survive planning a wedding during Covid, you can survive anything.