You remember Whitney and Geoff, from their Niagara vineyard engagement session, right? Well guess what? These two got married. Yep, they tied the knot, and they picked the most perfect place to do it. You see, Geoff (along with is beautiful wife Whitney, who has her own busy career in medicine) has actually opened his own small batch distillery called Dillon’s. So there was probably no place more perfect than the Distillery District in Toronto for these two to tie the knot.
Let’s back up a bit. Before their ceremony could begin, everyone needed to get ready. All the wedding prep happened at the gorgeous Hotel Le Germain Maple Leaf Square in downtown Toronto. This was the first time we’d been there and wow, it’s lovely! The rooms were so well designed and different – it was a real pleasure shooting there. One of my favourite images is of Whitney in the hallway of the hotel – shown in black and white below. She looked so gorgeous! Luckily she had a handsome groom to match. Hair & make-up was done by the talented Ashley Readings, who always does a phenomenal job, and is sweet as anything.
The ceremony took place inside Arta Gallery, which is such a beautiful and unique space for a wedding ceremony. Whitney & Geoff’s wedding officiant was a good friend to Whitney’s family, which clearly meant a lot to everyone. I love the image of Whitney’s parents taken between the bride & groom – so sweet.
As you probably know, the Distillery District has lots of great spaces to shoot. We had fun creating images everywhere with this group – in the alleyways, inside Arta, and finally back outside at night time later that evening.
Geoff & Whitney’s reception was held at the gorgeous Archeo Restaurant, which is also located in the heart of the Distillery District. The cake was particularly cute, featuring a miniature bride & groom and dog, to represent Whitney, Geoff and their pup who was hanging out at home. As Geoff is a distiller himself, it was a creative and unique idea to have their guests sign a wine barrel instead of a traditional guestbook. Pretty cool idea and something that will look great in their home!
Congratulations Geoff & Whitney – you are a lovely couple, and you will clearly be very happy together for many years to come.
Lisa & Justin