Erin & Theo

{St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church East York Ontario Wedding Photography}

From the very first time I met Erin and Theo, I knew that they had complete faith and trust in me to capture their engagement and wedding photos. This always sets the tone for a fabulous day…then throw in some perfect fall colours and a great wedding party and you can’t go wrong!

– Lindsay

Describe the vision/theme you had for your wedding in 5 words or less:
Classy, but not stuffy!

What are you favorite memories of your wedding day?
Bride: That first quiet moment together at the back of the church after the ceremony (Image #184), Theo’s speech, my brother MC’ing (“Did everyone get enough meat”?), dancing the night away, and my new husband making the limo driver stop on our way to the hotel that night to get his wife a Happy Meal!
Groom: Seeing Erin come down the aisle smile

Best wedding related decision: Besides our awesome photographers? wink Keeping things true to what we both wanted, and just focusing on having a great time at our wedding!!

Favourite detail: Bride: I really loved my flowers (especially the black feathers), and my dress!  Groom: Erin’s dress, and the cupcakes.

Advice for future brides & grooms: Try and enjoy the process and make decisions about what’s important to you as a couple without getting stressed about other people’s opinions – it’s your day! And on the day of, simply focus on having a great time – while it was obviously important to us that our family and friends had an amazing time, we also wanted to walk away actually having enjoyed our wedding. Everyone said what a good time we both looked like we were having and how happy we looked – and I think that was really captured in our pictures!

Would you change anything if you could do it all over again?
A shorter planning period!!

Best surprise of the day:
Bride: I was really shocked when one of my bridesmaids handed me a card and a box the morning of the wedding – Theo is always teasing me that he hasn’t had time to plan something or get a gift for special occasions – and I fall for it every single time. When I opened the box, there was a beautiful diamond pendant for me to wear with my wedding gown – totally gorgeous, totally unnecessary, but totally appreciated, and it totally made me cry!
Groom: Erin surprised me the morning of the wedding with a card for a helicopter ride in Kauai on our honeymoon/as a wedding gift!

Favorite HRM picture from the day (and why?):
Bride: I think it would be a toss-up between images 461 and 467 – they capture us, our relationship, and just being ridiculously happy perfectly, but it’s like we don’t even know there’s anyone else there – just totally in the moment together. Groom: Definitely #461 in front of the greenhouse, but I also love 380 of Erin – she just looks beautiful . (Note: other faves: 417, 444, 457, 655, 006, 017)

Anything else you’d like to add:
Many thanks to our family and friends for their support and for helping us create many wonderful memories. And many thanks to Lindsay and HRM for such amazing photos to preserve all the wonderful memories!

VENDORS Ceremony Location : St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church  | Reception Location : Spirale Banquet Centre  | Cake : The Cupcakery  | Dress (designer and/or store) : Maggie Sottero  | Flowers/Decorator  Flowers: Nice Stems,  Centrepieces: Erin’s Mom smile  | Hair/Makeup : The Make-Up Team (TMUT)  | DJ : DJ Sweet P with Extreem DJ Entertainment

WEDDING SONGS: Processional : Parents and Bridal Party: There is Love (the Bride’s parents’ wedding song), Bride: Theme from The Notebook | Registry Signing: Sheep May Safely Graze | Recessional : Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring | Entrance : Bride/Groom: Jungle Boogie | First Dance : Groovy Kind of Love  | Parent Dances : Father/Daughter Dance: Dance with Me Daughter (Daughter of Mine); Mother/Son Dance: What a Wonderful World: Louis Armstrong  | Other: An ‘Oil Thigh’ for all the Queen’s Alumni – including the Bride smile

Favorite HRM picture from the day (and why?): Groom: (Note: other faves: 006, 017)

Favorite HRM picture from the day (and why?): Groom: I also love 380 of Erin – she just looks beautiful.

Favorite HRM picture from the day (and why?): Groom: (Note: other faves: 417-below right, 444- top right)

Favorite HRM picture from the day (and why?): Groom: Note: other faves:457 (below left)

Favorite HRM picture from the day (and why?):
Bride: I think it would be a toss-up between images 461(below)  and 467 (above)  – they capture us, our relationship, and just being ridiculously happy perfectly, but it’s like we don’t even know there’s anyone else there – just totally in the moment together. Groom: Definitely #461 in front of the greenhouse.

Favorite HRM picture from the day (and why?): Note: other faves:  655 (below)