Old Mill Toronto Wedding During Covid-19
Rescheduling and reworking weddings has been a big thing these past couple years. This particular wedding more than most. They were supposed to get married last year. But with all the guest count restrictions due to Covid-19, that was not going to happen. Granted there are still some restrictions even now at the Old Mill Toronto, but at least they’ve had a full year to prepare. And being one of my venues, I have no issues working through the kinks.
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. The ceremony was in the Old Mill Toronto chapel. With the overcast outside, this chapel was on the darker side. But since I knew what to expect, I made a point of bringing my own lighting for the event.
From there, we took the whole family and bridal party outdoors for photos. Yes there was pending rain. But with mandatory marks required indoors, there was no other real option. The fall colors of the grounds worked beautifully with the bride’s woodland fairy princess aesthetic. And with everything happening on site, we were able to get the couple back in time for cocktail hour.
Old Mill Toronto Reception
The couple was free to mingle with their guests. With the number restrictions, they were downsized to 100 but that didn’t stop them from enjoying their evenings. There were speeches, and dances. Instead of a cake cutting, they had cupcakes. But the big thing I was looking forward to was the dance floor. These have been very limited this season. And everyone seemed to thoroughly enjoy it.
From the moment I met this couple planning their 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.