"Brent and I met in 2013 at The Grove Music Festival at Fort York Garrison Common. I drove up from Buffalo with a few girlfriends to have a weekend in Toronto, [and] joked that I would meet a nice Canadian boy. Sure enough, I tipped my hat at Brent, he tipped his back and the rest is history!"
The couple got hitched at City Hall on December 11, 2015, with 20 immediate family and close friends. "Toronto’s City Hall Wedding Chamber allowed us to keep our ceremony short, sweet, and wonderful.” The couple wrote their own vows, which is so sweet!
"Post-ceremony, we dined in Gusto 101
’s wine cellar room where we enjoyed fantastic food and drinks (and cake). We [had] a private room for dinner [at] Gusto 101...It was a perfect fit."
"Brent proposed this past August after we took an evening bike ride to the very same spot we met. We decided to get married a few months after our engagement so that we could embark on the long, but worthwhile, journey towards my permanent residency in Canada."
“The morning of our wedding, as we were getting ready to head downtown to our hotel, Brent surprised me with a drawing he did of the hats we wore the day we met. Needless to say I got very emotional, but I managed to return the favour later in the day with my vows.”
These are the same hats that sparked Brent & Lindsay's romance!
The two made a great team during the planning process. "Brent and I divided and conquered. Since we kept our wedding small, our task list never felt overwhelming. On the day of our wedding our photographer, Amber Diem, and her assistant were an incredible help!"
“We were so pleased with how everything went the day of our wedding. Nearly all of our guests traveled from out of town, which could have been a problem given a typical December day, but record-breaking temperatures made everything, including outdoor photos, much easier."
Brent and Lindsay are planning a larger-scale wedding reception this summer. “We’re really looking forward to celebrating with all of our friends and family!”
We asked Lindsay to share a fun anecdote with us about the whole process: “I was in Toronto for work back in October. I tried on several gowns for my upcoming summer reception. When my hour was up, I moved to one of the fitting rooms up front to try on a couple of less-formal dresses for city hall. When I put on the jumper, and was clamped in, I looked in the mirror and thought, “This could be fun!” At just that moment, a passerby walked into LoversLand and said, “I don’t know who you are or why you’re trying this on, but you have to buy this. You have to buy this!” So I did. (thank you to the random woman who just so happened to peek into LoversLand when I tried on the bridal jumper ‘just for fun.’)
And the fun blue shoes by Madewell