Saturday, March 28, 2009
Bride's attire: black strapless knee-length dress with heels;
Groom and Best Man's attire: tailless tuxes with black shirt and vest. Peacock blue ties.
Maid of Honour (Best Woman): uh...
This probably falls into the more casual side of semi-formal. Shirt & tie for guys. Girls, this is a chance to wear a dress if you want. All in all, neither the bride nor the groom have any preference regarding their guests' attire as your (possibly naked) presence is what we will cherish.
If still unclear, please feel free to ask us for a more confusing explanation.
Time to get some sleep.
This means we need to seek another officiant in order to make our marriage official. We wanted to have someone we know perform the ceremony to add a more personal touch so we had Em get ordained on the 'Net. She wrote this beautiful speech for us and I've already wept as I read it. She is still so totally going to marry us.
The "official" part will take place, oh, whenever we can book something at North York City Hall on Apr. 1st. Hopefully it will be first thing in the morning and we'll just go over in jeans and t-shirts and drag my sister and her bf over to be our witnesses.
The official ceremony -- in our eyes -- will be the one conducted by Emily on the (hopefully) grassy hill between York Mills and Lawrence at 3pm. Only family members and wedding party will be present, I think (we are humouring our parents and grandparents by including them to witness the ceremony but I refuse to wear a huge taffeta wedding gown. Reception guests, however, are more than welcome to wear those pouffy white gowns to the restaurant). Really, you won't be missing out as we say,
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"I do," to each other and get pronounced husband and wife and smooch. It's a fifteen-minute ceremony. We've already picked up our rings and we couldn't wait to wear them so we're wearing them now. Matty looks very sexy wearing his. Terri is always sexy.
We promise to take lots of pics and maybe videotape it so we can post it on facebook. Now how much more intimate can it get?
Thursday, March 19, 2009
Seasonal vegetables individually prepared, served with Italian cold cuts and cheeses
Roasted butternut squash on romaine hearts served with grape tomato, red onion drizzled
with a white wine vinaigrette.
(A choice of…)
LEMON SAGE CHICKEN
Linguine with chicken sage in a lemon sauce
Served with a saffron risotto and julienned snow pea
(a choice of…)
Barolo braised short rib
Baked crispy supreme cut chicken with a caramelized onion sauce
Grilled red pepper glazed Atlantic salmon
--ALL SECONDI WITH A CHOICE OF GARLIC MASH POTATO, SWISS CHARD OR
ROASTED MINI POTATO
Vegan Option to follow soon. If you can, please let us know what you would like in advance so it's easier on the restaurant.
Monday, March 9, 2009
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
If you are a fan of maps, like me, please enjoy the lovely map that our friends at google kindly provided in a blog post friendly format. Just so you know, street parking shouldn't be a problem, and there is a green P (municipal parking lot) about 200 feet to the west.
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FERRO bar & café
769 St. Clair Ave. West, Toronto
hors d’oeuvres 5:30p.m.. to 6:30p.m.
dinner 6:30p.m. to 9:30p.m.
We'll be hanging out at the back of the venue. It's super cozy and intimate and the food is to die for. Menu to follow in a later post...
In the meantime, feast your eyes on their website!
***** Please let us know if you have any dietary restrictions (vegetarian, vegan, kosher, carnivore, cannibal, etc.) or food allergies. We will try accomodate your needs as long as you let us know before March 26. *****
Maybe you can help us figure out how to set up this wedding stuff.
Anyway, here are the deets:
APRIL 1ST, 2009.