A Unique Wedding Venue in Cambridge Ontario
Alexandra & Aaron’s gorgeous E.V.O. Kitchen Wedding in Cambridge, Ontario was one of the most stylishly decorated weddings I can remember and you’ll see why soon. It was a hot, sunny mid-September afternoon, exactly a week before my son was born. I met up with the couple at the industrial venue for their first look. As I walked through the space for the first time, I was taken by its unique style. Both the first and second floor have an open layout. EVO Kitchen & Bar embraced the industrial history of the building and kept the large factory-style windows intact. The wood floors, metal railings, and exposed beams enhance the rustic feel while the modern light fixtures bar keep the Cambridge Ontario wedding venue feeling fresh and elegant.
Who says a bride can’t wear a black dress? Alexandra made the bold choice of not wearing white on her wedding day – a pleasant surprise to me. Her black, lace wedding dress looked so beautiful on her and completely reflected her personality and style. Her dress looked so different from what I usually see brides wearing, and yet, didn’t lose that “wedding gown” vibe at all.
EVO Kitchen’s event space is just up the stairs, on the second floor. Alexandra and Aaron had a (mostly) private moment to see each other for the first time, shake their nerves out, and both mentally and emotionally prepare themselves for the day ahead. It was an awesome start to what was about to be a lovely, romantic, and energetic day ahead.
EVO Cambridge Wedding Ceremony
It was a scorching, humid wedding day in Cambridge Ontario. After an intimate portrait session around downtown Galt, we were happy to cool off in the air conditioning at the historic venue, just as the guests arrived. A blanket of bright, soft light streamed in through the enormous, industrial windows of the nearly 100-year-old building. The second-floor event space is so chic, it barely needs much decoration. Simply candles, lanterns, and floral arrangements dressed the space for the wedding ceremony. Alexandra & Aaron exchanged their “I dos,” as their friends and family were touched to watch the romantic and heartfelt wedding ceremony at EVO Kitchen.
Gourmet + Style = Wedding Perfection
The wedding day smoothly transitioned right into cocktail hour, complete with beautiful (and delicious) hors d’oeuvres. This is when I started to see how much work Alexandra & Aaron put into carefully decorating their wedding. Maybe it’s just my personal preferences, but I consider their wedding to be one of the most stylish, beautifully-decorated wedding receptions I’ve ever laid my eyes on. Place settings were set up along either side of long harvest tables, the green garlands perfectly complimented the gold charger plate and the maroon of the napkin. Some of the many unique decorative pieces that shaped the extraordinary style of Alexandra & Aaron’s EVO Kitchen wedding included: the typewriter on the gift table, a gourmet donut bar with a sign that read “Donut mind if I do,” and the wedding favour – a bottle opener shaped like an ornate key. I personally connect with all of these wedding details, but especially the donuts because… well… DONUTS.
Wedding Reception in Cambridge, Ontario
For much of the night, the vibe of Alexandra & Aaron’s wedding reception was romantic, yet very low-key and relaxed; much like the newlyweds. After a delicious meal, and a few funny and touching speeches, dancing begun with a couple of formal dances, followed by a very enthusiastic open dancefloor. Why have a wedding cake when you can have a wedding donut? My night wrapped up with the cutting of the wedding donut. By the feeling of the party as I headed home, I have no doubts that the old floorboards of EVO Kitchen & Bar felt the energy of the dancefloor for hours after I left.
Did I have an incredible time photographing these two lovebirds and their gorgeous wedding day? Donut doubt it.
Like Alexandra & Aaron’s, I’d love to tell the story of YOUR wedding day through photographs. For more information on my availability and pricing, please connect with me.