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Jenn & Sol’s Casa Loma Surprise Fairytale wedding – Toronto

We had the privilege of shooting the wedding for our friends Solomon Chau and Jennifer Carter a couple of weekends ago. Originally planned for August, the couple had to bring up the wedding date and with the help of friends, family, and the community at large, were able to have an incredibly moving, beautiful and unforgettable ceremony and reception.

The details of the day were largely a surprise as the bride and groom relished in surprises at every corner – from the transportation, the venue, the reception details, cinematography and all the in betweens. The generosity of the people at Liberty group (www.casaloma.org) was incredibly moving. They truly went above and beyond to ensure that this day was never forgotten – for all those attending. The day began at the Ritz Carlton in Toronto where the bride and groom got ready with their bridal party. The energy was joyous and celebratory. Laughter and smiles. The couple had planned to have a private reveal in one of the bridal suites. A touching and intimate momment between them both. From the moment Sol laid eyes on Jenn all he could say was how beautiful she looked. They were both beaming.

After the reveal the bridal party was picked up by quite possibly the largest TRUCK/LIMO we have ever seen. They were whisked away to the ceremony/reception venue — which to Jenn and Sol was a complete surprise. Much to their surprise — their jaws dropped when they saw they had been taken to Toronto’s most romantic fairytale castle….Casa Loma. Working with such a picturesque venue was a real treat for us – the grounds are just beautiful to photograph and how could any bride and groom not feel like a queen/king for the day.

After photo’s the ceremony commenced in the beautiful Conservatory room. The couple exchanged vows and rings before 70 or so friends and family. The room was lavishly covered in flowers and candles.

Cocktails and appetizers were served in the Great Hall which was then proceeded by an incredible 3 course meal in the Library. Speeches were given and many toasts. And the day would not have been complete with another surprise for the bride and groom — a flashmob put on by their bridal party to mimic the flashmob that was orchestrated by Sol when he proposed to Jenn. The couple had their first dance as everyone encircled them and celebrated their love. It was a perfect evening and one we will never forget.

You can read more about the couple and their special day here: http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2015/04/12/dream-wedding-at-casa-loma-for-toronto-couple-facing-cancer.html

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The fairytale wedding:

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[…] Carter’s wedding dress. Photo by Red Earth Photography. Used with […]

Melanie C. - August 23, 2015 - 1:37 am

UpWorthy’s story brought me here.Thank you for rally behind this amazing couple to create such beautiful memory! The photos did speak more than a thousand words — “LOVE”

Beth Kempen - August 26, 2015 - 12:04 am

Exquisite photographic capture of the generosity and love extended by many to this special couple on a wonderful day! Emotion so well depicted in the details. Not too much dwelling on the obvious luxury aspects of the services and venues.
I particularly loved your ‘foot shots’ – Jenn’s sneakers, Solomon bending to put on his snazzy shoes over his even snazzier socks, the juxtaposition of their feet; the tiny bridesmaid’s too-large Mary-Jane shoes.
These photos will forever evoke strong memories – for Jenn and for Sol’s family now that he has departed this existence. Thank you for giving those to them, and thank you for sharing.

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Kristi & Marco’s gorgeous wedding

Kristi and Marco were an amazing couple and such a pleasure to work with! Their entire bridal party was a photographers dream: outgoing, super friendly, welcoming and full of ENERGY!

We absolutely loved shooting this wedding – not only because the bride and grooms were gorgeous but because of the various unique and special touches that made this day stand out to us! From the daughter-father reveal in Kristi’s childhood home backyard, to the partial reveal between bride and groom before the ceremony, to the hunting-themed bridal party photos at Toronto Botanical Gardens! The reception was full of non stop laughter, music, and so much personalization!

Weve rambled enough, check out the photos for proof! Kristi and Marco…thank you for being such a wonderful couple to work with. We hope to keep in touch and we wish you much joy, love, and adventure!!

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Elisha and Stevie’s Atlantis Pavillions Toronto Wedding

We shot Elisha and Stevie’s engagement shoot earlier this summer and right away we knew that their wedding would not only be fun, unique and memorable – but we also knew that these two were made for each other. Their day was full of so many laughs and smiles. The ceremony was beautiful and the reception at Atlantis in Toronto was breathtaking. We loved capturing their day and are so excited to share some of our favorite photos from this amazing couple. Enjoy!

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Ambrose & Kelsey’s Wedding

Please enjoy Ambrose & Kelsey’s wedding. We have finally been able to upload our photos that captured their amazing day. Thank you so much Ambrose & Kelsey for letting us be a part of your wedding day and we wish you both nothing but everlasting happiness and love.

Please keep in touch.

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Jaycel & Todd Wedding preview

1-20This year we have been blessed with beautiful couples and Jaycel & Todd are no exception! These two brought everything to the table on their wedding day a couple weeks ago over at Grand Baccus. We had an amazing bridal party shoot at Richmond Greens and a beautiful ceremony in Etobicoke. We couldn’t wait to start editing these photos and had to get some teasers out to share! These guys had without a doubt the most epic groomsmen entrance that I’ve seen to date. I’ll post that when the wedding is edited, for now only the couple can see it ; ) Enjoy.1-2-21-21-31-41-51-61-71-81-91-101-111-121-131-141-151-161-171-181-19

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