At first glance, there were so many traditional wedding elements missing from Susi and Aaron's alternative wedding at The Jam Factory. But deep down, I personally believed that this was what a wedding's really about. It's mostly if not all about the two of you. It's how you wanted to spend this day together committing to each other, as quietly or as loudly as you pleased. It could be as private and low-key as an elopement. It could be sweet and romantic or one could turn it into a wild party.Read More
This surprise wedding was the sequel to Sara and Kevin's city elopement in the previous post. The two now New Zealanders came to Toronto for an elopement in the city where they used to call home. The elopement was followed by a surprise wedding with the immediate families at The Chase Fish and Oyster, an amazing seafood restaurant right at the centre of the city. Sara and Kevin met the families at Omni King Edward Hotel as planned only to surprise them with wedding attires. After some warm greetings, we departed the hotel and took on the Toronto streets for family photos. It was fun walking with 14 of them and stopping by whenever and wherever a photo opportunity presented itself. It was a short walk from Omni King Edward Hotel to The Chase Fish and Oyster. I only stayed until the families entered their private room at the restaurant and were greeted by the Mexican trio. The rest of the night was an intimate gathering surrounded by love.
"There's nothing half so sweet in life as love's young dream." - Thomas Moore
Ajae is a lovely Korean lady. Ken is Chinese. Love for each other and compassion are something that the two of them have in common. I was gladly invited by another talented Toronto wedding photographer Herman to help with photographing the first half of their wedding. The couple had their wedding ceremony at noon on a bright summer day followed by a traditional Chinese tea ceremony. It's magical too see how their love had united the two families despite language barriers and cultural difference. Toronto is a beautiful city for its diversity. Toronto weddings of all kinds are amazing examples of love in its purest form.