Mariya + Rory's Joyful Celebration

An interview with bride #50


A bride and her bridesmaids share a laugh on her big day.

Describe your wedding in 3 words.
Warm, joyful, and magical.

A colorful wedding party poses for a photo.

Tell us about the details that made your big day special.
There were a few things that both of us agreed were super important for us to have. A few examples included having personalized music and songs for the event, hiring small/local businesses and friends, and having plenty of marriage preparation sessions with our officiant who is also a registered marriage therapist!

A happy newlywed couple toasts with their guests.

What's something your wedding HAD to have.
Definitely our closest family and friends.

What's one thing you could've done without or proved to be unnecessary in the end?
To be honest, everything was perfect! I wouldn't change a thing.

The wedding celebration begins at this joyful Toronto wedding.

Tell us about your bridal fashion style.
I'd describe it as an eco-friendly Winter Wonderland inspired style. 

What's your advice for future brides?
Find the right people you can trust to do the job right and let them do their magic! On the big day, remember to have a glass of champagne to take the edge off (just one!).

A newlywed groom dances with a little girl at his Toronto wedding.

A newlywed bride dances with her friend on her wedding night.

The groom and his friends pose for a photo.

A fun and joyful newlywed couple celebrate their big night in this fun Toronto wedding.



Venue: The Richmond
Flowers: Digitalis Florals
Hair: Olena A.
Photography: Kieran Meyn
Officiant: Martin Firth
Catering: Treeline Catering
Makeup: Shea Organics Canada
Cake: Hello Sugar TO (the best vegan chocolate cake anyone has ever had according to Mariya!)