When it comes to wedding planning we are torn. Do you invite all your friends and family, right down to every last aquaintance? Or would you rather just have a few well loved people to keep the day super intimate? Well wedding coordinator Love by Lynzie Events + Design worked some serious wedding planning magic and turned Becca and Chris's 300 plus guest wedding into an event that was both intimate and well attended! ... But, but HOOOOW?!
Just keep scrolling to find out what they did to create such a mythical wedding day! Oh and don't forget to stop in at the full gallery afterward to see all the ah-mazing details that went into creating it. Photography was provided to us by the talented Scarlet O'Neill.
Start With A Venue
From Love by Lynzie Events + Design: We started working with Becca and Chris in the very beginning stages of planning their wedding. They needed assistance finding a venue that could accommodate their large guest list of 300+, but they also wanted it to be unique and special. In the end, Becca and Chris, enjoyed a beautiful fall wedding in a reclaimed brick making factory, Evergreen Brick Works.
In Toronto, Brick Works is known for hosting socially conscious weddings working exclusively with Belong Catering, whose entire mandate is to produce elegant, current meal options that are in season and locally sourced.
Hire A Planner With Big Ideas
When they came to us, Becca and Chris presented a unique challenge: Plan something fun, relaxed and beautiful, and maintain an intimate vibe with over 340 guests. Their guest count was huge! We were set with a task of developing a decor scheme and floor plan that encouraged intimacy and gave the feeling of a small dinner party. I believe we achieved that wholeheartedly by keeping our rental selections down to earth and relatable.
We transformed the space into a whimsical, romantic, rustic affair, with some modern flare. The 800 feet of ambient string lighting helped create a warm glow and the natural foliage kept pretense to a minimum.
Get To DIY-ing
Some of the projects that our team hand crafted for them included:
a seating chart created from raw stumps of wood and hand-lettered onto acrylic, suspended from each stump, hand lettered wood stained signage,
A 16 Edison bulb chandelier above the head table and a gorgeous vintage furniture lounge.
Their invitations were printed on sliced wood,
they had farmhouse chairs for their entire bridal party,
and their florals filled over 175 vintage bottles and vases.
Keep The Day Focused
My heart was so full every time someone spoke at the wedding. The entire room fell silent and totally engrossed by every speech. Laughter and tears erupted as if on cue and the love for the bride and groom was palpable.
The event finished with the most epic dance party... and being the lead singer of the band they chose, I played double duty and was able to serenade them for their first dance- a slowed-down version of Teenage Dream.
Check out the wedding film from Wild +Free Films below to get a closer look at this eco-friendly wedding!