Chateau Le Jardin Wedding – Nicolle and Warren Spring Wedding
As a wedding photographer you always know it was a good wedding when you have a hard time narrowing down the wedding photos to tell the story on the blog. Nicolle and Warren’s Chateau Le Jardin Wedding was just that. It was a great day filled with laughter, some tears (good ones), a bit of adventure (lots of traffic delaying the schedule and a broken down limo), and really good people. We knew it was going to be a perfect day from the moment we met this couple. It was an instant connection. But how could it not be? Both Warren and I are obsessed with tracking our steps with fitbit, we all love adventure and travel and we share Hawaii as a special spot in the world (us for our honeymoon and them for their proposal). And to top it off our anniversaries are a day apart. How could we not have a connection with this couple? 😉
Our day started at Elements Hotel in Vaughan with the groom and the groomsmen. With their easy going nature, we knew right away that it was going to be a good day. The groom and groomsmen all wore classic tuxedos in the shade of blue with bow ties (our favourite). Nicolle even managed to surprise her groom with a not so ordinary gift. It was a very personal and well thought out gift idea that certainly surprised her groom and put a smile on his face. As the bride opened the door at a house in Milton area we barely recognized her. With the help of the amazing hair and make-up team and slight changes from the last time we saw them at their Toronto engagement session Nicolle looked absolutely stunning as she got ready for the wedding day. At times we felt as if we entered a movie set with the classic and elegant wedding details and Nicolle looking like a Hollywood star.
The couple got married in a Catholic ceremony at a Toronto church. It was a stunning location and despite all the construction and scaffolding everywhere we managed to squeeze a few photos in to showcase the beautiful historic architecture. The church was also a minute walk from one of Toronto’s landmarks. With Honest Ed’s store just around the corner and making the news lately, we just had to incorporate it into our wedding photos.
After a short photo session on the streets of Toronto, we ventured off to another spectacular Toronto wedding photo location. Alexander Muir Gardens is a perfect wedding photo location if you’re looking for a romantic and elegant feel to the photos. It also provides a very old European feel with old stone walls and a grand staircase. Nestled among the trees you’d have no clue that you’re on one of the longest street in the world leading to one of the busiest city’s in the world. Nicolle and Warren were just a pleasure to watch and photograph. I always love seeing the admiration when the couple looks at each other when no one is looking (or when they think no one is looking). These two were not afraid of getting silly for us to capture some fun wedding photos as well as close and personal for us to capture their connection.
The Chateau Le Jardin wedding reception was the perfect end to the day to celebrate the love of these two super easy going, adventurous, and wonderful people. The wedding celebration continued late into the night with some emotional moments, lots of laughter, a busy dance floor, Warren’s break dancing and some phenomenal dance moves by the bridal party and the guests. Thank you Warren and Nicolle for choosing us to be a part of your wedding day and the privilege of capturing your special moments. Despite a few hiccups of the day we loved every minute of it and we loved your attitude and the energy of everyone around you. As Jeff mentioned “you are who you surround yourself with” and we could definitely feel that with you and your group of friends.
Wedding Gown: Sophie’s Gown Shoppe, Designer – Allure Bridals – Allure Couture
Tuxedo: Andrew’s Formal Rentals & Sales, Designer – Ike Behar
Bride’s maids dresses: Henkaa
Bride’s Wedding Accessories, Veil, Jewellery: Woodbridge Bridal Shoe Shop and Accessories
Hair and Makeup: Hair – Bridal Hair Collective , Makeup – Makeup by Carmela
Flowers and Decor and Wedding Favours, Event Coordinator: Interiors by Suzart
Music: DJ – DJ Emporium, Live Band – Melodious Vibes
Wedding Cake: Sweet Carnival Cakes
Caterer and Wedding Hall: Chateau Le Jardin
Stationary: RK Designs