Real Weddings 2013: a Distillery District wedding with karaoke, temporary tattoo... Real Weddings 2013: a Distillery District wedding with karaoke, temporary tattoos and a pickle bar

By Michelle Reddick | Photography by Tara McMullen Location: Balzac’s in the Distillery District | Guests: 85 | Date: April 13, 2013 | Budget: $28,000

Real Weddings 2013: a sweet DIY wedding at Steam Whistle Brewery Real Weddings 2013: a sweet DIY wedding at Steam Whistle Brewery

By Bronwen Jervis | Photography by Sara Wilde Location: Steam Whistle Brewery | Guests: 89 | Date: November 12, 2012

Real Weddings 2013: an intimate wedding in a Distillery District art gallery Real Weddings 2013: an intimate wedding in a Distillery District art gallery

By Michelle Reddick | Photography by Vanessa Heins Location: Arta Gallery in the Distillery District | Guests: 102 | Date: September 22, 2012

Real Weddings 2013: a carnival-themed wedding on a farm in Schomberg Real Weddings 2013: a carnival-themed wedding on a farm in Schomberg

By Bronwen Jervis | Photography by Sara Wilde Location: Puck’s Farm in Schomberg, Ontario | Guests: 200 | Date: September 15, 2012 | Budget: $28,000

Real Weddings 2013: a chic wedding at Canoe with a few Korean touches Real Weddings 2013: a chic wedding at Canoe with a few Korean touches

By Bronwen Jervis | Photography by Johnny Lam Location: Metropolitan United Church and Canoe | Guests: 120 | Date:  October 20, 2012

Real Weddings 2013: a Queen West wedding with a design scheme inspired by Marie ... Real Weddings 2013: a Queen West wedding with a design scheme inspired by Marie Antoinette

By Amanda Panacci | Photography by Mango Studios Location: The Burroughes Building | Guests: 150 |Date: June 8, 2013 | Budget: $100,000+

Real Weddings 2013: a modern rustic wedding at a lakeside inn in Muskoka Real Weddings 2013: a modern rustic wedding at a lakeside inn in Muskoka

By Amanda Panacci | Photography by Mango Studios Location: Sherwood Inn in Muskoka | Guests: 112 | Date: May 25, 2013 | Budget: $25,000

Real Weddings 2013: a modern take on an Indian wedding at St. Lawrence Hall Real Weddings 2013: a modern take on an Indian wedding at St. Lawrence Hall

By Amanda Panacci | Photography by Catherine Farquharson  Location: St. Lawrence Hall | Guests: 150 | Date: November 24, 2012

Real Weddings 2013: a pink-infused party at the Gardiner Museum Real Weddings 2013: a pink-infused party at the Gardiner Museum

By Michelle Reddick | Photography by Jaime + Joseph Location: Trinity Chapel and the Gardiner Museum | Guests: 96 | Date: June 8, 2013

Wedding Guide: 34 of Toronto’s best wedding venues Wedding Guide: 34 of Toronto’s best wedding venues

Art Gallery of Ontario 317 Dundas St. W. (at McCaul St.), 416-979-6634 For a truly magnificent celebration, Frank Gehry’s transformed AGO offers an awe-inspiring event space. On the third floor of the south tower, the 7,200-square-foot Baillie Court affords panoramic city views on one end and overlooks the gallery’s iconic spiral staircase on the other…. Read more »

Wedding Guide: the best wedding photographers in Toronto Wedding Guide: the best wedding photographers in Toronto

Boyfriend/Girlfriend 416-841-9125 Partners Vanessa Heins and Jess Baumung use their doubles act to get multiple perspectives on the client’s big day, producing stylish, candid images backed up by Heins’s experience in editorial photography and Baumung’s background in live-music shots. They only do 20 weddings a year, so book early. From $3,500. By appointment.

Wedding Guide: the best bridal florists in Toronto Wedding Guide: the best bridal florists in Toronto

Bloom the Flower Company 1009 Yonge St. (at Crescent Rd.), 416-324-9900 Event planner–cum–floral designer Paul Girling set out to bring inspiring flower design to Rosedale. The shop is famous for its jaw-dropping window arrangements, which feature unconventional elements like green roses, proteas, kiwi branches, asparagus and brussels sprouts. Bouquets start at $35, but average $150… Read more »

Wedding Guide: 10 top spots to get wedding invitations in Toronto Wedding Guide: 10 top spots to get wedding invitations in Toronto

Carte Blanche Design 35 Collahie St. (at Gladstone Ave.), 416-885-5399 Customized invitations allow the bride and groom to show off their personal style, but graphic designer M. J. Fontaine also has prototypes on hand to get the creative juices flowing. She specializes in creating a specific look to be used throughout the special day. For an… Read more »

Wedding Guide: the best Toronto wedding planners Wedding Guide: the best Toronto wedding planners

Bliss 60 Sumach St. (at Queen St. E.), 416-323-3353 Wedding coordinator Tara O’Grady is known for her unflaggingly good taste. Bliss’s staff of four consult from their downtown studio, pulling off six-tent high-society extravaganzas, small out-of-town gatherings in Niagara-on-the-Lake and chic urban restaurant weddings at places like Canoe. Clients’ budgets range from $50,000 to $250,000…. Read more »

Wedding Guide: the best places to buy wedding cakes in Toronto Wedding Guide: the best places to buy wedding cakes in Toronto

Bakerbots Baking 416-901-3500 Trained as a visual artist as well as a baker, Rosanne Pezzelli loves to experiment with non-traditional shapes and sculptural forms (a cake that looks like a geisha, for example). Her sense of whimsy is evident in a simple cream-coloured three-tier with a handful of pastel macarons tumbling down the side. A… Read more »

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