Toronto is full of beautiful wedding venues to suit every bridal style, with so many options and some great hidden gems. Graydon Hall is the perfect example of a hidden gem, tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the city’s core and providing a serene location for a wedding. It’s convenient location, being central and close to major highways, and peaceful garden draw in many weddings throughout the year.
Olivia and Richard were looking for a venue with scenic spring views, and with great food. Both the bride and groom are foodies, and wanted to be sure their guests had the best food at their wedding. Graydon Hall is known for its catering, and that coupled with the romantic gardens made it the perfect venue for them.
They had a Spring wedding, and with the venue and food confidently selected, the design and decor were next on the priority list. Like most couples seeking design inspiration, Olivia and Richard took to Pinterest and Instagram to get a feel for what type of options they had. They wanted a romantic spring wedding with lots of natural touches.
For a colour scheme, they chose delicately light and pastel colours to compliment the spring fresh garden at Graydon Hall. Floral design, done by Hunt & Gather, showcased the natural element of spring with lush greenery and perfectly bloomed flowers. The bridal bouquets were grand, with plenty of substance that provided a full, natural look to the bridal party.
In the hall itself, the head table was lined with a variety of flowers and cascading with greenery to support the natural spring look. On guest tables, the florals dominated the centerpieces to reinforce that greenery, and to once again provide an outdoor feel to an indoor wedding. The floral arrangements were placed in a romantic fold vase that peaked out from beneath without overwhelming the piece.
Aside from the floral focused centerpieces, the guest tables had simple and bold table numbers on similar gold holders. The wedding favours, done by the Kitten and Bear, were placed at the tables.
The night before the wedding day, it rained in typical Spring fashion. Due to the wet grass, we were forced to bring the ceremony indoors. Luckily, Graydon Hall has a great indoor space for ceremonies in the Coach Room, which contains ample natural light and delicate outdoor paintings to reinforce the feeling of an outdoor ceremony indoors.
To add a personal touch to the most personal day, a bubble tea station was made available to guests at the end of the evening. Richard proposed to Olivia over bubble tea one night, and they wanted to incorporate that into their wedding day. The also had beautiful details added throughout their wedding. The placeholder cards were origami, and all of the name cards/table numbers were beautifully done in calligraphy.
The whole wedding was a reflection of the Spring, with luscious floral arrangements, delicate colour schemes and lots of natural sunlight to mark a new beginning into marriage for Olivia and Richard.