Joy-filled weddings are kind of our business here at SMP, and this Toronto Island affair captured by Reannan Ross Photography? It’s delivering all kinds of happy. Happiness in the form of a cultural love-fest at the dreamy Algonquin Island Association Clubhouse, a nature-filled setting more than perfect for this crafty bride and groom, who DIYed almost every detail (here’s looking at you, pretty, pretty blooms) and set about creating a day of sweet celebration for their devoted friends and family. See every last love-filled moment in the full gallery.
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From Reannan Ross Photography… The bride is of Irish and Japanese decent and the groom is from India, but grew up in Italy. From kimonos to sarongs this wedding had tons of culture. A do-it-yourself wedding, the bride arranged her own flowers, bought her dress on Etsy and set the scene for an open, friendly, cultural experience on Toronto Island. By the end, we all knew how to Bollywood dance!
As their photographer, I got some inside information on the bride and groom and their hobbies and learned they love portrait galleries. Having lived in places like London, England and Japan, they had seen portrait galleries all over the world. Since they had a small wedding, I was able to take a portrait of each guest for them making for an incredible menagerie of colour, expression and love from their guests.
Wedding Photography: Reannan Ross Photography | Wedding Venue: Algonquin Island Association Clubhouse, Toronto Island | Wedding Dress: Holly Stalder | Floral Design: DIY by the Bride
There are few more important decisions a couple will make about their wedding day than who they’ll choose to capture it all, and this sweet Toronto couple couldn’t have any picked better. Their laid-back and love-filled e-session by Marianne Rothbauer Photography has me wishing I was friends with the soon-to-be Mr. and Mrs.! See it all for yourself in the full gallery.
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From the Bride… I am so thrilled to share with you our engagement photos, taken by one of the most incredible photographers (and human beings) I know. Let me start by saying – I wish Marianne Rothbauer would follow me around every single day, capturing each moment of my life through her beautiful lens. I first saw her work on SMP, and right away I knew she’d be the one to capture our most important moments. Her images are timeless, romantic and intimate – they evoke an epic feel.
On a chilly October morning, we met Marianne at the Ferry Docks in Toronto and made our way across the lake to the Toronto Islands. My fiance Paul and I love Toronto. We were both born and raised here – and now we live and work in the city. But we are also beach bums at heart – so this location was the perfect mix of sand, waves and a killer view of the skyline. We wanted to achieve a few things during our session – incorporate a shot from the session to use as our Save The Date, and shoot our Table Numbers for the wedding. I got the idea to shoot the Table Numbers from Pinterest, and I just loved the thought of posing with life-sized numbers then placing the photos in a frame to guide our guests to their seats. A friend of ours works for a printing company, and he generously offered to print the 4 ft tall numbers for us on white foam core. We had a blast on the beach with those numbers, and can’t wait to see our guests reactions when they sit down for dinner.
All in all it was a perfect day – complete with tender moments, a leaf fight and some ‘Dirty Dancing’ inspired dance moves. Spending the day with Marianne was a blast – she made us feel comfortable and happy. We love her, we love the photos, and absolutely cannot wait till our wedding day!
Wedding Photography: Marianne Rothbauer Photography | Location: Toronto Islands in Toronto, Canada | Wedding Date Banner: Butterfly Above | Large Numbers: Artisan Complete
Some of the sweetest affairs that come across our desk are those hand-crafted weddings personalized so lovingly by the Bride and Groom. That is a total home-run in our books and this Toronto Island wedding captured by A Simple Photograph just hit it out of the park. From the intimate ceremony to the ferry ride with 15 guests in-tow, this wedding proves that sometimes the best things come in small packages. See this small albeit insanely beautiful wedding all right here.
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Sarah and Andrew were married on Thursday June 16th in a sweet little ceremony on the very bohemian, Toronto Island.
This event was a DIY affair and because everything for the wedding needed to be carried over on the Ferry the morning of the wedding, Sarah had to make it compact! In fact she managed to decorate her entire event with ONLY the items that fit into one hand bag and one shoe box! Sarah handcrafted most of the details herself including, hand embroidered bride and groom signs, a hand painted just married banner, the vows were printed on vintage postcards and Sarah embroidered their monogram and wedding date into the hem of her dress. The wedding vehicles consisted of the Toronto Island Ferry Service and the park tram which comfortably carried all 15 guests to the park where they held their intimate Humanist ceremony. We spent the afternoon on the island riding bikes and exploring along the river lined with rustic old houseboats before eventually returning to civilization on the later afternoon Ferry.
Photographer: Erin Samuell of A Simple Photograph
/ Venue: Toronto Island / Boutonnière: Pomp and Plumage
/ Dress: BCBG