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True Love, True Luxury

True Love, True Luxury: Rizza & Bryan

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On their 6th year anniversary together, Rizza & Bryan decided to take a short vacation to Chicago, in spite of a crazy snow storm. In their hotel room at the Hilton Magnificent Mile, Bryan casually popped the question. He asked her to close her eyes as he wanted to give her a gift. When she opened her eyes, he was holding a ring and asked, “Will you marry me?”

They were later married on June 18, 2011 and celebrated at the historic Fermenting Cellar in the Toronto Distillery District.


(WedLuxe) What was the theme or mood you were trying to to achieve on your wedding day?

Rizza: “An urban/modern theme with a touch of vintage/rustic feel.”


How did you personalize your wedding day?

“We are very unique and different and both have a great appreciation of architectural designs. This was the main reason why we picked the Fermenting Cellar as our venue – it possessed the most qualities closest to us.”


What was your biggest splurge during the planning process?

“The decor and florals were the biggest splurge during the planning process. We didn’t settle for regular floral arrangements. We picked mostly modern and uncommon decor and different variations of florals.”


What is the most important info you think readers should know about your wedding day?

“Our wedding was a team effort. Both of us had our own input and ideas all throughout the process. And it’s also important to have a good working relationship and level of trust with every vendor helping you create your dream wedding.”


Rizza wore an Ivory silk organza A-line gown from L & J Bridal, featuring a strapless draped bodice, natural waist with floral appliqué and cascade skirt with floral organza detail and chapel train. She wore satin shoes (style “Randal”) by Badgeley Mischka.


Stemz created a chic and textured bouquet with varying shades of lavender plum and purple blooms. Clusters of deep plum calla lilies woven amongst full blown amnesia roses, lavender hyacinth, lisianthius and beautiful groupings of deep plum sweet peas nestled amongst deep purple hydrangeas.


Each round table was decorated with a beautiful tall cylinder vase with a stunning display of natural soft grey laurel branches styled in a spreading branch canopy. Striking small glass lanterns were attached at varying lengths of soft lavender glass crystal chains and hung from the branches which illuminated the room and added a soft romantic glow. Surrounding the base of the vase were an eclectic mix of vases and flowers. A modern shaped glass bubble ball vase had a swirl of deep eggplant purple calla lillies woven in its interior. Another arrangement was a chic clutch of deep purple stock flowers, arranged in a rounded tulip shaped vase complementing the taller vase. Amongst the flowers and vases were cylinder glass vases of varying heights; each with floating deep purple candles.


5th Element Events created a beautiful stage from a ramp on a side entrance of the venue where the sweetheart table was placed, elevating the couple amongst their guests. They also provided spot lights and wash lights all throughout the walls of the venue creating a more elegant ambience.





Photographed by: Studio 2000
Venue: Fermenting Cellar at Toronto Distillery District
Wedding Gown and Bridesmaid Gowns: Jim Hjelm from L and J Bridal,
and Jim Hjelm from Ritché

Hair Stylist/Salon (for Bride): Mixx Studios
Planning: Eunice Kim of Bridal Blue Print
Florals: Stemz
Decor & Lighting: Stemz and 5th Element Events
Cake: The Wedding Cake Shoppe
Stationery Company: Palettera Custom Correspondences


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