Some brides want to be ethereal, angelic princesses on their big days and float down a petal-strewn aisle to a lofty string rendition of “All of Me.” Others want to be the epitome of boho chic in a minimal white gown and bare feet on a beach littered with mason jars. Then there are the few who would rather host a spectacular Halloween-inspired costume party.
And what better place than a literal castle with its own history of hauntings? Casa Loma is the dramatic Gothic mansion located in the center of Toronto, teeming with gorgeous gardens, glorious event spaces and, of course, the kind of architecture that screams “haunted house!” Many couples choose the venue for their big day because of its romance, but there’s at least one couple considering it for the less-than-fairy-tale portion of its history.
Bride-to-be Cayley love, love, LOVES Halloween and she wants her passion for the creepy holiday on full display at her nuptials to fiancé Tim. Could Casa Loma be the ultimate location for their “Hallo-wedding”?
“A Hallo-wedding is a Halloween-themed wedding,” Cayley explains. “All things scary and shocking… this is happening. It’s a Halloween wedding and I’m not budging from that.”
Cayley has big ideas for the big day but she and Tim might need a little help implementing them since they both work full-time (Cayley at her home aesthetics business and Tim as a firefighter) and are parents to THREE kids. It’s situations like these that warrant an expert like Where to I Do?‘s (Tuesdays at 9 p.m. ET on GustoTV) resident property and design expert, Tommy Smythe. If anyone can find the perfect locale for a Hallo-wedding, it’s this guy.
The couple falls in love with Casa Loma’s unique “creepy-couture” vibe (and the fact there will be a literal haunted house going on during their reception) but a venue and historical landmark as extravagant and romantic as this one doesn’t come with a small price tag. It’s over-budget, but is it too perfect to pass up? Or will Tommy pull out another equally fantastic venue at a less terrifying cost?
Watch the full episode of Where to I Do? below to find out: