Last year Joanna and Dave along with their wedding consultant, Bryn Allison of An Artistic Affair, planned a New Year’s Eve wedding that no one would forget! Take a look at this beautiful celebration that not only marked the start of the new year but, the start of a wonderful life together.
If you still haven’t chosen a date for your wedding read on, Joanna and Dave have some good reasons why you should consider New Year’s Eve.
Why did you choose New Year’s Eve?
We attended a New Year’s Eve wedding for a close family friend in Montreal two years earlier and it was a blast. Everyone was in a great mood, dressed to the nines and excited to begin the New Year on a high note. Over the last couple of years we’d also become de facto New Year’s party hosts, throwing last-minute soirees for everyone that hadn’t gotten around to making plans for the big night. We thought it would be nice to give our friends and family some advance notice and take the pressure off having to make plans themselves!
Did it make it more special to host your wedding on New Year’s?
A winter wedding itself is a special experience. All of the holiday decorations were still up, which lent the occasion an extra-magical feeling. And being the holidays, many of our friends and family from overseas and south of the border were able to make the trip to celebrate with us. Also, as it turns out, five of our guests were celebrating their birthday on NYE, including the mother of the groom, which was even more reason to celebrate.
Would you recommend couples consider December 31st for their wedding ?
Most definitely. While it can be difficult (and a little more expensive) to book a venue because you are competing with everyone who wants to throw a NYE party, it’s worth it to have everyone in such high spirits. Plus, we’ll never be guilty of forgetting our anniversary!
Wedding Planning & Design: An Artistic Affair
Photography: Green Autumn Photography & Film
Dress: Inbal Dror from White Toronto
Accessories: Jennifer Behr
Grooms suit: Tiger of Sweden from Gotstyle
Bridesmaids dresses: BCBG, Sandy Emanuel, Adrianna Papell, David Meister, Ralph Lauren
Ceremony venue: Little Trinity Anglican Church
Reception venue: Canada’s National Ballet School
Catering: Sublime Catering
Invitations & Stationery: Graphic Designer
Décor & Floral: Mode Function Event Design
Rentals: Chair-man Mills
Chairs: Detailz Couture
Transportation: Rosedale Livery, Grey Line / Magic Bus Company
DJ: DJ Shandy
Hair & Make-up: Pim
Hair bridesmaids: blo-Blow Dry Bar
Make-up: Christine Lau