|A Sweet Proposal|
A Kinder Surprise egg shell is an unlikely place to hide an engagement ring, but on a Sunday afternoon while picnicking in Coronation Park, that’s exactly where Diana first laid eyes on her cushion-cut diamond sparkler. Loreto proposed in the park as a sweet reminder of their first date eight years earlier when he had given Diana the same treat (with the usual toy inside).
The pair were married on August 21, 2010.
The couple both love fashion and history so they chose vintage-inspired wedding day attire. “Loreto’s look was very ’60s and my dress had a very deco feel to it,” recalls Diana. The lacy v-neck Valentino gown with cap sleeves was purchased at Studio Sposa in Kleinburg, Ontario.
Diana’s three bridesmaids wore heather grey dresses from J. Crew.
“I love the grey and purple combination that has been popular in fashion and interiors the last couple of seasons so I wanted our wedding day to have this colour scheme,” recalls Diana.
|A Garden Affair|
Following a traditional Catholic wedding ceremony, the reception was held at the Embassy Grand Convention Centre in Castlemore, Ontario.
Bruce Budway of Bruce Budway Interiors transformed the venue to resemble a lavish romantic garden in shades of mauve and violet. Tables overlaid with luxurious linens from Have A Seat were decorated with striking floral arrangements featuring garden roses in shades of mauve, violet and dusty rose arranged with purple hydrangea.
Whimsical additions were evident throughout the decor.
“I am ultra-feminine and wanted the room to have a romantic tone. This was achieved in the floral arrangements and all the little details around the room, including feathers, butterflies, birds and nests,” says Diana. “My favorite design detail at the reception were the boxes of wheatgrass with birds nests and tiny eggs. This little detail really made it feel like we were in a magical garden. The only thing missing were unicorns!”
A delicious five-tier cake by The Wedding Cake Shoppe featured a different flavour for each tier ranging from chocolate cake with mint buttercream to vanilla cake with mango buttercream. The cake topper was a pair of Japanese paper doll recreations of Diana and Loreto made by BooCoo Washi Art.
After their wonderful wedding, an exotic overseas honeymoon awaited the couple starting in Paris before they toured Egypt. “We began in Cairo and traveled to Abu Simbel, Aswan and Luxor. We ended our Egyptian tour in Sharm el Sheikh on
The couple now reside in Vaughan, Ontario.
|Diana & Loreto’s Dream Team|
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Location: Castlemore, Ontario | Venue: Embassy Grand Convention Centre | Gown Boutique:Studio Sposa