Maya is a close friend of my cousin’s that I have known for many years and it was a real treat to there to photograph her big day! I loved how she kept things simple but still oh so elegant and fun! This couple has been together for a very long time and it was amazing to see how no matter what was going on, the second they looked at each other they both just relaxed! Congrats Maya & Matt!
– Heather (Toronto Ontario Wedding Photography)
Describe the vision/theme you had for your wedding in 5 words or less: Simplicity: Friends, food, fun!
What are you favorite memories of your wedding day? Looking out during our speeches to see a room full of our favourite people. Nothing compares to that moment (oh, and for me, the bride: seeing the groom at the end of the aisle, my very best friend waiting for me. I was instantly at ease).
Best wedding related decision: Hiring the St. Royals! They were fantastic. The dance room was packed all night long and the full band made for such an amazing atmosphere!
Favourite detail: The beautiful gifts my mom handmade for everyone.
Advice for future brides & grooms: For the happy couple: make sure to make the wedding your own. It’s your day. For brides: EAT!
Would you change anything if you could do it all over again? Yes, just one small thing… I would have forced myself to eat something. (Note from Heather: I second this advice! I didn’t eat anything on my wedding day either and lets just say a lot of wine + nerves + no food is a bad mix! You crash hard, early!)
Best surprise of the day: The weather! The skies opened up beautifully right for our ceremony and the rain didn’t come crashing down until the very end of the night. Thanks nature!
Anything else you’d like to add: A HUGE thank you to HRM photography for capturing our day so beautifully! We couldn’t have asked for more!
VENDORS: Ceremony Location: Old Mill Inn (Toronto) | Reception Location: Old Mill Inn (Toronto) | Officiant (if not a church ceremony) – Rev. Trimble at the Old Mill. He was fantastic! | Cake: Dufflets… with beautiful polka dots that matched our invites. | Dress (designer and/or store): Pronovias from Beckers. | Hair/Makeup: Makeup – Melissa DeBartelo… amazing! | DJ: The St. Royals (live band – amazing!)
My family (by blood and by choice!) Lindsay photographed all my cousin’s weddings (on the left) and will be photographing my good friends Ian & Amanda’s wedding (on right) in July!
Favorite HRM picture from the day (and why?): 275 is my absolutely favourite shot of us that day. It perfectly captures just how happy we were. As the bride, my personal favourite is 438. It is the most perfect picture of my incredible groom, so handsome and happy; how I love this man! (below)
My cousin Kate and her friend Amanda made all the fabulous fascinators worn in the photo below!
Awesome wedding band – the St. Royals!