High school sweethearts Courtney and Anthony met through a mutual friend in 2007 and have been inseparable ever since. "At the time he played in the OHL for the Erie Otters in Erie, P.A. We spent the next six years travelling back and forth as often as we could between Toronto and Pennsylvania in order to see each other," Courtney shares. When Anthony got picked up by the Winnipeg Jets, Courtney made the big move to Winnipeg.
For their wedding day, the two chose to say "I do" at Toronto's Metropolitan United Church. The ceremony was officiated Courtney's dad, who is a pastor. Following their vows, the celebration continued at The Liberty Grand in the Governor's Room, which was decked out with incredible details from a huge dessert table to tall floral centrepieces made up of cherry blossoms. "Our wedding day was an absolute dream, especially when it came to the decor at the reception hall. My favourite design detail was the head table—it was so lush and full of cherry blossoms that looked wild and organic," Courtney explains. "My second favourite element of the day was definitely our sweet table. We had so much fun planning it with our cake designer Zehra. The cake table was an elaborate 18-foot display that included a main cake flanked by two smaller cakes and six mini cakes. Anthony and I hand-picked the rest of the desserts, which included meringues, mini cheesecakes, Sicilian cannoli and a variety of French and Italian pastries."
Courtney admits that, gorgeous details aside, the best moment of the entire wedding day was seeing Anthony for the first time at the ceremony. "I was so nervous up until that moment, but when we finally saw each other at the end of the aisle, everything else disappeared. I forgot there were hundreds of people watching us. In that moment, Anthony was the only thing that mattered," Courtney shares.
Courtney MacKenzie and Anthony Peluso, July 11, 2015, Toronto, Ontario.
Photography courtesy of Ikonica.
Ceremony venue: Metropolitan United Church
Reception venue: The Liberty Grand
Flowers: Rachel. A. Clingen Wedding and Event Design
Cake: Fine Cakes by Zehra
Wedding planners: Laura & Co.
Hair and makeup: Fancy Face Inc.
Bridal gown: Mark Zunino from Kleinfeld Hudson's Bay
Bridesmaid dresses: Bill Levkoff from Bridesmaids Bliss
Groom's tux: Garrison Bespoke
Music: Veriation Music, Elena Thompson and Ian Goodtimes of Toronto Bagpiper
Stationery: Paper Impressions
Cigar roller: Frank Correnti Cigars Limited
Photo booth: Outta This Booth
Ice Sculpture: Ice Culture
Wedding transportation: Luxe Drive
Guest shuttle service: Toronto LX Limo
Videographer: One Heart Films
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