Carolyn & Andrew's Love Story

I've never understood people who don't cry at weddings. It's a day filled with SO MANY emotions, you feel like you're going to burst if you don't let them out. My favourite thing about this wedding is that there was not a single dry eye in sight. The newlyweds, the bridal party, parents & family were all basically on the verge of tears the whole day, and it was phenomenal.

Andrew is the kind of guy who can make just about anybody laugh. He's a complete goofball, and always the wittiest in the room. Usually I am the one cracking jokes during engagement sessions and formal portraits to make everyone laugh, but Andrew basically did that for me. And no one laughs harder at his jokes than Carolyn. These two seem like they're made for each other, and, along with their kitty Monty, make the most adorable little family ever.

The wedding day began with some getting ready photos at Carolyn's parents place in Thornhill. I was so excited to learn that Carolyn's ancestors are from Lithuania too! It's always amazing to meet people from the same little country as you all the way across the world! We popped some champagne with the bridesmaids before getting her all dressed and ready. Her eyes started welling up with excitement while I was finishing up the bridal portraits.

We then took the limo to Shouldice Hospital in Thornhill, ON, for their first look. I could tell Andrew was nervous cause he couldn't stop making jokes while we were waiting for Carolyn to walk up. When they first saw each other, they immediate fell into each other's arms and held each other so close, both me and Adrienne shed a sweet little tear for the couple. We took some stunning portraits of the family, bride and groom as well as bridal party at Shouldice before heading to the venue for the ceremony.

The ceremony & reception were held at Bayview Village Loft Events, a brand new space in Toronto that I absolutely LOVED because of the convenient location and the decor is so modern and cool! As the officiant was pronouncing the happy couple as married, I looked over to the bridesmaids who were ALL wiping away happy tears. Guests were invited to have drinks and enjoy hors d'ourves on the wrap around balcony while we took family photos and then sneaked away to take a a couple of very quick portraits of just Andrew & Carolyn.

During reception the couple's closest and dearest shared funny, happy, emotional and sometimes embarrassing stories while we all enjoyed a lovely meal, and once the dancing started Andrew was the first to get on the dj decks and spin some sick tunes.

Thank you so much Carolyn & Andrew for trusting me to photograph your wedding and keeping me laughing ALL.DAY.LONG!


  • Park Photos - Shouldice Hospital, Thornhill, ON
  • Ceremony & Reception - Bayview Village Loft Events
  • Wedding Planner - Weddings By Alexandra
  • Makeup - Leah Marie Makeup
  • Hair - Hair Envy Creative Designs
  • Florals - Burlap & Lace
  • Limo - Exotica Limo
  • Cartoon Portrait (Carolyn's Gift) - Jade Morin
  • Officiant - Lainie Magidsohn
  • Cake - Amanda Daguanno
  • DJ - 3 Sounds Entertainment
  • Lighting - Epiq Vision
  • Second Shooter - Adrienne Elkerton
residential grey house with green yard
wedding dress hung in window of a dark bedroom
close up of wedding dress hung on custom bridal hanger
wedding details, bridal shoes, invitation, jewelry and bouquet on a wicker hamper
bouquet on round wicker hamper
bride having her makeup done, back of her hair and makeup artist
bride looking into hand mirror and smiling
bride and bridesmaids in colourful robes popping champagne in backyard
close up of pouring champagne
bride and bridesmaids in colourful robes holding champagne and laughing in backyard
bride holding her wedding dress in window
bridesmaids in burgundy dresses helping bride into her wedding dress against the window
bride laughing as she is getting put into her wedding dress
close up of bridesmaid buttoning up wedding dress in thornhill
mother of bride helping bride put on her jewelry against the window
bride smiling while putting on her wedding earrings
bride holding her burgundy and pink bouquet and looking out of the window
bride sitting in living room chair and opening her groom's letter
bridesmaids and parents of the bride with bride smiling in backyard
grooms details in hotel room
close up of groom tying shoelace on his brown wedding shoes
groom putting on his watch against city skyline
groom wearing blue suit and purple tie looking out window
groom in blue suit opening his gift
groom looking at a cartoon portrait of him and his fiance
mother of groom in blue dress helping with boutonniere
shouldice hospital bride walking up to groom for first look
bride tapping groom on the shoulder from behind in toronto
groom smiling and going in for a hug with the bride
bride and groom hugging and crying in toronto
bride and groom wiping away tears after first look in park
groom looking at bride throwing her veil in park
bride and groom holding hands and smiling in park toronto
blonde bride smiling at her bouquet of burgundy and pink flowers
bride and groom close up kissing with veil flowing in the wind in park
groom holding brides wedding dress and veil, looking at each other and laughing
groom in blue suit hugging bride from behind
bride and groom snuggling in apple orchard shouldice hospital thornhill
bride and groom in front of white building with columns and trees on either side shouldice hospital thornhill
bride and groom sitting on bench in park and snuggling
bride and groom holding plaque of relative that passed away on park bench
close up of bride and groom kissing wedding hairstyle braid greenery in toronto
bridal party looking at each other and laughing in park
bride and groom with family in front of white building shouldice hospital wedding
reception entrance set up, gold sign and signing table in wooden industrial room village loft events
cards table with black felt sign and guest signing book with gold accents wedding
baby picture hung up on wire in industrial wedding venue toronto
groom group hugging groomsmen before ceremony
groom waiting for bride to walk down the aisle with his groomsmen
bride walking down aisle with both parents and holding a bouquet of burgundy and pink flowers
bride and groom holding hands at the altar with light installation above indoor ceremony
bride looking at groom and smiling with bridesmaids behind her during wedding ceremony
mother of bride sitting in audience and laughing during ceremony
bride and groom first kiss hexagonal wedding arch with greenery indoors
bride and groom and officiant with blue hair sign the wedding register toronto
bride pulling a face while groom looks at her and smiles with brick wall behind
bride and groom celebrate walking down aisle with guests clapping indoors ceremony toronto
bayview village loft events bride and groom during sunset walking and laughing
bride laughing and pointing at grooms ring finger
village loft events bayview sheppard reception set up
close up of table number on vynil record musical wedding
close up of wedding decor candle and greenery table runner head table
head table with floral arch behind them
bridesmaid laughing during funny speech wedding
mother of bride making a speech with head table behind her
steak wedding reception meal dinner bayview village loft events
bride laughing and groom covering his face reception best man speech
bride and groom cutting small white simple cake
black cut out cake topper with bride and groom in the background
bride and groom first dance hugging close in industrial loft event space
four bridesmaids crying and holding tissues during first dance
guests throw confetti on bride and groom who are surprised at reception
bride and groom slow dance during reception
bride and groom dj during wedding reception
wedding guests dancing during reception
wedding guests dancing during reception
wedding guests dancing during reception