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The Wedding Album: Gwendolyn & Joshua transformed the Evergreen Brick Works into a homespun country fairground

Gwendolyn & Joshua | July 3, 2011 | Evergreen Brick Works

The Wedding Album | Gwendolyn & Joshua

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“You choose a place in the same way that it chooses you,” says Joshua Kauffman about the Brick Works, where the Toronto native married Houston-born Gwendolyn Floyd. The couple, both 32 and co-founders of a design firm, were drawn by the venue’s sustainable mission and post-industrial aesthetic. To commemorate both Canada Day and the Fourth of July, they transformed the place into a homespun country fairground. The wedding incorporated elements from both Joshua’s cultural Judaism and Gwendolyn’s southern comfort. After they were married by a humanist rabbi, under a chuppah built by Joshua’s father, a klezmer band played the mezinka. Guests sipped whisky sours, ate caramel corn and, instead of a wedding cake, wailed on piñatas packed with candy, fake moustaches and toys.


Photography: Mango Studios
Bride’s dress: J. Crew
Groom’s attire: Our Legacy suit, Bass shoes, American Apparel socks
Venue: Evergreen Brick Works
Catering And Pies: Presidential Gourmet

Flowers: Coriander Girl
Music: Beyond the Pale (klezmer band) and DJ Medicine Man
Invitations: Made them themselves
Guests: 170
Cost: Undisclosed