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Aria Ristorante engagement photography by fine art Toronto wedding photographer Lisa Mark.

Today’s Aria Ristorante engagement features two beautiful folks who tied the knot during their Doctor’s House wedding just this past weekend!

Meet Yvonne & Calvin, who are so in love it was easy to capture their happiness during their engagement shoot!  They have been together for 5 years and Calvin took Yvonne to see a Raptors basketball game for their first date.  How appropriate then, that we should shoot their engagement session at Aria Ristorante, the impeccably designed Italian restaurant that is right next door to The ACC.  I had been wanting to shoot somewhere new, and I found Aria by googling about the most beautiful restaurant interiors in Toronto.  I was thrilled when Yvonne & Cal loved the look and got in touch for permission to shoot!

To get to know them a little better, I asked Yvonne & Calvin ‘What do you love most about your relationship?’, and their answer was so lovely I want to share it with you word for word:

We love that we share so many similar interests such as travelling, sports, and adventure. We’re both very open and easy going, and more than willing to always try new things and explore new activities together.

We enjoy each other’s company very much, as we do almost everything together. 

We challenge each other often and learn a lot from one another, and push each other to be better.

We have great communication, and although we love each other dearly, we also recognize that we are individuals and may have different views on things, but still work great together as a team. We lift each other up and we’re always open and honest with one another. 

We take care of each other when one of us is down or upset. We love that we can support one another and talk through issues that arise, and bring out the best in each other while balancing each other out. 

Furthermore, we love that we have each other to come home to and having someone who misses the other when they’re away. 

And last but not least, we love the fact that we can look back on 5 amazing years together and know with certainty that it will only get better and better from here on.

I had so many laughs along with Yvonne & Calvin during their Aria Ristorante engagement shoot, and we were so lucky that Aria Ristorante welcomed us so warmly to their beautiful restaurant so that we could capture these images on a Monday morning before they opened up for a busy lunch service.

On my way into the building, I noticed the most amazing light installation in the atrium that continually changed to a rainbow of various colours.  I also noticed a mezzanine catwalk adjacent to it…and voila! Magical rainbow background of bokeh…ahhh…

Yvonne & Calvin had also made the wonderful suggestion of taking some photos in the newly opened Delta Hotel, which was just down the street from Aria.  The folks at the Delta were also incredibly welcoming and were happy to allow us to shoot in their beautiful lobby, complete with Toronto mural art painted on the walls.

A big thank you to Aria Ristorante and The Delta Hotel in Toronto for allowing us access to your beautiful venues for these photos.  Yvonne & Calvin – you two are such special people and I am truly happy to have befriended you both.

Stay tuned to the journal for Yvonne & Cal’s wedding photos from the Doctor’s House!

Cheers,
Lisa

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