Have your wedding plans been affected by COVID-19? Do you still want to get married?

Founder & lead planner Trevor Frankfort from Trevents (event expert on CTV’s The Social), has partnered with some of Toronto’s most reputable wedding vendors to bring couples the wedding of their dreams in one-hour time slots at La Maquette event venue.

What was your inspiration for planning this pop up wedding day at la maquette?

Ever since the world was put in quarantine I was surrounded by devastated couples that were forced to postpone their weddings.  I was constantly trying to figure out a way to make couples happy. That’s where this concept came from. ‘Your (small) Dream Wedding’ is a way for couples to still get that feeling of a big wedding in a much smaller way.

They are going to get everything they would have if they still were able to go forward with the original wedding, just with less people and a much smaller budget. We’ve got a wedding planner, an officiant, flowers and decor, a live musician, a photographer, hors d’oeuvres, prosecco, cake, cupcakes, digital invitation and comfortable masks that will match the decor.

Picture credit : Revos Photography

Couples plus four of their loved ones (this number may change based on government regulations) will share an intimate and luxurious wedding experience at La Maquette venue in downtown Toronto. The Ceremony will feature breathtaking décor by one of Toronto’s respected leaders in the event design industry: Creations by Gitta, a personalized ceremony by the city’s most sought after officiant: The Marrying Lady and the soothing sounds of a live cellist from Wellington Music who has worked with the likes of Josh Groban & Michael Bublé. After the ceremony they will enjoy a sparkling toast with delightful snacks curated by Berkeley Catering and an instagram worthy cake to cut and serve from Shirley’s Sweet Creations while enjoying more live music. Each couple can keep their bouquet and boutonnière or take part in the traditional bouquet toss.
To protect the health and safety of our couples, their guests and our vendors, physical distancing will be observed and everyone attending will wear a colour themed mask provided by Surmesur. Between each wedding we will have our sanitation crew ensure everything has been cleaned to the city’s healthy and safety standards.
The Polka Dot Paper Shop will provide digital invitations and the lead photographer from Revos Photos will be capturing every moment and taking the couple on a private photo shoot. There’s the option to add on a videographer and also live stream the event.
Lastly, we know how important our front line workers have been and continue to be during this pandemic so a portion of the cost of this wedding will be donated to The Frontline Fund which helps arm frontline health care workers in Canada with what they need to defeat COVID-19.

Why is la maquette a good location for this concept wedding 

I wanted a beautiful venue that would feel intimate. I didn’t want a big banquet hall where we would occupy a corner and the rest would feel empty. I love that La Maquette has an outdoor patio that we will get to use.

How are you planning with the photographer vendor to create a stunning wedding day album opportunity for the couples?  

La Maquette has so many areas that make you feel like you could be in different locations. It’s so cool. But the best part is the decor that our event designer is creating. It’s going to be stunning. Prepare to have your minds blown.

How did you chose the charity that will receive a portion of the profits and what do you like about the organization ? 

This was probably the most difficult part for me. There are so many causes that are dear to me. I chose the Frontline Fund because that is the cause that felt the most current and relevant. My father was in the hospital this month. He didn’t have COVID-19 but I witnessed how hard the staff worked and wanted to give back. (He’s doing fine and healing at home right now).

 You are doing a lot of work in your business in the role as an advocate and starting conversations about inclusivity and accountability in the events industry . What are some of the key things that have emerged in the conversations ? 

I love talking to people. I love hearing different peoples opinions about controversial topics. I love that my podcast (Wedding Confessions) allows me the opportunity to share different voices.

Picture credit: The Social CTV

To book or for more info please reach out to Trevents: Wedding & Event Planning