Wearing our Assouline dress from the 2019 Collection, Meghan looks dreamy in her stunning Canadian Wedding. Purchasing her gown from Everly Fine Bridal.
The dress was breathtaking – the perfect harmony between sophistication, elegance and flirty.
Meghan and Brandon
October 12, 2019
128 Peter Street
My husband works in Real Estate Development so we thought it would be really cool and different to use one of their vacant properties in downtown Toronto as our venue. The property is a former nightclub so it was a unique setting for a rather non-traditional wedding. We planned our wedding in six months as the building is in the process of being re-developed.
Tell Us Your Love Story How did you meet?
We met on March 28th, 2015 at The Maddison bar in Toronto. The Maddison is a victorian style mansion that is designed to feel like a house party. Spanning across multiple levels, people often get lost in the chaos. Instead, we found each other. Our eyes met from across the bar and although I don’t like to admit it, I encouraged my friends to grab the booth next to the guy who kept checking me out. After striking up a conversation and sharing a few laughs, Brandon asked for my number.
How did he put a ring on it?
Brandon proposed in Miami at the Vizcaya Gardens on April 25th, 2019. Miami is one of our favourite destinations to travel and this trip was our fourth time going together to celebrate our four year dating anniversary. We were staying in South Beach and Brandon’s company had recently exited a deal so he told me that we were meeting one of their partners who is based in Coral Gables. Brandon suggested visiting the Vizcaya Gardens in the late afternoon on our way to the Design District for dinner. We walked around and admired the beautiful scenery but little did I know that Brandon had been planning a proposal for months. We got to the top of the stunning terrace and Brandon got down on one knee. I was in complete shock but luckily he arranged for Mango Studios to photograph and capture the moment.
What made the wedding personal to you?
Not wanting a traditional wedding with a seated dinner, we came up with an alternative being a later ceremony (8pm) followed by a cocktail reception and dance party. We wanted the experience to feel like a night out on King West with our friends so we tried to achieve a more clubby atmosphere and aesthetic. To achieve this, we put a lot of effort on the smaller details including a custom neon sign, rooftop billboard rental, premium alcohol selection, custom “ his” and “ hers” cocktails, taking advantage of the former “DJ Booth”, serving late night pizza and more.
What were you most nervous or excited about?
I was most nervous about seeing our vision of our wedding come to life. The building we got married in was formerly a nightclub and has been rented out as event space throughout the past few years so the space itself is quite unique but at the same time, very raw (ie. completely empty). That meant we would have to look after everything from decor and furniture rental to glassware, kitchen rentals and staff. The vision was in our heads and we weren’t going to see how everything came together until the day of the wedding.
Now, the most important part – the Dress! Tell us about your dress?
The Tara Lauren Assouline dress was the second dress I tried on at the first bridal boutique I visited. After seeing it on, everything else paled in comparison. The dress was breathtaking – the perfect harmony between sophistication, elegance and flirty.
What stockist did you get it from?
Everly Fine Bridal in Vancouver, BC
What was your most memorable moment from your day?
The first look! Brandon and I slept separately the night before the wedding and we decided not to text or call each other on the morning of our wedding. For that reason, I was super anxious to see him.
Brandon was heavily involved in wedding planning (which I really appreciated) but he knew absolutely nothing about my look. He didn’t know what the dress looked like, how I was doing my hair and makeup or what kind of flowers were in my bouquet. I was so excited to see him and based on his reaction at our first-look, he was just as excited to see me. This was such a special moment for us because it was just the two of us and it was the very first time we saw or spoke to each other on our wedding day.
Vendors to credit: Photography: Mango Studios // Catering: Gusto 54 // Planning: All That Jaz // Furniture Rentals: Detailz // Hair and Makeup: Angela Xuereb // Flowers: Lavender Grace // DJ: Magen Boys Entertainment