With just 3.5 months until our wedding day we have been busy finalizing details from the dress to the guest signing book. But yesterday was probably my favourite planning day yet, our meal tasting. We arrived at the Royal York hotel in Toronto ready to experience what our guests will get to experience with us on the wedding day. It wouldn’t be like us to have a buffet dinner, or a plated 5 course meal at our wedding. We were looking for more than just food on a plate for our families. We want to have them experience amazing service and creative foods. So our families on our wedding day will be joining us for high tea. That’s right, little sandwiches, beutiful mini cakes, scones, pancakes and a variety of teas. At first we thought it wouldn’t be enough and that everyone would be complaining they were still hungry afterwards. So we had to try it out ourselves. The Fairmont Royal York catering staff prepared the most beautiful table in the same room we will have our reception in, we had our own personal waiter who would pour my tea anytime it got too low, and we had more food than we could handle! You wouldn’t believe how filling mini sandwiches and cakes are. It was beyond delicious and filling. I think our families will have so much fun, because it was more than just fancy food on a plate, it was an experience. More than anything we want to give our families and guests a memorable experience.
So when you are planning your wedding, and trying to come up with ways to make your wedding unique and entertaining, don’t forget something as simple as the food and drinks. We’ve been to weddings where the bride and groom made signature cocktails, another adding had a mashed potato bar, and another had marble slab ice cream service for their guests after dinner. There are so many fun foodie ways to make your wedding reception unique. So go ahead and try one.
On new years we photographed a super fun, and adventurous couples for a destination pre-wedding engagement session in Quebec City at the Fairmont Chateau Frontenac. There is no place in canada quite like Quebec City in any season. We love the first image, it reminds us of a scene out of a movie, it was taken just in front of the hotel, its actually the driveway entrance, but it sure is stunning! Contact us if you are looking to plan a mini destination for your pre-wedding engagement photo shoot.
Erika & Ryan