Both the wedding ceremony and the reception took place at the most beautiful venues in Toronto. The first look and wedding ceremony took place at Graydon Hall Manor followed by a wedding reception at Estates of Sunnybrook. The wedding was planned within 5 months. We love both the beautiful garden of Graydon Hall and the intimate setting at Estate of Sunnybrook for our reception.
The color palette was feminine and simple with blush and pink tones sprinkling through all aspects of the wedding from the table linens to the bridesmaids' dresses to the desserts. The light tones complemented the all-white shell of the house, keeping a soft, graceful feel, whereas a darker color would have be too harsh of a contrast. I incorporated peonies everywhere I could since they were my favorite flowers so they would peek out from the bridesmaid's bouquets, the centerpieces and even the invitation envelopes. I had a vision of delicate details and soft floral touches and my planner Carmen Luk at Devoted To You Inc. took in all I wanted and created the most stunning wedding. I didn't need to worry for a minute on my wedding day because I knew everything was in good hands; I knew this was a day I could wholesomely enjoy with my new husband. I felt beautiful in my Vera Wang wedding dress, and custom Valencienne red gown. It was a picture perfect day that left me and my husband joyous and I wouldn' t change anything for the world.
We both get ready at Graydon Hall in the morning of the wedding and had our first look there followed by our wedding reception. Guests are then invited to en-joy canapés and cocktails at the garden. During the ceremony, Yulin pulled out a guitar that he hid behind a bush and serenaded me in song for a full three minutes! He completely caught me by surprise so I serenaded him right back later that day during cocktail hour. Yulin and I wanted to incorporate some fun aspects to our wedding to bring laughter and fun for our guests. Between the ceremony and reception, we created a scavenger hunt for our guests to complete. Some tasks included take a picture with a lady in white (not the bride), take a picture with an old couple, find a Yulin look alike, make a veil and bowtie, and buy Lindt chocolate. Proof of completion was to be posted on Instagram with the hashtag #yulingracebigday. Our celebration continued in the evening at The Estates of Sunnybrook where we wined and dined together with our guests . We had our first dance and the evening concluded with sparklers send off.
Advice for Brides-to-be
Hire a wedding planner and a good photographer.
Ceremony Venue: Graydon Hall Manor
Reception Venue: Estates Of Sunnybrook
Wedding Dress: Vera Wang
Red Evening Dress: Valencienne
Shoes: Valentino, Manolo Blahnik
Hair & Makeup: Satine Studio
Event Design: Nous Design Group
Event Planning: Devoted To You Inc.
Photography: Mango Studios
Cinematography: Stories Worth Sharing
Cake: Truffle Toronto
Favors: Bobbette & Belle
Sweet Table Design: Megan Wappel Designs
Tableware: Plate Occasions
Invitations & Stationery: Megan Wappel Designs
Ceremony Music: Wellington Music DJ: Michael Coombs
Band: Lady Be Good
Officiant: All You Need Is Love