Sunday, June 24, 2012
Sunny Day full of Smiles!
The elegant Blessed Sacrament Church in Toronto was the setting for the wedding ceremony of Charise & Nedzad... a beautiful couple who were surrounded by loving family and wonderful friends. Their ceremony included special Phillipino traditions in honour of Charise's background. Following photos at a park across from the church, the bridal party gathered in the foyer of The Rosewater Hall for an Islamic wedding ceremony in honour of Nedzad's background.
The whole event showed evidences of Charise's DIY expertise... from the place cards, menu cards, table cards, favours, centerpieces to the "guest book", which was a canvas designed by Charise that listed all the guest names, and above their name, guests made a heart out of their thumb prints - what a unqiue idea!
The reception began with a fun choreographed dance by the bridal party followed by a graceful and romantic choreographed dance by the bride and groom - a dance that brought many of us to tears! The reception included some fun elements such as elastic wind-up butterflies hidden under the menus to surprise the guests... a ball-smooch game for 3 guest couples... a father/daughter dance with the groomsmen as "back up singers"... a traditional Phillipino "money dance"...the bridal couple game to determine "who knows each other best"...piano solos by the bride's nieces...and of course the garter & bouquet tosses. One of the reception highlights was seeing a same-day edit video of the wedding day.
It was a wonderful day - planned perfectly by this amazing couple and supported incredibly by their dedicated bridal party and family. What a pleasure it was to coordinate their special day for them!
Congratulations Charise & Nedzad!
Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church - www.blessedsacramenttoronto.ca
The Rosewater Hall - www.libertygroup.com
Photographers - Mariane M Photography - www.marianemphotography.com
Videographers - PGP Studios Inc - www.pgpwedding.com
DJ/MC - Impact Entertainment - www.impactentertainment.ca
Cake - I Do! Wedding Cakes - www.idoweddingcakes.ca
Floral Rentals - Pacific Florist, Lawrence Square, Toronto
Florals - Real Canadian Superstore, North York
Linen Rentals - Around the Table - www.aroundthetable.ca
Limo - Toronto Limo Rentals - www.hummerlimousineservice.ca
Assistant Wedding Day Coordintor - Susan Zuk