Maria and Evan – Married!

Hi everyone,

This week, I can’t wait to share with you some behind the scenes of our wedding a few weeks ago, for Maria and Evan. They are one of my favourite couples, and what I love about them are that they trusted Wonder Chic Events completely to design their wedding day, carried through their wedding theme of “Enchanted Garden” in a dimly lit, romantic setting, and they were very appreciative of our work and most importantly, they had an amazing time at their wedding with their family and friends! They didn’t stress about the little things and focused instead on having the best day – which they absolutely did! Follow along below as we share with you some behind the scenes of the day.

Please note that these are the personal photos taken on my phone and my assistants, Chelsey and Awa, – professional ones will be coming!

M&E decided not to have a western ceremony, as they were already doing the Vietnamese and Chinese Tea Ceremonies. But we wanted them to get that special “First Look” moment where E would see M in her wedding dress for the very first time. All worked out and it was a beautiful moment. :’)

first look evanandmaria2016

M’s mom is talented not only in cooking and entertaining – but also in crafting beautiful fruit art that rivals that of Edible Arrangements! We were blown away when we saw these fruit arrangements as we arrived to the Bride’s location in the morning to check up on Hair & Makeup, and help prepare for the Door Games and Tea Ceremony.

fruit art

Did you know that Wonder Chic Events offers small decor rental items like the below? Our couples chose to accept gifts in our mint green birdcage and use our Cork Board (non-scratch) “Just Married” sign behind their limo, which we later repurposed at the Registration/Gift Table.

just married sign and bird cage

M&E were one of our Full-service planning couples and of course they deserve the royal treatment! We designed their Seating Chart (with the logo from their Stationary Artist) and had it printed, picked up, delivered and set-up for their Wedding Day. We even brought in the Easels from our “Small Decors Rental Inventory” as the venue was not able to supply the easels we were looking for.

chalkboard wedding seating chart

Our team made sure that the Live Band (which was a very important element to the wedding reception) arrived early to setup. Prior to wedding day, we made sure that they had a large enough stage, communicated with Catering to serve them dinner prior to the guests and ensured that they had everything they needed for an all-star performance.

live band

As wedding planners, we also set up small items for our couples, such as menus, favours, place cards, guest book, photo frames, etc. and make sure that each table has the correct number of chairs and place settings, and that all utensils are clean and not chipped. We certainly go the extra mile for our clients and their guests!

behind the scenes wedding setup

We also make sure that the Cake arrives in a timely manner and ensure that we set up a plate, fork, and napkin for our couples to serve each other and depending on their requirements, we also place the toss bouquet, a bottle of champagne with 2 flutes, and sprinkle petals and set out votives to decorate the cake table. The cake serving set and the champagne flutes are also part of our inventory of small decor items.

enchanted wedding cake by titi wedding cakes

By the time our M&E walked into the room for the first time… M’s jaw dropped and E’s smile was huge! And that’s what I want for all my couples. They were blown away by the beauty of everything, and that moment, and those expressions, is something I won’t soon forget.

enchanted garden wedding flowers by secrets floral collection

We also made sure that the right colour (in this case, a shade of green), was lit up from the backdrop.

enchanted garden wedding head table

So while our couple and their bridal party and happily taking photos and enjoying some lunch and rest time… the Wonder Chic Events team is hard at work pulling all of the elements together (where a portion of what we do is seen in the above photos). We love what we do and it’s couples like M&E that make it so worthwhile. Congratulations once again to the beautiful couple and we wish you a lifetime of happiness, joy and laughter and many more adventures to come!



bridal party photo shoot gambrel farms


Reception Venue: Embassy Grand Convention Centre
Caterer: Rovey Catering
Photography: Marcin Moka Photography
Videography: RC2 Films
Floral & Decor: Secrets Floral Collection
DJ: bb Blanc (DJ Kim)
Live Band: Bride’s Parents’ Friends
Photo Booth: Lux PhotoBooth
Limo Driver: Acme Limo (Nick)
Cake: TiTi Wedding Cake
Makeup & Hair: Tia Thatch
Dress: Sophie’s Gown Shoppe

Cindy Li
Certified Wedding Planner, Wonder Chic Events

Wonder Chic Events is the wedding planner for urban, stylish and fun couples. We would love to be your right-hand partner in helping you plan your big day from the moment you say “Yes” to the Proposal until the day you say ‘I Do” down the aisle. Contact us today for a complimentary initial meeting to discuss your beautiful, unique and heartfelt day with us over coffee/tea at a location that is convenient for you. Let us take care of the details so you can spend quality time with each of your lovely guests and enjoy your wedding day with peace of mind!

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