I have been looking forward to Jennifer and Rui’s wedding for a long time, especially after their beautiful early fall engagement session along the Lakeshore in Oakville. Jennifer and Rui are an amazing and kind couple. You can feel their down to earth love and commitment to each other right away. Their day was nothing short of perfect. A warm Saturday in May, beautiful light and complete with a stunning bride Jennifer. I am really excited and honoured to share their wedding with you, which took place at St. George’s Golf and Country Club, just west of Toronto.
Friends and family traveled near and far, including Jennifer’s best friend who endured a 16-hour flight from Saudi Arabia to Toronto. Looking through their images, I teared up so many times of all the emotion and true beauty we captured. It was such a great day from their First Look in the garden to their First Dance as newlyweds.
Jennifer and her bridal party had their hair and makeup done at Civello. Florals designed by the lovely Lisa Collins of Sweet Woodruff. Lisa provided Jennifer’s beautiful bouquets for her engagement session in the fall, and completely blew us away with her floral designs on this day. I was absolutely crazy for how beautiful Jennifer looked. Her dress, her hair and her smile.
A dear and sweet thank you to Corina Van Sluytman for helping me out on such a wonderful day.
Handsome lineup of the men.
I have no words for how beautiful these next photos are.
My favourite First Look moments!
Rui has great taste!
Jennifer’s bouquet was designed with white ranunculus, full white peonies (swooooon), lavender spray roses and dusty miller.
Jennifer’s dad was so sweet and didn’t want to give away his precious daughter.
After the cereomy, it was time for some lovely garden inspired family photos. I don’t normally post family photos, but these were just simply too gorgeous not to share!
St. George’s has such exquisite architecture! Built in 1929, it was designed “to reflect a little bit of England” with a great tower and filled with ivy. We were treated with the prettiest afternoon light filtering through, which made a gorgeous location for their photographs.
Corina grabbed some great detail shots of the food and wine!
A sweet serenade to the new couple.
Just as the sun was starting to set, we whisked the newlyweds out for a quick romantic, glowy session. I just love these!! What a treat to have such an amazing light!
And lastly, a very touching moment when Jennifer danced with her dad to Unforgettable.
This wedding was incredibly beautiful. From the start of their day, to now finishing these images and prepparing this post, I’ve lost track of the times I’ve teared up. A heartfelt congratulations again to you both. May your days be filled with beauty as you start your new lives together. Thank you times a million for having me capture your wedding!