Exciting news – our work has been featured on the lovely Canadian weddings style blog Wedding Obsession! We are thrilled to share Charles & Stephanie’s Thompson Hotel Toronto wedding with you on our site as well.
I love shooting weddings with lots of beautiful details, and Charles and Stephanie’s Thompson Hotel wedding in Toronto was no exception. We first got to work with this beautiful couple at their Yorkville engagement session, where their flair for style was simply undeniable. It would be hard to top their engagement photos, but I think we did!
Everything on the wedding day took place at the Thompson Hotel, which made things so convenient. The gentlemen looked very dapper in their suits, and celebrated by having a pre-wedding toast up on the gorgeous Thompson Hotel rooftop lounge and bar, next to the pool. The guys even managed to run into one of the ‘Real Housewives of Vancouver’ in the bar!
Meanwhile, the ladies got dressed in one of the gorgeous hotel rooms, which was a pleasure to shoot. Such beautifully designed rooms! Stephanie’s mother helped her into a stunning gown designed by Kenneth Pool, while her ladies looked radiant in Vera Wang bridesmaids dresses.
The moment arrived when Charles finally got to see Stephanie walk down the aisle with her parents on each arm, and I think we saw them both wipe away a few tears of joy. The ceremony also had elements of a Jewish wedding ceremony, including a beautiful white hupa with a chandelier hanging in the centre. The decor was gorgeous.
The brand new married couple posed for lots of fun pictures both inside and outside the Thompson Hotel. We wanted something that was definitively ‘Toronto’ so we made sure to get a few shots of Stephanie & Charles with passing TTC streetcars.
Cocktail hour was held in the 1812 room. Afterwards, Stephanie & Charles made their grand entrance into their reception held in the Wellington Ballroom to a custom video they produced themselves with the help of some friends and their talented videographers. It was one of the most fun and unique entrances we’ve ever seen! Stephanie & Charles ran right onto the dance floor and launched into the traditional Jewish dance of the hora (followed by everyone else!) Guests enjoyed great food, drinks, speeches, cupcakes and more tears from the bride and groom. Such a beautiful evening celebrating two people who love each other so much.
The last official photo op of the evening took place back upstairs beside the Thompson Hotel rooftop pool, just after sunset. We played around with some off-camera lighting, and even got creative with some sparklers. One thing is for sure – the view from the rooftop patio is gorgeous. Despite the view, Stephanie and Charles only had eyes for each other.
Congratulations to Stephanie and Charles on your wedding day and more importantly your marriage. You are so perfect for one another and we wish you the most beautiful life together.
Lisa & Justin
Ceremony & Reception Location: The Thompson Hotel in Toronto
Photographer: Lisa Mark Photography
Wedding Planner: Diane England
Bride’s Gown: Amour by Kenneth Pool
Bride’s Shoes: Jimmy Choo
Groom’s Tux: Custom tailored by GP Mazzotta & GotStyle
Bridesmaids Gowns: Vera Wang
Bouquets, boutonnieres, Ceremony & Reception Decor: Decor with Grandeur Inc.