Adrienne + Michael {Fermenting Cellar Wedding Photography}

We’re so excited to share Adrienne and Michael’s gorgeous fall wedding at the Fermenting Cellar. We started the day at Adrienne’s parents house, where she and her bridesmaids were getting ready. Adrienne selected such a unique dress — the beading was so intricate and, spoiler alert, the dress fit her absolutely perfectly.

shade and sun

shade and sun ii

a perfect slash of light

Inside, in the comfort of her parents’ kitchen, Adrienne, her bridesmaids, and her mom were having their hair and makeup done.

glowing i

glowing ii

mother and daughter

Adrienne made stunning choices for her shoes (blush and gold Dior!) and jewelry as well. Just so cool.

what's inside

what's inside ii

what's inside iii

flowerbomb

earings in the fall

elegance

Back in T.O., at Adrienne and Michael’s loft, Michael and his groomsmen were getting ready. Since Adrienne and Michael are record collectors and fans of film noir, Mark couldn’t resist taking a few shots to set the scene (they are collectors after our own hearts).

changes

changes ii

film noir

film noir ii

Michael’s not the type who likes being the centre of attention — he was certainly more at home lending a hand to his buddy who was getting ready and sharing a drink with his bro.

a few last touches

gather up the notes

a quick shot

Back at her parents’, Adrienne was ready. What can we say? Wow! Gorgeous, Adrienne.

soft light

the whole room

WOW

something classic

something classic ii

Adrienne and Michael opted not to see each other before their ceremony and the anticipation was palpable. After just a few last minute touches, they were headed into the amazingly colourful Saint Nicolas Ukrainian Catholic Church to tie the knot.

one last tweek

here she comes

colours

colours ii

at the back

a first look

the big picture

joy

the second aisle

at the front

admiration

tradition

together

Although weddings are primarily about the two people promising to spend their lives together, in documenting weddings for years now, we’ve also come to appreciate just how much weddings are about families — sharing the joy of the day with them and bringing everyone together. A few of our favorites of Adrienne and Michael’s families looking on:

watching

watching ii

watching iii

a different angle

around

blessing

We decided that this is one of our new favorite moments at weddings — after the signing, that quiet moment when even though they’re still being watched by everyone, in their minds, it’s just the two of them. And it’s official.

our new favourite moment

success

With all the formalities out of the way, we headed to Trinity Bellwoods Park for some family and bridal party photos. We’re huge fans of black bridesmaid dresses, especially asymmetrical ones paired with custom jewelry.

stunning

perfect choice

the gang in fall

the gang in fall ii

Beautiful, Adrienne.

stunning ii

a little patch of shade

hold on tight

close in the park

levity

close under a tree

After some quiet time in the park, we headed to the Distillery District with Adrienne, Michael, and their bridal parties. Couldn’t wipe the smiles off their faces or keep them from laughing if you tried!

friends and bricks i

friends and bricks ii

sisters ii

A little more cozy and romantic…

close up

Some fun with the fall breeze and Adrienne’s veil…

brick walls and wind i

brick walls and wind ii

brick walls and wind iii

brick walls and wind iv

lucky breeze

stoking i

fierce

stoking ii

One of our favorites from the day…

solid as a brick

The Fermenting Cellar is an amazing industrial event space. The much softer feathers and the simple white and green decor complemented it perfectly.

inside and out

boilers and table tops

table tops

industrial backdrop

industrial backdrop ii

art deco cake

Juxtaposing art deco design and tradition:

cake and bread

During speeches, we typically recede into the background, flies on the wall, trying to subtly document all the smiles, laughter, and tears.

laughter and tears

hamming it up i

hamming it up ii

purple light

First dance, all smiles.

under the purple light

under the purple light ii

We couldn’t pick between the images of Adrienne and Michael’s rings on the delicate flowers or steel. So we went with both.

diamonds and flowers

diamonds and machines

Congrats again, Adrienne and Michael. We had such a great time with you two. Thanks for choosing us to document your wedding and for making us feel like such a part of your family. Let’s grab a drink and head to a vinyl night soon!

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