Jen & Sam, The Cathedral Centre Wedding

It’s been crazy busy for us from event shooting and to all the post editing work. But we’re excited, as we’ve been shipping them out to our awesome clients. I’m playing catch up this week on blogging a few weddings that we’ve captured recently – Starting with Jen and Sam.

We can’t speak for other photographers, but we love any new locations where we have not shot at before especially since we’ve been to almost every venue in Toronto over the past 8 years. Although it’s comfortable to know familiar grounds, it’s so exciting to use new space. For Jen and Sam’s wedding , The Cathedral Centre was a new space for us. I started off in the morning with Jen at the Thompson Hotel where she had a sweet spacious suite with all her girls. It was also fantastic as I was surrounded by familiar faces from Jen’s best friend Shirley to the always talented Patricia Make up artistry. A new first for me was Jen checking her logging into her work email in the morning - now that’s dedication =)

After everyone got ready, I called up Kevin to see where he was with the guys and of course they were already ready. We all met at U of T where Jen and Sam did their first reveal and then headed around the grounds with their rambunctious wedding party to take some fun pics. The ceremony was held at the Metropolitan United Church and the ceremony was perfect. The Church and the Cathedral Centre were within walking distance.. which is a refreshing first for us… as refreshing as lugging heavy gear around in a hot day can be.
The space was gorgeous at the Cathedral Centre and what was cool about the way they had the venue set up was the fact they didn’t go with a traditional sit down meal but wanted more of an open mingling environment for their guests. The night ended with awesome speeches, slideshows and SDE video.

Before we get to the pics that we have chosen to tell the story, I want to sincerely thank Kevin C for shooting this event with me. To Jen and Sam, thanks so much again for having us capture your amazing day. Here are some pics we chose to visually story tell your wedding day. Enjoy!

Your Friend, Leon
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Sundae and Stephen’s Wedding // Aurora

As some of you know I am an accountant and naturally I have an affinity to other accountants.   So this wedding was right in my comfort zone – geeky I know…but so true.   I started off the morning at Stephen’s best man’s house where the boys were getting ready and I was greeted by two large surprises.   One a Bentley Super Sport – sweet!!! And Two, one of the largest dogs I had ever seen.   Both beautiful in their own ways =).

One of the interesting parts of being an accountant is that we understand what each other have gone through when we chose this career.   You could see the understanding and love between Sundae and Stephen but the most interesting part was that Stephen’s parents have a similar romantic story.  Both these couples were developed at E&Y and as Stephen’s mom noted “the E&Y matchmaking service is still going strong”.

Congratulations to my fellow accountant’s =)

Gi

Stephen and Sundae are one of the kindest and nicest couple.  It has been great getting to know them throughout the year leading up to the big day.   When I walked in the house where Sundae was getting ready, it was awesome being cheerfully greeted by Stephen’s family.  I even got a great surprise when I saw Patricia doing Sundae’s make up as we got to work together in Hawaii a few months back.   You know that saying something old and something new for the wedding day… these two hands down win the award for the best items.   As Gi mentioned, Stephen and his best man showed up in a Bentley Supersports and Sundae rode in a Vintage Rolls Royce. Serious.

Their ceremony was both bright and beautiful with the wonderful weather and the love of this couple.  Another awesome surprise was seeing Pastor Pete who also joined us in Hawaii.  The reception went perfectly.  Kudos to the girls in the bridal party, you guys ROCKED dance floor with their surprise dance.    Before we visually story tell their day, I want to thank Jason Kuo for the giving us this warm intro from the get go (continued thanks for your support brother) and sincerest thanks to both Stephen and Sundae for having us on your awesome day.   Welcome back guys =)

Your Friend, Leon Chai

Make Up – Patricia Lee  www.patriciamakeupartistry.com

Venue – Oakview Terrance (www.oakviewterrace.com)

Church – Trinity Anglican Church,  Aurora (www.trinityaurora.ca)
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