Their stunning Great Gatsby themed wedding at Windsor Arms Hotel still has the beautiful couple reminiscing about their special day.
“I always knew I wanted an extravagant party, and we kept going back to the party scene from the Great Gatsby as our inspiration. I knew I wanted to work with the Rachel A. Clingen team as soon as I started planning. I had seen their work at a wedding at the St. Regis a couple of years previously, and have followed their work ever since. The time and attention the team at Rachel A. Clingen put into our florals and design was incredible. I asked for a lot… and their team delivered. I nearly cried when I went to do my trial at their studio. It was everything I had envisioned and more!”
Conor and Natalie met the old-fashioned way. On just regular Thursday night in 2013, their eyes met from across the bar at Grace O’Malleys, the local hang out for students. and as they say, the rest is history. As an ode to how we first met, we took our entire wedding party to Gracie’s the night of our rehearsal dinner for a night down memory lane. Following a beautiful ceremony at St. Basils Parish, guests celebrated with the couple at the iconic Toronto Windsor Arms Hotel, Gatsby style! The formal black tie affair reflected on the legendary jazz-age with all the glamorous and lavish details including the most beautiful tall floral centrepieces and moody bar lamps. Working with wedding planner Karina Lemke, every detail connected to the stylish Great Gatsby error!
Thank you Conor and Natalie for trusting us with your special day. For a full list of vendors see bottom of post.
planning – Karina Lemke, floral and decor – Rachel A. Clingen Wedding & Event Design, photography – 515 Photo Co. , venue – Windsor Arms Hotel, gown – Esien Stein from White Toronto, hair and make up – Nikki Strachan makeup, stationery – Kat Bering Design Studio, linens – Have A Seat, grooms tux – Zegna MTM via Harry Rosen