An Opulent Wedding at The Liberty Grand

As a newly engaged couple, Dave and I are in the process of figuring out all of our plans and realizing how much work actually goes into planning a wedding. We have a new appreciation for our couples that put together a seamless, gorgeous wedding day full of beauty and elegance. Tina and Barry had one of those weddings. Every detail was done to perfection and their day was the picture class and refinement.

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We started off the day at Tina’s home in Toronto’s beautiful Mount Pleasant. We arrived and the house was buzzing with food, friends and relatives. I took a few moments to photograph the dress, rings and flowers while Dave covered the photojournalism of the guests. I have to say I took so many photos of Tina & Barry’s wedding rings. I loved shooting the cute little Birk’s bell that held Tina’s engagement ring, so pretty.

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Tina’s parents were so happy to see their little girl looking so beautiful on her wedding day. They were so proud of her and all of her accomplishments, you could just see the love they have for her.

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Dave and I love shooting the photojournalism aspect of each and every wedding. As Tina was getting into the Rolls Royce a big gust of wind came along and caught Tina’s veil – click – got it!

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The ceremony was beautiful and full of advice and kind words for the couple. I absolutely loved the music through out the wedding, it was very powerful and full of meaning.

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The weather was mixed on the day, rain, sunshine, and brewing clouds. We started out the morning with a thundershower which had us all a bit nervous, oddly enough when we headed to the ceremony the clouds dissipated and the sunshine came out in full force. It was so lovely for everyone to congratulate the couple with the warmth of the sun shining down on them. But when the clouds rolled in again it did make for some amazing pictures. What a perfect day for a wedding!

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When we arrived to The Liberty Grand where Tina & Barry held their wedding reception, we wanted to take the wedding pictures right away so they could enjoy the reception. While we were doing the couples photo shoot, a few of the little girls peeked in on us photographing the newlywed bride and groom. It was so cute, I went around the corner and snapped a few shots while they were sneaking a glimpse of the new bride. Little girls are so sweet, you just know that they’re daydreaming of the day they get to dress up like a princess and be as beautiful as Tina 🙂

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The Liberty Grand is such an opulent wedding venue. We are so lucky in Toronto, we have so many beautiful locations for wedding receptions. When it came to their wedding, Tina & Barry did not miss a single detail. From the gorgeous floral arrangements to the delectable desserts it felt like a fairy tale wedding.

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As we were photographing the bride and groom we whisked outside for a few shots and wanted to play with the large columns and clouds overhead. I just love the richness of the architecture of The Liberty Grand, what a perfect spot for a wedding.

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This was sooo cute! As the couple enjoyed their first dance together, the relatives tossed coins as they danced. All of the children ran to the floor and gathered up the loot! So adorable 🙂

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Thanks so much to Tina & Barry for having us along to photography your wedding day! It was a gorgeous event at The Liberty Grand and we had an amazing time with you all.

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