Melanie + Adriano

How did you meet?

We met on a vacation when we were younger, then reconnected a few years ago to coach a boys soccer team and then the rest is history!

When did you know they were the one?

When I was always his first priority, and he said he would do absolutely anything to make sure I was happy!!

What are your three favourite attributes of your partner?

His selflessness, motivation, and humour.

Who proposed and how?

He proposed to me when we took a spontaneous trip to Montreal. We went to watch a hockey game, and some friends decided to come join us the day later. One friend is a photographer and said he wanted to take content for his site. As we were walking to dinner, we stopped on a bridge, and Adriano got down on one knee as his friend captured the moment!!!

Where did you fall in love with your dress and why?

I fell in love with my dress as soon as I came across it while scrolling on Instagram. I didn’t know if it would look good on me, and not many stores in Toronto carry the MWL line. After 9 bridal stores and no success, I went to Pearl Bridal. I tried on a few dresses and was about to leave yet another unsuccessful bridal dress appointment, when I was walking out and saw the Archie dress hanging there. I wasn’t in the mood to get back in the dressing room since we were leaving, but my MOH told me to get back in there and try it on since we were still in the store. As soon as I came out, we all knew it was the one!!

What was the best moment for you at your wedding? 

Walking down the aisle at my venues outdoor location, as I always wanted to get married outdoors, to a favourite song of mine (Biblical by Calum Scott), seeing my husband to be standing there looking so handsome, and just feeling it was the perfect start to our new beginning.

What were your favourite details? 

Favourite details of the dress were the low back, buttons going down the back, and the simplistic elegance to the dress!!!!




Rose Vine Studios


Pearl Bridal House