I would have to say that this is by far my favourite wedding of the year. Sometimes you meet people and you can almost reach out and touch their spirits. I do find that generally when we sit down with potential clients we know quickly whether they will decide to hire us, and with Risa and Matt it was no exception.
Both Risa and Matt are very free spirited, open, genuine, caring, extremely generous people. It’s not until you meet people’s friends that you realize how much that affects their whole lives.
I’m certain that as you watch the video you will see the close connection they share with their family and friends.
The wedding took place on the University of Toronto, Scarborough campus grounds in the stunning Miller Lash House. The day began with the Kabbalat Panim and the Badeken taking place in two different parts of the house – the guys sitting outside around a table, sharing drinks, advice and a lot of expressions of love. The ladies gathered around Risa and sang songs of encouragement of praise with her.
After Matt was brought in by both fathers, the couple embraced and tears of joy were shared. After some very overwhelming dancing around the couple the ketubah was signed by both and they moved outside to the marquee tent where the Jewish wedding ceremony under the chupah.
As the ceremony drew to a close, Matt performed the breaking of the glass before everybody broke into further dancing. Definitely an amazing experience to witness!
After a brief time alone, the couple returned to begin their wedding reception as a married couple!! Of course the Hora was a lot of fun as always and the dancing went on for a long time because nobody wanted to stop!
On one final note I have to mention the incredible all vegan – all organic – amazing food that we ate was literally the best I’ve had at a wedding! It was catered by the talented chefs at Marigolds and Onions… Well worth considering for your wedding : )