Whimsical Nautical Wedding at the RCYC on the Toronto Islands

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I’m so excited to finally be able to share my wedding day with you! It’s crazy how you spend so many months planning the perfect day, and then it’s gone just like that. I had my wedding at the Royal Canadian Yacht Club on the Toronto Islands. I couldn’t have picked a more perfect location. There was just one small problem…the Toronto Islands had flooded earlier this summer, forcing many weddings to be cancelled or relocated. I was so lucky that on the day of my wedding, we had perfect, sunny weather. It was also late enough in the summer that the island had dried out a bit. Phew!

Of course, all weddings start with an invitation. I worked with local designer Jordynn Mackenzie. She was fantastic to work with, and totally understood the look I was going for. She worked with us to get the perfect design and colours just right, and she then screenprinted the invitations. Our envelope liner had a vintage map print of the Toronto harbour.

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You can read all about my dress shopping experience here. I wore a Blush by Hayley Paige gown named “Halo.” I fell in love with the lace bodice and fluffy tulle skirt. My veil was from Posh Veils. Sharon created a custom length horsehair veil that matched my dress perfectly. She was also super sweet!

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Dharan wore a navy blue suit from Indochino. Check out my blog post about going through the custom suit process. I love how it turned out!

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I had a billion pairs of shoes because I am indecisive. The ones below are Kate Spade, and the ones below those are Oscar de la Renta.

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My hairdresser had cancelled on my 3 days before my wedding, which threw me into a bit of a panic. Hairdressing superstar Jem from Toronto Bridal Style came to my rescue and did such an amazing job, I’m actually happy that the first one bailed!

In my hair, I wore a magical rose gold Olivia the Wolf bridal headpiece.

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Sharon from Coquette Studios was a joy to work with. She totally understood my vision and wasn’t afraid to caution me when I started making unreasonable  demands about specific shades of flowers.

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The Ceremony:
Guests arrived by boat and were greeted with a strawberry basil lemonade or a virgin mojito before the ceremony.

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HomeSense has such an amazing selection of items for weddings! This beautiful mirror, a decor for my cookie table (that NO ONE photographed, why?) and picture frames in the reception hall came from Homesense!

The Wedding

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We were married outside in front of the Toronto skyline!

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Part of the ceremony included a traditional Sri Lankan thali exchange. Guests threw flower petals on us.1-JULY 29, 2017-1945 1-JULY 29, 2017-1951

And with that, we were married! Ahhh.

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Inside the venue, the colour scheme was navy, white and blush.

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Thanks to WeddingStar, I was able to add some super special personal touches to my wedding. The ring box that held our rings, our cute napkins and our cake cutting set all came from WeddingStar. I highly recommend them if you want something extra special for your big day.

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At the reception, we played a fun shoe game, and had our first dance as husband and wife on the lawn.

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Later in the evening, after dinner, I did a dress change! I wore a navy blue lengha.

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It was important for me to support local vendors for my wedding decor and services. I’d like to give a shout out to the companies that I would highly recommend you working with if you are to any brides or grooms planning their wedding in Toronto! The staff at the RCYC made my wedding day wonderful, and Andrea was patient with my millions of questions. The wedding guests are still talking about the beautiful location with the CN tower skyline. It was such a magical day!

Hair Stylist: Toronto Bridal Style 
Veil: Posh Veils
Make Up & Bridesmaids Hair: Toronto Bridal Makeup
Florals: Coquette Studios
Balloons:Sugargirllee & Co
Venue: The Royal Canadian Yacht Club (RCYC)
Hairpiece: Olivia the Wolf
Dress & Signage: The Modern Bride
Calligraphy: About the Alphabet
Chair Signs: Wood Be Lovely
Bridesmaids Dresses: BHLDN

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