When Maryann and Ganesh told me their wedding reception would be at Atlantis by Ontario Place, I knew it was going to be a very fun day to shoot with them. Starting in the morning at the groom’s house with he and his groomsmen (and his mom who was his best man!) getting ready, playing some soccer in the backyard as they waited. Then to photograph the bride and her bridesmaids as they finalized hair and makeup, posed for some photos and then off to the church!
This wedding brought two different religions together: Catholic and Hindu, in addition to Guyanese and Sri Lankan traditions – the result was absolutely beautiful. During the ceremony, there was the blessing and tying of the Thaali – tied onto the bride by the groom, symbolizing the stability of marriage. The bride then keeps this on for the remainder of the wedding day.
After the ceremony we headed to Adams Park in Scarborough for bridal party and family shots. Then to downtown Toronto (Bay and Wellington) where the bridal party were all very good sports and we had a blast taking some urban shots. Not to mention, all the smiles and well wishes from passing tourists, and pedestrians walking by. I think my favourite part was finding a life-size elephant statue in a courtyard, where we had some fun taking group shots then some of just the bride and groom.
Finally on to Atlantis for more bride and groom photos on the roof with a spectacular view of the city, the harbour and the lake (not to mention, it was a gorgeous day, blue sky, sun). It was my very first time taking photos here, and I wanted to take advantage of all the different shoot locations. Later, as we quickly prepared for a slideshow of some of the photos taken throughout the day, we were told that it would be projected onto the exterior of the Atlantis building, but easily seen from the reception hall – how great is that?! So topping off the night was a collection of my photos from different points throughout the day, projected onto the side of the Atlantis pavilion for guests and anyone walking by to enjoy. Very cool. What a fun day it was – thank you, Maryann and Ganesh! I truly believe that two people who love each other and have as much fun together as you do, will have many years of happiness and joy ahead. Congratulations and thank you for letting us be a part of your spectacular wedding day!
Wedding Venue: Atlantis Pavilions | Ontario Place
Flowers & Decor: Princess Weddings (Ashley Salter)
Videographer: Butterfly Squad
Photo Booth at Reception: Blissful Memories and Events
Hair & Makeup for Bride & Bridesmaids: Angel’s Beauty (Markham)