Terra Cotta Inn

Natalia and Josh had a gorgeous brunch wedding at Terra Cotta Inn. This all-inclusive venue is amazing to work out of. 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. They also wanted a location close enough to home as they recently adopted a furbaby and didn’t want the dog to have an accident. Not having to wait through a whole long day of activities makes for a much cheerier puppy. A brunch wedding also allows for a more casual dress and a laid-back atmosphere. They are one thing in particular: Playful. I mean Natalia climbed a tree in her wedding dress. That’s just impressive.

They had cupcakes, delectable breakfast foods, and mimosas for their early cocktail hour at Terra Cotta Inn. Seriously, who doesn’t like brunch? I’m not even a morning person, but wouldn’t say no to brunch, especially with a summer wedding celebration. Even more so, when my day starts with a welcoming cup of coffee.

Ceremony

After morning bride prep at the couple’s home, we headed to Terra Cotta Inn for the civil wedding ceremony. Its a beautiful quiet wedding venue with a gorgeous iron dome gazebo. Josh had his first look as his bride walked down the aisle. He had the biggest smile on his face for the rest of the day. Everyone got a little teary-eyed during their custom vows but that was to be expected. Afterward, they did some photos with their families, bridal party, and together. We didn’t go too far but rather utilized the venue’s gardens and riverfront. Eventually we joined their guests for a brunch reception. No stress, no structured itinerary, and only a handful of speeches.

Once their guests dispersed we were essentially done. They did have a small after-party at a nearby pub, but that was more fun than work. It also gave me a chance to meet some of their friends. Many of them would eventually become couples whose weddings I’ll photograph in the years to come…

 

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