Real Weddings 2013: a chic wedding at Canoe with a few Korean touches
Location: Metropolitan United Church and Canoe | Guests: 120 | Date: October 20, 2012
Despite having several friends in common, management consultant Glenn Parkinson and executive recruiter Suzi Chang didn’t get to know each other until a group trip to Argentina for New Year’s three years ago. During a 14-hour delay at Pearson, they joked and laughed. After the New Year’s Eve countdown in Buenos Aires, they shared their first kiss. And, on a day trip to the Iguazu Falls, they realized they were getting serious. A year later, Glenn began conspiring with a jeweller friend in New York to create the perfect engagement ring. The finished product, which he presented to Suzi on a last-minute trip to Langdon Hall, was inlaid with stones the colour of the Argentinian flag. (The night after the proposal, Glenn surprised Suzi again by throwing a party for their families at Le Select.) The couple wanted a simple, fun wedding that would show their love for Toronto in general, and the financial district in particular. After a ceremony at Metropolitan United, the 120 guests headed up to Canoe Restaurant for a traditional Korean tea ceremony and a sit-down dinner. The party was everything they wanted: raucous speeches, gorgeous views of Toronto and—thanks to a friend who performed “Gangnam Style” in their honour—lots of laughter.