a real-life wedding RECEPTION NOTES Changing gears from the vintage Rolls-Royce used for the wedding, Melissa and Adam and their bridal party were chauffeured to the reception in a stretch Hummer limousine. Copper Creek Golf Club near Kleinburg was the spectacular setting where more than 300 guests celebrated with Melissa and Adam in grand style. The theme was Old Hollywood glamour, with a contemporary spin, all black and soft whites accented with crystals and pearls, with gentle splashes of colour in soft pink, mauve and lavender flowers. Accent lounge furniture, full draping around the walls and a monogrammed custom dance floor completed the ambiance. For these self-described “old souls”, a Frank Sinatra tribute artist and a band were vintage choices for dinner music. Guests also loved Adam’s father’s surprise gift to the couple, performances by Latin dancers throughout the dinner. The room was embellished with alternating centrepieces. Tall designs were created using soft white, mauve and lavender roses in full bloom; pearl and crystal elements added sparkle. One type of arrangement used votive candles atop mirrored bases to provide glow, while the other had hanging orchids and candles that were suspended in the middle of the centrepiece. The result of the art-like arrangements was gently-romantic grandeur. Dancing to “Love Is All Around” by The Troggs, Melissa and Adam only had eyes for each other. This touching reception highlight brought teardrops to many eyes throughout the room. THE HONEYMOON The newlyweds had Bora Bora on their bucket list; they thought there could be no better time than their honeymoon to make that dream come true. “We wanted peace, serenity and relaxation. The beauty of Bora Bora with tropical landscapes and crystal-clear waters was the perfect place to unwind and reflect on the amazing life event we had just celebrated.” Refreshed, relaxed and rejuvenated, it was time for a more active “Honeymoon Act II” at the Atlantis Resort, Paradise Island in The Bahamas. WE Bride’s Gown: Custom design from Ines Di Santo | 866.899.4637 Bride’s Hair & Makeup: Picaso Studios | 905.851.9106 Bridesmaids’ Gowns: Monique Lhullier | Veronica Di Santo | 905.264.5518 Groom’s Tuxedo: Custom-tailored suit from Per Lui | 905.851.6500 Bouquet & Centrepieces: Creations by Gitta | 416.665.7947 Rings: Custom design, La Boutique Del Gioiello | 905.264.0400 Reception Venue: Copper Creek Golf Club, Kleinburg | 905.893.3370 Wedding Cake: I Do! Wedding Cakes | 416-787-6666 Transportation: The Rendezvous Group Limousines | 905.893.3000 Ceremony Music: Duo d’Amore | 866.231.2902 Live Band: Frank Campanile | 416.888.3118 DJ: Variation Music | 416.745.4282 Travel: Festa Tour & Travel | 905.472.9500 Videographer: LensFlare Films | 416.509.7883 Photographer: Dmitri Markine Photography | dmitrimarkine.com | 416.841.3066 40 Wedding Essentials 2013