Is there a better way to welcome the spring of 2011 than by throwing a fabulous wedding on a beautiful Sunday in Toronto? Of course not, which is why we were thrilled to photograph the wedding of Leanne and Rich who were married at the Grand Luxe Event Boutique on Sunday, March 27. We arrived at 11am to begin the day by photographing Leanne and her bridesmaids getting ready and having a blast while getting their make-up done. Sheena and I also use this early spot in the day to take our ring and dress shots around the venue. We then met up with Rich and the guys a bit later to snap some pictures of the boys doing their thing and having "some" drinks.
Leanne and Rich, as we already knew from taking their engagement pictures earlier in the year, were a blast to work with and we knew that they were quite open to our photographic vision. Thus, Sheena and I used lots of the venue's "hidden gems" like the kitchen, unused stage in the back and the bustling hallways to take pictures of the two alone. As always, having a wedding dress/tux on gets free access to anywhere so we took advantage of this fact and moved around without worry, even if it meant getting in people's way. It was then time for bridal party pictures with the crew before the "real" wedding day started (that's the part when Leanne and Rich actually get married!)
The rest of the day/night went off without a hitch and we were able to use all the great energy of the band and guests to help capture all the moments as they unfolded. We also used our brand new photobooth (without the booth) to capture an entirely different side of the guests (the side that has been at the bar and wants to express itself in very unusual ways).
By the time we packed up and were ready to leave, it felt like the party had just gotten started so we are certain that Leanne and Rich had a long and memorable night of dancing and partying after the cameras were no longer there. It was no surprise to us that the Leanne and Rich's wedding was an exact reflection of their relationship - fun, carefree, crazy all wrapped up in unconditional love and respect for each other. We hope Leanne and Rich are enjoying their well-deserved honeymoon with some rest and relaxation... ya, right! We are sure the party has yet to stop.
Gary + Sheena