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Modern Ricarda’s Wedding With A Tropical Brunch Flair

July 27, 2022

A colourful fusion where modern styles twist with historical elements, this Ricarda’s wedding was charismatic to say the least.

Ricarda’s Restaurant

A wedding venue and restaurant in the heart of Toronto, Ricarda’s Restaurant is a personal favourite of mine. It features exposed brick walls, giant pillars that create an architectural statement and contemporary finishes. 

In this restaurant wedding venue, there’s natural light, glass and history all around. I can promise you, there’s not another Toronto wedding venue like it! I’ve seen it transform and adapt to the styles of two wedding couples, having been the photographer for this wedding and another light and airy wedding as well!

A modern, cultural event with Indian wedding traditions

Classy in a modern way — that’s how I would describe this Indian wedding. From the tropical theme to the custom-made dress with insanely beautiful details, Nastasha and Harry went all out with their international celebrations.

The groom had his own “aisle” to walk down

Typical in Indian weddings but always phenomenally exciting, the groom’s entrance was a party on its own with a mini parade. His entrance, called a “Baraat” took place in the alleyway leading up to the doors of the restaurant.

Baraat wedding entrance

Tropical brunch wedding with an acai bar

Need I say more? Nastasha certainly brought the tropics to Toronto. Her goal was to be unconventional, and it certainly was. Just look at the acaí, complete with coconut bowls.

Another unique element was the use of a vintage phone for their guest book. Friends and family could “call” and leave voice messages for the couple to listen to later, and hang onto as a keepsake.

Signature drinks and puppies too

Great food was a must for this couple so signature drinks didn’t require a second thought. Their dog, Pablo Escobark and his sister also brought a fun feeling to the day. When the 3-piece jazz band sang the song Harry proposed to (Thinkin Bout You by Frank Ocean), Nastasha sang along with no other than an ice cream cone as her “mic.” A unique moment and my favourite part of the whole day without a doubt.

Rooftop photos to top it all off

Across the street at 401 Richmond Building, Nastasha pulled some strings so we could take photos on this beautiful rooftop patio (something most couples don’t get access to). That’s where we ended the day with a gorgeous rooftop portrait session, surrounded by lush greenery, wooden panelling, and exposed brick.

Cheers To Nastasha & Harry

I know this celebration was a long-time coming for Nastasha and Harry. It was incredible documenting their relationship, and their moments in such a unique location. Congratulations again to these two!

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Cultural wedding in Toronto


Venue: Ricarda’s Restaurant

Florist: Bloomberry and Co

Videographer: Wild + Free Films

Makeup Artist: Prerna K

Hair Stylist: Sonia Singh

Jazz Band: Trio Mosaic

Jewellery: Dipi Design

Furniture Rental: Divine Furniture

Decor Rentals: Peachwood Events

Staging & Sound System: Sole Power

Favours – Hale Coffee and Sloane Fine Tea


Ricarda’s Restaurant

Blanche Cart Bar

Diced Food

The Host

iHalo Krunch