I loved every single moment of Monica and Mark’s gorgeous wedding at The Manor. Check out the photos below:
I love hearing my couple’s stories and if Monica and Mark’s love story is not fate, I don’t know what is.
The two met online, and after texting back and forth for a couple of weeks, Monica decided to surprise Mark and come to see him at Canada’s biggest car show, Importfest. Nervous and excited, she made her way into the show just in time to hear the presenter awarding Mark Harris with a trophy. Having only seen him in pictures, Monica wasn’t able to locate him in the crowd, so she texted him saying: “Congratulations on your win!” Surprised, Mark extracted himself from the crowd and headed towards his car. Seeing a man walking towards her, a trophy in hand and with a bright, handsome smile, Monica knew it has to be him. He immediately fell for her spontaneity and beautiful eyes, and they both felt as if they had known each other for years.
Two years later, Monica started to plan what she thought was a surprise birthday party for Mark. Unbeknownst to her, she was actually planning her own engagement party! When she arrived at her future in-laws’ backyard on the day of the celebration, she noticed two giant balloons spelling out their couple hashtag and their favorite song playing in the background. It took a while for Monica to apprehend what was going on. To her surprise, Mark bent down on one knee and asked the question. Such an adorable story, isn’t it?
When it came to their wedding photos, Monica told me that she wanted the pictures to capture their couple’s fun-loving personality and genuine interactions. It was really easy to achieve for Monica and Mark was truly able to let go and live in the moment! I loved hanging out with these two, partly because they rocked their creative session by being themselves, and because that even despite the light rain, they maintained their happy and positive attitude.
Working in the fashion industry, Monica felt the pressure of planning a beautiful and memorable wedding – especially with so many people traveling in from overseas. Believing that two wedding dresses are better than one, Monica wore a custom-made Ines Di Santo wedding dress for the formal part of the day and awed everyone with a bold and stylish jeweled dress for the late night dancing.
The motto of their wedding at The Manor was to have a romantic and fun-filled night celebrating the union of two families. The couple brought in Renata from RDT Events + Beauty to help bring their vision to life. Filled with hundreds of colorful blooms, the wedding decor was a floral heaven! Showcasing blue, white and pink blooms, The Manor transformed into a vibrant garden filled with candlelight. With delicious food, a well-choreographed surprise groomsmen dance and the pounding drums of a Tassa band, I can honestly say that it was a very memorable night the guests will be talking about long after it’s done.
Monica and Mark, thank you so much for bringing us along to your special day! We had so much fun at your lively celebration and wish you long years of happy married life.
As seen in Grace Ormonde
Planner: RDT Events + Beauty
Flowers: D&D’s Floral Designs
Cake artist: Nadia & Co
Wedding gown: Ines Di Santo
Wedding venue: The Manor