Ben’s proposal was perfectly imperfect; she had come across the ring in a drawer and had to pretend for weeks that she had no idea. She was so excited that she finally came clean and he admitted that he actually had an elaborate proposal planned in the next couple of days.
Karen told him that they could pretend it had not happened and still go through with the plans as she felt terrible for stealing his thunder. That same evening, he got down on one knee in the hallway of their home and his words were simple and perfect.
HE GOT DOWN ON ONE KNEE IN THE HALLWAY OF THEIR HOME AND HIS WORDS WERE SIMPLE AND PERFECT.
She contacted renowned local wedding planner, Melissa Andre, to pull their vision together. They wanted a modern outdoor summer wedding, in the middle of the city, and the rooftop patio of Malaparte was the ideal location.
The couple was wed on July 6, 2013. The chic downtown city wedding was black, white and gold all over. Mix-and-match graphics layered in ultra-contrasting shades added a level of sophistication that was current, uniquely customized, and party-perfect.
Guests dined on a luxurious menu of lobster, oysters, filet mignon, an over-the-top delicious cheese spread by The Cheese Boutique and individually plated strawberry shortcakes with color matched salted caramel French macaroons. Melissa Andre created a beautiful custom popsicle bar for a late-night surprise that served key-lime pie, chocolate peanut-butter and mini egg frozen treats.
Guests danced the night away in an expertly designed space, lounging on chic custom furniture, gold houndstooth and floral runners made of rose hedges in diagonal striped shades of green and white. Each guest took home a gorgeous personalized porcelain black and white mug with their personal initial on it.
Location: Malaparte, Toronto, ON, CA; Cake: Bobbette & Belle, Toronto, ON, CA; Event Design and Planner: Melissa Andre Events, Toronto, ON, CA; Floral Design: Jackie O, Toronto, ON, CA; Linen: Around the Table, Toronto, ON, CA; Rentals: Contemporary Furniture Rentals Inc., Toronto, ON, CA; Lighting: Evolved Entertainment, Toronto, ON, CA; Stationery: Bella Figura, Toronto, ON, CA; Wedding Dress: Jenny Packham
Bride's Shoes: Valentino; Groom's Tuxedo and Shoes: Hugo Boss; Photography: Mango Studios, Toronto, ON, CA