Kathleen & Jeff exchanged vows at St. Patrick’s Church in Toronto. Post-ceremony, the couple continued to celebrate with dining and dancing at the historic and grand location that is One King West. The skies opened that day, and it rained and it poured. Are you familiar with the phrase, “it rained cats and dogs”? Well, it rained cats and dogs that day. But, don’t fret! Kathleen & Jeff didn’t. There wasn’t a rain cloud that could dampen the festive air and the love that was shared and celebrated by all who attended this lovely event.
The pre-vows preparation took place at One King West. Kathleen’s “something borrowed”, came lovingly from her Mother in the form of a gorgeous vintage, beaded clutch.
I love these floral, kimono-style robes, they add a splash of colour and fun to the pre-ceremony photos.Love, they say, is in the details. In order to get the details of the bride’s dress just right, the bridesmaids watched an instructional video on how to tie the bow at the back of Kathleen’s dress properly! The bride was dressed with ribbon and bow, veil and lace. And, each loving friend had a smile upon her face.With the Bride and Groom dressed, we were ready to go! The couple exchanged vows at St. Patrick’s, a beautiful Gothic style church built in 1867.After the ceremony, we snuck away before the reception began to the urban oasis, Evergreen Brickworks. The rain may have ushered us away from the lush ravine landscape, but it led us to discover some fun and unique sheltered spots for portraits. Some days you just have to create your own sunshine. Many thanks to Kathleen & Jeff, and their wonderful bridesmaids and groomsmen, who were able to shine on despite the rain!
The gents in formal black and white and the ladies in soft blush, added elegance and class to the industrial landscape setting.
The wedding party came prepared with chalk to add a custom monogram to the backdrop. Such a fun idea!One King West is steeped in both old world charm and modern elegance. The soaring ceilings, staircases and Beaux-Arts Style provided a beautiful backdrop to photograph this beautiful couple.Dinner may have been a sit down affair, but no one was seated long! The band brought down the house and the partygoers busted out their best moves on the dance floor all night long.I had the pleasure of working with the talented, lovely, and fun Emily Sorlie from Honey & Dear on this wedding. Emily captured the movement and sound of Kathleen & Jeff’s special day to create a wedding film. For many anniversaries to come the Bride and Groom will be able to relive their guests’ dance moves in all their action and glory!It was so great to see Sarah & Mike! I love when I get to see my wedding couples again!Kathleen looked elegant in a white lace dress throughout the day, but when the time came to really kick up her heels she transitioned into a gown that glittered in gold. Nothing says “let’s get this party started” quite like sequins and shine!
To Kathleen & Jeff, thank you so much for asking me to document your beautiful day! xoCeremony: St. Patrick’s Church Reception: One King West Videography: Honey & Dear Flowers: Pink Twig Hair: Rosemary Chau Make-up: Alix Kazman