A simple picnic date on Toronto’s Ward’s Island ended in an engagement when Carlo proposed to Olivia, with the city skyline serving as a romantic backdrop.
Wanting to ensure their styles and personalities shined through for their wedding, the couple chose to weave in touches of gold, champagne and blush alongside shades of blue. “I’ve always imagined getting married in a beautiful home like in the movie Father Of The Bride, so when we came across Harding Waterfront Estate we knew it was the perfect venue,” Olivia shares. “We knew we wanted a wedding that was very us, so naturally the wedding theme was simply a collection of things we like.”
The couple also ensured their friends played an important role in their wedding. “I have really talented friends who really made my Pinterest dreams come true,” Olivia says. “My girlfriend Sue Lay of The Kindred Letterer is an amazing calligrapher. She designed our seating chart using vintage windows and our table numbers, which were hand-painted using watercolours.”
During their grand entrance at the reception, the couple surprised their guests by walking in with traditional lion dance performers. “We saw this as an opportunity to weave in my culture and share it with our friends and family,” Olivia explains.
The dance floor was full all night, with the bride and groom’s parents and friends partying into the wee hours. “We also handed out McDonald’s on the dance floor, which was definitely a highlight!”
Olivia Wu and Carlo Siccion, September 29, 2017, Toronto, Ontario.
Photography courtesy of Barb Simkova and Hilary Dean of Tara McMullen Photography.
Reception venue: Holcim Waterfront Estate
Wedding planner: Tiffany Events
Bridal gown: Pronovias
Bridesmaid dresses: ASOS, Lulus, Sorella Vita, Monique Lhuillier
Groom’s tux: Suitsupply
Flowers: Sweet Woodruff
Stationery: The Kindred Letterer and Paperless Post
Cake: Catisserie Cakes
Caterer: Edge Hospitality
Hair and makeup: Windy Chiu
Favours: Krispy Kreme and Catisserie Cakes
Music: Anthony D’Allesandro Trio and DJ Ross Bautista