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If you haven’t attended a Sala Caboto wedding at Columbus Event Centre you are missing out! The courtyard makes it perfect for outdoor ceremonies, for bride and groom photo shoots and family group photos. The banquet hall looks amazing decorated and the food and service were excellent. Speaking of excellence, if you are still looking for the perfect event space for your big day, here are the most sought after wedding venues in Toronto.
Adriana was the first one ready for our photo shoot, and we had the opportunity to photograph or get ready for her ceremony at St. John’s Catholic Church. We especially loved taking photos of the mother helping her daughter get dressed in her beautiful wedding gown. Also, at the other’s request I took a few cute photos of the bridal party in Adriana’s room As a side note, Adriana’s Italian background is apparent in her sense of style and her beauty. During our first consultation she mentions she loves shoes! As such, and make sure I take plenty of good photographs of her beautiful Manolo Blahnik’s Crystal Buckle Satin Pumps, and the beautiful bride loved it. I know how much effort and time my brides put in finding the perfect shoes for the wedding day, so I always make sure a take perfect photographs of them.
While I was photographing the girls get ready, the second photographer was documenting the groom’s preparation for the ceremony. The atmosphere was relaxed, and the boys enjoyed a drink or two to relieve the stress of the big day. We always find that in moderation, a bit of alcohol is conducive to genuine moments which we captured in beautiful wedding photos.
The couple had a beautiful and emotional ceremony at St. John Catholic Church. If you are planning to say I do at this splendid church, please make sure you are aware of the rules with regards to getting married here because the are quite restrictive. Our photographers were confined to specific areas during the ceremony, and were not allowed to take certain shots.
After the photo shoot we headed back to the venue for the cocktail hour. There, we had the opportunity to take plenty of candid photographs and group pictures of the couple, their families and guests.
After the cocktail hour, the bride and groom had an incendiary grand entrance, followed by the first dance. As a side note, the event space has a beautiful lighting system and please make sure that your DJ is familiar with it.
During the dinner we especially loved the speeches of the parents, the newlyweds and the outstanding performance of the guests who danced and sang for the couple. The speech were followed by the traditional cake cutting and the bouquet and garter toss. This is another opportunity of the guests to have fun.
7:00 AM- 11:45- Hair and make-up/ getting ready
Our preferred location for group photos is the brick wall in the garden where during the golden hour the light is absolutely splendid for family photos. The garden is also a perfect setting for outdoor ceremonies if you plan to say I do under the blue skies.
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