By far, one of the most elaborate weddings I had the privilege of being a part of this year was Pavin and Vanessa at the Scarborough Convention Centre in Ontario.
Not only were they both absolute sweethearts but they had such an incredibly loving wedding party and family- it was hard NOT to be moved by this one.
This was my first experience at the Scarborough Convention Centre and I was really impressed overall. Let me start by saying parking was free (cue all the sighs of relief for Torontonians that deal with crazy parking prices!) and secondly, this wedding had roughly 515 guests so it can accommodate a large guest list. I wouldn’t go too much over 500 guests if you want to be comfortable and be able to get a sense of the ambiance. There is a huge stage and several gorgeous chandeliers that really make the room come to life.
The staff were friendly and helpful with a few minor things I needed to have done before the reception started. The bridal suite was a fair size, but not extraordinarily large and has an adjoining balcony that leads out and overlooks the reception ballroom. The staircase from that balcony will bring you down to the floor level of the reception. The main hallway is long and is typically used for the cocktail hour and it works quite well and washrooms for the guests were very clean, big and beautiful!
Struggling to find a first dance song? These might be oldies but they are goodies in so many ways! Here are our top 10 classic love song picks of all time!
One of our absolute favorites and always will be.
Your Song– Elton John
We won’t lie, this makes us relive Moulin Rouge all over again!
I Will Always Love You
Yes Whitney YES!
Endless Love– Diana Ross and Lionel Richie
A few renditions of this song have been done (thank you Luther and Mariah) but this one…
I Knew I Loved You– Savage Garden
We recall circa ’99 when this super sappy song was released…it’s still makes the top 10.
I Don’t Wanna Miss a Thing
Okay, okay so maybe I bawled like a third-grade sissy during the movie Armageddon…can you blame me?! Shout out to my child hood friend John Hamlin, this is our grade 7 throw back tribute! (Gets teary eyed)
My Heart Will Go On
“I jump, you jump, right?” Yep.
(Everything I Do) I Do It for You– Bryan Adams
Nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song (Robin Hood) This song was a heart twinging tear jerker in the early 90’s.
Take My Breath Away– Berlin
Ahh yes, Top Gun: Tom Cruise…Nicole Kidman’s amazing hair- Berlin took our breath away!
I Just Can’t Stop Loving You
Michael Jackson debut this song in ’87 and we won’t stop loving MJ either.