MAY 15, 2015

Weddingbells (Toronto) - - IGNITE SOMETHING -

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.

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