If love was a fine-dining experience, Suelyn and Theo would have an ‘A’ rating, a five star review, a Martha Stewart and Julia Child stamp of approval and tonight’s special would satisfy and delight every diner’s appetite. A couple months ago when we met up with Suelyn and Theo to discuss the plans for their big day, we knew we were in for a treat – but in reality, we had no idea. This wedding was definitely one for the books.
Theo is very soft-spoken, patient and subdued. Suelyn is… well, as she so eloquently put it in her vows “I rush and you stroll. I’m savory, you’re sweet. I worry and you nap. You are quiet and I am… not.“ They are the very definition of opposites attracting – of yin meeting her yang. They make each other’s lives interesting and they certainly planned a spectacular wedding ceremony and reception for family and friends from all over the world to enjoy.
The wedding – which was a mixture of both Greek and Chinese ceremonies – was held at the Atlantis Pavilions along Toronto’s gorgeous landmark waterfront. The phenomenal floor to ceiling windows and vibrant orange floral displays by Val Lee Designs, lit up the ballroom almost as much as the smiles on this amazing couple.
Amongst the sushi spread, the potato martini bar, a 10-course Chinese buffet, and a midnight serving of hamburgers and fries, Suelyn made time to change into five individually beautiful gowns. During the ceremony, she donned a stunning strapless, white silk taffeta gown with a ruffled skirt by Lian Carlo. For the rest of the banquet, she changed into a traditional tea ceremony dress plus three Cheungsum Chinese silk dresses – each a different color from red to pink and finally a black gown with gold trimming.
We had a wonderful time with Suelyn and Theo and must thank their friends and ours - Kristi and Matt, who we photographed back in 2005 – for connecting us for this very special occasion. Congratulations to the two of you and thank you for letting us share in your day!