All photos courtesy of Herman Photography.
A loving couple and a dream come true has always been a point of inspiration for us here at Rainbow Chan Weddings and Events, one of the top wedding planners and coordinators in Toronto. And nothing can be more inspiring for planners and coordinators of weddings all throughout the year than such a dream fulfilled, a match made complete and two lives turned one. Especially for a truly special couple like Cecilia & Raymond, with whom we had the utmost pleasure in working with on planning and coordinating their most memorable of days. Cecilia & Raymond’s wedding day, just this previous fall, on November 12th, 2016, with a lovely ceremony taking place at the Richmond Hill Christian Community Church, a scenic snapshot tour at the Markham Museum and Historic Village, and a roaring celebration held at the ever elegant Hilton Toronto-Markham Suites Conference Centre & Spa. A pair of young go-getters themselves, Raymond had proposed to Cecilia whilst on a trip to Europe. Though under the auspices of old Europe’s romantic scenery, Cecilia & Raymond knew that home is where the heart is; and no place better to hold your unforgettable wedding day than in the comfort of their hometown, Markham, just a stone’s throw away from Toronto. So join us as we recall some of our most prized memories in planning and coordinating Cecilia & Raymond’s truly special wedding day, along with a brief review of what made Cecilia & Raymond’s choice of venues absolutely magnificient; from the Markham Museum to the Hilton Suites. And finally, a summary of our very own stylistic choices which help made Cecilia & Raymond’s wedding ceremony, reception and celebration ever-the-more magical.
Planning and coordinating Cecilia & Raymond’s wedding day began on a beautiful autumn morning, with our planners and coordinators arriving at the Hilton Toronto-Markham Suites Conference Centre to set up the floral display, décor and all the aesthetic arrangements to add our own special touch of planning and coordinating, making Cecilia & Raymond’s special day all-the-more beautiful. Between the morning setup for bride and groom to be; meeting with parents, the tea ceremony, traditional Chinese door games, and the whirlwind of emotions from ceremony to celebration, every moment combined made planning and coordinating Cecilia & Raymond’s wedding day all the more worth it. And for what would be quite a surprisingly bright November wedding day, nothing could warm up our moods more than the loving tenderness and sincere happiness that Cecilia & Raymond shared with all of us on their most special day. Indeed, planning and coordinating the morning’s ceremonies, the photo-shoot session, ceremony and celebration all with a touch of our added adornments, truly completed the experience for us; and hopefully made Cecilia & Raymond’s wedding day ever-more complete for the special couple.
For Cecilia & Raymond’s choices in wedding day stops, the beloved couple truly abided by the saying that “home is where the heart is”, choosing their wedding day destinations to fit a Markham motif. A very special choice that made for a truly spectacular photo-shoot session was a tour of the Markham Museum and Historic Village. Bringing Markham’s past to the forefront of the present, to bring a blessing to Cecilia & Raymond’s future; a truly romantic sentiment to say the least. And for the reception and celebration to close the evening, Cecilia & Raymond’s choice of the Hilton Toronto-Markham Suites Conference Centre & Spa was stellar. A beautifully spacious ballroom, for our planners and coordinators, would be a perfectly clean palette to craft and create something majestic for the couple on their most memorable of days.
And on that note, onto our style choices for Cecilia & Raymond’s wedding day. For the couple’s special wedding day palette, our planners and coordinators had aimed to fit the taste of the pair specifically – to symbolize the union of both in a surprisingly elegant theme that permeated and shaped the style and mood of the wedding day. From the coupling of Cecilia’s favourite colour, carnation pink, and Raymond’s, an ashen earthen grey, we formed a style that’s both soft and austere; a blending of both sensibilities – of serenity and solidarity. We accomplished this through the liberal use of bouquets of various hues of pink and vanilla white, with silver accents brought through the choice of cloths for the dining tables and seating arrangements. All unified under candlelight and molded by gorgeous ambient lighting; giving Cecilia & Raymond’s dream wedding a dream-like aesthetic, making for an unforgettable stage for the newlyweds to serenade the evening hours away.
Altogether, we here at Rainbow Chan Weddings and Events, Toronto’s premier wedding planners and coordinators, had a truly wondrous time working with Cecilia & Raymond on their wedding day. We are truly honoured to have taken part in planning and coordinating such a spectacular day for such a spectacular pair. In the end, we wish Cecilia & Raymond all the best in their newfound lives together in marriage, and hope that our contribution to making their wedding day as magnificent as it could be continues to animate and inspire the couple all throughout their lives.
Wedding Planner: Rainbow Chan Weddings & Events | Toronto Wedding Planner & Coordinator
Photographer: HerMan Photography
Venue: Hilton Suites Markham
Bridal Boutique: David’s Bridal
Hair & Makeup: YS Make Up
Florist: Secrets Floral Collection
Wedding Cakes: A Cake Story
Music: Parliament Music Group
Cupcakes: Bobbette & Elle
Dance Floor Vinyl: Babylon Decor
Table Line and Napkins: Have A Seat
Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas
Day of Stationery: Ferris Wheel Press