DEREK TAYLOR & SIMON CARTER
MAY 15, 2015
FROM DEREK: In 2007, Simon was lost in the Eaton Centre and I offered to give him directions. This was the start of our friendship, and eight years later, we celebrated our marriage with a wedding in Toronto and a celebration in London, England. By 2014, we had already decided we were getting married, but Simon wanted to do things the old-fashioned way— he proposed over dinner in France. We got married exactly a year after we took our friendship to a committed relationship. Our vision for the wedding was everything elegant and intimate with an added “wow.” Some personalized factors included Simon designing and producing our cufflinks, made from onyx and mother- of-pearl, which featured the etched monograms “C” and “T.” We had a small number of guests attend, a split between family and friends, both Canadian and British. We enjoyed being able to share the same reaction as our guests to the beautiful dining room at our venue, the University Club of Toronto, which was decked out in sophisticated florals of purple and grey. Looking back on the day, getting ready together on the morning of the wedding was special to us. The closeness of tying each other’s ties and spending time together in the calm before the storm was our favourite moment.