In the midst of a global pandemic they still chose to get married. Kadian and Ben tried all they could to avoid postponing their 2020 wedding but when restrictions meant most of their guests couldn’t travel to Toronto to be with them on their wedding day, they decided to move their official wedding date to 2021 and throw a smaller, intimate ceremony as soon as they could. They jumped at the opportunity that something smaller could take place and in Kadian’s words “it’s going down!” With the help of Ashley from AVP Events, they planned a celebration in just two months and with only one month to go, they had to adjust the plans to move everything outdoors and then switch photo locations due to permit restrictions. It was an incredible feat and they pulled it off!
The day began with a tented ceremony at their church, Grace Tabernacle, where guests were greeted by a harpist and cello player. It was an emotional ceremony especially when Ben’s family was video-called in to give their blessing to the couple. Even though they weren’t there physically, it was still such a highlight that family could witness them exchange vows – technology for the win!
After the ceremony we took photos with family and friends at the church and then headed to Osgoode Hall for some couples photos. We had the best time playing in Kadian’s jaw-dropping veil, exploring the grounds, and just enjoying the fact that they were now husband and wife! Once we were done with photos they went back to a backyard party to celebrate with friends and family with tons of drinks and dancing the night away!
Kadian and Ben, I love that you did it your way. That you adapted and found a way to do what mattered most to you, marrying each other! I know it wasn’t the original plan, but I’m so thankful to have captured such a meaningful and special moment for you both!
When Ben’s parents were called in to give their blessing he couldn’t help but get emotional.
I’ll never stop drooling over Kadian’s veil!
The amazing vendors who pull together this ceremony planned in two months: