"Dan literally showed up on my doorstep!" exclaims Chrystine. A mutual friend brought him along to a games night she was hosting and made the following introduction: “Dan, this is my single friend Chrystine. Chrystine, this is my single friend Dan.” Dan made the next move asking Chrystine out through Facebook and the pair now laugh at how their first date was a three-hour coffee chat at Starbucks, even though neither of them like coffee.
Chrystine spent a lot of time perfecting the details for her chic purple and green wedding celebration. Bridesmaids were dressed in elegant purple gowns and carried green bouquets accented with roses and orchids. The wedding ceremony took place in the bride's aunt's backyard where aisles were hung with lush green pomanders.
With fond memories of travelling with her family to Barbados growing up, Chrystine hired a steel drum band to play during cocktails and managed to keep it a secret. "Everyone was so surprised! My mom started telling people they were at the wrong wedding!" Chrystine jokes. The couple also added a personal touch to their stationery, such as cocktail napkins featuring fun facts about their relationship.
The couple say their most memorable moment was entering their luxurious purple and green wedding reception hall at the Canadian Museum of Civilization. "It was so great to see all of our family and friends waiting for us and to see how beautiful the room looked with all the flowers and decor," Chrystine says, "It was the wedding of my dreams."
Chrystine Chambers and Dan Williams, August 11, 2012. Dunrobin, Ontario.
Photography courtsey of Barb Cameron of Barbara Ann Studios.
Ceremony location: The bride's aunt's backyard in Dunrobin, Ontario. Reception location: Canadian Museum of Civilization
Bridal gown: Casablanca from Jealous Bridesmaids
Bridemaids' dresses: Best for Bride and Nordstrom
Flower girl's dress: David’s Bridal
Cake: Sarah J’s Cupcakes
Macaron tower: Pretty-Fours
Caterer: Gourmet Cuisine
Favours: David’s Tea
Wedding planner: Joan-Anne Cantley of Viva La Wedding
Music: Steel drum band from Quality Entertainment
Hair and makeup: The Spa Day Retreat
Flowers: Autumn Lane Florist Stationery: Paper Studio
Ceremony/reception stationery: Paper Ideas
Ceremony catering: Thyme & Again
Officiant: Dr. Alan Viau from All Seasons Weddings
Ceremony tent/chair/glass rental: Party Time
Reception linen: Groovy Linen
Wedding ring designer: Leif Benner
See all of the photos from this chic purple and green wedding in Dunrobin, Ontario.
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