Super Chic Shower in Toronto, Canada
Ddestination Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito. Images by Photographer Paul Salvatori
Let me take you behind the scenes to Laura's bridal shower, which took place on Sunday
Muneeb knows his bride to be. He planned her entire bridal shower, along with her three bridesmaids; Diana, Vittoria and Lisa. His directive to Laura was that she needed to simply put on her prettiest dress and show up! On Sunday, March 18th, Laura did just that! Dressed to the nines in her Halston Heritage and wearing her favorite peep toe Louboutins, Laura was treated to a chic, sophisticated shower surrounded by family and friends.
No games, gimmicks, or crafts. Just wonderful company and really good food - just the way Laura likes it.
The shower took place in the trendy King West district of Toronto at Oretta, a restaurant that has been said to have been named for "a young, urban Italian woman who has style but is grounded in Italian roots.” That could very well be Laura herself, thus this afternoon was the perfect precursor to Laura and Muneeb’s wedding at the Bellagio, Oretta is a beautiful space offering delicious Italian food in a stylish setting.
Guests dined on burrata served with olive oil-poached clementines and crushed pistachios, fresh kale, fennel and radicchio insalata, beef and tuna tartares, arctic char with saffron cauliflower puree, and flat iron steak served with purple cabbage and a salsa rossa.
Dessert was, in true Muneeb and Laura form, another showstopper. In addition to Oretta’s authentic tiramisu and chocolate plate offerings, guests were treated to a stunning gluten-free black cocoa cake. The stunning confection was filled with dark dulce de leche and toasted coconut, then wrapped in vanilla swiss meringue buttercream and black cocoa ganache. The master behind this beautiful creation is Toronto-based baker, Arlene Lott, who added finishing touches of gold leaf, gold drip, smoked salt and caramel bonbons...Plus a fewpretty anemones.
In lieu of party favors, Muneeb and Laura’s bridesmaids opted to make a donation to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, in memory of Laura’s mother. She was certainly at the shower in spirit, sending her love and blessings on that sunny Sunday afternoon.
I love, love, love this couple. Love them. Hard. They are my ideal couple....Stylish, over the top, completely in love, and dedicated to celebrating every one of life's moments in a big way!
We are just 6 weeks away from their wedding, and I cannot wait to show you what we have designed for them!
Until then, enjoy these #bts images from their beautiful Sunday.