My how time flies by. We're already into the middle of November, and I have finally found the time to share the beauty and excitement of Kai-Lii and Jared's Autumn wedding. Knowing that I had never shot a wedding before (not even as a second shooter), these two dear friends asked me to bring my journalistic style to their wedding to capture the day. How could I say no? I love these two people.
Their wedding took place at Hart House, the beautiful and historic student centre at the University of Toronto. Completed in 1919, the Gothic Revival design makes you feel like you're in a scene from Harry Potter.
The day began as the ladies pampered themselves at Green Beauty Salon in uptown Toronto. We spent a couple of hours together as they were transformed from their already beautiful selves into the stunning ladies you see below. I then headed back downtown to meet Jared and the boys at Axe and Hatchet in Yorkville and captured them getting ready before heading to the venue.
Mixed with Scottish and Estonian traditional elements, the ceremony, reception and food made for the most entertaining and fun wedding I had ever been to, including serving Estonian beer and the bride and groom being serenaded by the attendees after the ceremony.
Congratulations Kai-Lii and Jared, it was an amazing day and I can’t wait to see the next chapter of your lives unfold together.