Midsummer Nights Dream meets City Chic. That was the inspiration behind Maral and Bruce’s Thompson Rooftop wedding celebration and man was it good! Earlier this year, they exchanged vows at City Hall with only a few close friends and family as they wanted something intimate and casual. So in keeping with the non-traditional approach, they chose a venue that would give them a unique experience for their second celebration – the Thompson Rooftop offered incredible views overlooking the Toronto skyline and was decorated like a fairytale with hundreds of gladiolus, orchids and candles.
Their ceremony was full of energy, complete with upbeat music, cheering, dancing, and clapping – Bruce walked down the aisle first getting everyone hyped up and Maral danced in with her father. Maral’s uncle officiated their ceremony and among all the fun and cheering, there were serious and sincere vows. Vows that stopped me in my tracks and made me want to recite them to every couple I meet because I think everyone should vow the same words and that every relationship would benefit from them. Here’s just one excerpt from the eight vows that were promised: “Do you promise to practice generosity, morality, patience, and joy in all you do; mindfulness and wisdom to treat Maral/Bruce and all others with loving kindness and compassion, for all the time you are together, knowing that this marriage can only be as good as the two of you make it. ” Oh my heart!
They spent the night mingling with friends while watching the sun set over the Toronto skyline and then danced and partied into the wee hours of the night. It was an incredible celebration that was full of fun, energy and love. These two were instantly fast friends with me and I’m so honoured to have been able to capture the start of what is a perfect example of a genuine marriage. Congrats guys!
Maral spend the morning with her best friends and family popping champagne, dancing, and laughing (my kind of wedding morning). She also gave personalized cards that brought everyone to tears.
They had a traditional Persian knife dance where the girls on the brides side stole the cake cutting knife and danced with it while Bruce offered money to get it back. It had everyone laughing and really kick-started the party.
The amazing team that brought Maral and Bruce’s wedding together:
Makeup: Frank-Marc Aiello for Charlotte Tilbury
Hair: Maison Le Drew Costello Salon
Floral Styling and Event Staging: Fiona from Stemz
Cake and additional desserts: Thompson Hotel & Colette
Coordinator: Katy from Thompson Hotel
Videographer: Maple Tree Films
Venue: Thompson Hotel
DJ: DJ M1LAD
Photography: Laura Clarke Photos