Melanie & Michael James Bond weds his match!
Wedding Date: September 18th, 2010
Photographer: Studio 2000
Ceremony: St. John Fisher Catholic Church, Brampton, Ontario
Reception: Mississauga Convention Centre, Mississauga, Ontario
Event Planners: Laura and Kelly Wedding Design
Decor/Florist: Rachel A. Clingen Wedding Design


“My heart raced as Mike told me how special I was,” Melanie recalls.

“I thought, ‘is he going to pop the question’ - then I realized he wasn’t pulling out a ring.”  Read Melanie and Michael's Real Proposal.

“Only one word can describe our wedding decor – ‘breathtaking’,” Melanie says.

“Rachel Clingen did an absolutely fantastic job bringing my vision to fruition."

 “We had a black and white damask theme with chartreuse green accents. The head table featured a black canopy, draping, crystals and beautiful floral accents. Our centerpieces were a work of art - filled with beautiful soft shades of green spider mums, roses, cymbidium orchids and ostrich feathers. They added so much elegance to the room.”  

“Rachel and her team are just amazing and so great to work with!”

The Wedding Attire
Like most brides, Melanie was really picky when it came to picking out her wedding dress. She tried on a plethora of gowns before she picked the one; a Vera Wang fit-and-flare silhouette.
“I really wanted a dress that wasn't too flashy, a classy design that was created in a beautiful fabric and embellished with crystals and pearls,” Melanie recalls.

“When I tried on my dress, it fit like a glove. All I had to do was add a crystal encrusted flower belt and a beautiful flower birdcage veil to complete my look,” she says.

Mike was certain on our wedding day that he did not want to wear a rented tux.  
Mike bought a European tailored Hugo Boss suit with matching Hugo Boss shoes, shirt, belt, tie and tie clip.

“His main goal was to look like James Bond and he sure did,” Melanie says with a smile.
‘He definitely looked like an international man of mystery!”

Wedding Advice
Melanie has three tips for a bridal couple getting married:

1. Enjoy the day and don't stress over the little things.  It’s inevitable things will likely not go exactly according to plan. The good thing is that none of your guests will know but you.  Go with the flow and take in every moment.

2. Hire a wedding planner or day of coordinator.  Laura and Kelly were my saviours during the planning stages and the day of the wedding.  They didn't stress me with the small little kinks of the day.  They handled everything with grace and I was none the wiser that certain things hadn't gone as planned.  They are worth every penny!  They are full of resources and have gone through the process of planning so many times. I say leave it up to the experts.

3. Take time to focus on your relationship with your soon-to-be partner.  Planning a wedding can really put a strain on a relationship.  Making sure all the details of your wedding day are perfect is important, but you also want to make sure that your life with your husband or wife after the wedding is just as perfect!