Or and Ryan dreamed of getting married in an art gallery and then walking with all their guests to a restaurant where they would break bread together.
It was important to the couple to honor their Jewish heritage, and having only attended Jewish weddings at a Synagogue or banquet hall, they were not sure how their family and friends would feel if they broke with tradition.
With a nudge from Ryan’s mom, they decided to go with their vision and stage their ceremony at the Arta Gallery and their reception at Archeo, both in the Distillery District. The couple were able to incorporated many Jewish customs and even find a Rabbi who would perform a traditional Jewish ceremony with a contemporary twist. To make the more observant guests feel comfortable they served a “kosher-style” meal, no dairy, no pork, no shellfish.
The part of Or and Ryan’s story I love the most is what happened under the Chuppah. They were so excited, and so happy to have all their friends and family with them, that any pause in the ceremony they thought it was their moment to kiss. In the end the couple had kissed three times before the Rabbi actually gave them the official OK to do so. Of course this became their most memorable moment.
Photographer: Jovan Matic
Day-of-coordinator: Leena from Let’s Party Consultants
Ceremony venue: Arta Gallery
Reception venue & catering: Archeo
Dress: Anne Barge from White Toronto
Shoes: Jonak, bought in Paris at Galleries Lafayette
Fascinator: David Dunkley Fine Millinery
Suit: Hugo Boss
Grooms Shoes: Caminando from Sydney’s
Groom’s tie: Ben Sherman
Invitations: Kid Icarus
Calligraphy: Laya Crust
Flowers: Scarlet’s Table
Cake: The Wedding Cake Shoppe
Groom’s boutonniere: Pomp & Plumage
Chuppah: Little M Inventions
Hair: Jessica Shannon
Make-up: Kristin Wayne
Ketubah: Lindsie Canton
Brides Rings: Rikki Shinn Designs
Grooms Ring: Made by Or for Ryan at The Devil’s Workshop
Coffee: Custom Roasted by Merchants of Green Coffee
DJ: Indie wedding DJ