Wedding date: April 30th, 2011
Wedding theme: A spring fairytale
Best moment: “The first dance,” says Shannon. “Henry and I did our first dance as part of our grand entrance into the reception venue. Our bridal party had a blast dancing in to “Crazy Little Thing Called Love” by Queen. Henry and I were the last to enter and as we got half way down the aisle the music changed to “That’s All” by Michael Buble. It was a romantic moment that was all our own. It was a time when we could, for a moment, pretend that we were alone in our own paradise. We just looked into each others’ eyes, smiled and enjoyed being completely in love. It was magical.”
Wedding song: Michael Buble “That’s All”
Favourite wedding detail: “The wedding cake -– a three-tiered square cake covered in ivory fondant, gold scrolling and coral ribbon to match our wedding colour. Our cake featured a custom-designed cake topper highlighting the groom’s favourite toy: a red Honda quad (the groom’s exact make and model!) So much of a wedding is about a girl making her fairytale dreams come true, so I wanted Henry to have a little of himself represented at our wedding as well. I think our cake did a great job of encompassing exactly what we wanted our wedding to be — elegant with a little silly thrown in for fun!” explains Shannon.
Honeymoon: “We spent amazing two and a half weeks enjoying the breathtaking country of Italy. We landed in Rome and travelled to destinations such as Sorrento, Alberobello, Venice, Florence and the country hills of Tuscany. It was the ideal place to relax and wind down after a year of intensive wedding planning,” says Shannon.