My husband and I love Canton. It’s where we had our first date (and many after), work, and where we have planted our roots. It was only fitting that when we got engaged that we would gather our friends and family for an event that was absolutely us, in Canton.
The venues were the first order of business. Our tried and true, go-to restaurant of choice Table Six Kitchen + Bar was deemed our rehearsal dinner spot. With a gathering room nestled in the center of the restaurant, it’s an intimate setting that allowed us to enjoy each other’s company, and almost as importantly, enjoy the shared plates and crafted cocktails.
What’s a wedding without the exchanging of vows? Probably the most important venue we decided on was the church; St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church is a gorgeous historical landmark just minutes outside of Canton. The red doors of the church make for a gorgeous backdrop for photos, while the intricate wood work is a pristine setting for saying “I do.”
The Arts District
Once we tied the knot, the party headed to downtown Canton. For our photos, we took advantage of our Canton Arts District location and took pictures along Court Avenue, by the Palace Theater, in front of noteworthy 4th street and in our favorite dive bar, George’s Lounge, along the Canton Music Block.
Brews, Coffee and Waffles!
We resumed the fun at the Joseph Saxton Gallery of Photography where we invited 125 of our favorite people to join us as we mingled and danced the night away. While the option for a traditional sit-down wedding was available, we opted for more of a cocktail reception, letting guests choose their seats and walk around the gallery.
The Finishing Touches
To complement the white walls filled with photography, simple flower arrangements full of gorgeous café au lait dahlias and seeded eucalyptus sat upon each table, created with locally grown blossoms by florist duo, Garden by the Gate.
For folks who wanted to make a late night of it, we were just steps away from the Auricle, a block from Buzzbin, the Triple Nickel and the Imperial Room. And we certainly took advantage of each establishment.
Shopping Small for the Big Day
As for the good lookin’ stuff, we also chose to stay local for my wedding dress and our rings. My Morilee by Madeline Gardner dress was found and purchased at Abbott’s Bridal (just minutes from our home).
Our rings were created at Julz by Alan Rodriguez, in the downtown area. The group at Julz made this one of the most enjoyable activities leading up to the wedding; the experience was exciting and memorable, we loved stopping in along the way. While we don’t often deck ourselves out in jewelry, we still like to think of them as our “family jeweler” now.
We certainly had the time of our lives, and couldn’t imagine another place to spend the day with the people we loved most.