Dulce and John-Michael began talking online, and after an initial meeting the two were basically inseparable. “We had such a great connection that we saw each other six days that first week we met,” Dulce shares. After a few years of dating, their engagement took place at the top of Ausangate Mountain in Peru following four hours of hiking. John-Michael had been strategizing with the guide about the proposal, and after taking some photos, got on his knee and asked Dulce to be his wife.
The couple wanted their wedding to have a tropical feel, but still look elegant. An colour scheme of orange, pink, yellow and gold shone through with vibrant florals set against lush ferns. The decor and stationery also had a rustic yet sophisticated feel, and incorporated touches of green to tie the whole motif together. To balance the wooden tables, gold accents helped to bring in the elegance that Dulce and John-Michael were looking for.
Food was one of the highlights of the evening, with the lamb and oysters at cocktail hour and the black cod and filet mignon being particular hits. For Dulce, another highlight was her father-daughter dance that was especially important. “My dad is getting older, so I was glad to have this experience with him,” she says.
Dulce Garciafigueroa and John-Michael Di Lillo, May 26, 2018, Montreal, Quebec.
Photography courtesy of Blushing Bride Studio.
Ceremony venue: Saint-Viateur D’Outremont,
Reception venue: Montreal Science Centre
Bridal gown: Maggie Sottero at Kleinfeld Hudson’s Bay
Bridesmaid gowns: Nordstrom
Groom’s tux and groomsmen attire: Classy Tuxedos
Wedding planner: Emilie Waxman of EM Events
Caterer: Traiteur Brera
Flowers: NDG Florist
Stationery: Minted, Crane
Cake: Les Delices Lafrenaie
Hair and makeup: Annie Young Boutique and Spa
Videography: Ioan Films
Music: Marco Ferri Entertainment