Tuesday, September 19, 2017

brittany + zach | condo rooftop engagement session at sunset

When one of your best friends gets engaged, it's good. But when her fiancé plans an elaborate surprise proposal including a teepee and champagne in a field, it's next freaking level. I can't even believe that was a whole year ago -- that's insane!

Brittany and Zach. Zach and Brittany. I'm no stranger to photographing this insanely adorable couple, but it actually gets more and more exciting each time we get to do it. And dare I say, next time I hold my camera up in front of them, it'll be because it's their WEDDING DAY! Ahh!! If you only knew how many exclamation marks are in my heart right now.

We've been talking about their engagement session for months, going back and forth about different location ideas. I couldn't get it out of my head that we had to begin with a homey wine-in-the-condo look featuring their baby-faced Brutus. And naturally, a flowy and floral dress at sunset on the rooftop. Who knew that vision would actually become a reality... It was meant to be. 

Before I gush over these two any longer, I'm diving in. 








One split second before Bru tried to lick off all of Brittany's makeup ;) If you know Brittany and Brutus firsthand, you know this isn't an exaggeration. 


If you can't open the good wine for your engagement shoot then what's the point? ;)








Umm, that's supposed to be Brittany's seat. 



















And on that note, it's a wrap <3


I will never forget this day, just like I could never forget the magic of the proposal. Meeting up with Ry and celebrating over dinner, drinks, and Nutella cheesecake -- can't we just do it all over again?  

I'm saving my sappy words for you until next June. In the meantime, love you. You're the best couple. You're good looking. And I'm lucky to have you in my life. THE END!

holly + tony | luxurious wedding at the shaw centre

Holly & Tony's luxurious wedding at the Shaw Centre featured some truly spectacular elements. From the bejewelled Manolo's that Tony gifted to his bride, to the little blonde boy that walked down the aisle towards his father, and the beautiful, beautiful details that Kennedy Events pulled together, it made September 9th feel straight out of a magazine. 

What a pleasure to meet Holly, Tony, and their entire crew as part of this dreamy wedding celebration. And with much anticipation, it is my great delight to share a few of MANY favourites from the #TOLLYwedding. Enjoy!   


It was a windy morning up on the 23rd floor of the Westin, and risking this shoe shot gave me heart palpitations that were completely worth it. And I'd like to report that zero shoes fell over the edge. Thank you. 








The comment that everyone's been leaving on my instagram for weeks: "Oh my, that dress!" And as you can probably imagine, all of the heart-eyes to follow. 


A killer hair and makeup team made our wedding-ready dreams come true. So much love for Showpony and Two Chicks & Some Lipstick (who flew in from Toronto for the occasion!)


The Shaw Centre holds special meaning to our bride and groom; remembered as a structure that Tony and his father conceptualized, designed, and executed. In that sense, there would be no better place to exchange their vows and dance the night away.

P.S. see the curtains in the middle of the top floor? That's the head table, we'll get to that later! 





All of the scrumptious florals you'll see in this post come by way of Flowers Talk -- so gorge!



Holly's favourite photo <3



Oh, you know, just your typical skyline ceremony backdrop... 






The best.



As much planning and detail-work went into the year leading up to the wedding, it was the furthest thing from their minds as they strolled through Major's Hill park as newlyweds. I love it when I can see my couples fully enjoy this time together. 






















Back at the venue, the 4th floor was all dolled up for one of the largest receptions I've ever photographed. 













It's been 10 days since they entered, but if I close my eyes I can still hear T.I. saying, "bring 'em out, bring 'em out." 


Just a teensy bit happy to be Mr. & Mrs.!












Holly & Tony -- when I think back to this day, my absolute favourite moment was the one where you stood on the stage in front of all of your guests, promising to spend eternity together, so visibly excited about the person who stood before you. The way you held each other's hands and smiled so warmly, I will remember it always. 

Thank you so much for allowing me to join the party and meet your amazing families. Sending my love all the way to Italy this morning, where I know you're making the most out of a fairytale honeymoon <3 LOVE!


THE CREATIVE TEAM:

Planning & Coordination: Kennedy Event Planning
Florals: Flowers Talk
Bride's Dress: Allure Bridal from Creations Vezina
Bridesmaids Dresses: Amsale
Bride's Shoes: Manolo Blahnik
Bridal Accessories: With Love Bridal
Menswear: Coppley
Wedding Rings: Noam Carver
Decor: Sage Designs 
Linens & Chairs: Groovy Linen
Floral Wall: Plenty of Pretty