One cou­ple hosts an in­ti­mate wed­ding with a vin­tage vibe on the west side of Toronto, com­plete with cool, eclec­tic de­tails.

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A Toronto cou­ple hosts a chic, laid-back af­fair.

FROM RACHEL: Our wed­ding had a ro­man­tic, vin­tage vibe. The Drake Com­mis­sary has a retro at­mos­phere that went amaz­ingly well with the awe­some turquoise 1956 Ford Cus­tom­line car we rented for the big day. The colour re­ally popped in the pho­tos. Blush and Bloom did an amaz­ing job with my bou­quet and the match­ing flower gar­land for the cer­e­mony. James and I had our wed­ding rings made with gold from a chain and pen­dant

his mother gave him when he was 12. We thought it was a nice way to add sig­nif­i­cance to the rings, and to in­clude his mother (who is no longer with us), both in the cer­e­mony and our daily lives. The cer­e­mony was short but sweet and so spe­cial. It was so heart­warm­ing see­ing how emo­tional James was—he’s not usu­ally very sen­ti­men­tal but he couldn’t re­ally keep it to­gether dur­ing the cer­e­mony. The of­fi­ciant did a great job keep­ing the cer­e­mony short

but in­cluded a great story, which many of the guests ap­pre­ci­ated. One of the best parts of the day was hav­ing our son, Oliver, be

part of the wed­ding. He stole the show when he walked down the aisle with his Dinotrux sticker book. Get­ting a two-year-old to co-op­er­ate has its chal­lenges, of course, but one of my favourite pho­tos of the day is of him hav­ing a melt­down in front of the car. It’s such a real mo­ment. When I walked down the aisle with my dad, Oliver could be heard say­ing, “Mommy looks like a princess.” Mo­ments like that are what will stay with us for a life­time. Our Instagram-fa­mous French bull­dog was also a part of the wed­ding. She has more than 25,000 fol­low­ers on Instagram, so we did a fun poll where her fol­low­ers voted on what out­fit she should wear for the wed­ding. It ended up be­ing a cus­tom-made gold-leather har­ness, and I sewed on flow­ers to match the wed­ding flow­ers.


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