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Canoe Restaurant Wedding | Louise + Ben

Canoe Restaurant Wedding

Don’t get me wrong, I love shooting in environments with lots of greenery and nature. But I LOVE love shooting city weddings. Maybe it’s because I was born and raised downtown(ish), but I always get a little extra excited. And there’s no more “downtown Toronto” venue than a Canoe restaurant wedding.

The Wedding Day

It’s pretty great when you are able to prep in your condo before heading to your own wedding, especially when your awesome cat is there to hang out with you. Louise kept the “getting ready” part relaxed and quiet, so it was really easy to photograph all her pretty details.

She met her husband to be, Ben, on the steps on TD tower in the heart of the financial district. Such a great spot for a first look! He was rather excited to see her to say the least.

With such interesting modern architecture around, there was a plethora of wonderful photo locations. Having shot in the financial district several times, I have my favourite spots. I love the black background of the TD grounds in contrast with a wedding dress. And that waterfall in front of First Canadian Place is perfect. You don’t have to go far to get great shots.

When shooting in places like this, my advice is to EMBRACE it. Don’t try to make it look like something it’s not. Make use of the stark facades, glass and metal. Your clients are getting married at a location like this for a reason, so go all in on the modern architecture.

The Team

The day was put together and co-ordinated by the lovely Kari Lywood, who created a gorgeous celebration that went flawlessly. Flowers were designed by Bloomsbury Florists, cake by Bite Me Bakery, beauty by the Bridal Hair Collective, and the gorgeous chuppah by

And of course, O&B Events never fails to put on a lavish affair with some of the BEST food and drinks in the city.

It’s always a pleasure to work with such great people.


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