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A Wedding Atop The City

Anastasia from Olive Photography captures Catherine and Alex’s urban affair.

Catherine and Alex’s wedding took place at Canoe Restaurant on the 54th floor of Toronto’s TD Bank Tower, above the city’s tallest skyscrapers, with a sunset view that is out of this world.

We circled the neighbourhood and found romance amidst the bustling streets and office buildings, pausing to document photography their portraits in some of the city’s unique and interesting backdrops. Some of this included graffiti, church parks and even some metal cow sculptures – we embraced where we were and really relished how different their wedding photos would look.

Their wedding ceremony took place in a room adjacent to the main dining room with a unique layout – they stood in the middle with their loved ones seated in rows on both ends of the space. This way everyone could be closer – and the idea of being surrounded by loved ones is lovely.

Their ring bearer stole my heart – a doe-eyed sweetheart in a mini-man suit and flower crown. Yes, he wore a flower crown, and it was adorable!

This wedding also included some special personal touches including custom illustrated invitations (including their pug Frank, who also joined us that day!), ‘party animal’ figurine place cards, a cake topper that Catherine’s grandparents used for their wedding, and candles Alex lit just before dinner to honour his parents who are with us in spirit.

From Catherine and Alex:

We had a lot of favourite moments during the day, but a few stand out:

Catherine: I loved seeing Alex for the first time. I also love how Alex surprised me towards the end of the night by including a touching and hilarious anecdote in our thank you speech to wrap up a joke that we’ve shared since our first date.
Alex: I’ll never forget watching Catherine walk down the aisle at our ceremony.