Michelle & John’s Liberty Grand Wedding 01-14-12

Michelle and John were such an easy going couple….. from trying to plan their engagement photos in High Park during Cherry blossoms (which just so happen to fall during the week that I was away shooting their friend’s destination wedding in Roatan), to the entire wedding planning process, they were super relaxed and care free.

Melissa Samborski from One Fine Day event planning and design did all of the wedding planning aspects of the day, and made sure that all of the details were gorgeous, and the day ran perfectly smooth.

I suppose my only complaint the entire day was that mother nature decided to play an evil trick on us. This entire winter so far was been unseasonably warm. I’m talking like above zero almost every day! So I was shocked when I left my house the morning of the wedding…it was sooooo cold you could hardly breath. I don’t even know how I survived pumping my gas.

I don’t know how cold it ended up being….. it certainly felt like -35 degrees… so we’re just going to go with that. So the entire wedding party were troopers for going outside for even a few minutes in their dresses. And there are no words to describe Michelle’s bravery and determination to get “the shot”….. she was outside the longest of anyone……!!! My feet were like blocks of ice when I got back to the car, so I can’t even imagine how she felt!!!

And surprise surprise, it was like +10 again the day after the wedding. Soo not fair! :)

Venue: Liberty Grand
DJ: Del Vinyl Entertainment
Event Planning: One Fine Day event planning and design
Dress: The Brides’ Project
Shoes: Badgley Mischka
Make-up: Courtney Nevins
Hair: Lisa Herbert from Dolce Divas
Flowers: Rainflower Company
Cake: Irresistible Cakes

I am not sure if you recognize Sarah from previous weddings I’ve shot (Aysha & Paul or Caroline & Matt), but this was my THIRD wedding where Sarah was a bridesmaid!!! So we have a running joke about her being a professional bridesmaid. So if anyone is looking for not only a photographer, but a pro bridesmaid? Sarah is your girl. Not only can she throw a KILLER bachelorette party (with a pink karaoke bus!) but she can also bring the sass to any of your bridal party photos! :P

Then over to the guys to see what kind of trouble they were getting into!

The ceremony was held at John’s local church, the Transfiguration of Our Lord Roman Catholic Perish in Etobicoke. The church was adorned in beautiful stained glass windows, shedding patches of coloured light all over.

And 1…..2…….3… don’t look cold!!

We headed back to Liberty Grand to finish the pictures, as it was just too unbearably cold to do any more outside. I was totally ok with that….Liberty Grand is a gorgeous venue with a ton of places to shoot! :)

The hall was lit by the beautiful sunset glow when we first arrived. What a romantic setting for an incredible wedding celebration!



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