lasalle park wedding | karolyn & blake

On the morning of their wedding day, Karolyn was surrounded by a particularly wonderful group of loved ones. Together, they sipped mimosas and laughed their heads off, chilling out and truly enjoying themselves before the festivities kicked off. Just outside her hotel, her longtime love, Blake, waited by the lake. Once she put the finishing touches on her look, Karolyn swept the long train of her gown over her arm so she could move more quickly, and walked across the park to meet him. Immediately, they both burst out laughing, as they often do when they're together. Blake's wisecracks and antics punctuated the day, continually making Karolyn grin throughout the festivities. Of all the weddings I've photographed, I think theirs contained the funniest moments and most laughter.

They had chosen to marry at Geraldo's at LaSalle Park, a lovely and expansive space where they could dine and dance al fresco just steps away from Lake Ontario. The venue was gorgeously styled by The Event Room, one half of which (Jennifer) did double duty as a bridesmaid. The beautiful floral design was provided by Karolyn's own mother, Helen. The ring bearer was none other than the couple's adorable puppy, Thor.

Karolyn and Blake, thank you for inviting me to photograph both your engagement and wedding. Your day was beautiful and super fun and it was so great to be the one documenting it all. Wishing you guys so much happiness and humour in the years to come.

Karolyn and Blake chose to see each other before their ceremony and do a first look. This allowed them to hang out together and spend time with their wedding party, relaxing and laughing. It also meant they would have time to enjoy cocktail hour with their guests later on.

They arrived at Geraldo's at LaSalle Park, where both their ceremony site and reception space were gorgeously styled by The Event Room.


Venue: Geraldo's at LaSalle Park // Planning and styling: The Event Room // Officiant: Jim Matz  //  Photography: Dallas Curow Photography //  Hair: Refresh Salon & Spa  // Makeup: Dallas Curow  //  Florist: Helen Hardmeier  //  Baker: The Sweet Spot Cupcakes  //  Stationary: Laura Forbes  //  Bride's dress: Maggie Sottero, purchased at Jealous Bridesmaids  //  Bride's shoes: Nine West  //  Jewellery: Stella & Dot  //  Groom and Groomsmens' attire: Moore's  //  DJ: Walter Hohman, Entertainment by Design  //  Ceremony musician: Sean Royle