Fall Toronto Kensington Market Cafe Engagement Photography… Meet this awesome couple, Joanna and Dave, along with Piper, their sweet puppy. We had a blast with them as they took us around their neighbourhood, stopping in at Ossie’s Coffee, Augusta Fruit Market, looking for hats at Jessica Season Wear, and exploring some alleys! Their casual rainy day session began along their street before we made our way over to the hub of the Market, and wrapping things up at their friend’s award winning downtown coffee shop and bistro, Café Plenty (recently awarded Toronto’s best cookie and best salad!). We’re hoping that Dave’s brainchild, the chip sandwich, will soon make its way onto the menu! Stay tuned for their New Year’s Eve wedding!
Toronto DIY Urban Rustic Fall Berkeley Field House Wedding Photography… Megan and Bryan put a lot of thought, time and effort into the planning of their big day! We were eagerly anticipating their wedding to see how it would all come together in such an awesome space with so much talent and workmanship between Megan, an interior designer, and Bryan who loves to tinker and do woodworking. Some of their repurposed decor and furnishings came from the fantastic Aberfoyle Antique Market, as seen in their engagement portrait session here!
The awesome vendors involved:
Olivia Ha (Makeup Artist); Jade Paul of Luxe Hair Den (Hair Stylist); Watters (Bridal gown designer); Hugo Boss (Groom’s attire); J. Crew and The Grunion Run (Groomsmen’s accessories); Coach (Bridal Party gifts); Hilton Garden Inn Toronto City Centre (Groom’s preparation accommodations); Christ Church Deer Park (ceremony location); Reverend Julie Meakin (Officiate); Maggie Symons (church wedding coordinator); Scott Russell (Bag Piper); Stationary for invitations by Karen Chen at Frou Frou House – website coming soon; Favours and Decor by Frou Frou House – website coming soon; Bernard Thibault of Bernard Thibault Floral Artistry (flowers); Berkeley Field House (Venue name); Liz of Berkeley Events (wedding day coordinator); Berkeley Events (Caterer); Susan Murray of Berkeley Events (Event Decorator); Lee Hurst of Hurst Bakery (Cake Creator); James Irvine (DJ); Electric Bus Company and Carnegie Limousine (Transportation)
Their colour palette consisted of blush pink, coral, mint green, blue, peach, ivory and neutral browns.
Ball’s Falls Conservation Area Bespoke Autumn Barn Wedding Photography… Lindsey and Jonny were married at Lincoln County‘s Ball’s Falls Centre for Conservation in the Glen Elgin room! The modern facility sits among the picturesque Twenty Mile Valley and the Niagara Escarpment with plenty of window light and amazing views of the surrounding natural habitat. Prior to their ceremony, Lindsey and Jonny, along with their closest family and friends, prepared for the day at Grimsby’s historic and quaint Vinifera Inn Bed & Breakfast. We love it when couples get ready at the same location so that we can both take our turns documenting the couple separately as they get ready, getting two perspectives of the couple anxiously awaiting their highly anticipated nuptials! Although they all stayed in the same house, Lindsey and Jonny chose not see each other until their ceremony. They arrived separately, in style, chauffeured in a classic Rolls Royce to Ball’s Falls main building. Guests enjoyed Cotton Candy as they waited for the main event to begin. The ceremony was personal and fun, featuring readings from a scroll of Dr. Seuss’ “Oh the Places You’ll Go” and the officiant reading “Love” by Dr. Seuss. All photos were taken at the conservation area, featuring it’s many historical buildings surrounding “The Big Barn” during cocktail hour. Their Barn reception decor was amazing featuring all of Lindsey’s many DIY decorations! With globe light stringers provided by Samantha of Your Main Event, candle-light, lantern and moss centrepieces, the atmosphere was perfect. All food, from their cocktail buffet to their dinner and desserts, were catered with love by Jonny’s mom, aunts, and their church friends featuring many traditional Jamaican dishes. And we loved their earthy and whimsical mushroom wedding cake inspired by Lindsey’s vision and creativity, but brought into existence by Shannon of Simply the Best cake maker and design. Both Lindsey and Jonny LOVE the music scene and live and breath music. Jonny, the drummer of his band, provided on old bass drum that Lindsey made into a card box for their reception! The party really started after their first dance as husband and wife to the song “I Put a Spell on You” by Screamin’ Jay Hawkins (we loved it)!
Lindsey and Jonny, thank you both so much for allowing us to document and experience your wedding! We had a blast:) To our viewers, in case you missed it, check out Jonny and Lindsey’s engagement portraits. Enjoy!
Lindsey and Jonny’s vendors: Samantha Crossley of Your Main Event (Day of Wedding Coordinator and Event Decorator); Vinifera Inn (Accommodations and wedding day preparation location); Maja Radivojevic (Makeup Artist and friend of family); Sweet Seraphine (bridal gown designer); Dennis Tavares at Empire Customs (groom’s custom suit and hat); Ladner’s in Streetsville (groom’s shoes); Moore’s (groomsmen’s attire, shoes and accessories); Key Man Engravables (bridal party gifts); Ball’s Falls Conservation Area (wedding venue); Henry Parker (Ball’s Falls venue Manager); Ball’s Falls Centre for Conservation Main Building, Glen Elgin room (ceremony site); Ball’s Falls Conservation Area “Big Barn” (reception site); Belma Vardy of Enduring Promises (Officiant); Dr. Seuss ceremony readings (“Oh the places you’ll go” handwritten on a scroll, and “Love”); Groom and Bride’s mothers Noreen Galletly, Barbara Gastle, and Noreen’s church friends (cocktail and reception buffet catering featuring many Jamaican dishes); Shannon at Simply the Best (Cake maker and decorator); Make Haste to Live (ceremony Guitarists); Michael Amaral (DJ services: friend of the couple); Niagara Classic Transport (Rolls Royce Silver Cloud chauffeur service); Sergio Valentes (Groom’s ringmaker); Pat’s Party Rentals (cotton candy machine and materials, table linens); Lanterns as table centrepieces (purchased on clearance from Michael’s arts and crafts store); wooden First Nations ring box (handmade and purchased in British Columbia); First Dance song by Screamin’ Jay Hawkins “I Put a Spell on You”; DIY decorative hanging ball and archway made by bride’s mother, Barbara Gastle; DIY elements by the bride, Lindsey Hannan (wedding planning, bridal hairstyling, veil, bridal jewelry, Matron of Honour’s jewelry, bridal hair accessory, all decorations, cake design, bouquet, boutonnieres, guest book, card box made from Jonny’s bass drum, polished stone seating markers in lieu of name cards, moss, candles and candle holders).