Torontonians remember two very distinct years with the Blue Jays: World Series Championships 1992 & 1993. Alongside Joe Carter, Roberto Alomar helped to bring the Blue Jays to victory two years in a row. In Roberto’s career, the 12-time All-Star won more Gold Gloves (10) than any other second baseman in baseball history, and also won the second-most Silver Slugger Awards (4) for a second baseman. On January 5, 2011, Alomar was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame. He became the first Hall of Fame member to be inducted as a Toronto Blue Jays player. He is now a special advisor to the Toronto Blue Jays.
The number 12 is special to Roberto and became the day that he married his lovely wife, Kim Perk. 12-12-12 was also special to the world and our generation, because the next time it happens will be in another century, in another time. It was the last time in our lifetimes that we will likely see that date. On this very momentous day, the 12-time All-Star with jersey number 12, exchanged vows with his wife at the highly coveted Art Gallery of Ontario. An all-boys choir from Crescent School sang accompanied by harpist Alyssa Michalsky, while Kim walked down the aisle in Walker Court. 230 family and friends, media, and fans celebrated with them, and celebrated a piece of Toronto history.
The wedding was put together by Toronto event planner Melissa Andre. When guests proceeded upstairs into Baillie Court, the ceiling was adorned with thousands of twinkling lights — starlight— in a sea of deep blue. We designed the most beautiful placecards in the form of an elegantly-shaped water lily, which we die cut from luxurious cotton paper. Each one was first printed with a guest name and their table, and then we individually watercolour-painted strokes of pale and mid blue tones so that each and every flower would be unique. These were placed onto lush green lily pad leaves, and they floated in a beautiful trough of water and candles, welcoming guests into the room.
On each plate, sat a gorgeous die cut menu that we designed and produced. We pressed a sky of silvery stars onto a Blue Jay-blue pearlized paper stock, which sat beautifully on the crystal chargers. Each guest also received an authentic Major League Baseball, personalized with “Kim & Roberto Alomar 12- 12-12,” which we packaged with a beautiful navy ribbon and detailed emblem design. Each emblem was pressed with a lovely message, the couple’s name and finished with two Swarovski crystals flanking the left and right sides, like elevated bolts that held down the message.
Even details like drinking straws were personalized with our custom drink flags — these were used to sip the signature drink that the couple designed. We also created a prestigious custom welcome signage as well. Michael (Pinball) Clemons, Scott Merrill and brother Sandy gave moving speeches, which brought back many great memories! Quite a number of notable guests from the Jays organization were present, including Devon White, Cito Gaston, Paul Beeston, Pat Gillick, Jerry Howarth and Kelly Gruber. 12-12-12 was certainly a very special night in the heart of many Toronto citizens! At PALETTERA we have some die hard Jays fans (one of our craftsmen team has held a seasons pass for the last 20 years and knows every stat). So a legend like Roberto Alomar certainly has a very special place in our heart. Congratulations Roberto and Kim!
With images that were published in Wedluxe Magazine, we hope you enjoy these photos captured by Anthony & Mike at 5ive15ifteen Photography. Thank you also to Krista Fox Photography & Ikonica for the beautiful product shots!
Photography: 5ive15ifteen Photography
Event Planner: Melissa Andre Events
Florals: Jackie O Florals
Cake: Cake Opera Co.
Dress on Kim: Ines Di Santo
Stationery Design & Production: PALETTERA
Venue: The Art Gallery of Ontario
Videography: Cloud Nine Creative