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A Chic Black and White Wedding in Toronto

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Cece, an actor living in L.A., and Cinzia, who owns a roofing company in Toronto, were introduced one fateful evening at a Canadian producer’s dinner party in L.A.. “Cinzia was in L.A. in her off season, working on self-discovery and writing a book,” Cece recalls. “The producer threw an elaborate dinner party, calling Cinzia ‘Romeo’ and convincing me that I may really like her—little did I know he was right!”

170 of the couple’s nearest and dearest attended their wedding, with Cece’s family flying into Toronto for the event. “It was important for us, an ‘untraditional’ couple who are both women, to have a fairly ‘traditional’-feeling wedding, since we come from very traditional places and families,” Cece explains. “It was a beautiful ceremony of love and support, and we hope that our wedding inspires other same-sex couples to live our their wedding dream and shows families and loved ones how meaningful their support is.”

The couple chose a classic, chic black and white theme for their celebration. “Our guests could wear any colour they wanted to—we just told them ‘Summer Chic’ on the invite, and they showed up looking the part,” Cece says. “Surprisingly, a lot of guests wore black anyway, even though it was a summer wedding—I think they know us very well!”

For her first look, Cece had her 8 best friends all wear black for a photo op. “I had custom bomber jackets made for them in silver; the black and silver with some cat-eye shades made for some very Grease-worthy shots,” Cece recalls. “It’s my favourite film!”

Blush and Bloom filled the venue with white blooms and greenery for a whimsical yet structured feel, with white feathers added to the centerpieces for a “Gatsby” touch. A huge red carpet extended into the entrance of the venue for guests to have their glam moment. One extra-special, meaningful detail at their celebration was Cece’s father’s vintage Porsche, which her brother drove to Toronto from New York. “We love my dad in 9/11 and it was his car,” Cece shares. “My brother parked it in front of the estate, next to the red carpet. It felt like we had my dad there in spirit—it was really special.”

Cece King and Cinzia Fabrizi, August 2nd, 2019, Toronto, Ontario.

Photography courtesy of Victoria Morris.

Vendors
Venue: Graydon Hall Manor
Wedding planners: Cece King and Judy King
Bridal gown: Pronovias
Bride’s tux: Kontantine Malishevski from Gotstyle
Rings: The Devil’s Workshop
Bridesmaid gown: Reformation
Hair: Bridal Hair Couture by Katie and Casa Aziz Salon
Makeup: Michelle Patricio
Flowers: Blush and Bloom
Stationery: Polka Dot Paper Shop
String quartet: GTA Strings
Accordion player: Claudio Santaluce
DJ: DJ Floh Back

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