What a rainy wedding day this was for Melissa & Ivan! The weather this past summer & fall was particularly wet, but they say it’s actually good luck to have rain on your wedding day. Turns out it can also be amazing for photos if you’re willing to embrace it!
Melissa & Ivan got ready for photos in downtown Toronto, and we found a dry spot so that they could have their “first look” where they see each other for the first time all dressed up. I’m pretty sure Ivan couldn’t even express how gorgeous he thought his beautiful bride looked.
In spite of the rainy weather, we were fortunate that we had a wonderful & fun wedding party who was more than willing to be troopers outside and help us to create some beautiful and memorable wedding photos for Melissa & Ivan. We shot images all along the streets of downtown Toronto, and at Commerce Court (gotta love that elephant!) As we were all getting pretty cold, we decided to pop into Brookfield Place (aka BCE Place) to warm up and we managed to get a few quick portraits of Melissa & Ivan with the stunning architectural interior and vaulted skylights.
We then proceeded on to Graydon Hall Manor, where the bride & groom held a traditional Chinese tea ceremony upstairs to honour their parents.
Luckily for Melissa & Ivan, the sun decided to finally make an appearance and the clouds lifted just in time for Graydon Hall to setup an outdoor wedding ceremony in the gardens!
A beautiful outdoor wedding ceremony and cocktails on the terrace led into a starlit night complete with wonderful food, dancing and lots of touching speeches and hilarious games.
We concluded the wedding day photography with a few of our signature night time images outside at Graydon Hall. My favourite image being the one where the bride & groom are framed in the window above their party happening below.
Congratulations Melissa & Ivan – you two were so amazing to work with and thank you for being so much fun out in the rain!
Lisa & Justin