Jenna and Andrew’s colourful, Joyful Berkeley Fieldhouse wedding Shared with A Rose Inspirations.
How would you describe the atmosphere and style of the wedding ceremony?
Jenna and Andrew are known to always find the beauty in life, and see the brightest of colours in people, places and in all that surrounds them. The idea of colour and art culture inspired their wedding day. Specifically during their ceremony, they exchanged vows as they stood against a backdrop of beautifully hand-dyed fabrics, were showered by personally hand-dried flower petals, tossed into the air in celebration, and socialized with loved ones among delicately displayed artwork, created by the bride herself. Varying styles of photographs were accented throughout the ceremony space, most of which were of the many guests sitting under the tent, who have supported the couple over the years.
To top it off, an initiate and personal ceremony was personally written and led by two very close family members of the bride and groom, who also share the same colourful perspective and zest for life.
The berkeley fieldhouse tent was the perfect canvas for their new beginning.
How do you balance creating unique creative elements while still keeping the overall design cohesive?
There is no cookie cutter answer or method in how to keep a design cohesive. Each of my couples are told from the beginning of their wedding planning journey that their special day must reflect who they are at the core. While being creative is encouraged, it only works if it represents the couple.
I remind them that you want your guests to enter the room and say “oh that’s so them!” That’s how you maintain a perfect harmony. What is too much or too little for one couple, may be fitting for another, as no two weddings are ever the exact same.
How important is it that your couple have wedding goals they share with you early on in working with you?
It is extremely important that couples share as much of their vision, goals and expectations as early as possible. Working many weddings over the years, I can easily draw upon previous ideas and details that could make any couple’s day beautiful, but to make it their own – that must follow a specific process, where I get to know the couple on a deeper level and be able to recognize and action their dream wedding wishlist as much as possible within budget, timelines and any venue restrictions. The gift of time is priceless, and makes achieving any set wedding goals more of a reality, the earlier I am aware of them.
Have you experienced a shift in the priorities that your couples have for their wedding day as a result of the experience of living through covid?
Guest experience has always been an important consideration, but since experiencing the separation and social limitations of the pandemic, this has become the number one priority for couples.
For many couples in 2022 and 2023, their wedding has been the first major communal gathering, making their special day even more monumental. In cases like Jenna and Andrew’s, an international barrier was present for 2 years, so love was certainly in the air for all in attendance.
What elements of the wedding do you feel contributed the most to your couples enjoyment of their big day?
Originally Jenna and Andrew were planning to marry in 2021, but due to covid restrictions, many of their international guests would not have been able to attend.
This was a deal breaker, and both agreed that the wedding would be postponed until they could marry among all of their loved ones. 2022 was the first year that all covid restrictions were lifted and so having all of Jenna and Andrew’s loved ones under one roof, celebrating their love, was truly the best part of their wedding day.
Wedding Planner – A. Rose Inspirations
Venue – Berkeley Fieldhouse
Photography – Ugo Photograph
Florals – Thyme Studio
DJ – Hot For Company
Makeup & Hair – Toronto Beauty Group
Family and friends filled the roles of:
– ceremony music