Toronto Wedding Photography - Julie and Stephen's Grand Wedding - Arcadian Court - Toronto, On

Julie and Stephen are as close as you can get to a perfect match and we could see this from the first moment we met with them, to their engagement session we photographed last summer and finally through working with the both of them on their wedding day a couple of weekends ago at the stunning Arcadian Court in downtown Toronto. We were really looking forward to photographing their big day knowing how easy Julie and Stephen are to work with and just how passionate they are about creating great images that capture the essence of their relationship. Also, being at a central venue in the heart of downtown Toronto allowed us to use many different backdrops and locations.We first arrived to catch Julie finishing up her hair and make up before putting on her wedding dress for the last time. We also split up to find Stephen anxiously waiting to see his bride for the first time in her dress and had some fun being creative with him at the main floor of the Arcadian Court. Julie then made her way down the staircase and into Stephen's arms where we spent around an hour with them moving throughout the venue, outside around old city hall and finally across the street to Nathan Phillips Square where I wanted to include the main city hall building and repeating patterns of the arches over the soon-to-be-laid ice rink. We took advantage of the reflections off the small pools of water and then made one last stop at old city hall to include some of its fascinating architecture.

We then headed back to the venue for family pictures followed by a beautiful ceremony overlooking the streets and lights of the city. I was lucky enough to follow Julie and Stephen after they exchanged vows and danced back down the aisle to the elevator just before the doors closed. It was a fun and rare shot to get because it really does encompass just how happy they are together and the joy the emanated from the both of them. It is probably my favorite picture from the night for this reason.

Aside from the laughter, music, and amazing atmosphere of the night, we were truly honored to be with Julie and Stephen along with his grandfather who seems to defy time. In all the years photographing weddings, we have never seen a 98 year old man look so happy, energetic and proud of his family. It was also touching to see both of Julie's grandmothers present and fully celebrating the night and enjoying all the special and touching moments with her and Stephen. Having three grandparents present at a wedding made this an extra special night and is not something that we get to see all the time.

We absolutely enjoyed every minute working with Juie and Stephen and can only image the incredible experiences and joys that will fill the rest of their lives together. We wish them all the best and hope to keep in touch with such an awesome couple. Congratulations!

Gary, Sheena + Vivek

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Toronto Wedding Photography - Anna & David are Married! - Oakview Terrace - Richmond Hill - Ontario

Anna and David's relationship defies all the rules of a typical relationship. They were both high school loves, went their own ways and started their own families and, after both ending their relationships, Anna and David found each other again through a chance encounter and started off where they last left - in love and together. Sheena and I were so honoured to be a part of their extremely special day and to hear the stories of their lives, how Anna's daughter found her mom's high school sweetheart on Facebook and how they both reconnected both physically and emotionally. It is a story that is almost unbelievable, but seeing Anna and David together on their wedding day demonstrated, without a doubt, that some relationships are truly meant to be and reminds us all that love has no end.We met up with Anna and David at the beautiful Oakview Terrace in Richmond Hill, Ontario on a brilliant Friday where we started the day taking pictures of the bride getting ready along with her and David's daughters. After seeing each other for the first time we spent just over an hour roaming around the venue capturing their joy and excitement of being close to each other. The ceremony included lots of symbolism of the joining of their two families and the forces that brought Anna and David together again. Then, it was time to party and rejoice in this wonderful marriage that was always meant to be. We were especially touched to see David's daughter sing a special song to the newlyweds that had all family and friends teared up with joy. Later in the night as Sheena and I were outside looking for new perspectives to document the night, we were amazed to find a shimmering full moon that seemed to cast a spotlight directly over the venue to illuminate Anna and David's everlasting love. The perfect ending to a wonderful day and we were so glad to be a part of it!

Gary + Sheena

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Toronto Wedding Photography - Rachel and Charles' are Married! - Beth Emeth Synagogue - Toronto, Ontario

Rachel and Charles are a wonderful and charming couple and we are so glad to have been a part of their classy wedding at Toronto's Beth Emeth synagogue that took place last weekend. Since the moment we arrived while the girls were getting ready to the final dance, Rachel and Charles remained cool, calm and collected and were simply content to marry each other no matter what situation would arise. It was so nice to see Rachel and Charles enjoy every second of their special day be it jumping on a swing and spinning around, being in the middle of an impromptu crazy party to start the night, or getting on stage as a guest rapper later on in the night to celebrate with family and friends. Rachel and Charles were nothing but amazing to work with and we wish them all the best in their new lives together. Thanks for having us on board to document this important day!Gary + Sheena 

Band: The Truly Band Florist: Designs by Gitta Make-up: Fancy Face Videographer: MGX Video

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