My friend Debby who got married last year had a very creative wedding. The details had a very personalized touch and a wonderful mix of eastern and western traditions. Her wedding is currently featured in the latest print issue of Today’s Bride.
Debby Ng and Albert Chan
The draw-yourself-in guest book (bottom right) was a hoot and I loved the dance number and red ensembles that they wore to the reception.
P.S. She’s wearing sneakers under her wedding dress. 🙂
Sorry for being MIA. I’ve been very busy with school and work. In the midst of the craziness I decided to take an overnight staycation with my girlfriend CW at the Old Mill Inn. I love staycations because it’s a quick getaway without having to go too far and spend too much. We chose the Old Mill because of it’s history and charm. It felt like we left the city without leaving the city. I didn’t take too many pictures of the grounds but you can see the loveliness here.
We started our Saturday with getting lost at arrival. The place is really charming but it is a maze (read: better signs please) and one of the servers mentioned that even though he’s worked at the place for years he still gets lost. 🙂
The tea service was nice. CW really enjoyed the selection of scones and sweets. I liked the cucumber sandwich. I tried the creme au carame rooibos and we received a package of the centennial tea to try at home.
Afternoon tea at Old Mill Toronto
We then headed off to the spa to for a Swedish massage. My therapist Maria M. was wonderful. She got all the knots and I felt amazing after. CW tried the infrared sauna. I headed back to the room to try the jacuzzi.
Queen with jacuzzi
The rooms are quite lovely…cozy and “modern cottage”. It reminded me of The Ritz San Francisco without the “dated” part. The stereo was playing jazz in the background and the bathroom was huge with plenty of towels and organic bath products. We both loved the speakers in the bathroom.
relaxing in my comfy robe….not quite camera ready yet!
We missed the restaurant because they stop serving dinner at 8 pm so we opted to go to the Home Smith Jazz Bar where to listen to the Jake Koffman Trio. Both the ambience and music were nice. I liked that it wasn’t too big and crowded. The food was okay. I would try the restaurant next time and just order drinks and dessert at the bar.
Jake Koffman Trio
Before bed we took a wee stroll inside the property. There were 2 weddings happening and they both played the macarena at roughly around the same time. We were going to crash but we decided to be good. Haha. Instead we decided to take a peek inside the rooms so that CW can scout possible options for her future wedding.
This was our favourite powder room
We discovered the Garden room and the cutest wallpaper.
But the winner for CW was the Westminster.
CW’s gonna get married here 🙂
Overall we had a great time and would visit again in the summer so that we can explore the hiking trails. Where is your go-to staycation place in the city?
5 things rather than the usual 7 since I don’t have all my pictures yet. I might have to do a part 2!
T and I recently attended a fantastic wedding in Spain. The beautiful, high-energy couple had a joyous and intimate celebration for family and a fun after-party for friends. It was wonderful and creative (definitely out-of-the-box). Great company, gorgeous venue, fantastic food and wine.
Cheers to Núria and Joan!
Monestir de les Avellanes
Rose petals, rice and a cute flower girl to complete the picture