JESSICA HOANG and JOSEPH AUVRAY
JULY 29, 2017
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.”