This past weekend, Charlotte and I had the pleasure of photographing the refined, relaxed garden wedding of Toni and Owen. It was a casual affair, with perfect weather for such an occasion… gentle breezes and light scattered cloud cover to soften the light. Because Toni and Owen are such extensive travelers, their friends and family flew in from all over the world – LA, London, Chicago, Florida and elsewhere.
Charlotte arrived in the bridal suite to find Toni having the finishing touches done to her hair and makeup. I love this series of images shot through the bathroom door. The flourished wallpaper and guilded frame set the scene perfectly with that amazing halter gown Toni was wearing.
Toni’s father, Early reminded both of us of Richard Gere… he even had the charming personality to boot. Don’t they look great walking down the aisle!?
The ceremony took place at the Old Mill in Toronto. While we’ve photographed many many weddings there over the years, this was our first time shooting a ceremony in the Wedding Garden.
After the ceremony we had some fun shooting them in Owen’s classic car. How sweet is this shot of Charlotte’s?!
We took some nice relaxed candid photographs as we wandered up to their reception in the Garden Room. Again, we’ve shot many weddings at The Old Mill, but this was our first time photographing this room… and it was a real pleasure. The natural light was streaming through the windows, allowing Toni’s carefully planned wedding details be enjoyed by all.
As you can see, Toni has an incredible knack for event design. She runs a small wedding planning company which operates by referral only, so if you’re interested, give us a call and we’ll connect you with her.
As the sun began to set, we took a few more photos of the wedding party and stayed until the sun had set to capture the ambiance of the evening… don’t these hanging lights look incredible? Charlotte and I are sure to incorporate these into our reception.
Toni and Owen – Thank you sincerely for inviting us to be part of your special day. We had a wonderful time with you both and wish you all the very best in your married life together.