Melanie and Peter’s share their love filled Elegant La Maquette Winter Wedding.

bride and groom in formal wedding wear infront of subway car

bride and groom kissing in doorway of art deco building

What is the story of your gorgeous dress? 

I wanted a dress that was sleek, and hugged all my curves. I was drawn to Jenny Yoo dresses because of how beautiful they were. My wedding dress was the second dress I tried on and I instantly fell in love.

bride and groom standing together in sunlight in formal wear posing in park

full shot of bride in wedding dress infant of windows overlooking urban street

bride and groom standing in doorway of art deco inspired venue in formal wear while bride pins the boutineer on her husband

You and your husband show up so elegantly, relaxed and joyful in your wedding day portraits. What advice would you give a couple for being photographed on their big day? 

Peter and I have known each other for over 15 years and have been together for 10 before we got married. We know each other very well and it definitely showed in our photos. We love to laugh and have a great time and I feel that our photographer captured that perfectly. My advice for other couples getting photographed on their wedding day is to have fun, enjoy the moments, have a photographer you like and know your angles!

bride in soft lighting putting on her earing in getting ready time of her wedding day

bride walking down staircase behind groom in art deco venue for first

wedding guests looking at bride and groom in art deco inspired wedding venue

bride and groom in formal wedding wear standing on stairs in art deco restaurant

bride and groom looking at each other for a first look in an art deco inspired venue

What drew you to the venue of la maquette? 

I used to walk past La Maquette everyday when I worked in the east end of Toronto and I always thought it was one of the most beautiful spaces in Toronto. I loved the checkerboard floors on the main floor and the glass windows on the second.

bride and groom with wedding guests in solarium at art deco restaurant

bride and groom looking at each other in full formal wear with bouquet in Solarium venue space

toronto florals for wedding ceremony

sweetheart table in wedding reception all set up in art deco venue

wedding reception all set up with winter decor in art deco inspired venue

sweetheart table set up in wedding reception in art deco inspired venue

view of wedding reception set up in solarium greenhouse inspired restaurant

view of wedding reception set up in solarium greenhouse inspired restaurant

refection of bride and groom in ornate mirror infront of ornate chandelier

bride and groom sitting at sweetheart table at wedding reception in art deco restaurant

bride and groom dancing in art deco inspired venue in soft lighting

bride and groom in formal wear standing infront of a wedding tree in art deco inspired venue

bride and wedding guests overhead shot of wedding reception in art deco inspired venue

Any time I passed by it I always took a sneak peak inside and smiled. When Peter and I were looking for venues I instantly brought it up as a contender and when we went to check it out we knew it was the space for our Winter Wedding.

bride and groom in formal wedding wear standing infront of an art deco inspired venue

bride and groom looking at each other in Solarium venue space

You chose such a unique, intimate wonderfully located space within the venue to frame your ceremony. What was the process for planning this? 

Since we were going to have more than 100 people at the wedding our venue coordinator Brett said that upstairs would be the most ideal. Given that its a unique space we had to figure out how I was going to walk down the aisle. We decided that walking through instead of down an aisle made the most sense. I loved that wherever you were seated you could see Peter and I. Having photos and video footage of friends and family from different areas of the ceremony shows that everyone had a great view.

bride walking down aisle with mother in art deco inspired venue

bride and groom standing infront of officiant in art deco inspired wedding venue during ceremony

wedding ceremony with bride and groom in art deco inspired venue

bride saying vows in wedding ceremony in art deco inspired venue

bride and groom standing infront of officiant in art deco inspired wedding venue during ceremony

wedding ceremony with bride and groom in art deco inspired venue

bride and groom kissing in wedding ceremony infant of wedding floral alter during ceremony

If you describe what the room felt like on your wedding day how would you describe it? 

As I said previously – Peter and I have known each other for a long time and some of our friends have known us since we first met back in 2005. To know that our relationship was built on friendship first and to have our friends witness that is quite special. We had so many people come up to us after the ceremony telling us how touching our vows were to each other. The room was full of love, laughter and joy.

bride and groom waking up stairs in art deco inspired venue

bride and groom smiling at sweetheart table

mother of bride giving speech in art deco inspired venue

bride and groom giving wedding speech in formal wear in art deco inspired venue

bride and groom standing beside table talking with wedding guests

bride and groom standing beside table talking with wedding guests

view off bride and groom in formal wear through window with reflection of city scape in window

Photography : Gaetz Phototography @gaetzphoto

Venue : La Maquette 

Planning Labour Of Love

Makeup : Michelle Reis

Hair: With Grace Hair

Jewelry : Jenny Bird

Jewelry: Lisa Golan Jewelry

Brides Dress Pearl Bridal House

Jenny Yoo

Flowers : Flora and Flux Florals
DJ : Patric Voisin