It’s our favorite time again, we’re super excited to bring you a new feature bride story. This series means so much to us, as we’re able to share a little bit about our real-life clients with you guys! This week we bring you the story behind Joy and Paolo’s big day, as well as an intimate look at the event through an awesome video they provided. As we always say, who better to tell this story than the bride herself, so without any further rambling, please enjoy learning more about Joy and Paolo’s love story and wedding!

Our Love Story

The first time we locked eyes with each other:

We first met on November 25, 2011 at a concert event. What started as a spontaneous introduction led to an exchange of contacts by the end of the night.

The first date:

As the romantic guy that Paolo is, he came to pick me up one evening and advised me to take a look in the trunk of his car. To my surprise, I was handed a bouquet of a dozen roses followed by dinner and a movie.

The many adventures as a couple:

The past 4+ years together have been filled with many adventures:

  1. Watching exciting basketball and hockey games at the Air Canada Center.
  2. Exploring New York City on numerous occasions.
  3. Taking flight at the CN Tower.
  4. Thrill rides at Canada’s Wonderland amusement park.
  5. Enjoying the wildlife in the Toronto Zoo, Jungle Cat World, and Reptilia.
  6. Safari rides in African Lion Safari.
  7. Strolling Lundy’s Lane and viewing Niagara Falls several times.
  8. Enjoying the resorts, beaches, cultural backgrounds, and of course the local cuisines of Cuba and Mexico to name a few.

The proposal:

May 4, 2015 on a beautiful sunny day in New York City, Paolo took me to Times Square for a Panoramic view of the city that we both love. At exactly 12:00 PM in front of a crowd of tourist and locals Paolo went down on one knee and asked for my hand in marriage. To my surprise and shock and the auspicious crowd, I said YES with tears of happiness. This was followed with a romantic stroll in Central Park as we began a new chapter in our relationship as an engaged couple.

The Big Day

When did you get married and where did you celebrate your wedding?

September 9, 2016

Ceremony: St. Paschal Baylon Church

Reception: Hazelton Manor

How did you know that this was the gown for you?

The style has a timeless look, the lace makes it so elegant, and it fits me perfectly!

Why was it important/Why did you decide to have clean and preserve your wedding gown?

I would like to use it again in the future or pass it on to my children

What made you decide to come the Grace Wedding Gown Specialists?

Great online reviews! Their sample work posted on Facebook shows how good they are and it shows that they really care.

Paolo & Joy | 09.09.2016 from Joy Reyes on Vimeo.

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