BLOSSOMING RO­MANCE

THIS TORONTO COU­PLE COMPLEMENTED THEIR EL­E­GANT AND RUS­TIC VENUES WITH DAZ­ZLING PEACH-TONED FLO­RALS AND HAUTE DE­TAILS.

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A Toronto cou­ple com­ple­ments their el­e­gant and rus­tic venues with lux­u­ri­ous peach-toned flo­rals and haute de­tails.

MISHAL CAZMI and SAMIR MO­HAMMED OC­TO­BER 21 & 22, 2016

FROM MISHAL: We had two venues—the Aga Khan Mu­seum for the cer­e­mony and Archeo in the Dis­tillery District for the re­cep­tion. The Aga Khan Mu­seum is so el­e­gant and majestic it didn’t re­quire a lot of dec­o­ra­tion. Be­cause the re­cep­tion colours were soft and pretty, I wanted the cer­e­mony to have a punch of bright hues. They also popped against the white. I wanted the re­cep­tion to be ro­man­tic and in­ti­mate with roses and can­dles ev­ery­where so it al­most looked like a float­ing gar­den from afar. The colours we chose were peachy-pink and gold. Ev­ery­thing was done in those shades, in­clud­ing the sta­tionery, flow­ers, my wed­ding shoes and the cus­tom Adi­das sneak­ers I changed into on the dance floor. The decor at Archeo was tied to­gether by the in­sanely beau­ti­ful flo­ral in­stal­la­tion cre­ated by Ash­ley Plainos at Ash­ton Cre­ative. Her work looked like a hang­ing gar­den right in the mid­dle of our in­ti­mate set­ting—the guests couldn’t stop talk­ing about it! We wanted the wed­ding to be a blend of our cul­tures. In­stead of a reg­u­lar dessert ta­ble, we cre­ated a ta­ble filled with In­dian sweets of all kinds, and let guests fill their favour boxes be­fore they left for the night. The cake fol­lowed a sim­i­lar theme—the two-tiered cake had a rose­flavoured tier filled with rasp­berry pre­serves and a chai-tea layer filled with brown-sugar but­ter­cream. Hav­ing the vi­o­lin­ist play dur­ing our en­trance at the re­cep­tion and dur­ing the first dance was some­thing I’ll never for­get. We chose “Halo” by Bey­oncé as our wed­ding song. I’d heard the most beau­ti­ful, spine-tin­gling vi­olin ren­di­tion of it and knew the vi­o­lin­ist would do it jus­tice. The minute he played it on the dance floor, it was pure magic.

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