Christina + Tim
Christiana + Tim had such an amazing wedding at Oliver & Bonicini's Malaparte on King Street West in Toronto.
Of course, the wedding might not have been quite so amazing if all the rain we got in the morning hadn't stopped by the afternoon.
Christina had one of the most beautiful and unique weddings dresses I've ever seen even after over 300 weddings. She got the wedding dress from an amazing store called Lovers Land out on Ossington. The look on Tim's face when he saw it for the first time during their pre wedding reveal was great.
Right after the reveal was a touching Ukrainian tradition where Christina's mom blessed the couple before we headed off to the church.... but not before we managed to sneak in some pictures with their three beloved dogs!
The ceremony was held at the absolutely stunning Ukranian church of St Mary's in downtown Toronto. Lots of different things going on in a Ukrainian wedding ceremony... the priest meets them half way up the aisle, crowns are worn and exchanged and the circle the alter several times. The little ring bearer was an absolute dead ringer for one of my sons (but much better behaved through a long wedding ceremony than one of my kids ever would be!).
Christina + Tim each wrote their own vows and after Christina read her amazing and heartfelt vows to Tim I think everyone was holding their breath to hear what Tim had written... and he hit it out of the ballpark! His vows were amazing.... not going to lie, I wasn't sure he had it in him. :)
We headed down to Osgood Hall and the King West area for some pictures and then headed up to Malaparte on the 6th floor of the Bell TIFF Lightbox.
The reception featured three performances by a troop of traditional Ukrainian dancers from Arkan Dance Studio in full costume to entertain the guests in between courses.
Angela from Maven Weddings & Events did such an amazing job co-ordinating the entire wedding day but without a doubt the highlight of the night was Christina + Tim's candle lit first dance.
A huge thanks to my second photographer Nick from Artanis Collective for doing such an amazing job covering the groomsmen in the morning and the wedding details at Malaparte.
You can see some of my favourite wedding photographs from their Malaparte wedding in the gallery above as well as their full wedding slideshow below!
If you have the password for their full wedding gallery, you can access the gallery here.