Cassandra and Benito were always called “lovebirds” when spotted together by their close friends, so the pair decided this concept would make the perfect wedding theme. “We used birdcages as centrepieces and accent pieces,” Cassandra explains. “Overall we were going for the vintage elegance look.”
The colour palette for the wedding included plum, dusty rose, lilac and ivory. Much of the decor was done by Cassandra herself, such as painting all of the centrepieces to match the colour palette, designing the wedding invitations and the memorial table. “All the decoration details made the day even more special because I knew I had a hand in it,” she says.
Cassandra and Benito agree that one of the major highlights of their big day was when the entire wedding party got up to perform a dance they put together in the two weeks leading up to the wedding. “Our bridesmaids and groomsmen stepped up to the plate and did an unreal job,” Cassandra remembers. “And let’s face it, they looked good doing it!”
Cassandra de Grasse & Benito Chiodo, May 30, 2015, Edmonton, Alberta.
Photography courtesy of Katch Studios.
Ceremony location: North Pointe Community Church
Reception location: DoubleTree by Hilton
Bridal gown: Allure Bridals from The Bridal House
Bridal party attire: Alfred Angelo from The Bridal House
Groom’s tux: Tiger of Sweden from Derks Formals
Groomsmen attire: John Yves from Derks Formals
Hair and makeup: Anita Gill and Sunita Sumaru of Sen Studios
Cake: Karen Chaykowski
Favours: Lovebird Cookies by Whimsical Cake Studios