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SPLENDIFEROUS SPLENDIDO WEDDING IN TORONTO

Written by Jessica - Posted December 10th - Photographs by A Brit & A Blonde

If you look at this wedding and think – “hey that couple looks like loads of fun, I bet I could be friends with them” – then stand in line sister – I found them first. They are mine, all mine! I was so enamoured by these two – that I accidentally showed up a day early to our first meeting.

Tommy is a top notch chef who has worked in some of the world’s best restaurants. You can currently find him kicking ass and taking names as the new Executive Chef at Gusto 101 in Toronto.

Emily is a unicorn – she is legendary, one of a kind and all around awesome. There were times when she would email me and her emails would have me laughing so hard that the laughter was silent. You could clearly see that I was laughing but no sound would come out. It would be at a decibel level that maybe only unicorns and Bill Murray could hear.  I would then click “reply” and stare at the blinking cursor – how on earth could I match that. Sometimes, I would have to wait a day or two before emailing back because I had nothing. All retorts seemed like Saturday Night Live when it was bad and she was always Saturday Night Live when it was great.

Because of Tommy’s epic chefness – he knows all the right peeps in Toronto. Their ceremony took place in the wine cellar of Barberian’s on Elm street. Magical, intimate and surrounded by the best wines and your nearest and dearest – you cannot go wrong. The reception, cocktailing and dancing  all took place at splendiferous Splendido – where Tommy recently worked and also happens to be one of Toronto’s top culinary spots. Chef Victor Barry and his unbelievable staff were incredible. The service is literally on a different level then anything we have ever seen. It was an art and a science and we were in awe.  Did I mention that Tommy’s sister in law is Nadege – yup, like in mouth watering macaroons and perfect patisserie on Queen Street West Nadege. She created the dessert table – just in case you weren’t jealous before.

So if you are looking for new friends who happen to be able to rock a kilt like nobody’s business, can have you skip the line up at Gusto 101, have mad hookups with the best macaroons in the city and will have you believing in unicorns again – then you better keep looking because I don’t think they exist.

Celeste Borghesani: Just one word "AWESOME!!"

Emily: Amazing. All of it. You guys. Ugh. The best. Beyonce and JayZ are somewhere suddenly feeling VERY jealous.

CHEERS! A STEAM WHISTLE BREWERY WEDDING

Written by Jessica - Posted December 3rd - Photographs by A Brit & A Blonde

Jessica works in PR and Ben is a lawyer – they are both very smart and equal parts awesome. They also happen to know how to throw a great wedding. They are meticulously stylish and stylishly meticulous. I feel like they would have had a list when planning their big day. Something like the following:

First, select a most rad venue that happens to be in the heart of downtown Toronto. They chose Steam Whistle Brewery which literally is between the CN tower and the Rogers Centre – the epicentre of the epicentre of Toronto.

Second, choose a season where your guests won’t be too hot or too cold. They opted for a most loverly Fall wedding in October where the leaves were changing all sorts of amazing colours.

Third, bring on a truly talented (and unbelievably lovely) wedding planner who can bring your vision to life and ensure all the awesome goes according to plan. Enter stage left – the very magnificent Ashley Pigott of Ashley Pigott Events.

Fourth, do not forget to make the wedding personal. Jess & Ben opted to do a first look and it was really such a sweet and personal moment for the two of them seeing each other all dressed to the nines bridal-ified and groom-ified for the first time. The Jewish wedding ceremony was truly magnificent – there were a few chairs for some folks to sit if they wanted, but otherwise all their friends and family surrounded them on all sides making it a very intimate and magical moment under the chuppah. Their ketubah was so unique – it was actually printed on a piece of wood and looked like a work of art – something Jessica & Ben will certainly hang up in their condo. There was one guest who unfortunately could not make it; who Jess & Ben love to bits and pieces – their beloved dog Morty. In Morty’s honour, Jess had spray painted gold a bunch of different dog figurines which were used as whimsical decor items on the various tables which was a rad touch and very them.

Fifth, invite your nearest and dearest from near and far, those that can shake their groove thang and those that are willing to almost split their fancy pants to land a dance move – they will make your wedding spectacular and special.

Last but not least – have an incredible time, laugh a lot and often. Don’t forget to enjoy the amazingness of the day. Check. Check & check.

 

Nancy Goldberg: The photos are so revealing, showing all of the love and laughter that will stay with Jess and Ben all of their days. It is so touching to see this and the tears of joy came with a big smile and a good feeling that will be with me all day. Your Uncle Hirsch was definitely there on your special day. I will treasure the moments of your wedding always and say, this was a most joyous wedding, with the happiest bride and groom and the happiest guests, ever. Love you both so much, Aunt Nancy

JAY REINGOLD: FROM THE VERY START OF THE WEDDING FESTIVITIES (ALL OF THE PHOTOS IN THE COOL EVENING WEATHER), TO THE FANTASTIC SIGNING OF THE KETUBAH, TO THE VERY EMOTIONAL WEDDING CEREMONY UNDER THE PRECIOUS CHUPAH, AND THE MOST SPECIAL GATHERING OF YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS---A PRECIOUS, OUTSTANDING, LOVING TIME IN STARTING YOUR MARRIED LIFE TOGETHER....YOU ARE A GORGEOUS LOVING COUPLE: MAY YOU BE DEEPLY, MADLY IN LOVE WITH EACH OTHER ALWAYS.....JAY--BENJ'S DAD, JESS'S FATHERINLAW

Paulette Bradley: What amazing photos, What a beautiful day it was. clearly these two know what they are doing. Makes me want to get married again just so I can have amazing pictures like these. (Jess Will you be in it again). Love you both Paulette

Carol Handelman: The pictures are stunning. Can't wait to see them all. The wedding was wonderful in every way and you have captured the day so perfectly! Carol - Ben's mom.

Ben: Jess and I couldn't be happier with our photos! They are gorgeous. You and Jason did such a fantastic job and were wonderful to work with from day one. To any newly engaged couples: go with A Brit & A Blonde - you will be thrilled with the results.

Ashley: GORGEOUS!!!!! Can't wait to see them all. What a beautiful couple, so blessed to have been a part of their day. PS - you two are equally as lovely :)