Farah and Teddy met online in 2013 and their first date took place at the movie theatre—watching movies is Teddy’s favourite activity—to see “World War Z”. After that successful date, several others followed. “We got along so well, even though we are so different… I’m outgoing and spontaneous, while Teddy is calm and analytical,” Farah shares. “It’s true what they say, that opposites attract!”
Four years later, Teddy planned a weekend cottage getaway to pop the big question. While Farah relaxed in the bedroom, Teddy prepared a romantic dinner with lobster and candles. When Farah arrived at the table, she noticed Teddy’s laptop, opened to a website he had created about their love story. A programmer by trade, he then asked Farah to browse through the site. “I clicked a button and a page popped up with the question: ‘Will you marry me?’ with the options Yes or No. I turned to him and saw him kneeling on the floor with a ring in a box,” Farah recalls. “I was completely shocked and surprised.” When she made her choice and clicked “Yes”, the song “Marry You” by Bruno Mars started playing.
On their wedding day, the July heat was suffocating. “We wanted a nice sunny day… well, let’s just say our wish was granted!” the couple jokes. “Luckily, it doesn’t show how hot we actually were in the photos.”
For her ceremony entrance, Farah chose the song “If This Isn’t Love” by Jennifer Hudson. “I always really wanted to find a love like the one she describes in the song. I also just love her as a singer, her tone of voice and the rhythm of the song,” Farah explains.
Farah loves pastel colors and mauve is her particular favourite. Their wedding decor was inspired by the idea of a movie premiere (a nod to the groom’s favourite activity) and hues of blush, mauve and grey were incorporated throughout the details. The cake and dessert table were the wedding gift from the bride’s cousins, Nathalie and Vanessa. “They understood the theme and colors and even contacted the florist, so that she could supply them with the same type of flowers for the cake and the table,” the bride says. “The decoration was super romantic and the desserts were excellent. For the layered cake, we chose two flavors: rum-vanilla and red velvet.”
One of the couple’s favourite moments was their surprise entry into the reception hall. “I worked very hard to get my husband to agree to practice and perform an Afrobeat-style dance for our entrance,” Farah laughs. “He really did his best performance at the wedding. People were screaming and were all surprised to see Ted dancing (he never dances!). The slightly euphoric feeling at the end of the dance was really cool. We did it!”
Photography courtesy of Alessandra Jennifer Ross.
Ceremony venue: Églie Sainte-Gertrude
Reception venue: Centre culturel Laurent G. Belley
Wedding planner: Mille et Une
Bridal gown: Ami-Fer
Bridesmaid gowns: Bella Moda
Bridal shoes: Le Château
Rings: Bijouterie LSM
Hair: La beauté de l’art
Makeup: Woodly Elan
Decor: Casa Deramo
Flowers: À la vie au vert
Cake and sweet table: Par Orchid
DJ: DJ Crusher
Videography: Le New MTL