Amanda & Tony
“I just kept saying “Pinch me! Pinch me! This can’t be real,” says Amanda Mina of her now-husband, and longtime friend Tony Nahas’ dramatic proposal. After having her picked up and driven around town at random, Tony— with a rose in hand— finally popped the question to Amanda on the edge of Seaview Park. “My heart was racing, my hands were trembling,” she says of the unforgettable moment. The two made quick work and planned their fairytale wedding in just two months. They found a reception venue that would allow them to bring their own food (Tony’s family owns the Mezza restaurants, which catered the event along with late-night snacks from Ol’ School Donuts), and with the help of their decorator Teresita Doucet and wedding planner Claudia Habib, chose a mixed metals theme that reflected both of their tastes via slate greys, champagnes and subtle sequins. “I wanted to pick things I knew he’d love as much as I did,” says Amanda. She also credits her mother, makeup artist extraordinaire Vicky Mina, for helping her make it all happen on a tight deadline—including changing her dress two weeks before the big day. “No matter how long you plan your wedding, it’s not going to be perfect,” says Amanda. “We just really wanted to be married.” Stand out moments from her nearly perfect day include the showstopping walk towards her fiance—“My dad beside, my aunt singing me down the aisle and Tony looking at me”—and of course, the party fuelled by music, food and family. “My only regret is not eating more donuts,” says Amanda.”
I wanted to pick things I knew he’d love as much as I did.
CAKE Gourmandises Avenue VENUE (RECEPTION) Greek Community Centre
DECOR Golden Dog Productions
DRESS Chester & Felicity