Thursday, December 20, 2012

Vietnamese Lao Cambodian Wedding at Kariya Park Mississauga

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Wedding at Parkwood Estate and Gardens Oshawa, Tosca Banquet Hall

We are extremely excited to feature an amazing wedding we had the greatest pleasure to photograph this summer in Parkwood Estates! What a magnificent location to say "I do". Parkwood is a National Historic Site and its beauty and history provided a stunning backdrop for film work, including the ‘X-men’ and ‘Hollywoodland’ with Ben Affleck.
But let's get back to our beautiful and bubbly bride. She was getting ready at the Holiday Inn at Whitby and one of the first details that stroke us was a very unique bridal bouquet that was composed of white calla lilies and... feathers! More details on
Shhh... while the bride is getting her make-up and hair done, a sneak peek at her sleeveless A-line wedding dress, asymmetrically dropped waistline with side beaded motif. Ah, to die for.

Look at these smiles - bridesmaids and the bride look stunning with their couture feathered hair pieces and glamorous bouquets!
We couldn't resist but capture this fun moment - the process of opening the champagne bottle. We can still remember the laughs.
Then parents arrived. What an emotional moment it was. This is why we love shooting weddings - it allows us to capture something so precious, words cannot describe.
Now, aren't you curious to see what the groom was up to all this time? He was getting ready!
This is serious business - shirt, cufflinks, tie and tuxedo are on. Last glimpse in the mirror: hairstyle is perfect. Time to head to the Parkwood Estates to pick up his princess-bride!
Our lovebirds chose the perfect spot to get married. We’ve been so lucky to shoot at this visually stunning and charming place.
The ceremony took place at the Sunken Garden.

The father walked his daughter down the aisle accompanied by soft music played by the musicians.

Congratulations, newlyweds! We are so happy for you!
We headed to the Parkwood Estates grounds to take formal pictures of the bridal party.
And then the "create your own pose" shots. This gang was a bunch of comedians with a mix of competitiveness. We don't know how they came up with these crazy stunts, but can only say that we had an amazing time!

We stole the newlyweds away from their guests for a little bit to capture some romantic portraits.

Can you tell they love their sunglasses? What we love about candid photography is that it captures true personalities.

Voilà! To say that our bride is a princess is an understatement!
On the way to the wedding reception we stopped by the couple's special place on Lake Ontario. A combination of water and stones makes it the perfect spot for Wedding photography.
We are at the wedding reception venue - Tosca Banquet Hall in Oshawa. To complete the wedding feather theme - a yummy Wedding Cupcake tower and elegant ostrich feather centerpieces!
Capturing the menu of the Wedding reception is no less important than the first dance. We are certain that our bride and groom put a lot of thought into food and snacks as it was delicious.
First dance as husband and wife... it's first everything for you guys on your wedding day and that is what makes it so emotional.
Dancing the night away! Guests are celebrating with our lovely couple their beginning of life together!
These beautiful wedding bands were especially designed for the couple.
We are thrilled to have captured this amazing wedding!

Julie's Gallery Photography at the Canada's Bridal Show, January 6-8, 2012

We are so happy that we had the opportunity to meet in person so many great couples, beautiful brides, their families and friends that came to the Canada's Bridal Show! It's been an amazing experience for us. Don't hesitate to ask us questions, we especially recommend to book a personal, no obligation consultation with us.
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Wedding Receptions venues in Toronto

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Tel: 416-260-8000
955 Lakeshore Blvd. W.
Toronto, ON M6K 3B9

A reception at the Atlantis Pavilion is perfect for the fairy-tale wedding. Through the luxurious floor-to-ceiling windows, you get a panoramic view of Lake Ontario and the Toronto skyline. With seating of up to 450 guests, you will certainly have a royal ball.

Tel: 416-264-2337
7 Brimley Rd.
Scarborough, ON M1M 3W3

For the romantic at heart, Bluffers Park Restaurant is the destination for you. With over 400 acres of gorgeous parkland and the public beach at the base of the scenic Scarborough Bluffs, you will forget that you are still in the city. The Glass Solarium, outdoor deck, dance floor and wall-to-wall windows will have you and your guests swept away.

Tel: 416-585-4340
33 Gerrard St. W.,
Toronto, ON M5G 1Z4

The perfect medium between a mini get-away and a city reception would be the Chelsea Beach Weddings. The location is at the Chelsea Beach, a designated area on the beautiful Centre Island. The staff at the Delta Hotel will work with you to organize your special day at the beach, perform the ceremony with their on-site registered Wedding Officiant, transport your guests to and from the island, and help you coordinate the reception at the hotel. Planning will be a breeze.

Tel: 416-585-4340
33 Gerrard St. W.
Toronto, ON M5G 1Z4
The Delta Chelsea Hotel has a variety of Wedding packages to choose from. You can customize your day with whatever budget you have in mind. With quality food and professional service, you wedding will be elegant and tasteful.

Tel: 416-216-2140
234 Bay Street
Toronto, Ontario
For a classic touch of vintage glam, the Design Exchange is the perfect setting for your special day. With the dramatic 40-foot Grand Staircase, warm wood and cool marble surrounding, your guests will be blown away by the picture perfect venue.

Tel: 416-485-5900
400 Eglinton Ave. W.
Toronto, ON M5N 1A2

A historical landmark that used to be the Eglinton Theatre has been restored to its classic beauty of 1936. Perfect for entertaining is their spectacular ballroom. A private ceremony and Kosher cuisine is available upon request.

Tel: 416-263-3290
200 Princes’ Boulevard, Exhibition Place
Toronto, Ontario M6K 3C3

Situated in the historical Exhibition Place, is Fountainblu. The venue offers a unique ambiance for whatever event you are hosting. Whether it’s chic and modern or classic and luxurious, Fountainblu can help you achieve the wedding of your dreams.

Tel: 416-299-0077
2155 McNicoll Ave.
Toronto, ON

The Grand Baccus features a range of layouts and menus. Staff are eager to help you plan your big day. For a formal or informal occasion, their exceptional service will be sure to make your day lasting and memorable.

Tel: 416-364-6999
1 Yonge Street, Suite 104
Toronto, ON M5E 1E5

Styled after a Mississippi River Boat, the River Gambler offers affordable all-inclusive Wedding packages for scenic cruises of the Toronto Harbour. Your guests will be on board with this fun idea. With the largest open deck dance floor on the water, be prepared to dance the night away.

Tel: 416-287-7000
130 Old Kingston Rd.
Toronto, ON

Situated only 30-minutes from the heart of Downtown Toronto, is the charming Miller Lash House. With stunning architecture and lush gardens, your wedding will be spectacular. Staff will help you coordinate garden ceremonies and tented receptions for up to 220 of your honoured guests.

Tel: 416-218-3866
3 Park Home Avenue
Toronto, Ontario M2N 6L3
Weddings at Novotel are handled with care. Their experienced planners will help you coordinate all your important details: flowers, music, cake delivery, gourmet dinner, seating arrangements and invitations, just to name a few. Because this venue is also a hotel, staff will be sure to make your out-of-town guests feel at ease so that they can fully enjoy your special day.

Tel: 416-548-8100
1 King Street West
Toronto, ON M5H 1A1

One King West Hotel & Residence was originally built in 1914 and presently features 12 impeccably restored rooms, including the Grand Banking Hall. The two-story ornate ceilings, gold leaf coffered designs, Corinthian columns, and floor-to-ceiling cathedral windows will have you and your guests in marvel.

Tel: 416-261-7227
3474 Kingston Rd.
Scarborough, ON M1M 1R5

This family owned and operated business is experienced with hosting fabulous weddings. There are two ballrooms to choose from, each seating 300 guests. The wedding consultants will work with you to customize menus and ensure that you received excellent value.

Tel: 416-391-5888
888 Don Mills Rd.
Toronto, ON M3C 1V6

Situated just minutes from Downtown Toronto and major highways, Spirale Banquet and Convention Centre is an exceptional choice for your Wedding venue. With three luxurious banquet rooms, you can select the one that reflects your personality. Whether it’s for 100 or 1000 guests, the staff at Spirale will make your day extraordinary.

Tel: 416-366-4228 ext.506
150 King St. West, 27th Floor
Toronto, ON M5H 1J9
For a classic and sophisticated wedding, St. Andrew’s Club and Conference Centre is your destination. An outstanding view of Toronto’s landmarks and Lake Ontario can be enjoyed from the 27th floor. Make your day a stunning one, at this unsurpassed venue.

Tel: (416) 231-3393
1668 Islington Ave
Toronto, Ontario M9A 3M9

For an intimate wedding, St. George’s Gold and Country Club is ideal. The timeless 1920s Clubhouse offers panoramic views of the 18th green and Toronto cityscape. With gourmet cuisines and fantastic amenities, this enchanted venue will leave you and your guests breathless.

Tel: 416-532-2782
One Snooker St. (formerly 38 Hanna Ave.)
Toronto, ON M6K 1G1

For a unique experience, with eclectic furnishing and fine cuisine, The Academy of Spherical Arts is the outstanding. With high ceilings, soft lit candles and art-filled walls, you and your guests will be captivated under this truly romantic ambiance.

Tel: 416-532-2803
1225 Lakeshore Blvd. W.
Toronto, ON M6K 3C1

The chalet-styled venue is a desirable location for your special day. With the stunning view of the Lake Ontario as your backdrop, there is little more to ask for. The staff at The Argonauts Rowing Club will ensure that your night is filled with good food, drinks and service.

Tel: 416-487-3841
2075 Bayview Avenue
Toronto, ON M4N 3M5

The Estates of Sunnybrook is comprised of three mansions: McLean House, Vaughan Estate and the Coach House. On 40 acres of magnificent landscape and secluded grounds, your special day will be elegant and one to be remembered for years to come.

Tel: 416-236-2641
21 Old Mill Rd.
Toronto, ON M8X 1G5

This venue is home to 16 distinctively decorated function rooms, including a 16th Century chapel and the Old Mill Inn Wedding Garden. Work with staff at The Old Mill Inn & Spa to design your own menu or choose a packaged menu that suits your style and budget. Step back in time for a one-of-a-kind experience.

Tel: 416-324-6430
955 Bay St.
Toronto, ON M5S 2A2

Located in Downtown Toronto, The Sutton Place Hotel features three breathtaking ballrooms. With a touch of tradition, the venue evokes elegance and grace. Work with staff to create a night to be remembered for you and your guests.

Tel: 416.213.9788
195 Galaxy Blvd.
Toronto, Ontario M9W 6R7

The Vue overlooks the spectacular greens of the Royal Woodbine Golf Course. The staff at the venue are determined to make your day like no other. With the help of the creators at by, all of your wedding needs will be tailored for a signature wedding that is uniquely yours.

Wedding at the St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church and Alexander Muir Park

It was a very special day for Arthur and Carolina; and it was our pleasure to photograph for this lovely new couple. The couple first had their sacred ceremony at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church (Toronto, Ontario), followed by a break at the beautiful Alexander Muir Gardens before their wedding reception later that evening.
Carolina’s Victorian style wedding dress was elegantly designed, with beads finely embroidered to the upper portion of the gown. For more details please visit
Matching her dress were a pair of silver heels and accessories, as well as a beautiful bouquet of
white roses symbolic for purity, innocence, and virtue.
Preparation for the ceremony was full of excitement and anticipation, as we could tell from Carolina’s eyes. After some final touch-up and making sure that all her jewelleries were on to compliment her gown, Carolina was off to meet her groom for their sacred sacrament.
Arthur and Carolina’s ceremony took place at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, a very sacred place where their marriage was blessed in the presence of the Lord.
Two groomsmen and the best men were waiting for the couples at the front of the church.
As the ceremony progressed, the best man brought forward the wedding rings to the priest, who then blessed them before giving them to the new couple.
At the altar, the priest presented the blessed wedding rings to Arthur and Carolina, who exchanged their vows and shared their first kiss as husband and wife.
Friends and family congratulated the new couple at the end of the Mass, as they made their way out
of the church through the centre aisle.
After the ceremony, the new couple headed to Alexander Muir Gardens in their limousine
to spend some time outdoors before their reception that evening.
Carolina and her bridesmaids looked gorgeous on the steps of the architectural stone balcony.
But Arthur and his groomsmen also looked spectacular in front of the stone structure!
Time with friends was followed by some private time along in the trails of Alexander Muir Gardens.
From the warm smiles and expressions of joy, it was obvious how much love the new couple shared for each other!
As they walked deeper into the park, Arthur and Carolina came across a shaded area
where they rested for a while to enjoy the environment around them.
It was such a precious moment!
It even gave time for Arthur to appreciate, again, how beautiful his wife is!
The couple got more playful by the time they reached the end of the trail.
Carolina looked especially stunning against the orange maple background,
which brought out the fine details of her dress and her facial features.
That evening, the new couple had their wedding reception at a very fancy banquet hall.
We were thrilled to see how happy they worked together as they cut their wedding cake.
A toast to the bride and groom. We wish them all the best in their long journey ahead.
Congratulations, Arthur and Carolina!