One couple hosts an intimate wedding with a vintage vibe on the west side of Toronto, complete with cool, eclectic details.
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.
KiMbeRlY agliPaY. RACHEL SIMPSON & JAMES TOBIN AUGUST 26, 2017