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Lindsey Fast and Nathan Narciso instantly connected over beers and nachos after meeting online in August 2015. Five years later, Nathan decided to recreate their first date for a candlelight proposal at home. Like the restaurant, his setup was complete with nachos and freshly-poured beer set out on kraft paper. Yet, Nathan’s kraft paper also included a hand-drawn timeline of the significant milestones of their relationship. Following a beautiful speech, he got down on one knee and proposed to Lindsey with a custom engagement ring he commissioned from LAURA TEDESCO JEWELLERY DESIGN.
The couple returned to the same jeweller for their wedding bands, Nathan’s being made from the melted gold of his late grandfather’s wedding ring, which he had worn for 60 years. “Isle Of You,” a play on “I Love You” that the couple has been saying to one another for years, is engraved on the bands.
Lindsey and Nathan were married on July 16, 2022, at Lindsey’s family’s property in Burlington, Ontario. Three months before the wedding, event planner Carina D’Angelo of EVENT BOUTIQUE CO. was tapped to assist with vendor timelines and overall event logistics, including the organization of the AV and required power supply necessary to build an event of this scale from scratch. (The installation took over two weeks to complete.) Carly Stevens provided week-of event coordination support.
The wedding was a family affair in the complete sense of the word as the bride Lindsey, and her brother, Gregory Fast, collaborated on the overall planning and design of the event, with Greg also serving as the event florist and decorator. The brother-sister duo also work together full-time as operators of SPECIAL EVENT RENTALS Fabulous tents, tablewares, furnishings, accessories and more for any occasion! , making the company a natural choice from which the siblings sourced all decor, furniture, and event rentals, including all three of the event tents.
Parisian gardens, sculptures, and architecture inspired the event design of the ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception. Each part of the day took place in a separate tent; each space unveiled one after the other.
After the ceremony, the newlyweds and their guests headed to the backyard, where two tents had been installed around the estate’s pool and cabana, with only one visible to the guests. The first (and smaller) of the two tents housed a plein-air cocktail hour. Large urns were filled with white roses, and more “Jardin” chairs helped create a garden party atmosphere.
“One of the most talked about things from cocktail hour was the floating floral arrangement in the hot tub, which was Greg’s idea!” shares Lindsey.
A cleverly-designed drapery ‘reveal wall’ kept the second tent from view, leading some guests to believe that the space was the final location for the evening.
After the first set of speeches were made, a grand surprise unveiling revealed the largest of the three tents, fully draped, complete with air-conditioning, and featuring a central lounge with a massive floral centrepiece and oversized crystal chandelier. Les Galeries LaFayette (in Paris) heavily inspired the main tent’s interior design, including arch shapes and its clear top.
Naturally, Lindsey and her brother Greg looked to their company, SPECIAL EVENT RENTALS Fabulous tents, tablewares, furnishings, accessories and more for any occasion! to decorate the space. They chose items that felt like home decor, specifically their line of Sonoma Furnishings and a custom-made “Century” bar and bar back that the company designed and manufactured for the occasion.
“We wanted it to feel like people were in a beautifully decorated home and were comfortable,” shares Lindsey.
The couple worked closely with live entertainment company ST. ROYAL to curate a high-energy set list which ensured nobody left the dance floor all night!
Finishing off with more food fun, guests could satisfy their sweet tooth and choose from over fifteen different desserts creatively displayed on five- foot-tiered stands and placed at varying heights along the bartops.
Photography @mangostudios, Co-Concept Creator, Event Planning and Design @lindseynarciso (Bride), Event Coordination provided by Carina D’Angelo and Carly Stevens, Co-Concept Creator, Floral, and Event Design provided by Gregory Fast, Wedding Located at a Private Estate, Barware and Tabletop Rentals, Draping, Furniture Rentals, Flooring, Linens, Lighting and Chandeliers, and Tenting @special_event_rentals, Officiated by Shari from @sandcastelsweddings, Stationery Design @codycalligraphy, Watercolor Illustrations by @nikikingsmill, Menus @moniquepaperart, Engagement Ring @lauratedescojewellery, Bride’s Ceremony Dress @annacampbellbridal, Bridal Shoes @stuartweitzman, Custom Veil @cassandrasilvestrobridal, Bride’s Reception Dress @retrofete, from @the_afterwhite, Bride’s Reception Earrings @aminamuaddiofficial from @mytheresa.com, Bride’s Reception Bag @cultgaia, Bride’s Makeup @allyssahelmbeautyandco_team, Bride’s Hair @shanpetrohair, Groom and Groomsmen’s Formalwear @andrewsformals, Bridal Party’s Dresses @maxiboutique, @parkandfifthco, @fitzroyrentals, @reformation, Concrete Planters and Wedding Arch @frankreaeventdesigns, Dance Floor and Bar Vinyl @dfdeventsolutions, Uplighting in Main Tent @soundboxproductions, Catering @catch_catering, Bartending @barbellesbartending, Entertainment @stroyals, Photo Booth @portraitsonwhite, Fashion Illustrators @mikehakk, @nessalilly, Cinematography @wearegauche, Valet @adagio.valet
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