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