Nicole and Zach | February 9, 2019
Zach and Nicole wanted their guests to walk into the hall and feel as though they had been taken to another place. With a sexy, luxurious, mysterious theme in mind. Creations by Gitta filled the space with pops of gold and explosions of white florals and greenery.
In the fall of 2014, one of Nicole’s friends told her there was a new quarterback on the team her husband played for. This new quarterback was Zach. All of her friend’s insisted she give him her number because they were sure she’d “fall in love with him.” Time and time again, she denied them, until finally one day she caved. A couple of days later, she received a text: “Hi Nicole, Zach Collaros here.” His message immediately made her laugh and the two began talking as if they had known each other forever. A couple of days later, on September 2, 2015, Zach and Nicole went on their first date at El Catrin in the Distillery District. Afternoon quickly turned into night, and Nicole found herself not wanting the day to end. When the time came for Nicole to drop Zach off at the subway, he asked when he could see her again. Playing it cool, Nicole replied with, “Sometime next week?” to which Zach replied, “How about this Friday?” Shocked at his persistence, Nicole answered “You want to see me again in two days?” He said “YES.” The rest is history.
With a guest list of nearly 500, Zach and Nicole wanted their reception to be a real party. In other words, entertainment and food were important. The bride’s sister, Aleesia (a singer/songwriter), wrote and sang a first dance medley just for the occasion, which was a personal touch that meant the world to the newlyweds. Guests feasted on a delectable oyster bar alongside incredible food from the Hazelton Manor, before diving into some special late night stations that included pizza from Zach’s hometown. With flowers for days from Creations by Gitta and incredible planning from Anna Lacivita Designs, the reception turned into a magical garden. “Walking into the room was truly special,” recalls Nicole. “We knew what we thought it was going to look like, but didn’t know the magnitude of how wonderful it was going to be.”
Flowers & Decor: Creations By Gitta | Photography: Amsis Photography | Custom Wedding Dress: Ines Di Santo | Suit: Westbrook of Ancaster | Makeup & Hair: Fancy Face Inc. | Venue: Hazelton Manor | Entertainment: George st. Kitts Band and DJ jester | Wedding planner: Anna Lacivita Designs | Video: Elle and Be Films | Linens: Around The Table | Furniture Rentals: Detailz | Charger Plates & Linens: Right Choice Linen | Cake: Fine Cakes By Zehra Stationery: Sentiments | Jewellery: Tara Fava Jewellery