Rad Toronto Venues

For the not-so-traditional couples planning a wedding

5 Brock Events (Photo by Bows & Lavender)
5 Brock Events (Photo by Bows & Lavender)
Broadview Hotel (Photo grabbed from their website)
Storys Building (photo by Bows & Lavender)
5 Brock Events (photo by bows and lavender)
Box Car Social (photo grabbed from website)
Love Child Social House (photo grabbed from their website)

My husband & I, 2015. Photo by 3bphoto.ca


In a day and age where we have everything at our fingertips, it’s easy to get distracted by things that don’t actually mean anything to you. This is especially true about a wedding.


When the day arrived that my husband and I decided to get married, it was an empowering day, but also confusing. I looked over to instagram & Pinterest for inspiration, and immediately felt disappointment. I loved the photographs of what I was seeing; those big celebrations, filled with twinkling lights, an abundance of candles and folksy decor that added so much character. I just didn’t see myself in them.

We really took a hard look at US as a couple. And wrote down a few key points of our relationship that have really become the bones of who we are as a couple. And I encourage you to do the same. After we did that, planning the type of wedding made sense to us and became quite clear. Free of guilt, free of influence and totally free to prosper.

Wedding traditions are lovely and should truly be honoured, as well, opting out of a church ceremony and opting to elope at city hall, or get married in a boutique hotel with minimal decor needed on your part is pretty swell too. The whole point of this blog is to encourage my readers to:

1. Ask yourself, what’s your why while planning your wedding?

2. What are the bones that make up you as a couple?

3. Go live with wonder and have the courage to do as you please!

Thanks for reading <3

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