Kasia and Joshua had been planning a wedding at Casa Loma for a year when Covid crushed theirs and many other couple’s dreams for a large wedding with all of their loved ones. Instead they ended up with a Pinterest worthy, dreamy pandemic backyard wedding. They had just moved and finished renovations on their home, which is next door to Kasia’s parents place. This proved to be a blessing since they could use their backyard for the ceremony and then walk next door to a tented, fully decorated “reception” they had put together the night before. Their homes backed onto an open space so they didn’t have to worry about on-lookers watching over throughout the day.
The wedding itself was gorgeous and filled with so much love. I’m truly amazed at their ability to create such a beautiful space to get married, they spent all spring and early summer tending to their gardens in preparation. What a wonderful memory to hold onto; being married in their own backyard!
The most important part in planning our wedding was that we were able to embody who we are for ourselves and each other. We each have our own unique experiences and style and we wanted our celebration to be a reflection of who we are.
There are so many moments: The rain stopping 20 minutes before our outdoor ceremony, our first time seeing each other dressed up, our lovely intimate ceremony, and our first look with Maja, our 16 year old dog.
Check out this tiny pandemic backyard wedding.
Suit: Spier and Mckay
Shoes: Him: Allen Edmonds
Invitations: Artifact Uprising
Florals: Carisma Florist
Caterer: McEwan Catering
Processional Song: ‘Songbird’ by Fleetwood Mac
Recessional Song: ‘There Will Be Time’ by Mumford & Sons and Baaba Maal
Officiant: Mary Montanari
First Dance Song: ‘Can’t Help Falling in Love’ by Elvis Presley