Guests could feel the passion between Lita and Dave during their elegant wedding at Hart House in Toronto. The couple, who got engaged exactly one year before in Shanghai, shared a romantic sneak peak before the ceremony, allowing them to calm their nerves and regroup before saying their vows. Hart House was completely transformed to suit the elegant wedding theme, boasting long tables for their 150 guests to wine and dine and small trees with dangling tea lights in the corners. Large pillar candles on top of rounded mirrors sat atop tables and decorative lanterns were placed around the room for a vintage feel. Portuguese custard cakes, cupcakes, lemon and pecan tarts and an Italian pastry tower were served instead of a wedding cake. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation and PHABIS (Peel Halton Acquired Brain Injury Services) were made in lieu of favours, a thoughtful way to finish off the elegant wedding celebration.
Lita Sampaio and Dave Cappuccitti, November 19, 2011, Toronto, Ontario.
Photography courtesy of Margaret Diotalevi from Avenue Photo (www.avenue-photo.com)
Ceremony and reception location: Hart House at University of Toronto
Day of wedding planner: Melmarie DiPasquale from Melissa Andre Events
Dress: Maggie Sottero from Ritche Bridal
Groom’s tux: Tuxedo Royale
Bridal party attire: Twobirds
Hair: bob + paige salon
Music: Greg Lanzillotta from enjoi DJ
Cake: Portuguese custard tarts from Golden Wheat Bakery (416-534-1107); Cupcakes from The Wedding Cake Shoppe; Italian pastry tower from Vincenza’s Crostoli; Lemon and pecan tarts from Timmi Tarts
Caterer: Hart House at University of Toronto
Favours: Donation to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada and PHABIS
Flowers: Donna Calce (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Stationery: Sandra Neves (email@example.com), a friend of the bride
Others: Bridal shoes from Nine West
See all of the photos from this gorgeous elegant wedding below.