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Ashley & Dave's Aberfoyle Mill Wedding
 

Ashley and Dave had got married on the beautiful grounds of the Aberfoyle Mill. Surrounded by weeping willows swaying in the breeze, it was truly a perfect summer day. 

There were so many moments that made Ashley & Dave's wedding special and unique, starting with Ashley's dress. Worn by both her mother and grandmother, Ashley had the dress shortened and altered to fit her perfectly. 

 
 

One of my favourite things about watching the bride and her mother get ready, was seeing just how close these two women are. The easy going support and fondness touched my heart, because I also consider my mother one of my best friends. 

 
 

Over at the groom's getting ready, Ashley & Dave's adorable little corgi – Millie – was all dressed up for the festivities. 

 
Groom putting on his tie; Aberfoyle Mill Wedding
 

Ashley & Dave had a really sweet first look – they were so excited to see each other, and once they did, they could finally relax and enjoy a few moments together before the ceremony. 

 
Bride and groom kiss; Aberfoyle Mill Wedding
Bride and groom holding hands; Aberfoyle Mill Wedding
Bride and groom holding hands and walking together; Aberfoyle Mill Wedding
Bride and groom walking together outside; Aberfoyle Mill Wedding
 

Under blue skies, Dave and Ashley stated their promises to one another, and set a golden lantern floating down the pond, in memory of Ashley's father. Hearts were overflowing. 

 
 

The ceremony was followed by an evening of celebration that lasted long into the summer night. 

 
Guest having a good time during reception; Aberfoyle Mill Wedding
Guests mingling during reception; Aberfoyle Mill Wedding
 

Congratulations Dave and Ashley – I wish you and your families a lifetime of happiness! 

To check out similar weddings, click here...
Vanessa & Mark's Oakville Golf Club Wedding
Charlie & Charlie's Garden Party Wedding
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essie & Allan's Cottage Wedding

Photographers: Kate O'Connor & Jenny Blair

Thank you to the creative team: 
Cake: Laura Becker
DJ: Wing Night/ Matt Jameson
Dress Alterations: Isa Romero
Event Planner: Liv Chic Events
Hair: Savija Ellis
Flowers: Patti's Flower Boutique
Makeup: Meghan Barbour
Officiant: Norma White (bride's aunt)
Rings: Bride's mother, groom's grandfather
Venue: Aberfoyle Mill

 
Grace & Ervin's Wedding at the Bayview Golf & Country Club
 

After so many lovely encounters with Grace and Ervin, I couldn't wait for the wedding day. We had a beautiful engagement session at Victoria College, U of T. We met for tacos and ice cream one summer night and discussed wedding, life, love, and food. And finally the big day came. Later I photographed this gorgeous couple's maternity photos. 

Continuing this long term relationship, I am so happy to wish Ervin & Grace a happy wedding anniversary, and wanted to share a snapshot with you, from the most beautiful days of their life. Congratulations, my lovely friends. 

Bride and groom laughing together, Bayview Golf & Country Club Wedding

After a relaxed and fun bridal session at U of T (Victoria College), Grace & Ervin held their wedding at the Bayview Golf & Country Club. It was a dreamy June afternoon and Grace came prepared to stroll the grounds in the cutest Marc Jacobs flip-flops. Practical and fashionable!

Flower girl & ring bearer walking down the aisle, Bayview Golf & Country Club Wedding
Bride walking down the aisle with her parents, Bayview Golf & Country Club Wedding

This is the very moment. When Grace's parents walked her down the short aisle, and two families became one. 

Bride and groom holding hands and looking at their wedding rings, Bayview Golf and Country Club Wedding

Honestly, I can't decide which outfit I liked best... Black and white, white and white, or traditional Chinese wedding garments. I think I'll go with the red and gold for the win.

Bride and groom wearing traditional Chinese wedding clothes, Bayview Golf and Country Club Wedding
Lovely bride wearing traditional Chinese wedding dress, Bayview Golf and Country Club Wedding

Check out Grace & Ervin's University of Toronto engagement photos, or check out a few more golf club weddings, right here: 
Gacia & Alex at Eagle's Nest Golf Club
Vanessa & Mark at the Oakville Golf Club

Photography by Kate O'Connor and Lelania Little

Thank you to the creative team: 
Cake: Ruleo Patisserie
DJ: 3 Owls Entertainment
Flowers: Blooms Floral & Design
Hair & Makeup: Jennifer, Schulz Beauty
Jewelry: Swarovski
Venue: Bayview Golf & Country Club

 
Andrea & Josh's Hart House Wedding at U of T
 

After capturing their gorgeous engagement photos in Unionville, I knew this wedding would be nothing but picturesque... And I was not wrong! Andrea & Josh had an intimate wedding luncheon in the Hart House Music Room at University of Toronto.

Surrounded by their closest family and friends, they celebrated a small outdoor ceremony that ended mere moments before the hot summer rains. Talk about beautiful luck!

 
 

Andrea and her sister got ready together in the early, early morning, before we headed off to U of T, where Josh was with his best man and parents. 

 
 

After their sweet "first look" we wandered the beautiful university grounds, and took photos of the couple amidst the classic Hart House architecture and greenery. 

 
 

During their ceremony, in the Hart House courtyard, Josh and Andrea planted a tree together, and stated their vows in front of the closest members of their community. 

 
 

As the recessional ended, the heavy skies opened up and poured. No matter, though! Everyone was cozy inside, enjoying a merry brunch and celebrating these gorgeous newlyweds!

 
Wedding reception table settings, Hart House University of Toronto Wedding
Guests watching a video of bride and groom during reception, Hart House University of Toronto Wedding
Bride and groom watching video with their guests during reception, Hart House University of Toronto Wedding
 

Congratulations, my lovely friends, and happy anniversary! Wishing you lifetimes of love! xo

Check out Andrea & Josh's Unionville engagement photos - my most popular engagement photos yet

For more photos taken on the U of T campus, check out these engagement sessions at Victoria College: 
Courtney & JoeAlison & Allia, and Grace & Ervin.

Photographers: Kate O'Connor and Lelania Little

Thank you to the creative team: 
Cake: Cakeity Cakes
Flowers: Secrets Floral
Officiant: Alex Rajak, Wedding Heaven
Pianist: Liz Craig
Venue: Hart House, University of Toronto

 
Laura & Jeff's Toronto Island Elopement
 

Laura & Jeff had a beautiful, intimate wedding on Toronto Island. Only their parents were present. I don't often remark about the decor and details at weddings, but this bride and groom put so much thought into creating this sweet, special day. They had handmade and vintage goodies spread out in the B & B when I arrived. Laura wore a fuschia dress and flower crown, and Jeff couldn't take his eyes off her. 

 
 

Another thing I loved about this day, was that Jeff & Laura got ready together at their quiet island rental, before the arrival of their parents. When everyone arrived, they popped pink champagne and we all walked to the beach, where they were married under shimmering trees in the afternoon sun.

 
 

The parents walked on ahead to the ferry, and we wandered the island taking photos, as the newlyweds sighed and gazed and marvelled at the fact that they were now married!

 
 

Congratulations Laura & Jeff on a beautiful, memorable wedding day! I couldn't be happier for you guys!

In Laura's Words:
"...On the day of the wedding, Kate came over to the Island and checked out our Bed & Breakfast, quietly taking some of my favourite photos of the day while I was getting makeup done and my husband was getting suited up. She chatted with my mother and charmed my Father in Law..." Read the whole review right here. 

Thank you to the creative team!

Photographer: Kate O'Connor
Officiant: Martin Frith, Ceremonies With Choice
Ceremony: Toronto Island
Bride's dress: BHLDN
Hair & Makeup: Blush Pretty
Flowers: The Rose Mint
Groom's suit: Indochino
Transportation: Toronto ferries

 
Gacia & Alex's Wedding at Eagles Nest Golf Club
 

I was so excited to photograph Gacia & Alex's early spring wedding at Eagles Nest Golf Club. I knew it would be a great day because we had done not one, but two separate engagement sessions: one at Kew Gardens and the Beach in Toronto, and one at Boxcar Social coffee shop. They were just completely in the moment together. Extra sessions give us all a fantastic way of getting to know one another, and so by the time the wedding day arrived, everyone was good to go.

It was a sunshiny day, and we couldn't have asked for more perfect everything. The highlight of the morning might have been when the maid of honour stuck her face in the bride's décolletage... A surprise to me (and the bride), but everyone involved seemed happy! You've gotta love best friends who know how to break up the wedding-morning butterflies. 

The groomsmen on the other hand were well absorbed looking up "how to tie a tie", as per many a wedding morning. I was impressed, however, with the specific reference; any man who wants to look like Don Draper has got my stamp of approval. 

 
 

Gacia and Alex decided to see one another before the ceremony, so they could get their photos finished and enjoy the rest of the day on their own timeline. Both of them got nervous and excited before seeing each other, and when Gacia told Alex to turn around, well... I don't know if I've ever seen two people beam so brightly at one another.

We strolled around the Eagles Nest pond past some beautiful golden fields, and they stole a few quiet moments together before the ceremony. 

 
 

Alex and Gacia could NOT have asked for better weather, for an early spring ceremony. The sun was warm and the sky was bright blue. Everyone wanted a great photo of the beautiful bride and her fabulous father (whose name was chanted several times throughout the night, btw) descending the staircase towards the altar. 

First, though, have you ever SEEN a cuter flower girl and a cooler little ring bearer? The look of concentration on her face gets me every time!

 
 

As the newlyweds took time to greet their guests, people milled around, laughing and mingling and looking fabulous. Remind me to buy a really great red dress!

 
 Cocktail hour at Eagles Nest Golf Club Wedding

Cocktail hour at Eagles Nest Golf Club Wedding

 

The reception hall at Eagles Nest just glowed. As the sun set over the golf course outside, light streamed in the windows and illuminated the tables. As guests wandered in, children – drawn to their natural habitat of the dance floor – started frolicking and getting down. I often wonder what kids think when adults finally let loose at weddings... probably something like, "Ah – finally the grownups are starting to normalize!"

And let loose they did. After speeches and laughing and crying and a heavenly meal, the shots began to flow and the lights went down low... We could tell as we slipped out into the dark that the party would be going late into the night. 

 
 

In Gacia's words:
..."I don't personally love being in front of a camera, but Kate made me forget she was taking pictures, so you end up with really genuine photos..." Click here to read the whole review. 

Click here to check out Gacia & Alex's engagement photos at Kew Gardens.

Thank you to the creative team!

Photographers: Kate O'Connor & Lelania Little
Venue: Eagles Nest Golf Club
Music and Entertainment: Magen Boys
Hair: Enrico Salon
Wedding Favours: Pioneer Brand Honey
Flowers: Berries and Blooms
Transportation: TLS Limo Worldwide