It’s always a fun shoot at downtown Toronto’s Distillery District. For an urban feel with vibrant colours, this is the place to be! Stephanie and Alex were so cute together. I just felt the genuine love between them. Alex is such a tough guy and he had his tough-guy face when looking at the camera but as soon as he looked at Steph, he couldn’t hold the smile back… and as for Steph…. her face would light up every time!
Archive for June, 2011
When you get invited to a Serbian/Polish wedding you know it’s going to be a good time!! You can count on the drinks to be flowing, the food to be tasty and the party to be hot! This wedding was exactly that! The bride and groom were both gorgeous. Both Serbian and Polish traditions were added to the wedding day. In the Serbian culture the groom goes to the Bride’s house and gives the brides family money and other goods in order to get to the bride. Since the bride was Polish, most of the gifts were vodka! At the house both bride’s parents and grooms parents blessed the couple and stuffed them with money! There was singing and dancing and celebrating.
The couple got married at the Serbian Orthodox church in Milton. Below some of the pictures there is a description of what is taking place. Later we made our way to RBG and had awesome weather and were able to take some romantic and fun shots!
The party continued at the Oakville Conference Centre and the bride and groom danced the night away. They were really fantastic dancers!
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Flowers & Decoration – European Decorations, Maria Bauzer
Wedding Planner – Maria Bauzer 905-816-1277, 905-783-0612
Cake – Dada Cakes, email@example.com 905-804-1226
Limo – MIB Limo, www.meninblacklimo.com 647-847-8187
Church – Holy Transfiguration Monastery, Milton
Hall – Oakville Conference Centre
Gown – Riche Bridal, Sottero and Midgley
Shoes – Diane Lynn
Bridesmaids Dresses – Bella’s Brides
Rings – European Jeweller, Blue Nile
The groom and his family and friends came to “buy” the bride. Negotiations were made with bottles of vodka and finally a deal was struck!
The brides father took her down to see the groom and greet him.
p>Groom seeing the bride for the first time in her gown. You can tell that he is thinking.. “wow!”
The bride and groom greet each other for the first time.
Waiting in the limo to go into church, the bride looks stunning and I just had to take a shot.
The right hand of the bride and groom are joined when the priest reads the prayer that beseeches God to “join these thy servants, unite them in one mind and one flesh.” The hands are kept joined throughout the service to symbolize the “oneness” of the couple
The service of the Crowning, which follows, is the climax of the Wedding service. The crowns are signs of the glory and honor with which God crowns them during the Mystery. The groom and the bride are crowned as the king and queen of their own little kingdom, the home – domestic church, which they will rule with fear of God,wisdom,justice and integrity.
The service of crowning is followed by the reading of the Epistle and the Gospel. The Gospel reading describes the marriage at Cana of Galilee which was attended and blessed by our Lord and Saviour Christ, and for which He reserved His first miracle. There He converted the water into better wine and give of it to the newlyweds, in remembrance of this blessing, wine is given the couple. This is the “common cup” of better life denoting the mutual sharing of joy and sorrow, the token of a life of harmony. The drinking of wine from the common cup serves to impress upon the couple that from that moment on they will share everything in life, joys as well as sorrows, and that they are to “bear one another’s burdens.” Their joys will be doubled and their sorrows halved because they will be shared.
The priest then leads the bride and groom in a circle around the table on which are placed the Gospel and the Cross, the one containing the Word of God, the other being the symbol of our redemption by our Saviour Jesus Christ. The husband and wife are taking their first steps as a married couple, and the Church, in the person of the priest, leads them in the way they must walk.