Cindy + Enrico
Cindy + Enrico had a beautiful, intimate wedding at Archeo in Toronto's Distillery district.
Everyone spent the morning hanging out and getting ready at the beautiful Hazelton Hotel in the Yorkville neighbourhood in Toronto. I must have walked by this hotel, and it's amazing suites, a dozen times in the past and never even knew it was there.
Once everyone was ready to go we piled into the limo for the ride down to Archeo and their outdoor wedding ceremony.
The ceremony kicked off with a truly special moment when one of Cindy's son's walked her down the aisle while her other son sang for her (He's in the band Magic!).
Cindy and Enrico incorporated so much of their own heritage into the wedding ceremony... a native tradition of honouring the four directions and elements, an Italian wine blessing and an Irish hand fastening. They also had a ring warming ceremony which is fast becoming one of my favourite wedding traditions.
After exchanging vows and a kiss, Cindy + Enrico were showered with bubbles by their guests as they danced their way down the aisle. We made a quick trip out to the historic Distillery District for some wedding party portraits and then back to Archeo for cocktail hour and an amazing meal.
I'd like to pause for a second and take a minute to thank Alusha from A Lush Affair for doing such an amazing job with this wedding. The room looked great and everything went off without a hitch.
When you have such an artistic group of friends (Cindy + Enrico were both actors, Cindy still teaches acting) it's no surprise that these two were treated to several performances during their wedding reception. Enrico's father recited a beautiful poem in Italian... Well, I assume it was beautiful, all the Italians were tearing up! :) And to top it off, two of their closest friends sang and their mentor gave a beautiful toast to the happy couple.
After giving their own heartfelt speech and toasting their guests, Cindy + Enrico did an amazing job getting the dance floor open with their first dance... the party was still going strong when I left late in the night!
You can see some of my favourite wedding photographs up above and the full wedding slideshow below.
Also be sure to check out Cindy + Enrico's amazing Toronto Beaches Engagement session.