Every wedding is a unique story waiting to be captured, but Laura & Trevor's special day in Toronto will forever remain etched in my heart. This wedding was such a sweet celebration of love, family, and unforgettable moments.
I have to tell you something sad before we jump into this Toronto wedding story - the venue, Berkeley Church, is no longer. I know, it's a real bummer because this space is such an iconic Toronto landmark and we love a wedding in a historical building. I hope some rich artist (does that exist?) scoops it up and makes it into something amazing again and that it doesn't go the way of other Toronto buildings and become condos :s. Anyway... on with the show.
As a photographer, some of the best moments come from the unexpected, the unplanned. Laura and Trevor's first look in Liberty Village, Toronto was one of those moments. I'm such a fan of Liberty Village - it's packed with charm and interesting architecture not unlike some other Toronto spots that are far busier. Laura & Trevor's first look wasn't without a couple of hiccups - we noticed halfway through that Laura (and the bridesmaids) had forgotten their flowers at the condo. Luckily someone saved the day and dropped them off. Glitches aside, it was an incredibly sweet & special moment followed by some fun wedding party shots. This job is never boring!
A wedding is not just about the couple, it's about two families coming together. Laura & Trevor had friends and family join them from all over the US & Canada. You'll notice in the photos below that I had a bit of a soft spot for Laura's grandad as well as her nieces & nephews. Maybe I was a little homesick that day but for me, they were main characters in this wedding day story. There's something incredibly touching about watching simple interactions between loved ones on a wedding day, a quiet reminder of the bonds that tie us all together.
One of the highlights for me was the unplugged ceremony. In an age where everyone is glued to their screens, it was refreshing to see guests fully present, living in the moment. The smiles, the teary eyes, the laughter - it was all so real and authentic, and made for some very special images.
As the night fell, the dance party began, and oh what a party it was! The energy was electric, the music infectious, and the dance floor was filled with joy and laughter. It was a fitting end to a day that was nothing short of magical.
Thank you, Laura & Trevor, for allowing me to be a part of your special day. It was an honor to capture these moments for you and I can't wait to document the next chapter in your journey.