autumn wedding

Paris Wedding at the Dominion Telegraph Event Centre

Coral + Stephen

Coral and Stephen had an amazing autumn wedding at the Dominion Telegraph and Event Centre in Paris, Ontario.

The girls started off in a beautiful suite at the Arlington Hotel, with is right across the street from the venue in Paris, which makes sense the Arlington Hotel owns the Dominion Telegraph Event Centre!

Fun fact about the Dominion Telegraph Event Centre… and it’s name is a big clue. Everyone knows that Alexander Graham Bell made his call from Brantford but he had to call somewhere right? And that place was here to his assistant! Pretty cool huh?

Anyways before I go too much farther I wanted to give a huge shoutout to two of the best hair and makeup people Iv’e ever worked with! Melissa + Brittani from Pretty Please Makeover Me did such an amazing job. They were quick, efficient and most of all made the girls look even more amazing!

Once the everyone was ready we headed across the street to the Dominion Telegraph Event Centre for the wedding ceremony which was officiated by Mike from As You Like it. The ceremony was great and finished off with Stephen dancing his way around Coral and then the two of them running under and arch formed by their wedding party!

We did some family and formal portraits around the venue, including their amazing riverfront terrace, and then wandered the beautiful downtown for a few more.

The rest of the night was great with amazing food, great speeches and a DJ who kept everyone on the dance floor last into the night!

You can see some of my favourite wedding pictures at the top of this post and the full wedding slideshow below. If you have the password, you can see their full wedding gallery at this link.

Graydon Hall Toronto Wedding

Jenny + John

Jenny + John had an amazing autumn wedding at Graydon Hall in Toronto.  For a November wedding we really couldn't have asked for better weather, sunshine and warm all day.

Both Jenny and John spent the morning getting ready at their parents beautiful homes in Etobicoke.  It's always nice to have the bride and groom surrounded by friends and family as they prepare for the big day.

The ceremony was at St Mary's, a beautiful old downtown church that I love shooting at.

After the ceremony we gathered everyone outside on the church steps for a nice group photo.  A lot of my couples ask for this picture and I'm always happy to find a way to make it work.

We had the use of a great classic Rolls Royce for the day (and some great pictures).... the great thing about this one was how nice it was on the inside.  Some of those classic cars are great from far, but far from great.  :)

Jenny and John took the time to great each and every one of their guests as they arrived for the reception,  a nice touch that showed how much they value their relationships with their friends and family. 

After they made their big entrance we had one of the coolest moments from the day when John's cousin played guitar and sang for their first dance.

The food as usual at Graydon Hall was amazing.  After Jenny + John and gave a really heartfelt speech we had some parent dances and then the dance floor was open for partying. 

You can see some of my favourite pictures from their wedding above as well as the full wedding slideshow below.

You can also see Jenny + John's engagement photos from the Guild Inn.

Langdon Hall Wedding

Alex + Bobby

This was such a great little intimate wedding at Langdon Hall!  

Alex and Bobby were joined by some of their closest friends and family for the ceremony and then dinner in the Colonel Langdon room at Langdon Hall in Cambridge, Ontario.  As you would expect, the food at Langdon Hall is second to none.  The presentations are a work of art!

In a former life, Bobby was an assistant OHL coach so it wasn't really a surprise to anyone there that he had the staff at Langdon Hall set up a TV during dinner so they could all watch some World Cup of Hockey!   They even had a custom hockey stick made up with their wedding date and his team colours on it!

It was a beautiful autumn day and we got an amazing sunset for pictures.    

I really love shooting these smaller, intimate weddings at Langdon Hall!

Ancaster Mill Wedding

Haley + Stephen

Haley and Stephen had a great autumn wedding at the Ancaster Mill in Southern Ontario.

These two own and operate an AMAZING restaurant in Toronto called The White Brick Kitchen.  Seriously, check out the menu... I can't wait to eat there!  We actually wound up doing their engagement pictures there (check back to the blog soon for those!).

Haley started the day at her Aunts house in Hamilton getting hair and make up done with her bridesmaids... and their dog.  :)   Stephen and the boys got ready at nona's house which was literally just down the road... nice and easy for me!  It's always a bonus when the bride and groom get ready close together, it allows me to just bounce back and forth and get more coverage of the guys.

Once everyone was ready and looking great we headed out to Canterbury Falls, an amazing waterfall just down the road from the Ancaster Mill, for their first look.  First looks, or reveals, are such a great idea since it allows you to get the formal portraits out of the way before the ceremony which helps with the flow of the day (allowing your guests to go straight from the ceremony to the cocktail hour) as well as to get the big reveal done and settle the nerves.  :)

From there it was over to Ancaster Mill for a beautiful outdoor ceremony and then into the Ancaster Mill for cocktail hour after a few quick family portraits. 

Since these two were both chefs, they wanted something very specific for their meal at the reception... in this case, it was some of their favourite comfort foods served family style.   Fried chicken, beef sliders and even a  soft serve ice cream machine for desert.

You can see some of my favourite wedding images above and the full wedding slideshow below.