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Christian and Atrisha met on Tinder in the summer of 2018. They quickly fell into a serious relationship, moving in together only months after meeting!
It was a whirlwind romance that led to a romantic proposal on the one year anniversary of the couple’s first date.
For their winter nuptials, they wanted to make sure their personalities and cultures were represented. Atrisha LOVES reality TV. So they incorporated elements of the reality show ‘The Bachelor’ into their wedding and they each had a rose ceremony for each other during the reception. For Atrisha’s rose ceremony, Christian’s groomsmen serenaded her the song “Win her heart,” but she still gave Christian the rose. For Christian’s rose ceremony, he stole lines from different speeches from ‘The Bachelor’ to make a sweet sentiment for Atrisha.
The reception incorporated charming, small details that were a nod to Atrisha’s Seychelles heritage including, shell place cards to indicate where guests were to be seated, coconuts with rum at each table, vials of sand from the Seychelles, and a vase filled with long-stemmed red roses.
See all of the details from their goregous church ceremony, to their fun filled reception below.
- Couple: Christian & Atrisha
- Wedding Date: Feb 08, 2020
- Wedding Location: St James Cathedral- Toronto, ON, CA
How did you meet?
The couple met on Tinder in the summer of 2018. The couple quickly fell into a serious relationship, moving in only months after meeting!
Tell us about the proposal.
The groom proposed on the one year anniversary of the couple’s first date. He surprised the bride by suggesting a casual dinner spot (where they had their second date) and then suggested walking home after eating burgers and fries. On the walk home, the groom got down on one knee, by the Toronto Waterfront, and proposed. The couple went home and popped a nice bottle of champagne which was saved for the occasion.
Tell us about your wedding!
The wedding merged two themes that do not on first blush merge together. The bride was from the Seychelles (a small group of tropical islands off the East Coast of Africa) and wanted to incorporate some cultural elements from the Seychelles into her special day. The tropical vibe for a winter wedding was hard to accomplish. The bride and groom also have a deep passion for the show the Bachelor and the Bachelorette and wanted to incorporate single-stemmed, red roses and a rose ceremony.
Let’s talk wedding decor. How did you decorate your space for the ceremony and the reception?
The ceremony was at the St James Cathedral, a very large and opulent Anglican Church. It did not need much decorating. The reception incorporated a lot of small details: shell place cards to indicate where guests were to be seated, coconuts with rum at each table, vials of sand from the Seychelles, and a vase filled with long-stemmed red roses.
What were the florals like in your wedding?
Red roses were the florals of the wedding. Each bridesmaid walked down the aisle with a single-stemmed rose (as handed out by the bachelor to each bachelorette on the ABC show). Each groomsman had roses on their lapels (as handed out by the bachelorette to the bachelors). There was a final rose ceremony at the reception where the bride and groom exchanged their final rose.
What were some of your favorite parts of your wedding?
The itinerary for the evening was very personalized. There were only two speeches (maid of honour and father of the broom). The remainder of the evening entertainment consisted of a “Coco du Mer ceremony”, a traditional Seychellois wedding ceremony where the MC described the history of the Coco du Mer and led everyone through a toast of coconut rum. The final element of the reception was the “Final Rose Ceremony”. Since the bride and groom exchanged traditional religious vows during the ceremony, this was the opportunity for the couple to express in their own words their personal feelings and vows. The Final Rose Ceremony was hosted in the traditional Bachelor finale style.
How did you both choose your wedding day look?
The bride wanted a very simple dress style that was winter-appropriate and opted for a gown that very much evokes Meghan Markle’s wedding dress. The groom wanted to wear a traditional tuxedo.
What was the most memorable moment from your wedding day?
The most special moment was when the organist at the church played Taylor Swift’s “Love Story” on the organ with a strong vocal accompaniment. His performance was truly fantastic and was a nice surprise to all wedding guests.
Do you have any wedding planning or marriage advice that you’d like to share with other couples planning their day?
Be you! Incorporate the things that matter to you as a couple and don’t worry if they “go” with each other. Our wedding was a medley of many different interests and things and it turned out beautiful and most importantly; it was truly us.