When Natalie and Mario stumbled across Caffino Ristorante, they realized their dreams of a European wedding could be recreated in downtown Toronto. The intimate space was perfect for a casual and fun wedding vibe true to the relaxed couple. Natalie, a graphic designer, created the invites, menus and thank you cards, as well as the fabulous lace chocker that went perfectly with her simple, sexy A La Robe wedding dress. Photographer Kayla Rocca captured the couple’s most memorable part of the day, their first look.
Natalie and Mario
Caffeine Ristorante, Toronto
I didn’t have much style inspiration, I knew I wanted something simple and sexy for my dress. I kept my hair and makeup on the natural side, I wanted to look like myself. Bridesmaids wore different, long black dresses, that they choose.
I’m a graphic designer so I DIY’ed invites, menus, thank you cards, signage. I also DIY’ed the chocker necklace that I wore.
My photographer was amazing, I felt so comfortable with her and she was able to capture such beautiful moments. Our first look was the most memorable moment of the day.
Processional: Angels by The XX
Recessional: Real Love by Beach House
First Dance: Harvest Moon by Neil Young
We originally wanted to get married in Europe and came across Caffino which feels like a European Cafe. We choose Caffino because it was small, intimate and beautiful.
The Wedding Team:
Photography – Kayla Rocca
Event Planning – First Comes Love
Venue – Caffino Ristorante
Floral Design – Timberlost
Cake – Cake Cove
DJ – Mobile Productions DJs
Invitations – Natalie Papanikolov
Wedding Dress – A La Robe
Groom’s Apparel – MADE Clothing
Rings – Kimberfire
Rentals – Majestic Chair Rentals
Favors – Cake Cove
Congratulations to Natalie and Mario on their beautiful day and special thanks to Kayla Rocca for the wonderful photos! For more European-insipred weddings, check out this Kildara Farms wedding full of antique European details.