I love love loved working with Stephanie and Alec. They’re one of those couples whose enthusiasm and happiness is absolutely contagious; they have the most joyful demeanors, and absolutely cannot stop smiling whenever they look at each other. Remember them from this incredibly happy engagement session I posted recently? Start scrolling down to see how EVERYTHING is a Kodak moment with these two and their big beautiful smiles. Needless to say, I took far too many photographs on this day! The first look moment below sums them up perfectly, absolutely unable to contain their joy at getting to start their big day together. I can’t wait for you to see Alec’s reaction to seeing his lovely bride for the first time!
They were married on an absolutely gorgeous, sunny, spring day at Kings Riding Golf Club in Thornhill, just outside of Toronto. The ceremony was filled with laughter under a beautiful old tree, a lively lion dance kicked off their reception and startled the kids (and me if we’re being honest), and crispy cream donuts were set at every place setting as guest favours. There are so many other elements from this day that I absolutely love, I cannot even begin to sum them up here in words. From Stephanie’s emotional skype call with her grandmother overseas, to their petal-covered recessional back up the aisle, to Alec holding her hand tightly all through the speeches, to their heartfelt parent dances that made everyone (myself included) cry.
Wrapping up their evening even more perfectly, the sunset that night had the most gorgeous golden glow. Plus, as if Stephanie and Alec weren’t already a photographers dream to work with, they scheduled almost a full hour at sunset to take their bride and groom portraits together, allowing us time to capture some of my favorite portraits of the whole summer.
Pro-tip: if you’re wearing a veil for your wedding day, consider putting it back on for your sunset photographs like Stephanie did here. The light tulle catches the golden sunset light beautifully, and makes for some stunning glow-y photographs to wrap up the day!
Dress: Yeva Yao
Makeup: Vanessa Elizabeth Makeup
Hair: Reanna Singh
Linens: Chair Covers Plus
Flower Wall: Blush and Tie
Centerpieces: Botanic Florists
Florals: Gatherings Studio
Officiant: Sherri Murphy
Lion Dance: Northern Dragon Gate