A Muskoka Wedding

Toronto wedding photographer, Niv Shimshon, sent us Lara Tobin and Michael Landzberg’s lovely Muskoka wedding…take a look!

Lara and Michael met briefly at a bar several years ago. Fast-forward a year or so, they met again when Lara was dating someone: one of Michael’s friends!

When  Michael’s friend ended the relationship with Lara, Michael and Lara continued to grow their solid friendship and ultimately their love. On a surprise trip to Boston – a place of special meaning for the two – with an itinerary full of Lara’s favourite things, Michael proposed to Lara. Saying yes was a no-brainer!

Engaged in March and wanting a summer wedding in Muskoka, Lara and Michael hit the ground running the minute they came back from Boston. With a five-month engagement came help. The group effort combined Lara’s work in PR, wedding planner Mona Ng, resident wedding planner Lara’s mom Victoria, Michael’s strategic approach and Michael’s mom’s energy, and with that they pulled off the wedding of their dreams! A sunny weekend in Muskoka was spent with friends, family, music, love and laughs. On their seating cards they included a quote: ‘Our Intent is all for Your Delight’. This could not have been more true in their planning and goal for their guests.

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Venue: JW Marriott Rosseau Muskoka
Band: Dwayne Gretzky
DJ – Jon Davine, Jet Entertainment
Florist: Mode Function Event Design Ltd.
Photographer: Niv Shimshon Photography
Video: Big Ticket Productions
Wedding dress: Vera Wang
Bride’s shoes: Jimmy Choo
Groom’s suit: Versace
Groom’s shoes: Gordon Rush
Groom’s ring: Birks
Bride’s ring: Mark Lash
Hair: Visnja Tibljas,  Voulez Beauty Boutique
Makeup: Karen Breslin
Officiant: Rabbi Elkin

Mint Green & Gold Love

Toronto wedding photographer, Sarah Sharpe, sent us this lovely wedding that started at the The Walper Hotel  and ended, under the warm glow of little lights, at the The Chicopee Tube Park.

From Sarah: Brandon + Amanda are such a sweet couple! I had the privilege of getting to know Amanda through her work as a stationary artist last year, she owns a small local business called Forever Feather Designs.

On the morning of their wedding, black clouds stretched across the sky, and I wondered how my dear couple was feeling as the weather threatened a massive storm. But upon arriving at the gorgeous, downtown Walper Hotel; the Bridal suite was buzzing with laughter & excitement. The smell of hairspray filled the room and beautiful details were strewn across the tables. Amanda was filled with butterflies as she prepared the final touches, before saying “i do” to the man of her dreams.

Umbrellas were up as the couple walked down the isle, surrounded by trees in the woods of The Chicopee Resort. A passionate first kiss, sealed the deal and then the real fun began! A spread of delicious treats greeted the guests, along with an evening of touching speeches and dancing to a fabulous live band! Surrounded by windows, everyone watched as the rain poured down around us, inside the log cabin resort. It was magical. Twinkle lights filled the ceilings and made this cozy room filled with loved ones feel like a night to remember.

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Photography: Sarah Sharpe Photography
Caterer + Venue : The Chicopee Tube Park
Getting ready hotel: The Walper Hotel 
Decorator/Planner : Bride & Groom
Bridal Gown: Taylor‘s Bridal
Bridesmaid dresses: Weddington Way
Groom + Groomsmen Ware: Moores, Toms, H&M
Hair: Sarah Cifuentes
Make up: Katherine Gray
Entertainment : The Urban Monks
Wedding Stationary: Forever Feather Designs
Florist : Bride
Eat, Drink and Be Married magnets: Groom
Cake Artist : Carmen Barquero

Rain On Your Wedding Day

Catherine and Amir were married Niagara at the Ravine Vineyard. Toronto wedding photographer, Johnny Lam, explains how to look at the bright side when it rains on your wedding day.

Catherine and Amir both live and work in Ohio, U.S.A. but they love the Niagara region so much that they decided to have their wedding at one of the most beautiful vineyards in the area. Everyone has heard the saying about rain being good luck on your wedding day and I think Catherine and Amir must be the luckiest people I know. It definitely goes down as the wettest wedding I have ever photographed but it was also one of the most beautiful. Their ceremony was held in amongst barrels of Chardonnay and hanging legs of prosciutto in Ravine’s romantic wine cellar. It was a unique and dramatic setting for their beautiful ceremony.

Afterwards umbrellas went up and we went ahead with their photography in the vineyard. Catherine and Amir radiated joy and happiness and the pale grey skies and lush green vines actually made the most stunning backdrop for Catherine’s beautiful lace gown. The flower girl even decided to go barefoot and splash in the puddles! It was a joy to photograph such a happy couple.

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Venue and catering  Ravine Vineyard
Photographer: Johnny Lam
Dress: Catan Fashions
Designer: Alvina Valenta
Suits: Brooks Brothers
Hair/ Make up: Bliss Salon
Flowers: Marsha Designs 
Music: Duo D’Amore (Ceremony) Sounds of Distinction (DJ)