Written by Jessica - Posted October 30th - Photographs by A Brit & A Blonde
Sometimes you meet a couple and you just think they were destined to meet each other. Mark is from England and Ivana is from Toronto and they met when they both happened to be in Australia. The stars aligned to having their paths cross while literally at the other end of the world – each of them a gazillion miles from home.
Ivana is an event planner by trade – she throws unbelievable events for a living. So you just know that for her own wedding it was going to be top notch gorge. She enlisted the help of Lexi Haslam of Lexington & Co. to rock the heck out of her big day. She really is a planner’s planner: organized, meticulous, killer styles and marvellous.
Spadina House was the ceremony and first look location – decked out as such a fun English style Garden Party in terms of the look and feel. Complete with their dog Sydney greeting guests as they arrived. This place is such a hidden gem. We have literally lived right near it for years and never knew it was there. Such a perfect spot for a summer wedding. Then off to Archeo in the Distillery District for cocktails in the courtyard and a decadent dinner inside. Florals throughout were done by the incomparable Becky of Blush & Bloom whose creativity is second to none.
Sadly prior to the wedding day – Ivana’s father passed away. He of course was a huge part of her life and was missed immensely. His presence was felt throughout the day – on a locket around her bouquet, a seat for him at the ceremony & a beautiful display in his honour at the reception.
Mark & Ivana danced their first dance outdoors under the sparkling lights in the courtyard at Archeo. They laughed, cried & everything in between – it was an amazing day. We have the Land Down Under to thank for bringing you two together!