April & Ivan’s Malaparte wedding was Dragon Boat themed, because that is how they met! The dragon boat related details were tastefully incorporated into their navy, blush and cream wedding decor. This resulted in a beautiful celebration that was also meaningful to the couple.
At my initial consults, I always try to ask my clients why they chose their wedding venue. It says a lot about their personal taste, and what is important and meaningful to them! April & Ivan decided to have a Malaparte wedding because they loved this Toronto event venue’s modern aesthetic and its bright, clean design. Hosting their wedding in the downtown core was also a way for them to pay homage to the Toronto, with a beautiful view of the skyline.
Their wedding day started off super low-key. The girls enjoyed some bubbly, and the guys were tasked with assembling a pair of mini lego bride & groom figurines. I thought they were super cute, so they became a prop for April & Ivan’s wedding ring photos!
April & Ivan incoporate their dragon boat theme in a number of ways. Firstly, instead of using a traditional Guestbook, they had their guests sign real rowing paddles! They also used the paddles as a prop for their grand entrance during their Malaparte wedding reception. Secondly, all the tables were named after dragon boat docks that April & Ivan have visited together. Even the place cards were made out of origami dragon boats, which were all folded by April’s mom.
To end off the night, we planned a sparkler-lit first dance for the couple on Malaparte’s rooftop terrace. As they swayed to Florence + The Machine’s cover of Stand by Me, April & Ivan were surrounded by warm twinkling lights, the breathtaking Toronto skyline, and their closest friends and family. It was nothing short of magical!
In case you missed it, April & Ivan’s Malaparte wedding was featured on Event Source! Be sure to check it out!
Bride’s Dress Essense Of Australia | Shoes Adrianna Papell| Earrings Swarovski | Hair Piece Noon of the Moon | Bridesmaid Dresses David’s Bridal | Groom’s Tuxedo Indochino | Groomsmen’s Suits Wingmen Suits
Hair & Makeup Judy Lim Makeup & Hair | Event Venue Malaparte – Oliver & Bonacini | Florals Flower 597 | Stationery & Printed Signs Lovely Little Design Co.