Casa Loma is the ultimate fairy tale wedding destination hands down! The castle sits upon manicured gardens but if you are a little adventurous in your wedding dress you can head down the path and winding stairs to the bottom of the trail for some rustic and natural wedding photographs! Alex carried our bride Elena into the bush and rested her on a log so they could get the dreamy castle shots you can see in this post.
Elena used the castle’s bridal suite to put on her finishing touches and to spend a moment with her mom and bridesmaids before the ceremony in the venue’s conservatory. Wow! The high domed ceiling, heavy metal and glass doors and the garden lined walls were so amazing. My jaw literally dropped when I saw this room! They renewed their vows (they were officially married one year ago), snapped a few family pictures and it was time to wander the grounds and really make sure the essence of the grounds came through in their wedding photographs – magical!
The wedding reception was held on an old steamship. What I loved about this boat was that the dance floor was on the top deck so guests could watch the sunset and enjoy the cool breeze and views while they sailed around the lake. They had a friend, Andrew Biagiarelli, playing the acoustic guitar as the sun went down; Van Morrison and his own original work. His album is getting released on iTunes shortly and we are so going to snap that up!! The best live music we have ever heard. The wedding favours were homemade goat soap made by the best man’s wife, Melissa, in Alex’s hometown of East Lyme Connecticut.
Congratulations Elena and Alex on a beautiful day and a rocking night!