My first meeting with Maria and Tim was back in January. By the time we had all finished our coffees, I had heard the sweet story of how they met (I’m a real sucker for those stories), seen a photo of Maria’s dress, and made the most inappropriate joke of all time (which they graciously let pass). But back to their meeting. Tim was working at the merch table for his friends’ band, which happened to be touring the prairie town where Maria is from. After their first date, Tim told his friends “She’s going to be my girlfriend. Maria told hers “I’m going to marry him.”
Fast forward to their vintage-glam celebration in Toronto’s Distillery District. These two are such a delightful compliment to each other that it was a pleasure to be a part of their special day. The band that Tim was shilling t-shirts and cds for back when he met Maria is Crush Luther, and Luther himself was Tim’s best man. During the ceremony at Arta Gallery, he performed a song he had written specially for Tim and Maria. Other highlights of the day included Maria’s nine-foot veil (seriously, the girl looks like she stepped out of a 1930’s movie!), Tim’s champagne debacle, a hilarious bridal party, the most beautiful Rolls Royce, and a delicious dinner at The Boiler House. Tim and Maria, (Stream and Tornado), I wish you all the best in what will continue to be your awesome life together.
I’m sure it won’t come as a surprise when I say that I love wedding blogs. I find it so inspiring to see what everyone else is doing, brides and photographers alike. Most of the lovely sites I follow are based in the States, so the vendors are usually American, and it’s sunny all the time. (Just kidding about that last part, though there do seem to be an awful lot of sunny southern weddings making their way around the blogosphere these days!)
Anyways, I was so happy to hear that there’s a new wedding blog in town, and it’s Toronto-based! UschiandKay.com launched this week, and I’m honoured that the first Real Wedding is one of mine!
Goh and Laura’s bicycle-themed City Hall wedding is so sweet (and so purely Toronto!); I’m thrilled to see it featured on Uschi and Kay’s homepage today. Can’t wait to watch this site grow!
Chilly autumn winds didn’t fluster this couple as they got married on the shores of Lake Simcoe, Ontario. Heather is a painter, and James is a jazz musician, and they pooled their creative resources for a dreamy DIY wedding a few weeks ago.
Heather and James planned to the last detail to ensure that their guests were well cared for. Family and friends sipped hot apple cider as Heather and James exchanged vows under a picnic shelter in Jacksons Point. The ceremony was followed by a cozy buffet under lanterns and, naturally, some fantastic music. (Groomsbabe Katie DuTemple performed an original song for the couple, and the cocktail band was nothing short of superb!) Guests ate, and drank, and danced, and danced, and danced….
Congratulations, Heather and James. I’m happy it all came together so wonderfully!
Flowers: Bud & Bloom
Pies: Madeleines, Cherry Pie & Ice Cream
Cupcakes: Sweet Grace & Co.
Jane and Luke live two blocks away from each other uptown, and work a two blocks from each other downtown. But it wasn’t until Jane trained for a marathon a few years ago that these two found each other. (Now they run together.)
I met with them earlier this year in Jane’s home, I immediately got the sense that they are two hardworking, intelligent, and kind people who really, really love each other. What more can you ask for?
Their wedding ceremony took place in a Toronto condo belonging to friends, with champagne and speeches following. Since both Jane and Luke work downtown, it seemed fitting to have a portrait session with the cows in the TD Centre Plaza. [Trivia: the cows are a sculpture entitled “The Pasture”, by Canadian sculptor Joseph Farfad.] They then met their guests for a sumptuous dinner at George on Queen Street.
Congratulations, Jane and Luke!