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Graydon Hall Manor Wedding Photography

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What a rainy wedding day this was for Melissa & Ivan!  The weather this past summer & fall was particularly wet, but they say it’s actually good luck to have rain on your wedding day.  Turns out it can also be amazing for photos if you’re willing to embrace it!

Melissa & Ivan got ready for photos in downtown Toronto, and we found a dry spot so that they could have their “first look” where they see each other for the first time all dressed up.  I’m pretty sure Ivan couldn’t even express how gorgeous he thought his beautiful bride looked.

In spite of the rainy weather, we were fortunate that we had a wonderful & fun wedding party who was more than willing to be troopers outside and help us to create some beautiful and memorable wedding photos for Melissa & Ivan.  We shot images all along the streets of downtown Toronto, and at Commerce Court (gotta love that elephant!)  As we were all getting pretty cold, we decided to pop into Brookfield Place (aka BCE Place) to warm up and we managed to get a few quick portraits of Melissa & Ivan with the stunning architectural interior and vaulted skylights.

We then proceeded on to Graydon Hall Manor, where the bride & groom held a traditional Chinese tea ceremony upstairs to honour their parents.

Luckily for Melissa & Ivan, the sun decided to finally make an appearance and the clouds lifted just in time for Graydon Hall to setup an outdoor wedding ceremony in the gardens!

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Hart House Engagement Photography

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Hart House at U of T is a lovely spot for an engagement shoot, and it was the perfect location to match the beautiful couple in front of my lens – Jessica & Norbert!

These two thought Hart House would be the perfect spot to shoot, and we agreed.  We got to take advantage of the beautiful ivy-covered walls in the quad at the University of Toronto, and inside the hallowed halls of Hart House.  My favourite spot was the one in the image above – a tiny alcove inside The Great Hall that we lit from the inside.

The evening finished after sunset with a picture perfect shot of the future bride & groom in front of the CN Tower.

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Windsor Arms Hotel Wedding Photography

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Today I’m happy to share a gorgeous Windsor Arms Hotel wedding we shot in downtown Toronto this past year.  The big day finally came for the lovely couple Tamara & Michael.  With rings from Tiffany & Co., the bride & groom said their vows and became husband and wife officially!

We took so many photos in lots of different spots inside the hotel including The Living Room Restaurant, and the wedding ceremony and reception were both held in the beautiful Courtyard Cafe.

The bride Tamara brought along the cutest heart shaped balloon, which we took around surrounding Yorkville, shooting everywhere from storefronts to fire escapes.  I loved the great variety we were able to capture for these two amazing people.

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Autumn Engagement at Downey’s Farm Market

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Introducing Samantha & Jeremy, who actually got married a couple weeks ago, but before that we met up with this adorable couple for their Downey’s Farm Market engagement shoot in Caledon.  We wanted to incorporate lots of fall colours and an autumn theme with pumpkins galore.  Loved the corn maze and the huge hay bales at Downey’s!  And just for fun being the huge fans they are, Samantha & Jeremy rocked their Toronto Maple Leafs jerseys at the end of their shoot to show their appreciation of Toronto’s favourite boys in blue.

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Knox College & Arcadian Loft Wedding Photography

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This wedding was a real stunner!  The bride Jennifer was a natural beauty (with flawless hair and make-up by the uber talented Satine & her team from Satine Studio), and she met her handsome groom Benjamin downstairs at The Trump International Hotel in downtown Toronto.  The two had a romantic “first look” with big laughs & smiles, before we moved onto the Knox College Chapel at the University of Toronto for some photos with their best man and maid of honour.

We continued the big day by prepping for a traditional Chinese tea ceremony at the amazing Oliver & Bonacini venue The Arcadian Loft, where the the bride & groom honoured their family on their big day by serving them tea.

After a little break, Jennifer walked down the aisle to her groom Benjamin, and our fave Toronto wedding officiant Jeremy Citron conducted a beautiful ceremony, pronouncing them officially husband and wife!

The entire day was flawless and the reception room was gorgeous, thanks to the efforts of Rhonda Lam from Wedding Compass (check her out if you need an amazing wedding planner in Toronto!)

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