After unintentionally kiboshing three consecutive proposal missions, Jamie McArthur accepted her fiance Kris Kruczek’s fourth and final attempt at betrothal. Happily engaged, the pair began planning a glamorous urban wedding inspired by Jamie’s love of bling. Guests decked out in black and white arrived for the ceremony at Islington United Church, where Jamie walked down the aisle in a fitted silk gown by Anjolique paired with glittering jewels. Her monochromic bouquet was appropriately wrapped in a rhinestone sash. After exchanging vows, the newlyweds joined their 155 guests at the Grand Luxe Event Boutique, where the shimmering celebration continued. “We wanted a formal sparkly party,” says Jamie, who designed her own bling-inspired wedding cake. With an after-dinner dress change, Jamie slipped into a glittery La Femme evening gown while guests enjoyed a photo booth and cupcakes. DJed by Michael Coombs Entertainment, the glamorous urban wedding took a sentimental turn when Jamie danced with Kris to “It’s Your Love” by Tim McGraw and Faith Hill, the same song he had burned on a CD for her early in their relationship.
“The food was excellent, our venue was absolutely fabulous and our wedding planner was exceptional,” says Jamie, who joined her husband in Niagara-on-the-Lake for a mini-moon following the festivities. “Dream big,” she says, recalling her glamorous urban wedding. “An imagination and a fantastic wedding planner is key.”
Jamie McArthur and Kris Kruczek, September 3, 2011, Toronto, Ontario.
Photography courtesy of Michael Steingard (www.michaelsteingard.com).
Ceremony location: Islington United Church
Reception location: Grand Luxe Event Boutique
Wedding planner: Denise Georgiou-Newell of WeDDings Jubilee
Dress: Anjolique from Sophie’s Gown Shoppe worn during ceremony and dinner; La Femme Fashion dress worn after dinner
Groom’s tux: Moores
Bridal party attire: Victoria’s Secret
Hair: Sandra Gugliotta
Makeup: Orly Kahn-Waldman
Music: Michael Coombs Entertainment
Cupcakes: Twirls & Swirls
Caterer: Grand Luxe Event Boutique
Flowers: Mode Function Event Design Ltd.
Stationery: Geko Graphics & Printing
Others: Shoes by Steve Madden and studded by the bride; Head table and cake table décor courtesy of The Wedding Decorators
See all of the photos from this glamorous urban wedding here.