ALYSSA & ADRIAN | Rustic Burroughes Fall Wedding
Words alone cannot describe the beauty of two individuals coming alongside one another and placing aside their own needs for the sake of the other.
You know, they say true love is a mystery, not many see it, but Alyssa and Adrian would be one of the few we can say are apart of that mystery. Through the time spent with them we had the pleasure to witness their love that is grounded in their faith and demonstrated by their love for others. Not a moment escapes, where they have not considered the thoughts of those they love. We can really tell they have the heart to serve people and care for their needs. This love will flourish not only the people around them but will be the momentum that energizes their own marriage for years to come.
Alyssa and Adrian both envisioned their wedding to be of a rustic theme and really planned towards that. That is what led them to choosing The Burroughes for their wedding ceremony and reception; as they were attracted to The Burroughes' brick wall. With the help of Narelle from Narelle Janine Events, their wedding details were on point! There was a wooden box displayed on the welcome table for wedding cards with "Mr and Mrs Broomes" calligraphed on it; along with a jersey with their last name on it as their guestbook. You would find wooden slabs as table numbers and trivets, black & white lanterns, burning LED candles and S'mores wedding favours on the dining tables throughout the reception area. They also added floral arrangements and gold accent with gold charger plates and cutlery for some elegance on top of their rustic theme. Even their wedding cake were of a tree and wooden textured with their initials engraved on it!
After their ceremony, we had some time for family formal photos before heading out to Queen St. West. We brought the couple and bridal party out to Queen St W. and Graffiti Alley for some wedding photos. The encouraging pedestrians cheered for the couple through honking cars and words of congratulations - this is Toronto's love! Weeks before, we scouted out the area and planned out our route for the day of so things can flow more efficiently. We started with a road crossing shot, moved to Alex Wilson Community Garden for the greenery wall as the background for some wedding party portraits. Then I took Alyssa and Adrian further into the alley for more graffiti wall art as bride and groom portraits, while Warden stayed at the garden for individual bridal party portraits.
We headed back to The Burroughes for the reception to start. Dinner was catered and served by Food Dudes and everything was delicious! Through our meetings with Alyssa and Adrian, we found them to be a fun and loving couple and really wanted their guests to enjoy the time at their wedding. So we suggested for them to add some photobooth props for guest to enjoy before dinner starts; and you can really see how much fun their guests had! Additional to that, we suggested the shoe game as a fun activity for them to have and laughters just filled the room!
Near the end of dinner, some speeches took place from their close loving families and friend. Alyssa's parents made their speech and gifted the groom a Guyana's National flag as a form of welcome to the family! The crowd shouted in agreement! Next, Adrian's mom and aunt came up for the speech WITH a Barbados FLAG! They mentioned how it was not coordinated with Alyssa's parents but I guess families think alike now a days too? ;) The heartfelt speech made by the Maid Of Honour, Alyssa's sister, had them both in tears!
The night ended off with dancing of both the bride in her Guyanese dress and groom in his cultural attire; it was almost like having a dance face off on the dance floor! You can really tell how great of a time their guests had celebrating their wedding! Thank you Alyssa and Adrian for having us to capture this day and join in on the fun!