I am excited to share some detail shots from the stunning wedding of Christy and Riley featured in the current issue of Elegant Wedding magazine. The ceremony was designed on the families incredible waterfront estate in Muskoka, we then transported guests to the Taboo reception on the Seguin Steamship. Imagine guests surprise as the steamship arrived at the family dock at the end of the ceremony. The elaborate reception was designed at the beautiful Taboo Resort. Nicole Despins their onsite coodinator worked closely with our team to ensure every detail was perfection! Our Bride Christy is a Toronto Interior Designer and challenged us to create the perfect wedding that represented the couple in every way. Our team had a great time working on the many different design aspects that went into this incredible day.
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Enjoy their story! Elizabeth Johnston, Creative Director
Christy and Riley had known each other casually most of their lives. Their fathers went to high school together and later went on to become business partners. They grew up in separate cities and did not get the chance to know one another until after university. A dinner out with both families in Toronto is responsible for the re-introduction of the couple. After dinner they went for drinks at Senses in the Soho Metropolitan Hotel and the rest is history…they were destined life mates.
Christy planned her wedding as an extravagant four day affair her guests would never forget. The wedding was quite literally a fantasy come true. It started at the family cottage Estate in Muskoka with family and friends relaxing and dining for two days. A Thursday night rehearsal dinner took place in a lounge atmosphere on the dock waterside with dancing late into the night.
The tented ceremony was designed on a dock built out into the water creating the feeling of being on a secluded island. Guests were transported from the ceremony to the reception at Taboo Resort by the oldest operating steamship in North America, The Segwun. Everything from the weather down to the last detail in the wedding reception – glassware, lighting, music, food – was absolute perfection. The wedding was planned and designed by Elizabeth Johnston of eventdecorator.com.
The bride, a Toronto interior designer, admits to “having higher expectations than any planner or vendor would want!” She was blown away with the brilliance of how, Elizabeth was able to understand, interpret and deliver her vision flawlessly. “She literally transformed a plain conference room into the most lavish, romantic, tent-inspired space imaginable.”
“The specific highlights of our actual wedding day that are still topics of conversation are the stunning room draping, table settings including large arrangements on crystal candelabras, lighting, our custom dance floor and the chandeliers hanging over the dance floor. Our favourite element was the jaw-dropping/show-stopping bare set up. We cannot say how impressed we were with the incredible level of service and attention to detail provided by the staff at Taboo Resort. We felt like royalty.”
“It was an extraordinary kick-start to our married lives together, and we are eternally grateful to Elizabeth’s team and every single person who made our wedding happen. It was the wedding of our dreams, and it created memories that will forever be in the forefront of our lives.”
Since 1998 eventdecorator.com has produced hundreds of unique weddings tailed to the individual client. Their full service event planning-design team includes in-house floral design. They have won numerous industry awards and have been featured in magazines across the Globe.