Sometimes, life throws me these little treasures, and I embrace it full heartedly because I see them as gifts that remind me why I love my job so much.
Meet Joy and Adrienne. They met as their kids were friends in the same school and they both began what seemed like a new friendship. Soon enough, Joy was surprised by what she was feeling for Adrienne; and the feeling was mutual! Fast forward to 5 years later, here we are, as they truly look like the dream-team moms, guiding their combined 5 children (yes 5!!) who, to my surprise, really REALLY looked alike! I guess it was meant to be!
Filled with a a retro setting from Joe’s Prop House , a cool DJ from Bird Bar , and finishing up with Lucille’s Food Truck was all great, but what struck me the most was all the love that was greatly felt in this intimate backyard wedding. Despite the rain, everyone seemed to be filled with support, pride, happiness, excitement and sincere and honest love for both of them and their kids. As an outsider, I can tell that every person chosen to be there was important, had history with each one of them, and gave their complete support.
But what I loved the most is seeing how strong the bond was between the children and the moms. Each child, with their distinctive personalities, united in one strong bond of love for both mothers. And to be able to create such an environment for children is a true blessing. Oh what great adults I imagine them to be!
Thank you Joy and Adrienne for letting me be a part of such a warm and intimate setting, I left there inspired. It truly warmed my heart.
Here they are, Enjoy!
I am so excited to share this wonderful wedding we did last summer!!
I met Alex and Marcus during winter when I got the opportunity to photograph their engagement session up north, with big cotton ball snow flakes. It was simply incredible. And their wedding didn’t shy from being as glorious too!
We started the day in a magnificent home from Luxury Retreats.
Followed by the ceremony and reception nestled 10 mins from Mont-Tremblant, in the adorable and unique Pont Couvert. A bridge turned into a quaint reception hall.
Every detail matched the barn feel on point. They also had it decorated the place with family photos from both sides of the family.
The band Lindsay Brohan drove in from Toronto, and turned the party up! It ended with a great bond fire and a couple of beers…
Ok enough writing, check it out right here ——–> HERE
We had so much fun!!
I’m a bit late in blogging about this wedding but it I think it was worth the wait.
It was Victoria Day weekend, and the inauguration of Montreal’s 350′th anniversary. Lets just say the downtown area was busy. But we managed to make it look like these two were the only two love birds around! With her gorgeous vivid red hair and his killer hollywood film noir looks, nothing was going to stop these two from having the time of their lives! We laughed quite a lot!
Here are the details everyone is curious to know about.
Dress: Galleria della Sposa
His suit: Me 4 you Menswear
Ceremony: Chapelle Notre Dame
Reception: Plaza Centre Ville
Flowers: Aura Design
TO SEE ALL THE IMAGES FOLLOW THIS ——> LINK
It was such an authentic and relaxed environment, but it certainly didn’t lack luxury
For the photos of Bianca and Alex – click —-> HERE
Here is a little garden wedding we did this past August. Just here to warm your little winter hearts.
Click on this link —> HERE to see all the photos from that special day.
Location: Auberges des Galants
Dress by: Ma Cherie Bleue
Planner: Deka Events
As a wedding photographer, I think its safe to say, being selected to follow your client in a different country is a true privilege and honour. When I met Julie, she told me she was a fan of my work way before she even met Anthony; so when they got engaged, she immediately wanted to book us for their big day. Their wedding was a beautiful destination wedding in Anthony’s motherland Greece. The city of Kalamata was nothing but an inspiration overload.
Filled with a fun night life, great food (and cheap!) Not to mention the tourists visiting this part of Greece, are actually other greeks! So we truly felt submerged in their traditions, beaches, food and authenticity. We had a few days off, so my partner in crime/side-kick Arielle and I, got to discover it very well. Not to mention getting lost a few times! But that was the beauty in the fun. Actually, I don’t think photographers are never truly lost, but rather wandering around, camera in hand and discovering new treasures. So by the time Julie and Anthony’s wedding came around, we were accustomed to the country and time difference and ready to roll!
I can’t wait to go back….sigh.
Julie and Anthony, thank you again for giving us the honor of capturing your day. there are so many more shots (obviously) but I selected only a few that give a good sense of the location and love between the two of you…the rest is yours to keep.
HERE ARE THE PHOTOS —> CLICK HERE
Tha se Ksanado sintoma Ellada!
& Magnolia Team
Vanessa and Vishaal
July 15th 2017.
These two have such big hearts. They radiate love and laughter and you cant help but want to be around them. They’ve been together since the tender age of 16 and 18 years old. And in Vanessa’s own words, she says:
When I look into his eyes, I see all those years – the joys and the sorrows, the laughs, the accomplishments… all the precious moments – and I also see our future and standing next to him proudly each day – knowing that we’re giving it our all and enjoying every minute of it.
Day 2 was the catholic ceremony, which was held in our historic Bonsecour church. I learned that this church had special meaning to them. Vanessa used to work at the museum attached to the church and Vishaal used to come see her on her breaks and bring her ice cream. They spend great moments on the rooftop of the museum overlooking the old port of Montreal. And this is where it all happened. They fell in love during these small moments, and its also where he proposed.
Everything came full circle for these two. I wish you nothing but continued laughter and joy.
TO SEE THE PHOTOS CLICK HERE —–> HERE
Reception: Le Rizz
Florist: San Remo
Her dress: Galleria della Sposa
His suit: King & Bay
When your prom date turns into the love of your life! Here is a passionate and fun fall casual session for a future Magnolia couple. We included little Mia who wanted to share in the fun. Stay tuned for their June 2017. It will be amazing!
Much love to you both,
Check out their photos right here ——> CASUAL FALL SESSION
There is so much I can say about these two, as they are both good friends of mine. But I’ll keep it simple. All I can say is I laughed, I cried, I had to recompose myself in some sweet precious moments, and I danced my feet off. Every single guest in that room was a true reflection of this couple; friendly, ready to party, no fuss no drama. It was just a gathering of genuine people, just like Maggie and Derek.
Here is some fun facts!
Event planner: Azar Jazekstani owner of Principal Planner
Concept design Azar Jazekstani and Margherita Terrone (bride)
Display, stationery and event details - bride and groom
Calligraphy Imagine Joy
Foul stamping and printing : design by kismet
Band (The one and only) The Directors Showband
Catering: Traiteur Brera
Wedding dessert: Patrice Patissier
Antipasto station still life (another genius!) Nicolina Servello
Raw bar chef Danny Smiles and Vito Ciocca
Bar & staff: Brahm Mauer
Engagement and wedding rings: Claudia Gravel for Metal En Bouche
Wedding jewelry and flower girl headband : Trink Jewlery by Tracy Gartner
Espresso Bar and Party Favours : Cafe de Mercanti
Flowers : Atelier Carmel
Venue: Entrepôt Dominion
Rentals : Celebrations
Wedding dress: Boutique Ivoire (designer: Martina liana)
Shoes: Brian Atwood
And photography by yours truly: Magnolia Studio
THE LINK TO THE PHOTOS ————————————–> HERE
There is something uplifting and inspiring in watching two people who love each other. Alex and Nishant encapsulate this statement in its purest form. They are simply beautiful…inside and out. These two did what many people think is impossible, or at the very least improbable. They proved that long distance relationships are possible and that love conquers all!
Upon my arrival I was swooning at how stunning the pair looked. Alex bespoke elegance in her Atelier Pronovias gown, accompanied with a pair of unabashedly feminine and delicate earrings that were handmade by Nishant’s grandfather and gifted to the bride. Nishant himself, looked incredibly dapper in his Hugo Boss suit.
One of my many favorite moments, was when Alex gifted each of her parents customized handkerchiefs that were hand stitched with the lyrics of a song that each one of them sang to her every night before bed when she was a little girl. Nishant’s mother and nani were also gifted customized handkerchiefs for their “Tears of Joy”. These are the kind of small details that make such a romantic day so memorable.
With the help of the ever so talented Azar, from Principal Planner, every single detail was carefully curated to fit the bride’s vision. From the classic invitations made by Paper Ideas, to the bonbonieres and beautiful floral arrangements by Flowers by Fleur Desjardins, no detail was overlooked.
Yet, it should be mentioned that the road leading up to their BIG DAY was met with a hiccup that would make any bride and groom nervous. The original plan was to hold the ceremony and reception at the Montreal Science Centre. Unfortunately, an issue arose with the planned venue 5 weeks prior to their wedding day, forcing them to find another venue on such a short notice. Hats off to this amazing duo! The way they navigated this unexpected bump under such tumultuous circumstances is a testament on how well they handle situations together as a couple.
Albeit, in the end, this day was purely magical. The pair hosted the ceremony and the reception at the gorgeous Windsor Station lead by the band who knows how to throw a party; The Directors . Nishant’s sister Roshni, had the honor of officiating the wedding ceremony surrounded by friends and family who gathered from near and far to witness a perfectly matched union and enjoy a day of celebration that went well into the wee hours.
As much as Alex’s beauty and million dollar smile captivated everyone around her, no one was more drawn in than Nishant. Every time I turned around, they were holding hands, stealing a kiss, or laughing together. These two beautiful souls, who are from such different upbringings and backgrounds have thread their love for each other, in which no seam is visible.
Thank you Alex and Nishant for inviting me to document all the special moments that made up your wedding day. I wish you a beautiful life together and more adventures in Toronto.
CLICK THIS LINK IN ORDER TO SEE THE PHOTOS! ——> HERE