I was so excited for this wedding. Not only was it the first one of 2015, it was with a bride & family who I have gotten to know over many years. Plus they had a new venue for me – the fabulous Steam Whistle Brewery, downtown Toronto, a spectacular church that I hadn’t been to either and to top it all off, it was a beautiful, sunshiney day.
The day started at the fabulous Intercontinental Hotel. And LOVE was certainly there. I saw it as soon as I met up with the groom. A little tear in his eye after reading a note from the bride. The bride & family & friends were treated to the Presidental Suite! I was greeted by all those pretty dresses hanging in the windows. Don’t you love those creme and pink dresses? Curling irons rolling, hair spray flying and champagne chilling! A note arrives from the groom and all the girls gathered around to watch. Giggles & tears. Ahhh, I’m such a sucker for a wedding day. I never tire of it.
The church was UH-mazing. St. Paul’s Basilica. Stunning. Perfectly suited to Candace & Andrew. We headed to the Distillery District for a few pictures after, but wow that wind was channelling thru those buildings! We headed off to the Brewery for a little downtime, got warmed up and took a few more pictures in Roundhouse Park where we took some picture with some very handsome mounted police! One of them even offered his horse to Candace. This was a very emotional moment for her, as she always wanted wedding photos with her horse! So it wasn’t hers, but she still got to hug a horse in her beautiful gown Thank you to that wonderful police officer. You really put another lovely hilight in her day.
So it was my first time at the Steam Whistle. I must say, what a great place for a wedding. Kind of an outside, back yard style and GREAT FOOD! I mean, GREAT FOOD! Can I say that again? Great Food! I would so recommend this place for any bride. Huge area for cocktails & reception, separate area for dinner and you can have tours of the brewery. And places for pictures too! It was simply COOL. It was a great night with, as I said, a fabulous meal, some hilarious speeches! I wish I could remember your name, friend of the groom in the pretty red & white dress, you were hilarious. Need more of you at weddings! Candace, I’ve watched your family party and what a hoot they are and wondered how Andrew’s family would be. Then I saw the vodka flow. I knew what the rest of the night would be like.
It was a wonderful evening. Thank you, Candace & Andrew for having me photograph your wedding day. It was truly an honour.
The DJ didn’t believe me when I said things will get crazy when he plays Meatloaf’s, Paradise by the Dashboard Light. I’ve watched it danced to before by this family and I knew the floor would be shakin’ and quite a show going on! DJ Floh Back Productions was a fantastic DJ and I would highly recommend them in Toronto area.