"Alison and Ken’s love story began in the breakfast line at an offsite work meeting. Following their introduction, a strong impression was left on them both, and quickly a friendship grew between them. A few months into their friendship, Alison invited Ken to come out with some friends to celebrate her birthday. A perceptible magnetism between them radiated on the dance floor..."
Read all about Alison and Ken's love story, proposal and experiences in their gorgeous manor wedding in Toronto. Featuring the photography of MunaLuchi coterie member, Samantha Clarke. View the entire gallery here.
Bride & Groom: Alison and Ken
Wedding Location: Toronto, Canada
Wedding Date: August 31, 2017
Photographer: Samantha Clarke
Alison and Ken’s love story began in the breakfast line at an offsite work meeting. Following their introduction, a strong impression was left on them both, and quickly a friendship grew between them. A few months into their friendship, Alison invited Ken to come out with some friends to celebrate her birthday. A perceptible magnetism between them radiated on the dance floor. It wouldn’t be long before another outing with friends was set in motion, only this time it would end up being just the two of them. One by one Alison’s friends canceled for various reasons until only her and Ken were left by themselves for a night of dancing. That evening would soon be followed up by their first official date to a café in mid-town Toronto for coffee. The sparks flew and from that day forward they would become inseparable ever after.
Fast forward five years, on a Thursday evening of December 2014. Donned in a fresh outfit, complete with a jacket Alison had gifted him the previous Christmas, Ken called Alison into the living room. It was there that she found him, on bended knee, ring in hand, asking her to spend the rest of their lives together as husband and wife. Overwhelmed with emotion, Alison immediately said yes, and then proceeded to call her mother and share the wonderful news. For Alison, she knew Ken was the one when he met her family. The ease with which they got along and the genuine interactions they had and continue to have told her the he was it for her.
For Ken, he knew Alison was the one because with her “my days are filled with laughter because she makes me laugh. The only other person that ever made me feel this way was my mother. And laughter was a gift that she passed on to me which I have shared with others. Alison’s ability to make me feel this way is how I knew she was the one!”
Their wedding was classic, clean, and elegant. Alison walked the aisle in a Pronovias collection gown; a tulle dress with a mermaid silhouette, draping, sweetheart neckline, and a chapel length train. The gown was purchased from the same bridal boutique from which Alison’s mother purchased her own dress to marry her father in 1974.
Quick Facts From the Bride:
Wedding Flowers: white hydrangea with café au lait dahlias bouquet for the bride. Baby’s breath bouquets for the Bridesmaids. White and blush ranunculus boutonnières for the Groom and Groomsmen. Salal garland with asparagus fern for table centerpieces.
Favorite Item on the Menu: Beef duo (braised beef and beef tenderloin)
Bridesmaid Gifts: Pandora bracelets with charms
Groomsmen Gifts: Pocket watches
First Dance Song: “Adore” by Prince
Best Memories: “When Alison came through the doors for her walk down the aisle and the saxophonist was playing her song, “When A Man Loves A Woman,” my heart skipped a beat, my ears stopped hearing and I couldn’t take my eyes off her – she truly took my breath away and that moment will live with me for the rest of my life.”
Advice for Engaged Couples: “Enjoy being engaged to each other for a little while before jumping into wedding planning. When you do begin the planning, set a budget!”
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Photographer: Samantha Clarke
Florist: Cool Green & Shady
Saxophonist: Igor Babich
Officiant: Wayde Salmon
MC and DJ: Michael Coombs
Ceremony and reception venue: Graydon Hall Manor Conference & Reception Facility
Wedding dress salon: Becker’s Bridals
Bridesmaid dresses: David’s Bridal