We were really excited to photograph Karolyn and Dave’s wedding day. We’ve gotten to know them through a long list of their friends’ weddings that we’ve had the pleasure of photographing over the years, and we photographed Karolyn’s sister’s wedding in 2010 (Jennifer + Scott), which still sticks out in our minds as one of the most entertaining celebrations we’ve ever been a part of (especially the first dance – *wink wink* Jennifer). Like Jennifer, Karolyn’s energy is infectious, she seems to have a fantastic live-life-to-the-fullest attitude, and judging from the way she attacked her wedding cake, nothing is done in small measures (though that may have been the champagne talking at that point in the evening). I think it would be impossible to be grumpy in Karolyn’s presence, and judging from what I have observed in her sister and the rest of her family, she comes by her personality honestly. In Dave, Karolyn has met her match (or at least someone that is able to keep up with her). A highlight of the night, for example, was Dave’s performance serenading Karolyn with Neil Diamond’s “Sweet Caroline”, complete with hand-picked back up singers and wooden spoon microphones. It was sweet, and funny, and set the tone for a crazy night on the dance floor – even Gramma was out there bustin’ a move, and Karolyn’s dad broke out some moves that I haven’t seen before (and likely won’t see again any time soon). Karolyn and Dave’s celebration was pure joy, and while there were plenty of happy tears, laughter was the predominating expression of emotion – it just seemed to erupt from everywhere and everybody.
Karolyn and Dave, words can’t describe how much we enjoyed being a part of your wedding. Putting together our highlights for the blog proved difficult, because there were just so many photographs of amazing moments, gorgeous details and beautiful people.
xo k + m
Venue: Thompson Hotel, Toronto
Flowers: Cool, Green & Shady
Cake: Monika Bakes
Dress: Vera Wang
Bride’s shoes: Gucci
Maid of Honour dress: Cabaret Vintage
Bridesmaids Dresses: Alfred Sung
Hair Stylist: Vivian Ng of Ritual
Makeup Artist: Sarah Nisbett of MAC Cosmetics