This past October Donya and Richard had their wonderful intimate wedding at the elegant Sassafraz restaurant downtown Toronto.
They saw each other for the first time that day in the lobby of the lovely Victoria hotel downtown and then we headed to Sassafraz for the ceremony.
It rained that day but they did not seem to mind. We still had a few photos taken outside around Yorkville and then decided to hop on a cab and go to the Novotel hotel for more fun. People there were extremely accommodating and allowed us to shoot inside. We took advantage of their modern interior and incorporated a lot of colour into our collection. We had lots of laughs and simply played around. On the way back I left my hat in a Beck cab and the kind driver came to my home next day to give it back to me. It feels so good whenever one comes across good deeds. Makes the heart expand
This is the kind of day we had together. I also really enjoyed myself with the kitchen staff at Sassafraz (have to say, everybody there is so professional and friendly!) and took photos while they were plating their wonderful, super tasty dishes.
I should also mention the couple’s guests: what a nice crowd! Friendly, caring, entertaining and more!
Donya and Richard, hope your fantastic honeymoon in Argentina is fabulous and can’t wait to hear your stories! Congratulations and may you enjoy lots and lots of travels!
Iranian weddings are intricate and rich in meaning. I have always been fascinated with the Sofreh (the display used during the Iranian ceremony) which holds together items that symbolize love, abundance, a sweet life, fertility. It is a beautiful way for the couple to be wished well and sent off on their new journey.
Yasmine and Reza have minutely and elaborately chosen the details for their big day. Starting with the colourful rooms at the Park Hyatt for their getting ready photos and ending with the reception held at the quaint Arta Gallery located in the Distillery District. All in all, the day has been colourful, eventful, emotional. And filled with a lot of high energy.
Their guests greeted the couple with a lot of clapping and singing which made the ceremony feel even more festive. The rhythms were truly exhilarating.
The reception that followed was lots of fun, with nice surprises the couple had reserved for their guests. A joy to witness!
Yasmine and Reza, congratulations to you and may your new life together be nothing short of sweet and abundant!
Melissa and Mark decided to hold their wedding ceremony and reception at the chic King Edward hotel downtown Toronto. I love it when everything is so close by, it always makes for a more relaxed day. This way I got to spend some time with both the girls and boys and had some fun in the area. I mentioned before how much I love photographing downtown Toronto. And no matter how many times this happens, I still end up being surprised by the textures, colours and corners around. This was the case on such a lovely October day and I think the photos below will speak for themselves.
Melissa and Mark, it was great being with you on your day and I wish you much happiness together! Hug, Manuela & Co.
Heather and Oren chose a stylish, elegant venue for their wedding celebrations. I love photographing downtown Toronto and The Rosewater is simply an excellent choice for a venue. It is modern, artsy, trendy. I recommend it for all the couples still searching for a great place to hold both their ceremony and reception at. No travel needed, everything is nearby, photo opportunities are plenty. The couple got ready at the great King Edward hotel just across the street, so the day unfolded really smoothly and comfortably.
Heather and Oren, thank you very much for allowing us to document your story, hope the images below will help you remember how beautiful your day was. Big hug, Manuela & Co.