Anita and Ben had known each other since childhood through their families, but rarely spoke or spent time together. At a mutual friend’s birthday party, they discovered they had both recently purchased homes in the same townhouse complex and started talking. Talking led to dating, and dating led to a Valentine’s Day proposal.
Before dinner, Ben surprised Anita with roses and a leather-bound book filled with photos of their recent trip to Tokyo. On the last page, Ben had taken a light drawing photograph using a flashlight to spell out “will you marry me?”
The Big Day
The couple’s wedding venue needed to have enough space to fit their 500 guests. The Shaw Conference Centre fit the bill and also featured a wall of windows and a large balcony to showcase spectacular views of the River Valley from both inside and out. The huge guest list also made the Chinese tradition of toasting individual tables more challenging for the bride and groom. “It was quite a rush,” says Anita, “but a very fun and entertaining experience.” Frozen yogurt and gourmet doughnuts were a sweet ending for a perfect day.
Anita: “My favourite moment was walking down the aisle and seeing Ben. I also really enjoyed talking to and seeing as many guests as I could during cocktail hour.”
Ben: “Favourite moment was when Anita was walking down the aisle.”
Engagement Ring Cut
‘Primetime’ –Janelle Monae ft. Miguel
Advice from the Newlyweds
“Don’t worry about what other people want or think. You can’t please everyone; do what you want and what makes you happy or else you may regret it.”
Looking Forward to Most Now Being Married
The newlyweds now look forward to settling down in their new home, traveling, having fun and “just spending the rest of our lives together as a family.”
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