A Casa Loma Wedding

First things first, this blog post is going to be a biggy!! So get ready for one gorgeous wedding at one of Toronto’s most elegant wedding locations, Casa Loma.

Some of you may recognize Dan & Melissa’s Muskoka engagement session on the blog – so you can likely guess that their wedding was going to be pretty glamorous!

When we arrived at Melissa’s parents house we we’re led to one of the the bedrooms to see her vintage gown hanging by the window.. a pretty breath taking first impression. When I say this gown is vintage, it’s not trying to be vintage, it’s literally from 1958… just like the Bentley Melissa rode to her wedding ceremony. She picked up this whimsical gown in Toronto’s Yorkville shopping district.

Look at this amazing shoes to match Melissa’s vintage gown. They are limited edition, hand made shoes… Pretty sweet.

Melissa’s mother, Vinette was close at hand throughout the day to help her daughter with her preparations. Their relationship was obviously very close.

As Melissa finished getting dressed we couldn’t help but think she looked a lot like a princess.

The next photo of the bride leaving for the wedding ceremony is of my favourites from the wedding day. Charlotte always seems to get the most dramatic shots!

Charlotte yet again rocked one of the most dramatic and bold images as Melissa was helped out of the Bentley by her brides maids.. Don’t you love this angle on Casa Loma?! So cool.

Before heading inside to prepare for the ceremony we took a few photos of Melissa and her stunning bridesmaids… I love how perfectly their dresses tie in with the wedding. So glamorous.

This next shot had such a photo-journalistic feel and is such a dramatic angle from Casa Loma’s front entrance. Tying the knot in a real castle is so romantic don’t you think?

Melissa waited in the bridal suite as the guests arrived and were seated in Casa Loma’s Conservatory.

The flower girls were so cute walking down the aisle.

Love these two images as Dan and Melissa see each other for the first time.

The light in the Conservatory was soft, romantic and perfect for photographs. You just can’t beat an amazing venue like Casa Loma.

After a heartfelt ceremony in the Conservatory the couple went outside and to everybody’s surprise they released some beautiful doves!

We had a chance to get some really fun wedding party photos before rolling into a short session with the bride and groom.

The Casa Loma grounds provide such an elegant and romantic setting for wedding photography… especially when the couple are feeling the love like Dan and Melissa 🙂

The wedding reception took place in the Casa Loma Library. As you can see the details were glamorous yet understated and suited the historical room beautifully.

As the wedding party entered the library for the reception Dan and Melissa had their first dance as man and wife… and it was magical.

The father daughter dance started with a slow waltz and pretty quickly turned into a remix! Hilarious : )

The dance floor opened and the party was in full swing by the time we left. Congratulations Dan & Melissa – We’re so glad you had us along to capture your special day!