Kristin + Liam’s wedding was inspired by Vegas style elopement weddings and pop-culture. They wanted it to be intimate, stylish and in a restaurant that has amazing food and drinks.
Of her WREN gown, Devon said: “I loved that it felt both modern and timeless, and it felt like something I would wear. Very hard to describe but it was very me”.
Names: Kristin & Liam
Wedding Date: 02.26.22
Guest Numbers: Very intimate 32 people.
Wedding Location: La Palma, Toronto ON
Photographer: Ryan Hollies & 3BPhotography
Tell Us Your Love Story
How did you meet?
We met a work, typical restaurant love story; kitchen guy and the new server lol. We became close friends, sharing lunch over our break and developed into something more with a lot of encouragement from our friends that worked there.
How did he put a ring on it?
We were still in lockdown in Toronto unfortunately and he tried to wait it out to plan something, but it just kept getting extended. He knows I love our outdoor space, so he proposed on a nice Spring night on our balcony with some dinner & wine. Wouldn’t have had it any other way.
Where did you draw inspiration from?
We love Vegas style elopement weddings, pop-culture, and I’m a nerd about interiors and aesthetics. We also love living in Toronto and wanted it to feel very “city vibes” since most of our guests were from out of town. So we wanted it to be intimate, stylish and in a restaurant that we know has amazing food and drinks.
What made the wedding personal to you?
How small we got to keep it. We kept it to strictly family and our closest friends who have been with us since the start of our relationship. Our photographer even worked with us at the restaurant years ago, so there wasn’t anyone in attendance who didn’t know us.
What were you most nervous or excited about?
We were most excited to have our entire family in a room together. The past few years haven’t been easy and felt like it had been a while since we all just saw each other and had a good time.
Now, the most important part – the Dress!
Tell us about your dress?
I was actually coveting the WREN dress before going in and trying it on. It was the dress I showed the stylist and I specifically went in to try it on. Of course, I assumed, like most brides do, the dress you want doesn’t always end up being ‘the one’ once you see it in real life. But it was the first dress I tried on, and after trying on a few others I kept going back to it. I loved that it felt both modern and timeless, and it felt like something I would wear. Very hard to describe but it felt very me.
What stockist did you get it from?
What was your most memorable moment from your day?
Our first look! I thought I would regret it because some people feel it makes the “aisle moment” not as special. But I was so nervous and just seeing Liam beforehand put all my anxiety at ease, and having that moment just the two of us was the best part of the day.
Vendors to credit:
// Photography Ryan Hollies & 3BPhotography // Bridal Boutique Sash & Bustle // Venue La Palma, Toronto ON // Coordinator & Stylist Love Shack Toronto // Florals Flower Treasures // Hair The Top Knot