Engagement At The Drive-In

We love engagement shoots that take us someplace we haven’t been before and that represent something the couple love to do together, just like this one Toronto wedding photographer Serena Swan sent us.

From Serena..

There is nothing Melissa and Dan love more than spending a romantic night at the Drive-in Theatre. It was a no-brainer that they wanted to document this special occasion with a session at their favourite place The Mustang Drive-in. So we grabbed some of their fav movies snacks and made a sweet little picnic in the back of their pickup.

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A Touch Of Colour

Fuschia pink, orange and vibrant red stood out against the dark green grass at Anjali and Uday’s traditional Indian wedding at the Estates of Sunnybrook. Toronto wedding planner and designer, Sara Baig, worked closely with the couple to created a beautiful afternoon ceremony and reception, here is more from Sara…

…Anjali approached us with a beautiful vision for an intimate wedding that was layered with color and traditions in keeping with their Indian cultural backgrounds. We started the design with a striking color palette to honor their Indian heritage. The couple selected the beautiful Estates of Sunnybrook that created the perfect backdrop for their outdoor, garden ceremony.

Taking inspiration from nature, the hindu traditions and a vibrant color scheme we created an elegant, yet modern ceremony Mandap. The aisle was punctuated with birch wood chargers and lanterns. We added green moss balls to the aisle chairs and fresh floral arrangements as aisle markers. The guests were treated with pink and orange parasols to make their outdoor ceremony experience comfortable.

The ceremony was followed by lunch in the McLean’s House conservatory where the guests were treated with a live band and Indian-inspired lunch menu catered by the in house chef at Sunnybrook. As the guests entered the McLean House the antique mahogany table in the foyer welcomed them. We creatively styled the table with oranges as place card holders on moss mats, intricately hand painted elephant sculptures and a birdcage for the guests to drop of the cards and well wishes for the couple.

Beautiful guests and fragrant food were the final touches to the dream wedding. Uday looked dapper in his black suit and Anjali radiated in her red and gold sari. We loved collaborating with these two every step of the way.

Thank-you to The Love Studio for capturing these beautiful moments.

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Beautiful guests, fragrant food and most importantly the couple Anjali and Uday were the final touches to their dream wedding. Uday looked dapper in his black suit and Anjali radiated in her red and gold sari. We loved collaborating with these two every step of the way. The amazing team that we partnered with included

Photographer: The Love Studio
Hair and make up: Angels
Henna artist: Aman’s Mehndi
Design, decor & florals: Sara Baig Designs

Lindsay & Adam Wed At Mildred’s Temple Kitchen

Lindsay and Adam knew exactly what they wanted for their wedding; all of their favourite people in one room, amazing food and lots of booze, a quick ceremony at the same venue as the rest of the festivities, and a great photographer, Phillipa C., so they could look back on the brilliant blur of a day.


More from the bride… 

We chose a beautiful venue that didn’t need a lot of dressing up, but we did decide to make place settings with envelopes that had stories about us, and photos from our adventures together. I walked down the aisle to Patrick Watson’s beautiful tune, “Sit Down Beside Me” and post-rings and certificate-signing, we celebrated to “Get Ready” by The Temptations. I’m so glad we did most of our photos before the (very short!) ceremony so we could spend as much time as possible with our friends and family (hello, cocktail hour)!
 
The best piece of advice we received pre-wedding was to take a moment alone after the ceremony. It was only two minutes out in the sunshine, but it was a brilliant two minutes before entering back into a room full of our favourite people.

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Ceremony / Reception Venue: Mildred’s Temple Kitchen 
Dress and beaded purse: Cabaret Vintage 
Bride’s shoes: J. Crew
Bride’s hair by Taraleigh Wallace from Barbarella
Makeup by Lynne Ryan 
Place settings and backdrop: Made by the bride and groom
Garlands: Made by the bride, paper from The Paper Place
Earrings: Anthropologie
Bracelet: Gift from the bride’s maternal grandparents
Groom’s suit: Hugo Boss
Groom’s shirt: Harry Rosen Sartoria
Groom’s shoes: Allen Edmonds
Groom’s shoelaces: Stolen Riches from Imelda
Groom’s cufflinks: Family heirlooms
Flowers: various sources with antique mason jars from brides grandmother