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Sahrah & Aaron's Summertime Berkeley Fieldhouse Wedding

Summer is finally here! To celebrate, I'm sharing Sahrah & Aaron's gorgeous, summery Berkeley Fieldhouse wedding photography. This entire day was bathed in beautiful light, from the hazy forest and summertime chip van at Cherry Beach, to the treehouse and patio at the Berkeley Fieldhouse. Sahrah and Aaron's wedding day was a relaxed, happy day just filled with beauty and love.

There were so many thoughtful details on Aaron and Sahrah's wedding day! Their vintage "around the world" decor in combination with the Korean Tea Ceremony created a balance of vintage cocktail-chic and colourful tradition... But I'd say the most outstanding memory for me was the genuine warmth and loveliness of this couple, and their family and friends, together for an important day.

Sahrah and Aaron's wedding has been published in both Wedding Essentials Magazine (pp 44-47), and the Berkeley Events official blog!

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Korean Wedding Clothes
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Groom getting ready photos
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Toronto Bride Portraits
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Wedding Food Truck Cherry Beach
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Food Truck Toronto Wedding
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Cherry Beach Wedding Photographer
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Wedding Photos Cherry Beach
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Summer colours Bridal bouquet
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Berkeley Fieldhouse Summery Decor
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Wedding Guest Seating Chart World Map
Berkeley Fieldhouse Cocktail Patio
Berkeley Fieldhouse Cocktail Patio
Berkeley Fieldhouse Wedding Cocktail Hour
Berkeley Fieldhouse Wedding Cocktail Hour
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Berkeley Firldhouse Korean Tea Ceremony
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Mixed Couple Korean Tea Ceremony
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Korean Wedding Ceremony
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Toronto Wedding Photojournalism
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Korean Wedding Ceremony Traditions
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Korean Wedding Ceremony Clothes
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Berkeley Treehouse Toronto
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Berkeley Fieldhouse Wedding Photojournalism
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Berkeley Fieldhouse Wedding Reception
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Bride and Grooms Speech
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Berkeley Fieldhouse Wedding Photo
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Bouquet Toss Berkeley Fieldhouse Wedding
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Berkeley Fieldhouse Wedding Photo Booth

Check out Sahrah & Aaron's Beach engagement photos, or take a look at another Berkeley Fieldhouse wedding, with a different twist. 

Photographers: Kate O'Connor and Lelania Little

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Anna & Geoff's Toronto Engagement Photos
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We did Anna and Geoff's Toronto engagement photos down near Cherry Beach. There are so many great little spots there - the boardwalk, the forest, the beach house - it's one of my favourite places to shoot.

Anna and Geoff told me they were terrible in front of the camera... Of course we got started and they were awesome.

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Forest engagement photos
Forest engagement photos
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In fact, Geoff - "the shy one" - seemed to forget I was even there. Anna helped with that - she's a total joker and had him laughing and smiling all afternoon.

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Wild Daisies
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Anna and Geoff, I had so much fun shooting your engagement photos, I can't wait to share your beautiful wedding photos soon too!

Lynsey & Ben's Wedding at the Hyatt-Regency and Cherry Beach
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Moving back to Canada, Lynsey and Ben asked to do their photos on the beach to remind them of their home of the past several years - Ben's native land of Australia. Though Cherry Beach in Toronto doesn't have "much" good surfing or reef... for wedding photos it is great! There are lots of sweet spots; it's romantic, laid back, and there's room to run around and have fun... elements that suited Lynsey and Ben perfectly.

We went to the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Toronto, where the wedding party was getting ready, and where the reception would be held later that day. The groom and groomsmen were relaxing and enjoying a few beers, instructing one another on the best way to tie a tie and how to "work it" for the camera... I could tell this was a laid back bunch of people.

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True to my suspicions, we found the bride and her bridesmaids drinking champaign, eating fruit and listening to music in the bridal suite. Although everyone looked very ladylike, when it came time to tighten Lynsey's wedding dress I finally saw evidence of what I had been told ahead of time - that these girls are rugby players! The ladies practically lifted Lynsey off the ground to hike that dress up, and proceeded to pin her with their legs when they were synching the waist... Not exactly the way they do it at the bridal shops, but hey - it worked and Lynsey looked fantastic. Plus there was lots and lots of laughing in the process.

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We arrived for some fun at Cherry Beach. Sure, the Australian contingent made fun of Lake Ontario's [non-existent] waves and stoney shore, but we also took advantage of the area's architecture, the gorgeous city skyline, and the hazy summertime light.

The best thing about the photo shoot was that, when this gang wasn't laughing their heads off and fooling around, Lynsey and Ben couldn't get enough of one another. They were right there in the moment together with their closest people, and their love was plain to see.

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The ceremony took place at St. Patrick's Parish Church, where Father Fleming presided with a very touching and sometimes funny sermon. Lynsey and Ben have had a lot of adventures together on the other side of the world. It was plain to see in their body language that they were ready for this. Father Fleming could tell too, which is why he had a Kleenex box on hand when Ben started to get emotional.

Finally we went back to the Hyatt Regency and started to party. True personalities came out during the speeches. Ben sang Dionne Warwick's "I Say a Little Prayer" to Lynsey and drank out of a Rugby Shoe (some sort of Australian tradition? I don't know!)... Needless to say, the night continued as the day had begun: laughter, joking, reminiscing, celebrating, love. Just as it should be.

Thank you Lynsey & Ben and Congratulations on your little guy Liam!! I wish you a lifetime of happiness.

Photographers: Kate O'Connor and Johan Hallberg Campbell

Thank you to the creative team!
Cake: Olivia at I Do Wedding Cakes
Catering & Venue: Celly Kan-Holbrook at the Hyatt Regency Toronto
Ceremony Venue: St. Patrick's Parish Church, Toronto
Dress: Val's Bridal, Courtice
Hair & Makeup: Charlene Cordoba at The Mobile Stylist
Flowers: Anne Marie Voth at Linden Grove Flowers