Hilary + Jonathan {Thompson Hotel Wedding Photography}

The forecast for Hilary and Jonathan’s wedding day didn’t look good.  It didn’t look good at all: bursts of rain all day and gusts of wind over 80kph.  But, we woke up with hope.  We had already talked with Hilary and Jonathan about preparing for rain, and, thankfully, the Thompson Toronto has a built in rain plan!
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Arriving to find Hilary set-up in one of the Thompson’s gorgeous suites, we set right to work using the suite as a backdrop for Hilary’s details.  Love the Bombay display and the bright orange pool table felt, perfect for setting off Hilary’s dress and her Kate Spade sling backs.

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With a little help from Mom, and with 10 pairs of eager bridesmaids’ eyes looking on, Hilary slipped into her dress in anticipation of her first look with Jonathan.

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The huge windows at the Thompson helped to turn the suite into a giant softbox.  Perfect for some moody black and white shots (and for catching some of Hilary’s tears as she read her card and accompanying gift from Jonathan). helping hand ii

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all set

We ended up with a little bit of luck!  The rain stopped long enough for Hilary and Jonathan’s first look on the roof deck overlooking the city.waiting

What a perfect urban backdrop.first look

our city

Although the rain had given us a reprieve, the wind didn’t cooperate.  Hilary had more than a few Marilyn Monroe moments.
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Once the rain started again, we had to rely on Plan B.  Using the murals around the Thompson lobby was just as fun as being on the roof.

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the city in art

Although Hilary and Jonathan couldn’t get married on the roof deck for fear of having a guest or two blow away, the Thompson was quick to transform its lounge area into an impromptu ceremony space.  With the same city murals as a backdrop, Hilary and Jonathan didn’t miss a beat (or a smile).waiting again

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Love Hilary’s reaction to getting lost in her kiss with Jonathan!  Priceless.kisses

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Having arranged to do a first look, instead of leaving their friends and family to take photos after the ceremony, Hilary and Jonathan were able to bounce straight to their party.  Love the moody lighting of their first dance.all mine all mine ii

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Congrats again, Hilary and Jonathan. The way you two rolled with the day’s changes ensured that your urban wedding was just as it should be — all love and smiles.

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