When Jillian Wyne came into the Boom office to talk about her ideas for her August wedding, we knew immediately that planning her wedding day would be almost as much fun for us as we planned to make it for her. Upon meeting her then-fiance, Sean Godfrey, our suspicions were confirmed; this couple embodies everything we love about wedding planning: humour, heart, and a deep commitment to keeping one another at the centre of their lives, and their big day.
Moody skies played backdrop throughout the day, making the ceremony’s soft greens, creams, and mixed wood accents feel warm, comforting, and cozy- just what you want on a rainy day. Family and friends were greeted by a neat line of valets, all equipped with umbrellas, quickly guiding them from their vehicles into Uniquities, the enchanting antique and salvage shop within the larger Foundry building that would play host to the ceremony. As the couple said their “I do’s” under the soaring warehouse ceilings, guests were flanked by antique English putti planters, 19th century French bronze statues, and dozens of Italian pots and vases, all adding to the unique charm of the space.
To bring up the energy for the reception, our design partners, One West Events and Designing on the Edge transformed the wedding from the ceremony’s soft and vaguely Grecian feel to a bespoke jazz aesthetic. Thick, velvet red drape encapsulated the bar lounge, blue and purple lighting washed the grey brick walls, and a dozen glittering chandeliers lit the dancers below. For those who wanted a bit of a quiet reprieve, there was even a softly lit, luxuriously decorated, tented outdoor garden lounge, where guests could slip off to throughout the night, taking in the cool night air, and the quiet chatter.
As the evening progressed One Nite Band, a high-energy, all-in-one band (of which the bride was personally connected) got everyone dancing, and our good friends at River Cafe kept the dancers fuelled with their signature variety of colourful, locally-sourced, flavour-filled plates.
We have nothing but the fondest memories of this wedding, and this couple. Our continued good wishes for Jillian and Sean, and our deepest gratitude for allowing us to be a part of such a wonderful day.
Photos by Phil Crozier of PhotoPhilCro.