Winter weddings are definitely not the norm in a city like Toronto, but neither are such fun, light-hearted, easy-going couples that are madly in love like Chaya and Tomas. Sheena and I had such a great time working with them and photographing their big day at the historical Design Exchange in Toronto, Ontario that we often completely forgot we were working at all! Chaya and Tomas did not let any aspect of the day stop them from enjoying the small moments and nervous excitement that permeated their wedding day. We loved the fact that Chaya and Tomas wanted to embrace the winter rather than hide from it and we were so happy that they came prepared to go outside in the snow with their brand new boots despite the cold and wind. Also, since the wedding was taking place over the holidays, we felt as though Toronto was our special place to explore without the usual masses of people coming and going. The guests at the wedding reflected the warmth we felt between Chaya and Tomas and I think this was the first time I even noticed Sheena wiping aways tears during the speeches as there was a lot of love in the air that evening. We left the night with smiles on our faces and a bit of sadness that such a wonderful day was over for us, but we can't wait to meet up with Chaya and Tomas soon to catch up and hear about all the details from the rest of the night. A big congratulations on your new lives together!
Gary + Sheena