Today’s featured couple, David and Adriana, had a sweet and elegant wedding with blush and grey as the motif. Their color palette was a wise choice to have that balance between masculine and feminine. I am a fan of the elegant touches at the reception — a classy and dainty addition. Kudos to David and Adriana for planning a gorgeous wedding. Congratulations!
It was very fortunate that both of us had similar visions and ideas for our wedding décor and color palette. We didn’t have a particular theme, but we chose colours that worked out very well for how we wanted our wedding to look and feel. Our color palette is made up of a combination of blush, ivory, white, and gold. We incorporated these colours into our wedding invitation, stationaries, favors, floral, and the overall décor. Our wedding flowers consisted of mainly roses (of different types) because they add elegance, and also they are my favourite. We picked garden roses for the bridesmaids’ bouquets and spray roses for the groomsmen’s boutonnieres. The centerpieces are made up of a mix of blush roses and ivory hydrangeas arranged in a high-low pattern. Also, we also chose blush linens, napkins, and Chiavari chairs, which helped to transform our reception hall into this elegant and romantic space that we had envisioned. Also, David and I started going out on March 14th. Since David is a self-proclaimed proud nerd, he liked calling our anniversary Pi Day. We worked that into our reception by calling each of the different tables a different pie name.
The Outfit Inspiration:
When it came to wedding planning, finding the dress was probably my favorite part of the process. I wanted to find a dress that I both look and feel right in. After visiting some boutiques and trying on dress after dress, the one that I fell in love with was a simple yet beautiful ball gown from Maggie Sottero. It has a gorgeous lace bodice with a crystal beaded belt and a full-length tulle skirt with an extended train. The dressed was light and fitted on my small frame perfectly. To match our colour palette, I also wore a pair of gold heels and changed into a laced gold dress later in the evening. David liked the idea of a classic black suit. After shopping around and trying on several, he finally found the perfect suit from Harry Rosen. To make sure that David stands out from his groomsmen, we chose grey suits for the groomsmen and blushed pink dresses for the bridesmaids. Both the groom and groomsmen also wore bowties and pocket squares that matched with the bridesmaid dresses.
Favorite Part Of The Day:
My favorite part of the day was when David and his groomsmen performed a surprise dance for me during the dinner reception. They choreographed all the moves and lip-synced to songs from Bruno Mars, SNSD (a popular K-pop group), and the Backstreet Boys. The dance was well done, and it was one of the highlights of the evening.
The Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Projects:
One of David’s sisters, Caitlin, went to school for visual arts, so she helped a lot regarding card design and other images we used throughout the day. We had her help us with the invitations, programs, table numbers, and thank you tags for the cupcake favors. Without her help, we would not have had such a personalized design on these elements of our wedding. In addition to this we had a few other small DIY projects such as decorating a birdcage that we used as a gift box at the wedding and in addition to a traditional guest book, we modified a picture frame to have our guests sign it so that we could hang it up after the wedding.
The Highlights From The Ceremony & Reception:
One of the highlights for me was the first dance that David and I had practiced together just a few nights before the wedding. We both are not dancers but decided it would be fun to try and put together something. In the end, we were jubilant with how it turned out.
Most Memorable Moment:
The most significant part of the wedding was watching our same day edit video that was shown towards the end of the evening. The wedding went by very quickly, and it was a nice flashback to the day that we just experience. Our videographers Ric and Vic also put a lot of focus into trying to tell our story by incorporating scenes of us outside of the wedding day. We felt that it captured the dynamic between us as a couple.
Photographer: Lisa Mark Photography
Event Planner: A.L. Wedding & Event Planning
Dress Store: Becker’s Bridal
Bakery: Bobette & Belle
Shoes: Christian Louboutin
Tuxedo and Mens Attire: Dolce & Gabbana
Reception Venue: Estates of Sunnybrook
Floral Designer: Floret
Groomsman Attire: Indochino
Dress Designer: Maggie Sottero
DJ: Platinum Entertainment
Ring Designer: Tiffany & Co.
Cinema and Video: Outside In Studio