Berkeley Church Wedding – Rosa & Alex


Rosa and Alex had an incredibly unique wedding at the Berkley Church in Toronto that was inspired by their Peruvian heritage!

They met at work and immediately bonded over their shared family’s background of Peru. So this was of course their wedding planners at Love by Lynzie’s jumping off point as inspiration for their fun filled day.

During Rosa and Alex’s engagement session they shared some of their plans for the wedding with me, and said that they would have LOVED to llamas at the wedding (because their Rosa’s favourite, and also they’re adorable!) but they explained that it would be difficult with the venue and where do you even find llamas anyways?!

A few days before the wedding, their wedding planner Jess (from Love by Lynzie) emailed me to say that they had in fact found 3 alpacas and were going to be surprising Rosa and Alex at the wedding! Needless to say the morning of the wedding was I ready to burst at any moment. After putting on her dress Rosa slipped on llama sneakers I just about spilled the beans!

The couple had an adorable first look where they each brought a hand written card to give to one another, filled with words of love and excitement as they embark on a new life together. We had a blast cooling down from the hot summer weather while taking their photos down by the lake before heading to Berkeley Church to get these two married! Following the ceremony, they walked outside and around the corner, and to their surprise there were 3 alpacas waiting to be the first to greet them as a married couple!! The bridal party joined with laughter and I think there were even some over joyed tears at the cuteness of the youngest alpaca, being only a few months old. We were able pet them and of course take photos and the odd selfie with these 3, before they moved into cocktail hour to surprise the rest of the guests.

To say the reception decor was epic would be an understatement! Rosa and Alex saw it for the first time just before walking in, their jaws dropped at the detail. The whole room was the colour of a Peruvian sunset! Alex’s Mom had brought back heaps of textiles from Peru which were used across all of the tables.

There were endless unique and colourful flowers surrounding handmade Peruvian table numbers, an adorable string art llama backdrop and who could miss the 25ft balloon installation that hing from the balcony! The speeches were heartfelt and funny as family and friends told old stories and made wishes for the couple. Their dance took place under the string lights and they were surrounded by their favourite people!

Rosa and Alex’s wedding was one I won’t easily forget! I am thankful to have been a part of their incredibly unique day and am so honoured to be invited into people lives and to capture what will be one of their favourite days!

Balloons – Balloon Bar

Venue – Berkeley Church

Rentals – Event Rental Group & Detailz Couture 

Florals – Hunt and Gather Floral

Planning – Love By Lynzie & Jessica Forstner

Hand Lettering – Catherine Cachia

Second Shooter – Zac Jackson

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