JES­SICA HOANG and JOSEPH AUVRAY

JULY 29, 2017

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FROM JES­SICA: The wed­ding theme we chose was “French Coun­try.” Our orig­i­nal lo­ca­tion was Nor­mandy, France, where Joseph spent child­hood sum­mers at a fam­ily cot­tage, but the weather proved un­pre­dictable. We then picked the Toronto Is­lands, but spring flood­ing moved us, again, to The Great Hall in Toronto. As a wed­ding plan­ner, I liked in­cor­po­rat­ing what I do into our big day, in­clud­ing el­e­ments from both cul­tures. My per­sonal style and our fam­i­lies were re­flected in the mis­matched vin­tage blue China plates and modern cut­lery. My favourite muted blue colour is the shade of Parisian roofs—a nod to Joseph’s French back­ground. A great sur­prise was fam­ily from France get­ting on stage and singing a song they wrote about us! I loved my dress. I wanted the ideal blend of ef­fort­less glam and moder­nity. It was light and easy to move in, and the cham­pagne un­der­tones gave it the per­fect vin­tage look. I’m all about favours that are func­tional or edi­ble, so we did both. Guests de­voured the cake pops and took home their cus­tom-made wooden place card at­tached to a key­chain that could also be used as a napkin ring or lug­gage tag.

THE WED­DING THEME WE CHOSE WAS “FRENCH COUN­TRY.”

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