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)

A Truly Local Toronto Wedding

I LOVE this wedding sent to us by Toronto wedding photographer Celine Kim, it celebrates not only a union between two people but the neighbourhood they live in, and LOVE.

Words from Celine:  Emily & Matt stressed that they are not “wedding people” from the beginning but they wanted to do something special to celebrate their marriage. With an intimate guestlist of their family and a handful of close friends, they said their vows at Colborne Lodge in High Park, where they spent a lot of their early days in Toronto together.

Emily & Matt wanted their wedding day to be easy going. They opted not to mail out invitations but together, they collaborated on a website invitation sent out to all their guests. Emily & Matt illustrated themselves together, while Matt animated scenes from some of their fondest memories and Emily coded the site. It was really personal and a reflection of their wonderful time together so far.

Before their ceremony, they got ready together at the Gladstone Hotel. Emily wore a light, white summer dress from Creatures of Comfort and Matt wore a tailored suit from Sydney’s. Since their wedding was so intimate, they chose not to have a wedding party, and by doing so, they were able to spend some time alone after officially becoming husband and wife.

They were able to source locally grown organic flowers from Sweet Gale Gardens. Jessica Gale arranged Emily’s bouquet and Matt’s boutonniere and provided the couple with flowers to make their own arrangements for the reception.

They had their reception in style by taking over one of their favourite restaurants in the city for the evening and had a cozy, intimate celebration over some heartfelt words said to the couple and a sensational meal. As the sun set, the restaurant lit up by candle light and night went on with great conversation between good friends over incredible food and drinks.

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Photographer: Celine Kim Photography
Ceremony: Colborne Lodge, High Park
Reception: Local Kitchen & Wine Bar
Florist: Jessica Gale Sweet Gale Gardens
Dessert: Lemon meringue tarts (in lieu of wedding cake) from Bakerbots
Stationary: Menus, flags, and card box designed by the bride
Emily’s Engagement Ring: Satomi Kawakita
Emily’s Wedding Ring: Joanna Lingnau
Matt’s Wedding Ring: Green Karat
Emily’s Dress: Creatures of Comfort
Matt’s Suit: Sydney’s
Emily’s Shoes: Dieppa Restrepo
Matt’s Tie: J.Crew
Hair: Hayley at H&CO
Makeup: Mary at Eye Love Beauty Bar

Blue, Green and Gold Vintage Inspiration

A group of local wedding specialists gathered at the The Burroughes Building in Toronto to create a vintage inspired shoot with fresh accents of blue, green and gold.

A wedding is about bringing together the old and the new. This is your moment to take your visions from a bygone era and to collaborated with your chosen wedding vendors to make it yours.

Consider anyone of these talented vendors to help you on your journey, the experience will be worth it.

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Photographer:  Taralea Cutler, Eyecontact Photography
Ceremony/ Reception location:  The Burroughes Building
Bridal gowns: Catherine Langlois
Cake: Baby Truffle Cake, Dacquoise Minis – Caramel, Crème Caramel Mini from Dufflet Pasteries
Toffee Apple Bonbons: The Candy Bar
Vintage love bags & chalkboard signs: Creative Bag
Bridal Model: Melissa Dyer
Hair and makeup: Angie Di Battista 
Flowers: Pink Twig 
Hair pieces: Blair Nadeau Millinery
Bracelettes: Pash
Radio, crates and self-serve tub: Hawk Eyes
Carmel Corn & Soda Drinks: HomeSense