Every now and then someone will ask Dave and I “Who will shoot your wedding?” We usually reply “Hmmm, we just planned on shooting it ourselves, what else would we do… wink, wink!” As much fun as it could be, we just won’t be able to be the photographers on our wedding day! If there is one thing for sure, our standards are pretty high in the wedding photo department. We’ll certainly have a hard time choosing between the amazing wedding photographers we have in mind. I guess some of the same feelings went for Pam and Ian when it came to their wedding. Pam is an absolutely incredible wedding planner that was based out of London, England. When they were planning their wedding here in Toronto, the couple knew they had some amazing ideas but would need some assistance to bring them to life. Currie Ross was their wedding planner/eyes and ears here Toronto while they were living in London and Currie put us in touch with bride and groom to be.
As we chatted with Currie about the the amazing Jewish wedding that was planned it almost felt like we had slipped out of reality for a moment. This was by far the most original and unique wedding we had heard of yet. We were captivated by all of the ethereal and spectacular plans for the event. Keep reading you’ll see what I mean!
An intimate wedding ceremony took place in Pam and Ian’s beautiful home. The garden was filled with music, champagne the chit chat of friends and family. A tent shaded the guests from the sun and the gorgeous chuppah made of floral arrangements greeted the bride and groom at the end of the aisle. When I was told about the tradition of the chuppah I thought it was so lovely and meaningful… It signifies that both bride and groom are joining as one under the same roof.
Pam and Ian are always keeping each other laughing and full of smiles. You can see the joy and emotion they felt during their wedding vows. Weddings are such a wonderful time in peoples lives, we’re so happy that it’s our job to document all of these joyful moments!
No Jewish wedding would be complete with out the traditional breaking of the glass!! Mazel tov!!
Isn’t this such a cute shot, Pam trying to find her way out of the veil for their kiss. You can see how much fun they were having, what a great couple!
As friends and family enjoyed wedding day Hors’ Dourves, pastries, crepes, cakes, and many other delectable treats, we stole the newlyweds away for a few quick shots. You can see they are still glowing from the excitement from the ceremony.
The intimate garden ceremony was full of gorgeous wedding day details. You could tell that every floral arrangement was designed with finesse and care.
At last, the grand wedding reception! The next day, celebrations continued at The Toronto School of Circus Arts. The plan for the evening was unlike anything we could ever dream of. Full of excitement, entertainment and surprise!
The event had three national themes… Canadian, British and South African. It was nice to see the marriage between the three countries designed into one opulent wedding reception. Pam and Ian now live in Canada, but lived in London and fell in love with the city and being South African by birth wanted to incorporate their roots. What an amazing idea, and it was incredible how they brought it all together.
Acrobats swung from the ceiling offering Champagne to the guests below.
So much entertainment and so much for the senses! Take a look at the British themed room on the left… Can you believe performers were bathing in bath tubs of chocolate, how cool is that!?!
I love the wedding cake design as well. Each tier had the wedding theme incorporated. Canadian, British and South African… I love the darling little elephant on the bottom tier :).
Remember what I was saying about details… Check out the “LOVE” podiums!
The night was filled with live music, dancing and performances. What a spectacular event!
Pure wedding day bliss, I love this shot of Pam having the time of her life on her wedding day. That’s how it should be for every bride!
Pam and Ian look so happy and in love as they listened to the wedding speeches together. You can see the emotion in their eyes. So sweet.
The kids performances got a giggle out of mom and dad, so cute!
What a way to celebrate the love of marriage, life, friends and family. They really blew us away, what an evening!
Here’s to Pam and Ian for one fantastic wedding and reception. So much love, laughter and fun! We want to wish you both the very best and enjoy this amazing new chapter in your lives. A very special thanks to Claudia Hung for her help with the wedding reception, great work Claudia!