Oscar and Melanie met at university. Melanie played college tennis at California State University and the two had a few classes together. It wasn’t until a mutual friend officially introduced them to each other that they became very good friends. Then it was officially time to start dating.
Oscar proposed to Melanie in New York City on a beautiful afternoon at the top of the Empire State building on September 26th 2014. It was a memorable moment for the couple especially since they had been living apart for over two years. Once they got engaged, Melanie and Oscar were very much looking forward to finally being together.
One of the bride’s favourite wedding moments was reciting their vows surrounded by their friends and family. “Celebrating this important day with those that traveled from so far away was really special,” says Melanie. As for the groom, his favourite moment was singing to his bride during their first dance in front of all of their guests.
The couple’s favourite wedding detail was a sweet treat for their weddings guests. “Because Oscar’s family and friends are mostly from California, we wanted to give them something that represented Canada. Therefore, we decided to give them maple syrup wedding favours,” says the bride.
Photographer: Lightbox Studio (photographer) and Benjamin Chan TV (videographer)
Ceremony location: Chapelle Notre-Dame du Sacré-Cœur
Reception location: Plaza Antique
Reception décor: Plaza Antique, Casa d’Eramo
Bridal gown: Vania Spose (Pronovias)
Bridesmaid gowns: David’s Bridal
Bridal / bridesmaid accessories: Swarovski and Le Château
Hair & Makeup: Susan Morales (makeup) and La Dame et le Valet (hair)
Cake: Délices Lafrenaie
Favours: Auberge des Gallants
Flowers: Dames d’Alcantara
Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas