You remember Cathy and Mike — the ones who had the amazingly fun (and sexy) Toronto Island engagement shoot.
We were lucky enough to document their wedding at McMichael Canadian Art Collection in Kleinburg and St Mary’s Catholic Church in Brampton on a beautiful summer day.
Their love is quiet, but their connection strong and passionate. Their wedding day, shared with close family and friends, full of intimate moments just between the two of them, suited them perfectly.
Cathy finished getting ready in the bridal suite at McMichael, a cabin across from the main gallery. This allowed us to showcase her jewelry and shoes in the rustic landscape of the Gallery’s grounds.
We had a little friend join in for some of the pictures…
Love the happy shoes. How could you not be happy with all that colour?!
Alright — full disclaimer: There are a few [read: quite a few] dress pictures. We couldn’t help ourselves though. Between the landscape, the cabin, the Vera Wang, and Cathy in the window, there was nothing that we could do except keep taking the pictures. It was just too beautiful!
This little one couldn’t keep her eyes off Cathy.
Remarkably calm and perfectly contented.
A couple of our favorites in the fantastic, soft light of the bridal suite, before the big reveal, taking a few family photos, and heading to the church.
Mike put on the last finishing touches at St. Mary’s before he and Cathy were married in a full Roman Catholic ceremony.
Cathy’s dad looking on.
Back to the stunning grounds at McMichael for some portraits on the bridge in the woods.
These ones of Cathy (and then of Cathy and Mike) in front of the Tom Thomson cabin are amongst our favorites from the day. Simple and serene. Breathtaking.
Instructions for taking unique photos of Cathy in her beautiful veil. Step 1: Have Cathy stand on a log bench. Step 2: Throw veil up in the air. Step 3: Snap. Snap. Snap. Snap.
Thanks for trusting us — we know it seemed weird at the time, but hopefully the soft, breezy portraits were worth it :).
Mike was not to be left out in showcasing his accessories — the yellow socks rocked.
Is it weird to have favorite trees? These birches are the ones for me.
The McMichael reception area, with its high ceiling, stone walls, exposed wood, and totem pole, is pure rustic Canadiana and looks lovely all done up.
Instead of formal speeches, Cathy and Mike opted for an open mic so all of their familiy and friends were able to share stories and offer them advice.
(Not everyone found this portion of the evening so engaging though…)
All the single guests gathered under Cathy’s veil for the cake cutting:
Run, slide, spin:
At last, Cathy and Mike’s first dance:
One last portrait before the end of the night…
Congratulations, Cathy and Mike!