so, ladies and germs…… i am officially now a member of the de Oliveira family! AND, no longer get to tick the “single” box on tax forms.
we had our small lil’ wedding Saturday, November 12th at 5:30, at Toronto City Hall. it was only a 20 minute non-religious ceremony, and it was exactly what we had wanted. Small and intimate, and to the point. (i think gabe might have cried, but don’t tell anyone).
we headed to a Brazilian restaurant afterward~ Caju, and ate and drank like kings and queens. our food was absolutely perfect, and it was really cool to get to eat the traditional brazilian foods with all of our guests. a few of them were from brazil, and we could tell they were so happy to have real food like when they were back home.
it was lovely to have friends and family with us and here to celebrate. we both wanted gabriel’s family to be able to be here, but sometimes you can’t have it all.
we did skype with them on the morning of the wedding, so they could see us all dressed up. they are so adorable~ his parents had his grandparents, his brothers and aunts, uncles and cousins over to be able to see us and talk with him. it was hard not to get emotional seeing them through a screen, and knowing their oldest son was getting married in another country… they are so proud, and so excited for us. and, speaking of which, my parents made the trek from ‘Scotia and stayed with us for 5 days. it was great having them, and my sister here in toronto. i was so so so happy to see them~ it had almost been a year since we were last together.
my friend charley, and christine and fabien also made the trip from scotia, and it was so so so amazing to be able to see them. i am so glad everyone was able to make it.also, my bestie mel stood by me as my witness, and brought my lil’ new baby niece Olivia who is barely 2 months old! i love them so much. gabe’s friend (and mine), and our last housemate hein stood as gabe’s witness. he is an awesome guy and a great friend to us both. yay for awesome friends! my dear friend nadia poured blood, sweat and tears into a badass car sign for us, that we have hanging over our mantle and will keep forever! it looked so sweet tied with ribbons to the ol`cruiser as we pulled away…. le sigh!
my hairdresser, sarah is the bomb dot com, and made me a sweet pinup-ish style ‘do.. and also helped with my mom and sisters hair. it looked purrrfect! you rock, misses!
Our flowers, a gift from my awesome bosses, were amazhe~ to be expected! (for all of you who didn’t hear already, pink twig got the BEST flower shop in toronto voted by the public in NOW magazine)… i still have my bridal bouquet in our apartment and it looks like heaven.i can’t wait to see the shots the photographers took of the fleurs !!!! EEEK!
so, to conclude~ we took a lot of photos, and when we get them i will be posting previews :)
thanks to all of our friends and family here and away for being a part of, and helping us make our wedding kick ass.
AND also, thanks to everyone for the well wishes and congrats~ we had so much fun and are so happy to be Mr. and Mrs.