Savannah + Bernie
A bit of the backstory how I know these guys. Bernie was a friend of friend who happened to be the bouncer at a local bar we all used to hang out at back in the day and especially for birthdays (21 shots on your 21st!). On my birthdays, it would be Bernie's job to 'escort' me out for some 'fresh air' when I looked too 'tired' He was always very gentle. :)
Both the guys and girls spent the morning hanging out at the Radisson Admiral down on Toronto's waterfront. Once everyone was ready, we headed out for a first look on the pier and some wedding day portraits.
And even after 300+ weddings, there are always firsts. This first was riding around in a fire truck limo... Bernie was living out the dreams of his 5 year old self. :)
SteamWhistle is one of my favourite Toronto wedding venues, it's an amazing mixture of old and new school.
We really lucked out with some amazing light at Steamwhistle for the rest of the portraits and then the beautiful outdoor ceremony.
One of the most touching parts of the entire day was that Savannah's grandmother is a minister from out west and she officiated the ceremony with a little help from a local officiant (that whole 'by the power vested in me by the province of Ontario' bit...)
The ceremony also featured a ring warming ceremony where the two wedding bands are passed around to each guest to hold and 'warm them up'.
Cocktail hour was spent in the SteamWhistle bar and featured some amazing appetizers by the Food Dudes.
The reception features amazing food stations (TACOS!) and some great speeches by their friends and family and then it was time to hit the dance floor!
Bernie has caught 42 garters as a guest at weddings so it was time for him to hang up his belt.
You can see some of my favourite pictures above as well as their full wedding slideshow below.
You can also check out their Liberty Village engagement pictures here!