Our wedding was a true fairy-tale. The day was magical and everything went so well. Our guests had an awesome time as did we. The day went by so quickly that we’d love to do it again. Not only were we celebrating our wedding but also New Year’s Eve, which made this day extra special for us and our families. We started our 2012 as husband and wife, and are looking forward to continuing our happily ever after.
Charlene Downey & her assistant Adelene were awesome!!! We hired Charlene as our Day of Wedding Coordinator, however she did so much more than just help us with the day of the wedding. She went with us looking for centerpiece ideas on more than one occasion and was always just a phone call or email away whenever we needed her. On the day of the wedding the two of them took our vision and brought it to life, without us having to worry about a single detail. Sensibilities is highly recommended.
The DJ and MC for our wedding were fabulous. The music catered to young & old and to our Portuguese heritage. Our dance floor was always booming and our MC Nelson kept the night lively with his energy. This could have been rated a 5, however part of our package was to have a Cirque type silks performer and we were looking so forward to it, however DJ Emporium did not check with the reception venue ahead of time to see if they had a hoist in the ceiling of the hall for the performance and on the day of the wedding only after they were setting up did they realized that the hall did not have anything like they thought. So the performance never happened. They did give us our money back but only after my husband contacted them, and then on the phone they had quoted him one amount to receive back and we were shorted $10. We still recommend DJ Emporium, however if you do go with them be sure they follow through with what they offer.
My mom purchased her dress at Belo Fashions and I got my faux fur wrap with them. They were a joy to deal with, all the ladies were helpful and fun. My mom loved her dress and I loved my wrap. Highly recommend Belo Fashion Boutique.
Tuxedo Junction had exactly what my husband was looking for and they were very helpful finding us a tie to match the colour of our bridesmaids dresses. The only downside was that my ring boy first received a vest with a sauce stain on it (they were quick to get another one in the day before the wedding), and both my father and my husband’s coat jackets were missing a button (luckily it wasn't noticeable). We recommend Tuxedo Junction, however guys look closely at the tux you are picking up before you bring it home.
The Dorset Manor Spa in Port Hope was the perfect mini honeymoon for us. We took the Via Rail out to Port Hope where we were welcomed with a car which took us to the Spa. Once at the spa we received our room which was a Victorian, romantic style room, very lovely. Everything at the spa was amazing, the hotel, the location, the staff, the food, and the spa services just top notch. We stayed for 2 nights, 3 days, but wished we would have booked longer. We are planning to go back for our 1 year anniversary. HIGHLY recommend the Dorset Manor Spa.
Anna and her staff at Unique Touch were fantastic. We all looked like movie stars once we were all done up. Tanya did my hair and did exactly what I was looking for, it was beautiful and Anna did the makeup for all of us and we looked flawless. Highly recommend Unique Touch Salon.
Bee at Blueheel Dance Studio was fantastic. He not only taught my husband and I to dance the rumba, but he choreographed our first dance for our wedding and it was beautiful. My husband and I are hoping to take more lessons with him to learn different dance styles. We highly recommend Bee to any couple looking to spice up their first dance.
Mariana owner and operator of Bridal Blossom did a fantastic job not only with our flowers but with our decor as well. We decided to go with silk flowers as we got married in the winter and flowers are known to wilt in the cold, and I must say no one could tell that they weren't live flowers. We recommend Mariana to any bride on a budget looking for gorgeous bouquets and decor.
I had a great experience purchasing my wedding jewelry at Woodbridge Bridal Accessories. I walked in looking for something to match my headpiece and they had beautiful pieces but I liked bits and pieces from different items, so it was offered to me to have my wedding jewelry custom made taking what I liked from all the pieces I saw. In the end I got exactly what I wanted, my earrings, bracelet and necklace were stunning and I received many compliments. Highly recommend Woodbridge Bridal Accessories.
Importer Gifts had tons of great items as guest favors for our wedding and we found a fantastic wine accessories gift that was in the shape of a wine bottle. Christine was great to deal with and helped us meet our budget with showing us this gift. We were very happy as were our guest. We highly recommend Importer Gifts.
Nick & Antonella of Magical Moments Limo were a pleasure to deal with in booking our Rolls-Royce for our wedding. Their rate is reasonable and the car is beautiful, we loved it and so did everyone else. Also, our driver was a delight. We highly recommend Magical Moments Limo.
I found both my dress and my bridesmaid dress at Izabella Bridal Boutique and we all loved our dresses. The staff were so patient with us and took all the time we needed with us. Also, our dresses arrive right when they said they would. Highly recommend Izabella Bridal Boutique.
Adrian of Luminous Light Photography was amazing. Right from our first meeting we knew Adrian was the perfect photographer for us. We did our engagement photo session with him and had a great time and the outcome of the pictures were beautiful. On our wedding day Adrian and our videographer Ariel were great with capturing us and getting all the special moments. We are looking forward to seeing the end results in the next few weeks. Oh and he does this really cool thing where all our guests provide him with their emails and he will allow them to view the pictures online and purchase any if they want. We highly recommend Adrian and Ariel to all couples, not only do they capture beautiful photos and video, but they are well priced.
We had such a lovely ceremony. Fr. Liborio Amaral, engaged all with his homily and our music was very beautiful thanks to Glady Untalan and Sarah.
We love the Grand Victorian, it is a beautiful venue, and the staff especially the manager Danny, were a pleasure to deal with. This could have been rated a 5 star, however we did have a minor issue with the food on the day of the wedding. At our tasting the food was fantastic, however on the day of the wedding the beef was a bit on the dry side and they put the wrong sauce on our ice cream crepes. I would highly recommend the Grand Victorian, however I would advise whoever books them to be clear on how they want their food done, and I am sure the chef will be happy to please. Actually they are so good that when we brought up our food concern with the catering manager, they offered us a free dinner once we returned from our honeymoon.
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