We are thrilled to present some of the highlights of Michelle and Jimmy’s intimate wedding at Toronto’s elegant Graydon Hall Manor. We met this lovely couple through our dear friend and event planner Karina Lemke.
The day was chock full of personal touches — including their officiant, the Honourable James O’Reilly, a Federal Court justice who was performing his inaugural marriage ceremony, and who has known and mentored Jimmy, a lawyer, for several years. The theme, as you’ll discover by viewing the show below, was definitely summer-esque: yellows and greens dominated, and the lemonade was flowing freely.
Following a typically decadent lunch at Graydon Hall (the rack of lamb was perfect), the group was off to the local bowling alley to unwind and transition to a more informal celebration. Yes, the bride bowled in her wedding dress, and she looked fabulous doing it.
On a personal note, I was made to feel especially welcome by the parents of the newlyweds, starting with my attendance at Michelle’s dress fitting at Becker’s Bridal and following on at their night-before rehearsal at the couples’ uptown condo. Mrs. Boyle, you can come shoot with us anytime!
I wanted to share some words from Michelle and Jimmy’s wedding program, words that really sum up the day nicely:
“We would like to thank you, ALL of you, from the bottom of our hearts for being here today to celebrate our marriage with us.
“From the beginning, we knew that we wanted a small wedding, one that was warm and personal and comfortable and delicious, like a family brunch at your parents’ house — if your mom were an award-winning chef! The best part of a small wedding, and the reason we felt so strongly about it, is that we can honestly say that we love each and every person who is here with us, that you are all family, and that we know, or at least we hope, that we will be seeing you again and again, to celebrate many more of life’s milestones — both ours and yours.
“It really means the world to us that you were able to join us today, and we truly hope that you enjoy yourselves!”
Michelle, Jimmy: well said. Kristina and I offer our congratulations on a truly special day full of unique touches and affection, and we hope that we’re with you for those milestones yet to come.
Michelle and Jimmy’s wedding is featured on Champagne Sweets, Luxe Mountain Weddings, and the Wedding Wire where you’ll discover a little more about the planning behind the big day in the couple’s own words. Their wedding will also be featured soon on Weddingbells Online, Fab You Bliss and Wedding Colors. We’re thrilled that so many great publications have warmed to Michelle and Jimmy’s celebrations.