Stephanie and Rob’s The Symes wedding is one you can so easily fall in love with. They were able to put twists on classic traditions and mix themes and styles. The end result was a day that was so truly them!
Our dynamic duo had known each other for nine years before deciding to tie the knot. I could tell in our meetings together just how well they knew one another inside and out. Wedding planning was a breeze for them because they were always in total agreement with everything! Their relationship seems like a total dream to me.
A fun fact about Stephanie and Rob is that their siblings were actually the ones that introduced them. Because of their contribution to the happy couple’s love story, they had them in their wedding party, but with a twist! Rob’s sister was his “Best Woman” and Stephanie’s brother was her “Man of Honour”. We love a couple that breaks the mold. This was a super sweet touch that perfected their wedding and made it very Stephanie and Rob.
One of the main things Rob and Stephanie wanted to focus on at their The Symes wedding was the food. The two of them are total foodies. Rob even works in the food industry! They love trying out new restaurants, dishes, and cuisines together in the spare time (so cute!). Because good food and good company are such large parts of their lives, they wanted their wedding to reflect that. So, naturally, they had their show-stopping catering done by Food Dudes. Their reception menu was super yummy and unique and got rave reviews from all their guests.
To bring the vision of their wedding together they enlisted the help of superstar vendors Frank Cugliaria and Kaas Floral Design. Frank assisted in planning from the very beginning and helped to make it one of the smoothest days I’ve ever been a part of. Focusing on greenery rather than flowers, Kaas Floral Design brought their A-Game. They were able to transform They Symes’ industrial, open space into an intimate feeling forest. The decked-out indoor reception venue was a perfect complement to the gorgeous scenery of their foresty couple portraits.
Because their reception and ceremony were in the same space, we decided to mix it up and add an outdoor location. And if you think the pictures couldn’t get any cooler, check out their sweet ride. With a colour palette that leaned towards more neutral natural, it was super fun to throw in a bright red classic car to make this portion of their wedding gallery POP! Rob and Stephanie took riding in style to a whole new level. They were both complete naturals in front of the camera and weren’t afraid to show emotion. Nothing’s better than getting to capture the pure joy of your couples’ faces as they revel in newly married love. I could shed a tear!
We already knew that Stephanie and Rob wanted their guests’ experience to be the highlight of their wedding at the Symes, but they took it to whole other level! They originally fell in love with The Symes because of its rustic, industrial charm. They then jumped at the chance to have it as their venue because of its lofty upstairs, which they turned into a comfy lounge for their guests to chill in throughout the night. They really made sure to think about their guests throughout every step of planning.
Having previously shot one of Rob’s groomsmen’s wedding, we knew were in good company with Stephanie and him. I’ll still be dreaming of their reception food and lounge area for weeks to come. We are so happy for you guys and are so thankful to have been a part of your day. Nine years down, forever to go. ENJOY!
Planning: Frank Cugliari|
Florist: Kaas Floral Design
Catering: Food Dudes
Hair & MUA: Fancy Face
Venue: The Symes