Michelle & Vinny's Wedding at The Fifth Social Club

I absolutely LOVE how Michelle & Vinny's unique wedding The Fifth Restaurant in Toronto turned out! It was easy, classy, fun and soooooo very them. When they filled out their (very big!) wedding questionnaire we sent over, they described their vision for the day as "Fun, stylish, playful yet romantic!" And that's exactly what it was!

These guys make me smile!

We started out with their traditional tea ceremonies (at both their condo and Vinny's parent's home) then head downtown to check into the Hilton on Richmond Street, where Michelle changed into her wedding gown in one of the nicest hotel suites I've ever seen!

After their first look we hung out in the hotel suite for some bride and groom pics because the light was so dreamy...and that window! We then toured the hotel for a bit taking shots (photographic type...not the drinking type) on the second floor – again the light and the lines made us not want to leave!

And, because they planned their wedding so incredibly well...we were literally walking distance from the Hilton to The Fifth Restaurant, where the ceremony and reception were being held! So, rather than spend time commuting to off-site locations for pics...we just wandered down the street to the venue and killed it with some fun urban shots!

You have to work QUICK downtown, though! I wonder if those bikers know they're forever part of Michelle & Vinny's wedding photos? I wonder if we can track them down...

And...I have to talk about The Fifth. WHAT A VENUE! I absolutely LOVED shooting there! Their ceremony was on the main floor, with their reception upstairs, spanning two rooms. It was unique, modern, classy and totally funky.

There was so much adorable, too...I can't overlook mentioning all the little people. Like these two guys who stole my heart!

"We're just going to hang out over during the ceremony, k?" (Also: someone is a genius – give your kids a lollipop during the ceremony to keep them occupied and satisfied!)

So, back to the venue. So cool. The reception room was filled with long tables draped in gorgeousness, with a small outdoor courtyard leading to a covered patio, where the cocktail reception, dances and speeches were held. It also held the cutest little timbit tree (Cake tree? Donut tree? Donut cake?) Click any thumbnail below to open the big version!

And, lastly...that first dance. Something you had to see to believe, it was beautifully choreographed, and even more beautifully performed.

So, before I give away ALL the pics before we even get to the gallery, I want to send a HUGE thank you and congrats to Michelle & Vinny! It was an absolute blast and we had SO much fun with you guys all day. Thanks for being awesome. xoxo

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Vendor Love: The Fifth | Hilton Toronto | Coriander Girl | Van Daele & Russell Photography