I am thrilled to finally share this wonderful wedding with you: Anthony and Florence were married this summer in Toronto and I was honored to be part of their BIG day. I would like to start reminiscing a little bit about their story: I met Florence through her cousin Arlene, whose destination wedding and trash the dress I photographed 5 years ago in Portugal, and three years later, I had the pleasure of photographing another cousin of theirs, Betsy (fall wedding at the Mississauga Convention Centre).
I would like to take some time to thank them for trusting me with such a momentous milestone in their lives.
From my experience working with them in the past, I knew this would be a fun and delightful wedding. I also had an opportunity to take some engagement photos of Anthony and Florence last February, and we had a blast taking pictures during a really cold but gorgeous winter day J
One and a half years later, the day finally came. I worked with Sebastien, who took pictures of the guys in the morning while I headed to photograph the girls. I have to say this was the biggest wedding party that I ever photographed – 21 wedding party members and approximately 300 guests! We had agreed to take some pictures before the ceremony, with the bride and her family as well as well some group shots with the bridesmaids. Sebastien did the same with the groom and his family. Interesting enough we both ended up taking our group shots on residential streets.
The ceremony took place at St Andrew Catholic Church. Right outside of the church, Anthony’s sister had parked her Fiat Cinquecento with a “just married” sign, how can we not include this cute little car JThe celebration began right there with the opening of a bottle of champagne and toasting with everyone, while the guests were blowing bubbles.
Our first stop was Anthony’s sister house, where we had first photo location of the day. An interesting fact was that our second stop was Humber College. As soon as we came out, I could not resist to say: “this is where it is all started”, Humber Arboretum is just in front of the building where I studied photography and graduated 7 years ago. I could not believe I was there again. After Anthony heard me, he agreed with me by saying that is where it all started for him too J I actually did not expected the weather to be so nice that day, and just in case, I brought umbrellas for all the wedding party members, which luckily we did not need to use. Humber Arboretum was busy at the time we arrived, but I thought it was definitely worth to wait and get some beautiful portraits there.
The evening part of the day was planned to take place at the Panemonte Banquet Hall, just minutes away. As expected, the party was great; Luigi Muia, from Pulse Music Entertainment was the MC of the evening, he kept the crowd dancing and entertained.
This was an amazing day and we had a great time photographing Anthony’s and Florence wedding. Once again, thank you for trusting me with your one of the most memorable days of your life.