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Love, Food & Wine

A must see wedding photographed by Rebecca Wood, and planned by Tara O’Grady from Bliss.

Tara describes this beautiful affair: Self proclaimed urban foodies, Alexandra Da Gama Rose & Mark Sorbara’s wedding was celebrated on a gorgeous sunny June afternoon in two of Toronto’s most stunning venues, St. Paul’s Basilica and Galleria Italia, AGO.

In keeping with the couples passion for inspired cuisine, the theme of Alexandra & Mark’s wedding was “Love, Food & Wine”.  Upon arrival to the galleria, guests were invited to a guided “Food & Love Wedding Art Tour” featuring a hand selected few of AGO’s vast collection.  The intimate guest list of 58 enjoyed a sumptuous food & wine paired menu accompanied by the smooth sounds of Jazz quartet, The Cat Bernardi Band.

Guests were seated at an exquisite 60ft Kings table adorned with lush, beautiful, seasonal flowers such as Gardenia peonies, ranunculus, garden and spray roses accented with mercury silver details and romantic candlelight.  Set upon a beautiful blush Italian cotton linen with scalloped edging, this Bliss signature look exuded elegance and sophistication.

Guest favours were individual parmesan cheese wedges from the Cheese Boutique placed in custom made, stamped cotton bags.

Immediately following their wedding, the couple jetted off to Lyon, France further extending their pursuit of love, food & wine.

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Photographer: Rebecca Wood

Planner: Bliss, Tara O’Grady

Dress: Jenny Packham from White Toronto 

Shoes: BHLDN

Tuxedo: Custom made Garrison Bespoke 

Bridesmaids: J. Crew

Ceremony Location: St. Paul’s Basilica

Reception: AGO, Galleria Italia

Flowers & Décor: Bliss, Lesley Humphrey

Linens: Have A Seat

Hair & Make-up: Kestra Illiatovitch-Goldman 

Wedding Cake: AGO

Band: Cat Bernardi Quartet 

Cake Topper: Hand painted by a friend


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