Marko & Marly {real wedding story}

Bride & Groom: Marko Laban & Marly Faltas

Photographer: Creative Photos GTA (creativephotos.ca)

Wedding Date: September 7th

Original Guest #: 250

Original Budget: $40,000

What was your original plan?: “We originally scheduled our wedding on May 31st, 2020. We planned it over two years ago and originally were planning to have 250 people at the wedding reception.” – M

Ceremony Location: The Church of The Virgin Mary and Saint Athanasius (cccnet.ca)

Reception Location & Caterer: The Venetian Banquet Hall (thevenetian.ca)

Colour Palette: Silver with cherry blossom

Tell us your story!: “Our wedding was planned to have been on May 31st with 250 of our closest friends, however, Covid-19 hit hard and we had to postpone. We remember clearly how it was a time of confusion and frustration. We have been waiting to get married for 2 years. We didn’t know whether it was the right decision to postpone at that time or should we just do a micro wedding of 50 people. However, we both knew that we wanted to do our wedding right, with all our family and friends with us.

We took the leap of faith and postponed to September 7th with our family, and it was the best decision we ever made. On our wedding day, everything was perfect. The dress was bigger than anyone ever expected, it was simply magical. Even though we had many restrictions on social gatherings and distancing, we understood that this was for our own safety. We valued the life and health of our family and friends more than the enjoyment of the night. We ensured that everyone was safe and had a BLAST and a half! Every single vendor we worked with did a fantastic job, we couldn’t be happier with how everything went. We wanted to share our story with everyone so that they know that love is not canceled!” – M&M

Final Budget: $30,000

Stationery & Wedding Planner: Decor By Silvia Elegant Event Design (decorbysilvia.ca)

Cake: Irresistible Cakes (icakes.ca)

Decor/Floral: Swan Wedding & Event Decor (swanwedding.ca)

Bride’s dress and accessories: LaZord (@lazord_accessorise)

Groom + Groomsmen attire: 4MenUnited (4menunited.com)

Bridesmaids attire and accessories: Nana Couture Bridal Boutique (nanacouture.ca)

DJ: AMAR Music & Entertainment (amarentertainment.com)

Hair & Make-Up: Robert Hair Salon & Makeuphouz

Biggest Challenge: “Determining when to reschedule our postponed wedding.” – M

Best Memory: “Our best friend singing at the end of the wedding.” – M

Any advice for couples planning their wedding?: “Know your budget for every vendor and stay within your limits.” – M

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