Even months later, I hardly have words to describe this wedding day. It was everything I feel a wedding should be, good food, a gathering of the people who mean the most in the world to you, a chance to tell everyone how much they mean to you, and a kick-ass party to celebrate a momentous occasion. It was life affirming, not to be too dramatic, but these two truly reminded everyone in attendance that day what a wedding and a joining of families and worlds is all about.
Jess and Dom both have an immense appreciation for food, and met while working at one of the best of the best in the Toronto restaurant scene, Buca. They have an endlessly warm and loving energy that radiates from them, both together and separately, and didn’t hesitate to wear their hearts on their sleeves all day. All together, this created the perfect melange of happy tears, fantastic food, and a dance floor that had everyone laughing and crying at the same time.
Jess chose an elegant and sophisticated Ferre Sposa dress for her style, and Dom pulled off the most gorgeous burgundy velvet suit jacket I’ve ever seen. They got ready at the Ritz Carlton in downtown Toronto, had one of the happiest first looks I’ve ever witnessed in front of Roy Thompson Hall, and gathered a huge group of loved ones together in true Italian wedding style at The Burroughes for their ceremony and reception. Their first concern was making sure that their guests enjoyed themselves and as much food and drink as they possibly could. They spent more time stopping in at each and every table to visit than they did at their own table, and once the dance floor opened I could tell that they weren’t going anywhere for a long time.
They danced on the rooftop together at sunset, laughed and cried their way through their ceremony and parent dances, and melted together on the dancefloor so comfortably that I must have taken a hundred photographs just of that moment alone. I truly don’t have words for the feeling you get when you see these two together. Good thing I’m a photographer and not a poet, scroll through to see what I mean.