Alex + Joel {Airship 37 Wedding Photography}

We first had a chance to really sit down and talk with Alex and Joel at Drake 150 almost a year ago. Over a drink we talked about our East-End houses, our cats, life working in the towers, and cooking at home (Toronto Cooks is awesome!).

Fast forward about 9 months (including a gorgeous engagement sesssion ending on the beach) and you’d have found us documenting Alex and Joel’s big day at the Airship37 in the Distillery.
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Naomi started the morning with Alex at the King Edward.  The suite at the King Eddy was a perfect place for Alex and her ladies to get the day off to a relaxing and stylish start!king edward

keep calm and admire the dressthe dress
come one come all
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Meanwhile, Mark started his morning with Joel and his guys in Alex and Joel’s backyard.suits and bootsties and socks spit polish

Pizza, a few beers and much more Blue Jay and beers

Nothing like a moment between sisters…
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Alex. You and that dress. Stunning, seriously, we’re speechless!fitting

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We love shooting in the Distillery.  What we love most are the less crowded spots that haven’t been turned into tourist attractions.  The parts that still contain the spirit of the original distillery buildings.the ladies i

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Of course, if you’re going to wear a gorgeous dress and bring along your sister and best friends in stunning cocktail dresses, you’re going to attract more than a few well wishers.  Embrace the day!the ladies iii
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the guys i
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This was our first time shooting at Airship37.  We’ve shot at their sister property Berkeley Church before and so we knew to expect a great space.  We LOVED the clean white curtains and cinder blocks that allowed Alex and Joel to fill the room with their personality and love.

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Ready to get started?
down the aisle

We always enjoy that moment when our grooms see their brides coming down the aisle (and, check out that barn board backdrop!).
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What a perfect place to say I do…everyone
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the kiss success

Signed, sealed, and delivered, we took the bridal party to two of our favourite spots for group photos.  Love the grey and blue set off against the aging red brick.
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Alex and Joel had made enough time in their schedule to spend some time with us and our cameras before they were due back for the reception.

brick and flowers
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We did have one errand to run before the reception started.  Alex and Joel wanted to put a lock on the Distillery Love Wall.  Keep an eye out for the keys later in the evening.locked

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One of Airship37’s photo props is an old silver bus.  A perfect vintage / hipster backdrop.the busthe bus ii

Inside the bus is even better…on board

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How awesome are Alex’s flats?  Meow!
are you ready
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friends and family
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We knew that Alex’s family was full of practical jokers, we just didn’t really expect this – after all, nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition.surprise surprise ii surprise iii

As soon as we saw the Marx Brother’s masks, we knew we needed a family portrait.  Mantle piece? We think so.surprise iv

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kisses and lanterns

Alex and Joel’s first dance was moody and romantic.barn boards and first dances ii barn boards and first dances

And, at last, the keys and the bling.  keys and rings

Alex and Joel — thanks for including us in all the fun with your family and friends on your day. And, of course, thanks for trusting us to capture the laughs and tears and everything in between.


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