The Ceremony | By far, the ceremony was what bride Shannon looked forward to the most. After waiting 10 years to marry the love of her love, she finally got to meet him at the altar and say, “I do.” During the traditional Catholic ceremony when she walked down the aisle to “A Thousand Years” by Christina Perri on piano, everyone could truly feel the love. The Reception | With a one-of-a-kind theme and almost 600 guests in attendance, Anthony and Shannon’s reception was nothing short of spectacular. Planned by Michelle Garber of Fab Fête Event Planning Boutique, the celebration began with an antipasto bar for cocktail hour that included a variety of scrumptious canapés: oysters, king crab and lamb chops among others. Once the reception commenced, photography : Quarum Photo + Video | Quarum.com guests indulged in a four-course meal and later were treated to a cheesecake and exotic fruit bar in addition to a gelato cart. The Decor | Anthony and Shannon were in complete awe when they saw their decor provided by R5 Event Design for the first time. Walls were covered from head to toe in black draping; centrepieces ranged from wisteria, cherry blossom and orchid arrangements; and the breathtaking head table backdrop featured over 500 candles. The only way the bride could describe it was “a dark and magical evening!” In the midst of all the beauty was a white and gold dance floor for a breath of fresh air, along- side fluffy white clouds suspended above the newlywed’s sweetheart table. Quarum Photo + Video elegantly captured the essence of the entire dreamlike occasion.