Oh lovelies, this wedding is just darling. With a touch of industrial look from the Berkeley Fieldhouse to the rustic peonies and monogram wood blocks, this contemporary Jewish wedding with Sophie and Jazz is just gorgeous.
Even though the rain came down, this sweet couple took advantage with photos under a clear umbrella and rainy mist around.
Sophie shares her wedding details with us.
Originally, we were considering a location in the country for our wedding because both of us have always loved being out of the city. After seeing Berkeley Field House, however, we were totally in love and saw it as a beautiful oasis in the middle of the city where we could get that “”country”” feel without making our guests travel out of town. The venue is so special and unique and we didn’t want to do to much to it because we didn’t want to take away from its character. For the reception, we had a simple white chiffon chuppah that my mother-in-law made and hung the day-of! The chuppah was also decorated with beautiful floral arrangements that were then moved inside onto our sweetheart table for the reception.
Our reception was a reform Jewish ceremony performed by the incredible Erin Polansky. She is an amazing woman and led us through the wedding ceremony flawlessly. We received so many compliments about her beautiful words afterwards. Truly so special.
Our processional song was The XX’s Intro and our recessional song was Arcade Fire’s Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains). It took us a while to decide on these as they aren’t the most traditional but were SO happy with our decision in the end.
There was really no specific “theme” that we went but if we had to characterize the wedding, it would be “Rustic Chic”. The venue already had so many beautiful decor touches, that we really didn’t have to do much to make it come to life. Since the wedding was at the beginning of June, we wanted a casual summer vibe.
Did you do any DIY?
Our invitations were a big inspiration for the rest of our wedding details. They were also really important to me as an art director. It was the most exciting part for me! :) We really had our hearts set on a custom drawing for our invitations. We found Amy Heitman on Etsy and fell in love with her style. She was a dream to work with and the final product was more beautiful than we could ever have imagined. All of the other paper pieces like the placecard flags, escort cards, menus, etc were DIY’ed and printed by me (the bride).
The favours were also a special touch! We both love succulents and have so many all over the house that we’ve collected over time. My mother (mother of the bride) is a pro-gardener and volunteered to replant, assemble and care for all of the tiny plants after we bought them at a local hardware store. I love visiting our friends and family and seeing the plants in their homes!
We went for simple, minimalistic decor, with a bit of a rustic touch and the end result was more beautiful than we could ever have imagined. Our day was all about good food, family and friends, letting loose and celebrating. It was the best day ever!
Photographer: Julius & James//Dress Designer: Ema Savahl Couture//Invitation Designer: Amy Heitman//Reception Venue:Berkeley Fieldhouse//Shoes:brown’s shoes//Musicians: Cassava Latin//Hair Stylist:FI Hair //Bakery: Grodzinski Bakery//Tuxedo and Mens Attire:Harry Rosen//Etsy Designer: Ketubahs by Jennifer Raichman//Makeup Artist: Kirsch Cosmetic Studio//Dress Store:Madeline’s//Jewelry: Nathan Hennick//Officiant: Neshama Congregation//Bakery: Phipps Bakery Cafe//Etsy Designer: Spexton Handmade Titanium Rings//Apparel: Stolen Riches//Tuxedo and Mens Attire: Suitsupply//Floral Designer: The Toronto Florist Shop