“The theme for our wedding was timeless, while staying true to our personalities,” Melanie says. “But if you ask Joseph, he’ll probably say something different. He loves James Bond—he even wore a tux complete with a bow tie and white suspenders and got a day-of straight shave with his groomsmen,” Melanie laughs. While opting for a classic colour palette of pinks and peaches, the couple incorporated as many aspects of themselves as possible. “I surprised Joseph with the design for our cake topper,” Melanie shares, referring to the custom piece featuring miniature replicas of them wearing curling gear and hockey equipment. Finally, in lieu of speeches, the couple opted for a Twitter-feed projection where guests used the hashtag #jm2013 to connect and converse throughout the night.
Melanie Phillips and Joseph Conti, May 18, 2013, Ottawa, Ontario.
Photography courtesy of Anna Jones Photography.
Ceremony location: St. Anthony of Padua Church
Reception location: Biagio's Italian Kitchen
Bridal gown: Mori Lee at Sinder's Bridal House
Bridal party attire: After Six from Bridals by Al-Mor Band: Rusty Band
Cupcakes: The Cupcake Lounge
Favours: Homemade pasta sauce made by the bride, groom and friends Flowers: Scentimental Flowers
Groom's tux: Indochino
Hair: BossArts Salon & Spa
Makeup: Sarah Cogliati
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