Hey everyone! We’re SO excited to share more of these two high school sweethearts’ wedding day with you all. What a day! We met Angie and Nick in the summer of 2017 shortly after they got engaged. On their NINE year anniversary of being a couple, Nick had it all planned; a ‘date day’ in downtown Toronto doing some of their favourite things. After watching a Jays game at the Rogers Centre, they headed for a romantic dinner. As their dessert arrived, Angie looked down at her plate to see the words, ‘Will You Marry Me?’. Nick then got down on his knee with a GORGEOUS engagement ring by the incredible Diamondboi, Nuno Rocha for his bride-to-be. We can just imagine Angie’s surprise, love and happy tears! What we would give to have been flies on the wall watching the happy engagement!
How do we even begin putting down into words how unforgettable this wedding experience was with this couple? Our first meeting was something we won’t forget: a HUGE snow storm hit Toronto that morning, we shared a common love for Jimmy’s Coffee and most of all because of all the laughing we did as we got to know one another.
Toronto’s famous landmark, The Old Mill, transports its visitors from a busy urban community to a tranquil and elegant ‘Europe’. In fact, its Founder’s vision was to create a Toronto suburb as ‘a little bit of England far from England’. Its architecture, secret gardens and intimate nooks make it a very special Toronto location for both engagements and weddings.
Junilo and I were contacted by Geraldine and André in September 2017 in regards to their 2019 Toronto wedding. The more we got to know each other over email, the more we realized how much the four of us had in common!! They were fellow Torontonians who, just like us, had the unforgettable opportunity to live in Europe. As in the case of Junilo, André followed 'his girl' abroad after Geraldine was accepted to study her Masters of Architecture in London, UK. In addition to their wedding photography, they were really interested in having engagement photos done as well; however, due to the distance they thought that the only way to arrange things was to book a wedding photographer for their Toronto wedding and have a local photographer document their UK story in some of their favourite spots in London. Coincidentally, Junilo and I were in the midst of booking a work trip to Spain for just around the end of the school year which was exactly when Geraldine thought they would like to book their engagement session! After working out the details of timing and logistics we agreed we would incorporate a quick stop in London on our way home from Spain.
On July 8, 2017 Patrick convinced Amber-Lee to join him into a photo booth. Little did Amber know as the camera took their pictures, Patrick had an engagement ring to ask for her hand in marriage. The camera captured the whole series of events...the surprise, joy, tears and love. Have you heard of anything more romantic?!?!
We met Kristen and Mike shortly after they got engaged in August 2017. We were completely taken by their story; after their first date (which lasted eight hours btw!), Kristen went home and told her mom and sister that she had met the man she was going to marry. Talk about a memorable first date! Three years later, Mike took Kristen to one of their favourite places, Niagara Falls, got down on one knee on a bridge facing the Falls and asked for Kristen's hand in marriage. We can only imagine Kristen's reaction as she is a person full of energy and love! She excitedly began planning her dream wedding for April 2018.
Paris and Jake, ultra photogenic with hearts of gold and senses of humour extraordinaire! Did we ever enjoy spending the day with them along with their friends and families. Right from our first meeting together, we knew exactly what they envisioned for their wedding day: an unforgettably fun time for all their guests at Niagara's historic wedding venue, Ball's Falls. Jake's family and friends were travelling all the way from British Columbia for the festivities and friends came from as far as Mexico; therefore, enjoying the day and making it memorable for all was fundamental! Enjoy the day they did!
One realizes how quickly time flies by when it feels like it was just yesterday that we were in Kensington Market, doing Sydney and Aaron's engagement session! We knew this would be a special day for all; family and friends came together from all over, Sydney's brother and sister-in-law had just arrived from abroad to celebrate and several close family members played a huge role in making it such a pretty event (including a custom cake made by Sydney's sister!).
These two. We can't say enough about their character, love and commitment to one another. Diana and Arturo met in 2016 while Diana was on holiday in Costa Rica. On her last night there, her and her friend were invited to Arturo's house by a friend who they had met during their time there. We guess you could say the rest of the story is...history ;) Coming from two people who know what it's like to date long distance, Junilo and I have tons of respect for the strength of character and determination it took to make a long distance relationship work.
Most would agree that it is quite easy to have an affinity for Europe; its culture, way of life, history and architecture make it incredibly easy to love. For Junilo and I, Europe holds special meaning to us as it was our home for eight years. Our photography style and inspiration is often drawn from our experience and years living there.