Saturday, March 28, 2009

What to wear???

We have received a few questions regarding "dress code" for the reception. Hope this gives you a better idea of what to expect...

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.

About the ceremony no one is attending b/c they were not invited and Clergy Ontario can stuff it.

Some bad news but our general reaction now is more on the "meh" side as we know what and who is truly important to us: Emily B., our dear friend whom we look up to, cannot be registered with Clergy Ontario as the latter does not recognize the Universal Life Church as an ordaining church.

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,

-------------------- SPOILER ALERT! --------------------

"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?

Dear Vegetarians, Vegans, Non-Chinese and Picky Eaters...

Matte and the resto have created a vegan menu. More info to follow. Soon. Promise.

Five more Days!

The day is almost here, and we could not be more excited.  My work place actually got the whole office to sign a card for us!  I have no idea how they were able to get that done since I'm practically there all the time, and all over the place.  Such a nice touch.

If you haven't RSVP'd yet, please call us when you can, or else... we will just call you anyways.  Other note, please let us know if want the beef ribs as your main.  It's not typically on the menu and it will just make things even eaiser for this awesome restaurant.

See you all soon!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Here is the menu!



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…)


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



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

Just a few more things left to do...

... I think I know what I'm going to do with my hair! Still need to find the perfect pair of shoes and the perfect flowers. Not used to being the girl in the relationship...

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Map to Ferro

Hello everyone,

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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Reception will be at:

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. *****


Oh hey. So you likely received an invitation to visit this blog and find out more about our wedding, that is the Matty + Terri nuptials. We wanted to keep everyone updated in case there were any last minute changes, etc.

Maybe you can help us figure out how to set up this wedding stuff.

Anyway, here are the deets:

APRIL 1ST, 2009.