During their nine-year courtship, attending the U.S. Open in New York City became an annual tradition for Shelley and Tony. Needless to say, when Tony started planning the perfect proposal he knew exactly where to do it. Unfortunately, torrential rains (resulting from Hurricane Earl) prevented the Central Park moment he had in mind, but he still got the answer he was hoping for when he popped the question in their hotel room. “I was completely in shock,” Shelley recalls. “I looked at the ring, grabbed it (without thinking) and then put it on my finger!” Just over a year later, Shelley and Tony were ready to say “I do” with a modern purple wedding celebration at the Canadian Museum of Nature. The couple’s 170 guests dined at tasty food stations—including a DIY ice-cream sundae bar—and perused a sentimental photo display organized by the bride for her modern purple wedding. “Watching people laugh as they read our stories and examined our family’s old wedding pictures brought so much happiness,” Shelley recalls.
Shelley Robertson and Tony Milo, Saturday, October 22, 2011, Ottawa, Ontario.
Photography courtesy of Kim Ing Photography (www.kimingphotography.com).
Ceremony and reception location: Canadian Museum of Nature
Wedding planner: Chic Wedding Planning and Design
Dress and veil: Paloma Blanca from Sinders Bridal House
Groom’s tux: Moores
Bridal party attire: Ann Taylor Bridal
Hair: Mark Mignault (613-799-0494)
Makeup: Sarah Moar, MAC (613-241-7511)
Music: Live piano player, Dave Khalil; DJ, Quality Entertainment
Cupcakes: Little Cakes Cupcakes
Caterer: Tulips and Maple Catering
Favours: The Candy Store
Flowers: Ottawa Flowers
Stationery: The Paper Studio
Others: Bride’s jewellery by Swarovski; shoes by Calvin Klein from Piperlime
See all of the photos from this modern purple wedding at the Canadian Museum of Nature.