Claudia and Cosimo met as teenagers working in a hair salon — it was there that they became friends. “Our friendship evolved over time into a deep love for one another, and as each year passes that love grows stronger and stronger,” says Claudia. “Waking up on the day of the wedding was a very special and emotional moment because I was finally going to marry my best friend and soul mate,” remembers Claudia.
The couple chose Hacienda Sarria, a gorgeous venue with an old world feel, as their ceremony and reception space. “The architecture and ambiance created the perfect setting for a romantic and fun-filled night,” says Claudia.
Hacienda Sarria was filled with candles, lush hydrangea centrepieces and banquet tables covered in rose petals to create the romantic mood Claudia and Cosimo had envisioned for their big day. The couple’s celebration was also a perfect marriage of their cultures with a full Italian meal following by a night of salsa dancing into the wee hours.
Claudia Vallejo and Cosimo Meleca, September 8, 2013, Kitchener, Ontario.
Photography courtesy of Anne Edgar Photography.
Ceremony and reception location: Hacienda Sarria
Bridal gown: Allure Bridals from Taylor’s Bridal Boutique
Bridal party attire: La Femme from The Perfect Dress
Groom’s tux: Alfred Sung from Moores
Cake: Too Nice To Slice
Caterer: Gusto Catering
Music: Juneyt and The Event Firm
Hair: Terra, Sarah, and Nunzio from Pino’s Salon & Medispa and Vince from Teknik Salon & Spa.
Makeup: Kate Nadon
Flowers: Special Events & Flowers