A Tropical Themed Black And White Affair
How did you meet?
At a Friday-night, Magen Boys mixer at Two-Rosehill in Toronto in 2003. Mitch told me he was a Gucci model, I believed him and the rest is history.
How did he propose?
On my 27th Birthday, just before leaving together on a four-month trip to Thailand, Mitch took me to The Westin Harbour Castle for a one night stay, to celebrate. He had rented out the presidential suite and scheduled a relaxing hot-stone couples massage for us to enjoy before a dinner for two at Toula Restarante & Bar, on the top floor of the hotel, overlooking the city. After the massage we went back to our room to get ready for dinner. I had brought with me the emerald-cut Topaz (my birthstone) promise ring Mitch had bought me in our second year of dating. As I was applying my make-up in the washroom, he popped his head in to see if I was ready and I said, "Honey, look I'm wearing the promise ring you got me." I hadn't worn in while. Mitch said, "Don't wear that, wear this!" and he got down on one knee and popped open the box containing the 3 carat cushion cut ring of my dreams, and asked me to marry him.
Once we got upstairs to the restaurant, all our friends and their significant others were seated at a huge table to celebrate our engagement/my birthday, with us. Mitch even had a set menu made-up for the meal with all my favorite foods and champagne for us all to toast together. It was a magical night. One we will both never forget!
The Wedding Song
The best part of the night was dancing to our song, "Steady As We Go," by Dave Matthews Band. The lyrics truly depict our love story.
Black and white linens and chairs with crystal candelabras all over. We draped our chuppah in rainforest/tropical florals with a running water fountain streaming throughout our ceremony. It felt like we were in a tropical paradise. Four portraits hung on the wall facing our guests during out ceremoney. The portraits were very sentimental to us and were created by Mitch's great aunt, Bernice Starkman. The flowers in our reception hall were all colours of the rainbow, to incorporate all the bridesmaids dresses. Each bridesmaid wore a dress of her choosing in a different colour of the rainbow.
The Wedding Cake
A 350-piece French macaroon tree made by Bobette & Belle with three flavors: hazelnut, chocolate, and pistachio, in a passion-fruit color-scheme: silver, opal, and white with a cursive ‘K’ on all the opal layers of macaroons.
We spent a month in Prague.
Tips For Future Brides
As an event planner, I always advise brides to really include something in their wedding day that truly depicts their relationship. Whether it is simply a shared love for baked macaroni and cheese that they include in their wedding menu or a take home box of their favorite chocolates, it can be special to have their guests understand who they are as a couple. At our wedding we gave out playing cards to all our guests to take home, as we love playing cards on trips abroad or quiet nights at home. The joker in the deck was a picture of us both from our engagement party.
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