Juliana + Andrew Wedding

One of the things I enjoy seeing the most in weddings are the unique traditions each culture brings. Juliana and Andrew mentioned that they were going to do a Serbian tradition in which the groom would “buy” his bride….of course, we all knew no price tag could buy Juliana’s heart! 😜 But once upon a time, the bride was really purchased with large amounts of money or gold. In 1846, Serbian Prince Alexander Karadjordjevic issued an order: asking for and giving money and gold for the girl is abolished, as a custom that is contrary to the human dignity. Today, the custom known as “buying the bride” is now done very much in the spirit of tradition & good fun, and a way to calm the jitters! Hours before the ceremony the groom is supposed to go to the bride’s home and “barter for” or try to “buy” the bride. At this point the bride’s brother-in-law and the groom’s brother began negotiating the price of the bride. The negotiations were heated, with much waving around of money (including some good ol’ Canadian Tire money 😜), but alas they came to an agreement and Juliana’s transaction was finally settled! They then headed to tie the knot officially at one of Toronto’s beautiful unique venues — The Berkely Church — which maintains its heritage with stunning original 1871 architecture while offering an exciting backdrop for a wedding like this!

Congratulations to Juliana & Andrew! Thanks again for making us part of your special day!

Vendors for this event include:

Wedding Cake: Sorelle and Co.
Caterer: Berkeley Events
DJ: Dialed in DJ’s
Bride’s dress: Bliss Bridal

Janet + Bryan Wedding

Talk about going all out! This wedding was just about that! When I was talking to Janet and Bryan about their big day back in May, during their daring engagement shoot, I wouldn’t have imagined how passionate they were about little details! The bride just looked stunning in her fluffy wedding gown! As for the groom, also known as “DIY BRY”, he created some wooden beer totes for the boyz, a ton of custom hand made signs & props, and even managed to hang some Edison string lights through the beautiful balcony of the Milton Banquet & Conference Centre the day before, and some very cool Crown Royal gifts with custom made labels (which I was lucky to receive)…they weren’t short of amazing! And behind all those details are Bryan’s electric tools…which they brilliantly incorporated into the “removing of the garter” part of the evening. It truly made one super funny and entertaining show, which I’ve never seen in any wedding before! Of course, their surprises didn’t stop there as they treated all their guests to an incredible samba dance show!! So kudos to the both of you as you deserve a really good pat in the back for all the work you’ve done!

My warmest congratulations to you both!! Thanks for making us part of this unique & VERY entertaining wedding of yours! 🙂

Wedding Cake: IMI cakes ‘n makes
DJ: DJ/MC Chris Zoleta
Flowers:Decor: Classic Creations
Hair and Makeup: Candace David by PINTA
Transportation: Prestige Limousine Services Inc
Videographer: SDE Weddings
Bride’s dress: Allure Bridals
Bride’s shoes: Badgley Mischka
Wedding Rings: Diamondboi Diamond Studio
First Dance Choreographer: Rosalie from Dance 2 the Rhythm