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Mashael + Augusto had an amazing two day wedding in her parents backyard and then a beautiful outdoor wedding ceremony and reception at the Ancaster Mill in Ancaster, Ontario.
I always joke with my clients that it almost never rains on weddings that I photographer... something like maybe 10 out of over 300 weddings?
Well, this one was the exception to the rule. But honestly, it really didn't matter. Everyone was having such a good time and we just sort of rolled with it.
It's no secret that I'm a fan of weddings where two cultures come together and it was great having both Pakistani and Columbian traditions at this wedding.
Both days began with Mashael getting ready at the Janie Laing Salon in Oakville with her family and friends. As we looked out the window it was pouring cats and dogs!
We headed back to the house where Mashael put on her traditional Pakistani wedding attire. It was so cool to see how intricate and detailed it was! Augusto and his family from Columbia where then led dancing into the backyard by a traditional drummer where he waited for his future bride who made quite the entrance under a canopy of umbrellas!
The rest of the night consisted of traditions like guests feeding the bride and groom and lots of traditional dances... thankfully all under a tent to keep us dry! The dinner was a fantastic Pakistani BBQ all cooked right on the spot.
Day two of the wedding was a more traditional 'western' wedding at the Ancaster Mill. We snuck off to a beautiful waterfall for some portraits and then had a intimate outdoor wedding ceremony. My favourite part of the ceremony was the recessional when they danced down the aisle as the guests blew thousands of bubbles.
The reception featured some traditional Columbian dancing, some amazing food stations and finished off with a sparkler exit!
You can check out some of my favourite wedding photographs in the gallery above as well as the full wedding slideshow below!
Najwa + Trevin
Najwa and Trevin had an amazing wedding at the Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto!
These two had a real sense of style and an individual look that I really liked! Those shoes by Valentino were something else! Trevin's blue shoes were great too!
I spent the morning going back and forth between the girls and guys but if you ever get a chance to get ready for your wedding in a suite at the Four Seasons I highly recommend it. :) The rooms are simply stunning... full of light and lots of room to shoot.
Trevin and his boys (and one girl!) got ready over in his suite at the Park Hyatt in Yorkville. The first thing anyone would notice meeting Trevin is his amazing, infectious laugh... I don't think I've ever had a wedding where I've had so many pictures of the groom laughing! Once Trevin's crew were ready, his family joined them for a traditional pre-wedding blessing before heading off to the church for the ceremony.
The day threatened (and did) rain all morning but thankfully it ended by the time we needed to head off to the ceremony at St Basil's Catholic Parish. Being a Saturday in the summer in Toronto, there was some sort of parade/festival/gong show going down Bloor so we all had to abandon our taxi's and Uber's and hustle down on foot!
The ceremony at St. Basils was great, it's always nice when churches don't have too many rules about photography. I'm always discete and respectful when I photograph wedding ceremonies but I'm also trying to get my clients the best pictures possible!
One of the best parts about having your wedding at the Art Gallery of Ontario is that you get to access to their beautiful galleries for wedding pictures!
Cocktails were held in the Galleria Italia and the reception was upstairs in Bailey Court with an amazing view of the Toronto Skyline.
The details at the reception were great, Coriander Girl did an amazing job with the florals!
Danielle and her team from Love by Lynzie did an amazing job planning and coordinating the wedding... everything looked amazing and went off without a hitch!
The reception was great with DJ Dopey & DJ Serious spinning some great music. Of course the highlight of the reception was when it was announced that Trevin and some of his buddies were semi pro breakdancers and proceeded to put on an amazing show for everyone.
You can see some of my favourite wedding images in the gallery above as well as their full wedding slideshow below!
You can also follow this link to check out Najwa + Trevin's Stratford Ontario engagement pictures!
Here's a recent pre-wedding engagement session I did with Sarah + Rob at the Kelso Conservation Area in Milton, Ontario!
We were hoping for a shoot up at their cottage but just couldn't get the dates to work so Sarah thought the conservation area would be great instead... and she was right!
These two are getting married next spring at Whistlebear Golf Course in Cambridge, Ontario!
Helen + Nelson
Here are Helen and Nelson's engagement pictures from this summer at the Evergreen Brickworks in Toronto! It's a such a great spot for pictures with a great mix of industrial and natural surroundings.
These two are getting married next year at the refinished & rebuilt Guild Inn Estate in the east end of Toronto! It should be a great wedding and I'm really looking forward to seeing the new place.
I have an ongoing series I call Heirloom Wedding Photographs where my couples choose the one image from their wedding that means the most to them.
Here is Emilie's pick...
My grand-papa and I always had a strong bond. I spent many summers when I was young in Chicoutimi with him and my grand-maman. It meant so much to me that he made the trip for our wedding in October, especially knowing he didn’t like to leave the comfort of his home in recent years.
I still remember the emotion on his face from this moment, so happy and proud to see his eldest grand-daughter be married. I am so grateful Scott was there to capture it. What makes this picture even more special is that my grand-papa passed away almost 6 months to the day of our wedding. I will cherish this picture for the rest of my life and remember a man that brought so much joy and love to my life.
Emilie + John
Thank you so much for sharing this image Emilie. You can see the rest of Emilie + John's Toronto wedding at 99 Sudbury.
We should just start with the obvious thing here.... Melanie & David's wedding had one of the coolest, most impressive things I've ever seen at a wedding.
As the best man was giving his speech he asked Melanie & David to join them on the dance floor for a Seinfeld trivia rematch... once they got down there, all hell broke loose.
Melanie is part of a community theatre group and a LOT of the guests were too. All of them proceeded to surprise the couple with a surprise 50+ person flash mob song and dance number! This thing was choreographed and had original lyrics, needless to say Melanie & David were floored and could barely contain their emotions. It was such a cool thing to see!
As for the rest of the day, the morning started out with me and the girls for hair and makeup but there were lots of familiar faces since Emilie, who's 99 Sudbury wedding I photographed, was one of her bridesmaids!
A quick visit with the guys, who showed off their monogramed Blue Jays hats, and it was off to the church for a really nice Catholic wedding ceremony at St Josephs Parish in Scarborough. We then headed off to the Evergreen BrickWorks for portraits with Melanie & David and the wedding party.
The wedding reception was held at the Toscana Banquet Hall up in Vaughan and had some great speeches and toasts as well as.... well, you know. See above. :)
Check out some of my favourite wedding pictures above as well as their full wedding slideshow below!
If you have the password to their wedding gallery, you can check out the complete set of pictures here.
Sherry + Jonathan
Sherry and Jonathan had an amazing day for their wedding at the Columbus Centre in Toronto, even if it was a little too hot for Jonathon. His groomsmen were like a well oiled pit crew, getting him water, fresh towels and a fan during any lull in the day!
I started the day with Sherry and her bridesmaids as they got their hair and makeup done and then we waited for Jonathan and the guys to arrive....The traditional Chinese door games were great, everything from eating some really sour stuff to composing (and singing!) songs on the fly! Eventually, after a small bribe, the girls let Jonathan in and we had a little mini tea ceremony with Sherry's parents (followed by a much bigger one later in the day!)
The outdoor ceremony and reception took place at the Columbus Event Centre, an amazing venue and hidden jewel in the middle of the city! During the outdoor ceremony we were surrounded by trees and couldn't hear any traffic... it was so great! The best part of the venue though is that all the money they make from weddings get put back into the adjoining senior citizens home.
Mike from Enduring Promises did an amazing job officiating the wedding, even without a microphone!
We took a bunch of family formals after the ceremony but the highlight was the little ring bearer stealing the show!
The reception was filled with great food, great people and some great speeches
It's always great when past couples are at weddings and this one was no exception! Alex and Daniel, who had a great wedding at the Eglinton Grand, were there as well as Haidee and Martin who got married this spring at Estates of Sunnybrook.
You can see some of my favourite wedding photographs from Sherry + Jonathan's wedding above as well as their full wedding slideshow below.
If you're lucky enough to have the password, you can view the entire collection of wedding photographs here.
Morgan + Rosie
Morgan and Rosie had a fantastic wedding on what was probably one of the hottest days of the year!
I had Nick Driver helping me out again and he did another fantastic job hanging out Rosie and the boys in the (very) early morning! :)
This wedding had two ceremonies, a Sikh wedding ceremony at the temple in the morning and a 'western' ceremony in the afternoon at their reception hall at the Jewel Event Centre in Vaughan.
I had never photographed a Sikh ceremony before so I loved seeing all the different traditions and customs.
Because of the heat, we kept the wedding portraits nice and short but headed out later that evening at sunset for some great golden hour portraits.
The reception was action packed with all the usual speeches and dances but had the added bonus of some amazing Bollywood dancers to entertain the guests as they ate dinner!
You can see some of my favourite pictures above as well as the full wedding slideshow below!
If you have the password, you can see their full gallery of wedding photos here.