Brittany and Riel were engaged in Central Park in New York City. "It was an extremely cold December afternoon," Brittany recalls. "We went to New York right after Christmas because I have always wanted to be in New York during the holidays." Riel did not have a plan for the proposal, but instead was waiting for the perfect moment to get down on one knee. "The perfect moment ended up being between the bow bridge and the fountain in Friends," Brittany shares. "We took our engagement photos by the Friends fountain, which is still to this day one of our favourite TV shows."
The couple wanted their wedding to have a romantic, modern and organic vibe. "We had soft, warm neutrals, pops of burgundy and dark plums with black," Brittany says. "We both wanted the room to be romantic and dramatic, which worked very well with the space."
An intimate ceremony at the chapel of The Doctor's House was followed by a reception filled with deep and dramatic decor, including beautiful flowers from Patchouli Design. The couple wanted to steer away from some traditions, for example, entering the reception room with their guests. "We opted not to have a grand entrance, and this left some guests confused," Brittany explains. "But doing this allowed us to mix and mingle with our guests at their tables as they were taking their seats, and extended our cocktail hour!"
Brittany Williams and Riel Sammy, September 14, 2019, Vaughan, Ontario.
Photography courtesy of Rebecca Wood.
Ceremony venue: The Doctor's House
Reception venue: Universal Event Space
Bridal gown: Ferre Sposa
Bridesmaid gowns: Mona Richie Bridal
Groom's tux: Indochino
Bride and mother of the bride's hair: Tony Masciangelo
Bridesmaids' hair: Veronica Gabaldo Bridal makeup: Tony Masciangelo
Bridesmaids' and mother of the bride's makeup: Cia Mandarello
Flowers: Patchouli Design
Cake: Gioffre Cakes
Stationery: Channel 13
Favours: Pure Event Design
Music: Mista Jiggz
Videography: Anthony Kalabretta
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