Melanie chose to prepare for the day at her parents' home. Returning to the place where she grew up, a home steeped in memories and love. It was the ideal place to spend time with her mom, sister, cousin and best friends as she got dressed in all her finery. Just a few streets away, Billy and his friends got ready at his and Melanie's home. As someone who lives quite far away from family, the idea of building a home so close to parents is just lovely! I think it's absolutely wonderful that Mel and Billy are situated so close to loved ones. As a couple, home is their favourite place to be. They love to cook meals together, cheer enthusiastically for the Toronto Blue Jays, and snuggle up with their dog, Blue.
When it came time to see each other for the first time on their wedding day, they chose the cozy (and dry!) route as a wild storm gathered outside. Surrounded by their closest family and friends, they met in the heart of the home. Billy waited in the foyer while Melanie descended the staircase. Lots of smiling and clapping and hugs ensued.
Their ceremony and reception both took place at the elegant Burlington Golf & Country Club, which is always just as professional and hospitable as it is beautiful. Guests were also treated to hilarious and heartfelt toasts, a delicious meal and fantastic music by the Itchy & Scratchy Show. And most notably, the entire event was meticulously planned by the mother of the bride, Deb.
Mel and Billy, thank you so much for inviting me to be part of your day, and for treating us like family the whole time. I wish you so much happiness together! An extra special thanks goes out to Deb. Thank you for always being so wonderfully supportive of my work, and for being such a joy to spend time with, always :)
Venue and catering: Burlington Golf & Country Club // Officiant: Reverend Judith Twells // Florist: Sue Gallo Designs // Photography: Dallas Curow Photography, with Jeremy Curow // Décor: Simply Beautiful Décor // Baker: Sweet Celebrations // Hair: Amore Salon // Makeup: Kathleen Fitzjohn // Stationary: Quills // Bride's dress and headpiece: Promises & Lace // Bride's shoes: Ron White // Bridesmaids dresses: David's Bridal // Groom and groomsmen's attire: Moore's Custom Suits // Groom's shoes: Cole Haan // Band: Itchy and Scratchy Show //