The streets of Old Toronto’s historic downtown were quiet on this Sunday afternoon as a Spring rain kept most residents indoors, but inside the old heritage building that houses five unique venues owned by, fittingly, The Fifth Inc., the atmosphere was much sunnier.
The celebration of Bronwyn and Daniel was everything we had dreamed of. The Fifth Social Club, an upscale nightclub in the evening, was transformed into a unique and lively wedding ceremony location. The scarred wood floors and rustic exotic accents (including a seven-foot-tall wooden giraffe!) were starkly juxtapositioned with the gorgeous, classic lines of the bridal gown from. Sash and Bustle. The couple’s fun, urban flair was highlighted in the groom’s bespoke suit from Eric Sana, a masculine maroon shade with black velvet accents. Together they made a striking couple, if not a real one.
In fact, we were gathered to celebrate Just (About) Married, a unique wedding show that provides a wedding planning experience by integrating wedding vendors into a real wedding setting to showcase their products and services first hand for guests. By showcasing a real couple and the details our wedding vendors can provide, we are able to recreate a real wedding environment that spotlights the talent of Toronto wedding vendors in context.
Upon arrival, guests were awestruck by the stunning floral arrangements by Rikki Marcone Floral Design. They were greeted with entertainment by the incredible musicians at Cella, and electric cello duo that performed a mix of arrangements from pop, classical, retro and electronica. After the intimate ceremony by humanist officiant Gabor Krausz, guests were able to hit the dance floor with Maximum DJ in the main Social Club while sipping cocktails or take in The Lonely Hearts, Toronto’s most unique cover band in The Fifth’s adjoining hunt club inspired bar Cabin Five. Our couple managed to get in a few rounds on the dance floor (and at the vintage pinball machine!) before being whisked away up the century-old freight elevator to the Terrace.
Stealing quiet moment upstairs while the party raged below, Fox Photography captured the magic of the afternoon, highlighting Bronwyn’s stunning bouquet from Marcone and Daniel’s eclectic matching boutonniere. Playing with the venues minimalist decor, Michelle from Fox Photography caught the warmth of a cozy moment by the vintage fireplace, the fun of light beams reflected off the lovely veil from Modern Love, and the undeniable romance of the candlelight flickering across the buildings original architectural elements. Guests enjoyed the delicious dessert table from Ampersand Bakehouse (the earl gray cupcakes were life-changing!) and the gourmet candy bar from Candys By Sisters before heading home with an afternoon’s worth of wedding day inspiration!