Exclusive: Here's What The Menu Looks Like When a Viral Food Influencer Gets Married
Food is the center of celebration and connection—at least, that's the motto for Jamie Milne, the food influencer behind the viral account "Everything Delish." Jamie, a Toronto-based digital creator, built her online persona by sharing attainable recipes and tasty meals that bring people together. It was only fitting, then, that her love of good food and drinks would be the backbone of her wedding. After all, what's a party without a great meal at the center of it?
After over 10 years together, Jamie wed her longtime boyfriend, Brandon, in Toronto, Canada on Sunday, September 4, 2022. And if you've ever wondered what an internet-famous foodie's wedding looks like, we've got the exclusive first look, right here. Keep scrolling to read all the details about Jamie Milne's wedding day, including why she opted for an unplugged ceremony, how she helped launch a catering experience during her reception, and the thoughtful way she paid homage to her TikTok-famous "spicy vodka pasta" on the menu.
Jamie Milne's Wedding Photos and Details
Jamie and Brandon's love story began when they met in high school—and when Brandon proposed on Jamie's 29th birthday in May 2021, they wasted no time beginning their wedding planning journey. "We hired our wedding planner, Melissa Baum Events, just a few days after we got engaged," Jamie tells us. They also tapped Danielle Horvath, founder of D. Horvath Photography, to capture their engagement portraits, and, later, their big day.
The Couple Built Their Wedding Day Around Connection
Melissa's expertise, Jamie says, was essential for bringing their vision of a "warm" and "casual" food-focused party to life. The couple wanted their guests to feel cozy and welcomed, which led to the selection of Locomotive Hall as their venue: an industrial event space tucked inside Steam Whistle Brewery in the heart of Toronto, Ontario.
The choice to swap vows in a brewery was in line with the couple's top priorities for the day. "The most important things to us were food, alcohol, florals and entertainment," Jamie reflects. As such, they allowed the natural charm of their brew house location—which was formerly an operating railroad roundhouse—to shine through. The couple's florist, Becky DeOliveira of Blush & Bloom, worked closely with Melissa to create voluminous floral displays that Jamie says were "unbelievably beautiful." Garden roses, spray roses, lisianthus, ranunculus, cosmos and scabiosa were used to decorate both the ceremony and the reception, as well as the couple's traditional Chuppah.
They Opted For an Unplugged Ceremony
In keeping with the idea of fostering connection, Jamie and Brandon urged their guests to keep their phones away and enjoy an unplugged ceremony—an unconventional choice for someone who's made their livelihood online. "My entire life is in front of a camera, so Brandon and I share a lot about our personal lives," she says of the decision. "Our ceremony was a super intimate moment for us, and we wanted our guests to experience it through their own lens, rather than through the lens of a phone. We thought it was super special to have the experience where all eyes were on both of us and without any phones in the air."
The ceremony was, indeed, a stunning display of emotion. Both Jamie and Brandon walked down the aisle escorted by their parents. The bride wore a custom Neta Dover dress from Israel, which she found at The Modern Bride in Guelph, Ontario. Beyond the addition of sleeves and other alterations courtesy of Tanis Emmitt Wedding Style, she included a touching tribute to a loved one. "I lost my grandmother just a few months ago," she shares. "She always told me she would come back on my wedding day as a butterfly, so I took one of her old handkerchiefs that had a 3D butterfly on it and Tanis sewed it into the heart of my chest on the dress." The groom, for his part, looked dapper in a suit from The Black Tux with a bow tie and Gucci loafers.
The Bride Highlighted a Viral 'Everything Delish' Recipe
Following the vow swap, the multi-course food and drink experience commenced. First on the menu? Signature drinks—featuring the bride's own limited-edition bottle of Zirkova Vodka. "Cocktail hour consisted of Zirkova Vodka signature cocktails, JAJA Tequila spicy margaritas, a Moët champagne wall, and deliciously good eats from our caterer, The Food Dudes," Jamie says, noting that she and Brandon also treated guests to a dumpling station (their favorite dish).
When it was time for dinner, the first course began with a recipe near and dear to Jamie's heart: her viral spicy rigatoni vodka pasta. (Psst: You can recreate her dish using this TikTok recipe!)
They Helped Launch a New Catering Experience
After the famous pasta dish, guests enjoyed yet another immersive meal. In fact, it was the very first of its kind. "The Food Dudes launched a brand new program at our wedding," Jamie tells us. "It was a Brazilian Steakhouse-style meal, where our guests didn't choose which protein they wanted—they got some of everything." The newlyweds paired their steak, fish and chicken family-style spread with Peller Estates Reserve cabernet, merlot, chardonnay and rosé.
Later in the evening, Popeyes Canada catered late-night snacks with the slogan "Popping the Question." Guests noshed on hot chicken sandwiches, chicken nuggets and french fries, with the bride telling us, "We are huge fans of Popeyes, so we knew we wanted to have them on our special day."
The Food Dudes also supplied an offering of truffle fries, along with an "awesome" dessert menu featuring fresh fruit, chocolate bites, dessert tacos, and hazelnut puffs. Plus, guests also enjoyed COPS Doughnuts mini bites from an interactive station.
They Personalised the Experience Through Music
Food and drink aside, music was another crucial element for the couple, and they personalized just about every song choice throughout the day—starting with their ceremony. "Coldplay has been a huge part of our relationship, and it's one of our favorite bands," Jamie tells us. "Brandon walked down the aisle to a cello cover of 'The Scientist' while our wedding parties walked down to 'Yellow.'" They completed their ceremony by walking back up the aisle to "A Sky Full of Stars."
In keeping with their goal of having a true party, their DJ kept the celebration going long into the night. "We always knew we wanted to have a big party, and our DJ (DJ Applescratch) was incredible. He brought the party and energy to our wedding," Jamie reflects. And for a memorable "surprise and delight" moment, the newlyweds enlisted a saxophone player to join the party late at night while EDM music played as mini Moët bottles and club signs rolled out. "The champagne was flowing and the music was unbelievable!"
While the music, the food and the ambiance were exactly what the bride envisioned, her favorite moments were ultimately tied to the people she celebrated with. "Marrying the love of my life and sharing this entire experience from wedding planning to the day of the wedding was my favorite memory," she concludes. "His support through everything has been unbelievable and I just can't believe that I married my best friend. Plus, we loved looking around the room and seeing our closest family and friends witness our love for one another and having an unforgettable and amazing night together."
Jamie Milne's Wedding Vendors
Ceremony Site: Locomotive Hall at Steamwhistle Brewery; Getting Ready Hotel: St. Regis Toronto; Photographer: Danielle Horvath Photography; Videographer: DMS Video; Planner & Event Designer: Melissa Baum Events; Florist: Blush and Bloom; Officiant: Rabbi Jarrod Grover; Wedding Dress: Neta Dover via The Modern Bride; Alterations: Tanis Emmett Wedding Style; Reception Dress: Retrofête; Reception Shoes: Prada; Engagement Ring: Mark Lash; Ceremony Shoes: René Caovilla; Tuxedo: The Black Tux; Shoes: Gucci; Wedding Ring: Jared Brown Designs; Hair: Hamid Sadeghi; Extensions: Luxy Hair; Makeup: Olena Makeup Art & Beauty; Nails: Sarah Alaina; Invitations & Paper Goods: Minted; Rentals: Event Rental Group; Catering: The Food Dudes; Dessert: The Food Dudes & COPS Doughnuts; Music: DJ AppleScratch; Ketubah: Ketubah.com; Tequila: JAJA Tequila; Vodka: Zirkova Vodka; Beer: Steam Whistle Brewery; Champagne: Moët & Chandon; Wine: Peller Estates; Bridal & Groom Suite Food: What A Bagel Ajax; Bridal & Groom Suite Coffee: Tim Horton's