Michelle and Jesse’s Tropical Themed Rooftop Wedding at Malaparte


Sharing a love for Toronto, Michelle and Jesse knew they wanted to get married in the city, and wanted to celebrate in style with a classy, modern, and chic look. With the help of near + dear events they planned the wedding of their dreams in a central downtown location for their guests. The ceremony was held at the historic Trinity Chapel on U of T’s campus, followed by a reception at Malaparte – Oliver & Bonacini, right in the heart of the entertainment district. A perfect spot for photos, the popular event venue offers a great view of the city on its rooftop terrace. Lucky for us, Mango Studios captured all of the day’s sweet moments.

Evoking joyful anticipation of the big day, Paperless Post created stationery featuring fresh flowers and a gold art deco design.

Following the ceremony, the couple had a charming photo session among the romantic archways and brick walls of Trinity College at the University of Toronto. And we can’t get over how stunning Michelle looked stunning in her asymmetric dress!

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Before dinner, guests mingled outdoors on weaved patio sofas topped with comfy cushions. Surrounded by skyscrapers, the stairs of the staggered terrace led up to a stage where the live band played smooth tunes. Inside, guests also had the chance to enjoy the gorgeous views of the downtown skyline from the floor to ceiling windows. The white quatrefoil ceiling sparkled with spotlights, and the mirrors reflected the brightly dressed hall. The tables, chairs and curtains were various shades of white, creating a soft contrast. Timberlost designed centerpieces with light florals hugged by vibrant greens to fit the romantic mood. Everyone enjoyed a heavenly 5-course meal catered by the team at Oliver & Bonacini Events and Catering followed by a delicious cake from Nadia and Co. The newlyweds danced and celebrated with their loved ones well into the night. Truly a wonderful wedding!

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Diana and Anthony’s Rustic Wedding at Rainbow Valley Wedding Barn


This sweet couple met through the bride’s best friend, who just happened to work in retail store with the groom at the time.

From the BrideMy best friend and Anthony used to work at a retail store together. I used to come in from time to time to visit her and he would see me around. He took an interest and hoped that he could talk to me one day. I finally ended up hanging out with a few of them from the store one day, and we clicked right away. Ever since then we’ve been going strong!

Knowing that Diana always wanted to get engaged in another country, Anthony planned the perfect proposal during a trip they took to Venice, Italy. On their first night there, he got down on one knee during a romantic evening gondola ride through the Grand Canal. To top it off, he had the whole thing filmed!

With a neutral colour palette and lots of natural touches, their big day at Caledon’s Rainbow Valley Wedding Barn is a rustically romantic wonderland! Beautifully planned by Luca Medeiros Events, and gorgeously captured by Olive Photography, you’ll definitely be inspired by this one!

Sending a personal touch to every guest, Diana drew, designed and printed the wedding invitations herself.

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Diana and Anthony took a stroll on the grounds of the venue for a sweet photo session.

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Their lovely reception featured natural colours with some greenery and golden accents. The white interior of the barn and crisp linens contrasted with the hardwood floors and golden oak chairs creating the most romantic vibe. Hanging chandeliers and string lights wrapped around wood posts gave the rustic barn a dazzling effect. Diana made all the centerpieces and bouquets herself with flowers from Flowers Direct. A delectable cake decorated with verdure created by Doreen Sue Cakes sat neatly on a tree stump cake stand, capping the night off on a sweet note.

The couple and their guests had a wonderful day celebrating together – exactly what Diana and Anthony wanted!

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Fall Wedding Fair Open House at the Mississauga Convention Centre


The Mississauga Convention Centre hosted its 2018 fall open house this past Sunday and EventSource was once again on the scene to cover it. This was a special one for the MCC as they used it as an opportunity to announce a new spring renovation to their floors and front lobby area.

One of the things that always impresses me about the MCC is their continued massive popularity year after year, this event being no exception. While it was a cold and rainy Sunday afternoon in October, in no way did that deter the hundreds of attendees from driving in to enjoy the complimentary cuisine and seeing the venue decorated as it might be for their 2019 or 2020 wedding. Digital Dream Productions captures all of the pretty details.

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Once I walked through their waterfall-adorned entrance with luxurious carpets, drapery, and handsomely decorated walls, I was captivated by the sleek, modern, and elegant theme designed by the in-house team at Elegante Decor, with chairs and accessories supplied by Detailz Couture Event Rentals. Gorgeous white florals with crystal chandeliers were easily a match for so many of the couples thinking of a modern-chic styled wedding!

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There were a variety of wedding vendors stationed throughout the ballroom to help couples better imagine their wedding day: bb Blanc Audiovisual, Just TemptationsEnduring Promises, Serendipity & Co., and Axe Media Group, to name a few.

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Leaving hungry was not an option thanks to a wide array of food stations including a Mushroom Cappuccino, Mini Crab Cakes, full dessert bar, and passed appetizers including a delicious sushi pizza (of which, I had more than a few).

Just before stretching out in one of the ridiculously-upgraded A Celebrity Limousine‘s parked out front, I sat down to chat with a couple who had recently booked their wedding at MCC. They were thrilled in finding this venue as initially they were concerned about finding a banquet facility that would be both classy and affordable. They were also concerned about finding a venue large enough to accommodate their large guest list of 350 guests (no negotiating there, parents can be persuasive!). For them, the MCC checked all of these boxes and more! In their excitement I believe I found the answer why the MCC continues to pack its open houses with so very many attendees.

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