|Eloping in High Park|
We had family-size weddings in small restaurants, including Bricco, DeSotos, Peter Pan. Also event spaces like The Jam Factory, and quirky spots like The Gerrard Art Space, as well as some favourite places, like Le Select, and Hart House and The Enoch Turner Schoolhouse.
Some students and faculty (with connections) managed to arrange weddings at faculty rooms at Ryerson and even (hsh!) in the planetarium at UofT, on a quiet morning before school started. (Well, the bride was an astrophysicist, so she had some pull!).
And we've had lots of home weddings - reviving an Edwardian tradition - often in the parent's home (bigger!) or the couple's apartment (smaller!), or sometimes on the roofdeck of a condo.
|Condo roofdeck with CN tower view|
|Gerrard Art Space|
Most of these were small family weddings, or small private elopements, but even the larger events were mostly family and friends. Easy to plan, casual and fun, often catered by willing aunties. Lots of time to talk (and hug) everyone.