Lauren and Jeff had the backyard wedding of my dreams, pretty much. Jeff’s parents live at this crazy beautiful place, and it was a no-brainer that Lauren and Jeff would have their wedding here. Jeff’s parents are incredible hosts, and apparently have “summer celebrations yearly”, here AND at their cottage (which I’m sure is just as beautiful).
This house and property held a wedding so well, it was like it was made for it. I was like, “man, you gotta rent this out!”. Seriously, everything from the ceremony (the amount of chairs fit JUST so), the reception tent, and some late night surprise fireworks… this place was happy. And it was perfect.
All of the amazing details… all of the wonderful green and trees and flowers and sunshine… the day went pretty perfectly. All of the guests were so happy and gracious and STYLISH and just glad to be there, celebrating the love of these two. Everyone was so comfortable around each other, it was like it was just another long weekend at the cottage.
We’re so grateful to be able to photography this lovely day and to be there to celebrate.
Let’s preface this by saying that Allan Gardens is SO, so gorgeous. It is a dream. A beautiful, beautiful dream.
Emily suggested we shoot here, and YESSS of course. It is amazing. I am making it a personal agenda item for myself to walk around the grounds by myself one day and take it all in. Gorgeous. Amazing. Thank you, Toronto, for this gem.
We quickly took some shots inside of this crazy place, and then ventured on outside onto the grounds. Both were great.
Okay, now to the couple. They are giggly, GOOD LOOKIN’, and (is this creepy of me to say?) wonderfully into each other. My job is made easy when I photograph couples who interact like these two.
It’s called love, people.
Love, a beautiful location, and sunny, summer day. Cheesy but true and I ain’t ashamed to admit it.
Trudy and Greco are the cutest pair.
The story of how they met is also the coolest and pretty unique to most I’ve heard so far.
Greco teaches martial arts stick fighting (super cool) and about three years ago, Trudy decided to take on some classes, which is pretty amazing.
So, yes, Trudy went to her first class, and who was her teacher? GRECO. Amazing. From a TV show or something, no? Meant to be, y’all.
I love the way Greco made Trudy giggle the whole shoot, it was pretty contagious.