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The Bride and Groom
Surrounded by loved ones, a Canadian couple fly to Florida for a lavish destination celebration that brims with elegance, nostalgia, and one very pared-down palette.
Cecily, in Oscar de la Renta, with her groom, in a bespoke tuxedo. "My dress was the first one I tried on," she says.
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Leaving for the Church
Cecily and her bridesmaids leave for the church.
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Arriving at the Church
The bride's ride -- her sister's cream 1964 Mercedes 220 SE -- arrives in front of Windsor's chapel for the ceremony.
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The bride, with her sister and niece, smile for a pre-ceremony shot.
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Father of the Bride
Cecily's father, wearing a Campbell plaid kilt to pay homage to the family's Scottish roots, escorts his daughter into the church.
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Cecily's father walks her down the aisle.
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A shot of the beautiful white church as Cecily and her father walk down the aisle. The aisle was lined with white rose petals.
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The Bride's Bouquet
Her bouquet of white peonies is wrapped with hemp.
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The Wedding Ceremony
The couple exchange vows; at the beginning of the service, guests were treated to a local vocalist's version of Joshua Radin's "Today" -- Cecily says, "We were inspired by Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi's wedding video; I fell in love with the song and was determined to fit it in even though Joshua Radin himself wasn't in the budget."
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The newlyweds seal the deal with a kiss.
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The Bride's Shoes
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The Groom's Attire
James donned a floppy, oversize bow tie for the occasion. "I had my brother tie it for good luck," he says.
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The entire bridal party poses for a photo. The bridesmaids strike a pretty pose in custom gowns from Pink Tartan. "I always wanted an all-white wedding. It's so chic," says the bride.
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Cutting the Wedding Cake
Cecily and James cut their three-tier cake (lemon and red velvet with vanilla buttercream frosting). "After dinner, we went downstairs for dessert and dancing. It had more of a nightclub vibe," she says.
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The Reception Entrance
Windsor's walk, lit with lanterns, ushered guests into the party space.
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Tall white taper candles and silver urns filled with dendrobium orchids keep the dinner tables spare and sophisticated. "It was magical," says Cecily.
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Location and catering: Windsor
Event planning: Alicia O'Brien
Flowers: William Bainbridge Steele
Cake: Mellisa Toperzer
Music: DJ Frank Delour of Soul Messiah
Rentals: Premier Party Rentals; Taylor Creative, Inc.
Wedding photography: 5ive15ifteen Photo Company
Gown: Oscar de la Renta
Accessories: Christian Louboutin (shoes); Laura Jayne (veil)
Bridesmaids' dresses: Pink Tartan
Hair: Heather Howle of White Orchid Spa, Vero Beach, Florida
Makeup: Tayaba Jafri