Living and working in the same city your whole life is bound to have many “small world” moments. Many that are brushed off as small coincidences, but this one took the cake for "Most Trippy" of 2017.
When Elynn approached me at the end of 2016 to coordinate her wedding to Michael the following May, it was mainly because a colleague referred them to me. They took a look at my website and decided to reach out. We met at my then-studio at Yonge and Eglinton, hit it off, and then went through the process of securing their date.
While building their contract I asked Elynn for the usual personal information, including Michael’s last name.
(*names changed for privacy)
“His last name is Suk*,” she said in a text message.
Hm. Suk? This stuck out to me because in Chinese, the name Suk wasn’t too common.
“Wait. What’s his mother’s name?” I asked.
“His mother’s name is Nancy*,” she replied.
Then it dawned on me. Nancy Suk was my mother’s best friend, and it just so happened that she had two sons, one of which was getting married. A brief conversation with my mother, and Elynn’s fiance later, we confirmed it. My mother’s best friend’s son was Michael. And my parents were invited to the wedding, which they “wouldn’t have missed for the world!”
Funny things happen all the time, right?
Elynn and Michael’s wedding was stunning! It wasn’t hard to pull together the final details given how organized Elynn was. They chose to have their nuptials at the gorgeous Canoe restaurant, soaring high on the 54th floor of the TD Bank building overlooking the spectacular views of downtown Toronto.
Their personal details mattered - from the centerpieces built into Le Creuset containers, to their adorable hashtag of #twobearshitched (evidently referencing their nicknames for each other). It was a pleasure to put together such a wonderful affair for these two incredible people.
In all honesty it was nice to see my parents in attendance and being able to finally have them witness my work first hand after 10 years of trying to explain to them exactly what I do!
Many thanks to Norr Studios for the photos and to Elynn, Michael and their new little pupper, Millie Bear -- thank you for letting us be a part of your special day! We’ll see you around the dog park for playdates with Joey.