Amanda & Tony

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“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.

Pho­tos by Jeff Cooke and Jenn Nauss, Cooked Pho­tog­ra­phy

DECOR Golden Dog Pro­duc­tions

CAKE Gour­man­dises Av­enue VENUE (RE­CEP­TION) Greek Com­mu­nity Cen­tre

DRESS Ch­ester & Felic­ity

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