Farah and Sean met online and connected instantly. “As soon as we meet we both knew it was something different,” Farah remembers. “We had so much in common and spent the whole night without a gap in the conversation. For me what sealed the deal is when he asked me what my favourite book was. I’d been asked that by lots of different guys, but when I told him it was The Great Gatsby, he is the only man to have ever asked me why.”
For their celebration the pair settled on a low-key rustic, spring celebration accented with a yellow and grey colour palette. Farah admits that one of her favourite wedding details was the handmade guest book, which was a gift from one of her friends. “Since Sean and I love books so much she created a beautiful DIY guest book with vintage library cards inside that marked important moments in our lives,” she explains.
Though the day was filled with amazing moments, Farah remembers the first dance as an especially high point. “We always joked that it we would find it quite cheesy,” she explains. “But in that moment it was incredibly romantic and I did feel as if I was swooning with happiness.”
Farah Ispahany and Sean William Alemany, April 12, 2015 in Toronto, Ontario.
Photography courtesy of Samantha Ong.
Ceremony location: Arta Gallery
Reception location: Archeo
Wedding planner: Iris Li at Blue Lavender Events
Bridal gown: David’s Bridal
Florist: Winston Sham at Sham Flowers
Hair and makeup: Rhia Amino
Groom’s tux: Hackett London
Cake: Bloom Cake Co.
Favours: The Chocolate Factory
Stationery: Vicentine Design