lost and found
Nadia and Paul first met at Nadia’s office where she works as an Urban Planner. “Paul initially came in to pick up some environmental maps. He came to pick up the same maps three times claiming he had lost them!”
Fittingly, even the wedding proposal involved Paul’s memory! “He tricked me into thinking that he had forgotten his keys at a little accessory store that I run in my spare time at my Father’s ranch. He covered my eyes and led me to a large window.” Below, in blue painted letters on snow-covered grass it read ‘Nadia will you marry me?’ recalls Nadia. “I turned around to see that he had spread over two hundred roses around the store and a display that spelled out ‘Will you marry me?’ I was so surprised and happy.”
On May 23, 2009 the couple were married in Kleinburg, Ontario. Nadia and the bridesmaids started the day at her family home which was designed and built by her father—a civil engineer. The construction of the home on the National Golf Club of Canada took over nine years to finish. The bride’s parents wanted to finish the home just in time for the wedding and they did! The grass was being laid on the Wednesday prior to the wedding and the finishing details in the kitchen were done only a few days before the big day.
Nadia wore an ivory lace gown by Monique Lhuillier which featured a taupe satin sash with jewel encrusted tips. The bridesmaids wore floor length gowns with jewelled straps from Marc Bouwer’s Glamit Collection.
The reception was held at Copper Creek Golf Club in Kleinburg, Ontario. The ambience was created by FOS Decor with floral by Creations by Gitta. Nadia wanted to keep a fresh spring theme throughout. “Our wedding was at the end of May when all of the flowers and trees start budding. We kept the colours light and bright.” The letterpress placecards and menus were lovingly designed by Jessica Vitale—the bride’s best friend and Maid of Honour.
The six-tier confectionary masterpiece by I Do! Wedding Cakes featured a pair of birds perched along a flourish design that was created to mimic the invitation and
wedding day stationery. “The cake was delicious—one layer was chocolate and others included vanilla, lemon, mango and raspberry.”
The evening was made more memorable for the couple and their guests with live music by Band Sensations. “The live band was a big splurge but it was very important to us as we knew that they could really get our guests up and dancing,” recalls Nadia.
A collection of teas from Tea Forte were hand-wrapped by the couple and given to guests as favors at the end of the evening. “We started preparing the boxes at Christmas the year before. We made over 250 of them!”
The couple enjoyed a three and a half week honeymoon touring Europe. The adventure included stops in London, Paris, Barcelona and an eight day cruise of the Mediterranean stopping in Valencia, Mallorca, Villefranche, Nice, Monaco, Florence and Rome.
The couple now reside in Kleinburg, Ontario.
Ceremony: St. Clare of Assisi Parish
Reception: Copper Creek Golf Club
5ive15ifteen Photo Co.
& Laura Jayne (Veil)
Tiffany and Co.
Oscar De La Renta
Groom Formal Wear:
& Harry Rosen
Marc Bouwer Dresses from Blush
I Do! Wedding Cakes
Creations by Gitta
Lucy from Picaso Studios
Cathey Salerno from Picaso Studios