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Meaghen & Travis' Autumn Wedding at Fantasy Farm
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It's a cold, November day in Toronto and the air is heavy with the feeling of fall. I arrive at one of the Don Valley's loveliest hidden gems ~ Fantasy Farm. I'm here to photograph Meaghen and Travis' vintage-inspired fall wedding, and I am stoked. I met these two glowing souls through a friend, and knew instantly that we were in for good times. We storm outside for photos and Meaghen tosses her coat onto a nearby tree stump as snowflakes start to float down from a dusky sky. The energy and focus of my work keeps me warm, but I am bundled up; Meaghen and Travis on the other hand, well they're just in love: excited, laughing, high-fiving, making faces, ready for an amazing night. And though they claim to not be into the mushy, romantic photos that make my heart a-flutter... As soon as Travis wraps his arms around Meaghen - warming her up in her blue wedding dress and white Birkenstocks - they can't help but kiss.

Some people are just like magnets - they are meant to be together. They create their own world.

Blue wedding dress
Blue wedding dress
Blue wedding dress fall
Blue wedding dress fall
Wedding Party Jump Pictures
Wedding Party Jump Pictures
Fall Fantasy Farm
Fall Fantasy Farm
Fantasy farm wedding ceremony
Fantasy farm wedding ceremony
Fantasy Farm wedding ceremony
Fantasy Farm wedding ceremony
DIY wedding, all you need is love
DIY wedding, all you need is love
vintage wedding "the greatest thing you'll ever learn is to love and be loved in return"
vintage wedding "the greatest thing you'll ever learn is to love and be loved in return"
vintage DIY wedding decor
vintage DIY wedding decor
Rustic wedding seating chart
Rustic wedding seating chart
rustic wedding name cards, tree stump centrepieces
rustic wedding name cards, tree stump centrepieces
broach bouquet
broach bouquet
fantasy farm wedding guests
fantasy farm wedding guests
fantasy farm wedding guests
fantasy farm wedding guests
classic fantasy farm wedding
classic fantasy farm wedding
classic fantasy farm wedding
classic fantasy farm wedding
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fantasy farm wedding guests
fantasy farm wedding guests
fantasy farm wedding guests
grandmothers wedding ring
grandmothers wedding ring
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fantasy farm wedding guests
fantasy farm wedding games
fantasy farm wedding games
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fantasy farm wedding toronto
fantasy farm wedding toast
fantasy farm wedding toast
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fantasy farm wedding speech
fantasy farm wedding toronto
fantasy farm wedding toronto
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fantasy farm wedding shots
fantasy farm wedding toronto
fantasy farm wedding toronto
fantasy farm wedding toronto
fantasy farm wedding toronto
fantasy farm wedding toronto
fantasy farm wedding toronto
fantasy farm wedding toronto
fantasy farm wedding toronto
fantasy farm wedding toronto
fantasy farm wedding toronto
fantasy farm wedding toronto
fantasy farm wedding toronto
autumn fantasy farm wedding
autumn fantasy farm wedding

It's inspiring to be around people who can take old traditions and make them new. That is art. It frees the rest of us to be ourselves. Meaghen and Travis, thank you for sharing such an amazing moment in your life with me. I am honoured.

The Importance of Documenting the Details
My parents at their wedding in Dublin Ireland, 1977.

My parents at their wedding in Dublin Ireland, 1977.

I phoned my parents to let them know that I was using one of their wedding photos on my website. A few days later my mum called me back and said something so unexpected and insightful that I had to write it down! On the webpage you can see that my dad is wearing a necklace. My parents decided to exchange necklaces instead of rings at their wedding ceremony, and a couple years later the necklaces disappeared. They had been kept in a jewelry box at our house in Dublin, Ireland. It is suspected they were stolen, but whatever happened they were never seen again.

“You know the way you take photos of all those little details at weddings – we didn’t do that in those days,” my mum explained. “You never saw the necklaces...” She described the details to me – a sterling silver eagles’ claw with a small turquoise stone.

Me and my Papa on the beach, circa 1981.

Me and my Papa on the beach, circa 1981.

Being one of the youngest in our extended family, there’s a lot of history that stretches beyond my memory. For example, my Papa O’Connor died when I was two, so the only way I remember him is from tales my dad tells us, and pictures from our family vacation…

I would love to see the necklaces that my parents exchanged on their wedding day. I still don't know what they really looked like.

You never know what challenges life will present, but this phone call was a poignant reminder of why a wedding photographer is so important. The documentation of meaningful moments, and actual wedding details, could be the only way you pass on your family history.

Whether it’s the folks who raised you or the family you’ve built, the stories that we create are what make life. Humans use rituals and artifacts to create culture and weddings are a true expression of this.

Do you have a photo or symbolic item in your life?

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!

Korean Wedding Clothes
Korean Wedding Clothes
Groom getting ready photos
Groom getting ready photos
Toronto Bride Portraits
Toronto Bride Portraits
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Toronto Wedding Photojournalism
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Berkeley Fieldhouse Wedding-13
Berkeley Fieldhouse Wedding-14
Cherry Beach Wedding Photo
Cherry Beach Toronto Wedding Photographer
Cherry Beach Wedding Photo of Groomsmen
Wedding Food Truck Cherry Beach
Wedding Food Truck Cherry Beach
Food Truck Toronto Wedding
Food Truck Toronto Wedding
Cherry Beach Wedding Photographer
Cherry Beach Wedding Photographer
Wedding Photos Cherry Beach
Wedding Photos Cherry Beach
Summer colours Bridal bouquet
Summer colours Bridal bouquet
Berkeley Fieldhouse Summery Decor
Berkeley Fieldhouse Summery Decor
Wedding Guest Seating Chart World Map
Wedding Guest Seating Chart World Map
Berkeley Fieldhouse Cocktail Patio
Berkeley Fieldhouse Cocktail Patio
Berkeley Fieldhouse Wedding Cocktail Hour
Berkeley Fieldhouse Wedding Cocktail Hour
Berkeley Firldhouse Korean Tea Ceremony
Berkeley Firldhouse Korean Tea Ceremony
Mixed Couple Korean Tea Ceremony
Mixed Couple Korean Tea Ceremony
Korean Wedding Ceremony
Korean Wedding Ceremony
Toronto Wedding Photojournalism
Toronto Wedding Photojournalism
Korean Wedding Ceremony Traditions
Korean Wedding Ceremony Traditions
Korean Wedding Ceremony Clothes
Korean Wedding Ceremony Clothes
Berkeley Treehouse Toronto
Berkeley Treehouse Toronto
Berkeley Fieldhouse Wedding Photojournalism
Berkeley Fieldhouse Wedding Photojournalism
Berkeley Fieldhouse Wedding Reception
Berkeley Fieldhouse Wedding Reception
Bride and Grooms Speech
Bride and Grooms Speech
Berkeley Fieldhouse Wedding Photo
Berkeley Fieldhouse Wedding Photo
Bouquet Toss Berkeley Fieldhouse Wedding
Bouquet Toss Berkeley Fieldhouse Wedding
Berkeley Fieldhouse Wedding Photo Booth
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

Interested in wedding photography? Click Connect and tell me more about your plans. 

Sneak Peek Wedding! Alison & Allia at the Berkeley Church
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Berkeley Fieldhouse Wedding-01
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Berkeley Fieldhouse Wedding-11
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Berkeley Fieldhouse Wedding-12

Alison and Allia got married! I couldn't help but post a sneak peek of some of the gorgeousness of their whimsical wedding at the Berkeley Church. More to come! Allia & Alison, it was a dream to work with you, and I can't wait to share more wedding photos from your amazing day soon. Check out their magical engagement photos here!

Thank you to the creative team!

Accommodation: The Grand Hotel Bow Ties: Jordan Zouhas Cake: Matt Hall Decor & Flowers: Arlene Carson Hair: Angelina Barbiero, Michelle Bonnick Makeup: Ernestina Leito, Kyle McKellar Officiant: Riaz Charania Performers: Katey Morley, Caitlin Grieve Venue: The Berkeley Church Videography: Sonia Hong, Olga Barsky

Tell me about your wedding and find out if we’re a good match:

Phone: 416-878-3802 Email: hello@sweetheartempire.com Appointment Only: 588 Eastern Avenue, Toronto Canada

Alissa & Kevin having a giggle in the Gladstone Cowboy Elevator

Alissa and Kevin got married!! Here is the sweetest of sneak peeks taken in the classic Gladstone Cowboy Elevator, built in 1907. There are many gorgeous images to capture in the Gladstone Hotel, but the highlight in this case was definitely Kevin and Alissa's ability to forget about all that and enjoy a few special moments on their wedding day. Congratulations!! More lovely photos to come...

Gladstone Cowboy Elevator
Gladstone Cowboy Elevator

Tell me about your wedding and find out if we're a good match:

Phone: 416-878-3802 Email: hello@sweetheartempire.com Appointment Only: 588 Eastern Avenue, Toronto Canada