Today I am happy to share the lovely wedding of Andrea and Hadley at Graydon Hall Manor in Toronto. You may already recognize them from Verve’s “Year in Review” slideshow posted earlier this year, but with so much love and laughter in one day, I had to share more!
Going through Andrea and Hadley’s images reminded me why I became a wedding photographer in the first place, to document true love, true emotion and true spontaneity as the events of the day unfold before me. The most honest photographs come from the moments I am privileged to witness, not produce and Andrea and Hadley kept me on my toes!
Andrea was the definition of classic elegance in a stunning Alvina Valenta dress from Dina Alonzi Bridal with Swarovski accessories, and believe it or not she did her own hair and makeup! Her bridesmaids each picked their own unique gowns from a variety of stores, for an eclectic mix of tones in the same color family. These dresses then paired with the pale shades of creams and blushes from the bouquets by Elizabeth Munro Design were simply gorgeous!
Their nuptials were charming and sweet, conducted mainly by a close friend and officiated by Lisa Allain of All Seasons Weddings. The golden afternoon sun warmed their guests and created the perfect setting for an outdoor ceremony. It was clear as day that these two were smitten with each other, for as they stood before their family and friends they were all smiles, all the time.
Following dinner and their intimate first dance, and parent dances, Andrea changed into the cutest little Giambattista Valli dress, purchased from Barney’s New York. It was the perfect dress to party and dance in, and there definitely was a lot of partying and dancing going on!
Looking back at this wedding I can still remember all the sweet moments captured, the reason why I wanted to share these images. Congrats again to the beautiful couple Andrea and Hadley. It was a pleasure to be part of your special day.
Venue: Graydon Hall Manor, Toronto
Flowers: Elizabeth Munro Design
Ceremony Dress: Alvina Valenta, purchased at Dina Alonzi Bridal
Reception Dress: Giambattista Valli
Bride’s shoes: Town Shoes
Bridesmaids Dresses: BCBG, Champagne and Cupcakes and Two Birds
Groom’s Attire: Hugo Boss Tux, Hugo Boss | Yorkville
Ceremony Musicians: Duo d’Amore-string duos, trios and quartets
by Verve Photo Co.
Michelle - So elegant and romantic. What a beautiful couple and a beautiful wedding.
Shannon - What a beautiful wedding and beautiful bride. The couple looks happy in love. Great job
Jenn - Their love story is perfectly depicted in your imagery. Great work as always Melanie.
Meaghan - Melanie you capture elegance effortlessly! Beautiful narrative.