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Posted by Cayla Capri
Kris And Chris These Loving Arms
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Basking under the glow of Canadiana sunshine and DIY flourishes, Kris and Chris are the poster couple for having a little bit of faith. This cozy duo celebrated nuptial bliss amidst a plethora of stolen kisses and loving extended fam’. With a how-they-met tale full of sitcom pizzazz and star-crossed timing, these two have got true love and mad style down pat.
how they met
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Kris and Chris met at Montreal’s ‘Cheers’ bar, only to have their second run-in three months later, same time, same place, on Kristina’s b-day. After a night of throwing sideways glances across the room, Kristina’s sister-in-law (and future maid-of-honour) took kismet into her own hands, pulling an old “oops, did I just bump into you?” move. The result: mad chemistry-fuelled convo before last call between her best gal pal and the handsome stranger.
favorite date night
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Since both Kris and Chris boast a deluge of endearing family members, the couple savor a low-key weekly date-night come Saturdays. This is a strictly ‘made-for-two’ event, complete with couch snuggling, take-out, and good old-fashioned silver-screen flicks.
proposal story
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When it came to popping the question, Chris went undercover, Bill Gates style, designing an online greeting that featured a singing jewelry box and virtual diamond. Prepping the monitor for just the right moment, Kristina whirled around to find the screen come alive with the sing-song no-doubts-about-it message.
the wedding
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Set against the spectacular backdrop of one of Quebec’s most stunning golf clubs, Kristina and Chris enjoyed breathtakingly terrace views, fine Italian cuisine, and misting water cascades. Kristina sparkled in Swarovski crystals and sumptuous raw silk while Chris went all-out-dapper in hot-to-trot pinstripe. Guests drank in a watercolor palette of ballerina pinks, bubbly creams, and pearlesque accents, paired with flashes of too-cool modern awesomeness (think break-out dance numbers and rocking tunes).
wedding rundown
Newlyweds
Kristina and Christopher
Date
14 August 2010
Guest count
142
Ceremony and Reception Venue
Île Bizard, with an on-site ceremony at the illustrious Golf St Raphael
Color Scheme
Classic, timeless black & white, while the hall remained an effortlessly smooth champagne
Décor/Lighting
Sunshine, sunshine, sunshine. The hall interior was filled with glass refracted, au-naturel ambiance
Menu
A five course five star spread that incorporated antipasto, pasta, fresh salads and beef strip tenderloin - mouthwatering, minimalist perfection
Bridal Wear
Paloma Blanca from Creations Vezina – a strapless A-line with sweetheart neckline and trend-spotted pockets. Embellishments included rhinestone-studded diamond bodice brooch, chapel length train, and trailing back bow paneling below. Shoes were an internet steal by Colorful Creations in ‘Savanna.’ Accessories included a traditional shoulder-length veil, Ficcare Swarovski crystal chain headband, and clip-on Swarovski earrings
Groom's Wear
A subtle pinstripe suit-tux fitted by Utex Fashion Group
Bridesmaids Dresses
Both maids-of-honor and bridesmaids were outfitted in sophisticated black cocktail-length strapless dresses by Ella
Bouquet
An exquisite array made solely of roses, seeped in a fluttery baby pink
Invitations
Handmade! Kristina got craft-tastic, fashioning white and pearl-embroidered invites, menus, and table cards, topped off by delicate accents with a pink ‘n’ floral motif
Cake
No cake, hence the yummy cliffhanger – Kris and Chris opted for tulips with wild berries and Chantilly cream instead (hardly a fall-back bite)
Centerpieces
Understated blush-pink roses, snow-white hydrangeas, and soft green tufted accents
Wedding Song
John Hiatt’s ‘Have a Little Faith’
Unique Element
Instead of purchasing tradish’ thank-you gifts for guests, Kristina made a donation in her grandmother's name to a super-positive cause, outfitting each guest in the charity’s blue bracelet
Memorable Moment
In every non-traditional sense of the word, the bridal party got their funk on, dancing down the aisle to Chris Brown’s ‘Forever’ – a bold ‘n’ fresh idea that went nothing short of viral thanks to youtube’s link ‘UK Wedding Dance’
Honeymoon
Nantucket with the whole clan – this was a family affair nestled away in an elegant coastal summer home. Currently in the works – an iconic sun-drenched getaway in the balmy Bahamas
Advice from a real-life couple
Kristina chocks up a maintained sense of sanity to a clean and organized spreadsheet tracker. She recommends adding a unique personal touch, while remembering to go with the flow and have fun
 
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about the vendors
Photographer
Wedding Gown
Bridesmaid Dresses
Suit designer
Utex Fashion Group
Wedding Ring
Blue Nile
Reception Venue
Golf St-Raphael
Caterer
Golf St-Raphael
Entertainment
Midnight Express