Congrats Ada & Pierre! 09.17.2011
I gotta say, being a stylist takes you to some very shady areas sometimes – and Ada, my awesome bride would agree!
But before I get into that, here’s our story. Ada contacted me in the nick of time. She only had a few days before having to move to New York for work (she’s a lawyer), so we quickly scrambled to meet for a trial. After our initial consult, we didn’t quite hit the mark of what she had envisioned, so again, we quickly tried to match our schedules for one last trial before she left. Thankfully, we got it and she had one less thing to worry about as I wouldn’t be seeing her until the day of. We opted for a flowy halfie Here’s how small of a world it is. Ada had brought one of her bridesmaids to the trial, named, Beatrice – who looked so familiar and yet I couldn’t quite put my finger on it. UNTIL we started talking more and found out she worked at the Toronto Zoo too!! That’s weird right? In any case, it was great to have reconnected and reminisce about our good ol’ zoo days.
Being double booked on the morning of, Ada was so gracious and flexible to work with my schedule. It really went to show how much she trusted my work! As I entered her hotel room at the Monte Carlo in Markham – I already sensed some weirdness just from the choice of decor, which was only magnified when I entered the bedroom area to find a hot tub in the corner (note: the entire room is carpeted…). So I joked about how it seemed so grimy and they proceeded to assure me it was in fact, not a joke. Apparently, the hotel is notorious for having prostitutes lingering around and also guys looking, which two of the bridesmaids encountered first hand when they were ask by an old guy if they were from Thailand. Ew. Gross as that was, it was just as funny. I also had the chance to reconnect with my good Friendor, Vanessa
As we quickly wrapped things up, it was my first time seeing Ada’s custom made, Qi Pao (Chinese Dress) and wow, it was stunning! Unlike your traditional ones, this was open back and had a beautiful red sash that went over the gold dress. I had the chance to go back a few hours later to do a touch up at her Fiance’s house, which was super convenient given that it was only 3 minutes away from my house!! LOVE close weddings! LOL. What wasn’t convenient was walking into this massive house with over 60-70 guests (?) and having everyone stare at the random guy coming in with jeans on hahaha. I seriously need a uniform. In any case, Ada definitely knows fashion dropping some major labels like Badgley Mischka and her gold Miu Miu shoes! I have to also mention that she had one of the most stunning hair pieces that I’ve ever seen, which you’ll see in the first picture below, however, it was darn heavy so unfortunately we decided not to keep it and thankfully she wasn’t upset about it. You’ll also notice that her MOH went for a super chic and large bouffant updo inspired by Lily Allan. Love a girl who is daring and she def. pulled it off well!
I had so much fun doing this wedding because Ada and her girls were so much fun! Ada was an easygoing, generous, caring bride – which really showed throughout the entire process. Ada & Pierre, thank you for sharing such a wonderful day with me. I wish you nothing but happiness and love
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