Last week I shared Gillian and Alan’s midweek elopement at The Burroughes in Toronto. Today I’m sharing their Good Family Farms wedding. It was an incredible celebration surrounded by their immediate families. Since they are more eloquent with their words than I am, I’ll share more from their thoughts on their wedding day below:
What was most important to you when planning your Grey Highlands wedding?
Having gone so long without seeing each other, we just wanted a relaxed and intimate weekend with our families. Our philosophy had always been to hire great vendors, and then basically stay out of their way and let them do what they do best! When we had to change our original wedding plans, we followed the same principle. In order to comply with health guidelines, we gathered with just our direct family members for an outdoor ceremony followed by an incredible meal by Sumac + Salt in the Grey Highlands. It was so peaceful and we were surrounded by love – we couldn’t have asked for more!
What made you decide on the Grey Highlands for your wedding?
The area had been special to us since we’d often visited for family holidays, but in January Gillian surprised me for my birthday with one of Sumac + Salt’s dinners. We were absolutely blown away by the food! Everything was locally sourced and you could feel the care that went into each ingredient. We felt that Hannah and Joel (Sumac + Salt) had something really unique that we wanted to support, so when we needed to figure out a new plan for the wedding festivities, it seemed like the perfect fit.
Any wedding planning advice you’d like to share?
Find vendors whose work you really love and then relax and let them do what they do best! We provided feedback when asked, but we trusted them as artists and we were so blown away by the results. Like most couples, we were on a budget, but we figured out what was important to us and put the money towards those things. Good work is worth investing in.
Dress: The Modern Bride
Veil and Accessories: Davie & Chiyo
Suit: King & Bay
Rings: Penwarden Fine Jewellery
Stacking Rings and Necklace: Mejuri
Flowers: Euclid Design Co.
Hair: The Parlour by Stephanie
Table Décor/Florals: Sumac + Salt
Arch & Florals: Groom
Venue: Good Family Farms
Caterer: Sumac + Salt
MC/Guitar: Jonathan Tyrrell (brother of bride)
A special thank you to Shannon Robins from Shae and Evan for photographing this with me.
If you’re planning a small wedding and loved this Good Family Farms wedding, check out these beautiful weddings for more inspiration:
Magical Outdoor Reverie Farm Wedding
A Dreamy Pandemic Backyard Wedding in Toronto
Sam & Mike’s 100 Acre Wood Micro Wedding
A Beautifully Styled Backyard Wedding in Kitchener