Kevin asked Christal to marry him with a romantic proposal in Prince Edward County. The couple share a love for the area and even ventured into purchasing Airbnb properties in The County. “Jumping into business and mortgages together in this new destination was a huge leap of faith for us–it actually brought us even closer together,” Christal says. One morning during the couple’s stroll through the local beachside, Kevin popped the question. “It was simple, it was real, it was us.”
For Christal, the director of marketing who launched the Bisha Hotel brand, the hotel was the ideal venue for their reception. The couple complemented the hotel’s floor-to-ceiling windows with modern decor and sparkling gold accents, which looked stunning against the backdrop of the city lights. Although the theme largely emphasized the city’s glow, the couple paid homage to Prince Edward County with wedding favours sourced from the local farmers’ market.
“My favourite moment was laughing with giddiness every time my husband and I looked at each other throughout the day,” Christal recalls. “I also loved having all my family including my 93-year-old grandparents come in from Montreal, Ottawa, and New York and friends from faraway places like Oslo, Norway. Seeing everyone come from so far to celebrate with us really made our day so special.”
Being the first wedding at the Bisha Hotel was also very sentimental. “To celebrate our love with all of our family and friends in a place that I worked so hard to open was absolutely perfect.”
Christal Agostino and Kevin Reider, October 21, 2017, Toronto, Ontario.
Photography courtesy of Purple Tree Photography.
Ceremony venue: St. Helen’s Church
Reception venue: Bisha Hotel Toronto
Wedding planner: Vivian Liu from Bisha Hotel Toronto
Bridal gown: Madison James from Ferre Sposa
Bridesmaid dresses: Elizabeth and James
Groom’s tux: Kenneth Cole
Caterer: Bisha Hotel Toronto
Flowers: Tonic Blooms
Stationery: Designed by the bride
Cake: Nesreen Mroueh from Bisha Hotel Toronto
Hair: John Steinberg & Associates
Makeup: Voula Zisis
Favours: CURED Spice Co. and PEC Hot Sauce
Music: DJ Lissa Monet