alex & mark tie the knot

Dressing to marry the love of your life in the home you already live in together is kind of magical. On the morning of their wedding day, Alex and Mark awoke in their own bedroom. After gathering up his groom attire, Mark set out to meet his best friend and gave Alex and her crew of women the house to themselves. When I arrived, it was buzzing with activity and laughter. In the bright kitchen, Alex sat, eyes closed, having her makeup done. Shortly thereafter, a chorus of "awwws" rang throughout the room and we turned to see little Whitney, Alex and Mark's daughter, padding into the room in her pajamas. Giggling, she went straight towards her mom and looked up in wonder, then was hoisted onto Alex's lap for a front-row seat of all the bridal preparations.

A few hours later, Alex stood in front of a wall of windows, looking south over the city. The sun was beginning to dip in the sky as she heard a knock at the door. Mark walked in to see his partner as a bride. After arriving at their venue and taking some family portraits, we watched the space fill steadily with excited family and friends. When it was time for the ceremony to begin, Mark walked down the aisle hand-in-hand with their flower girl, Whitney, and they both grinned as Alex appeared. During the beautiful ceremony and later, during the heartfelt speeches, consistent themes arose: the forging of a family, the strengthening of bonds, and the blazing love this trio shares.

Alex and Mark (and Whitney), congratulations! I couldn't be happier for you guys. It was amazing to photograph your day and to be there celebrating with you as a friend as well. How cool that I've been able to photograph you twice in one year? Sharing Alex and Whitney's bond in this video and then your beautiful wedding! You three are amazing together and I wish your little family so much happiness.

Alex and Mark decided to do their first look in a penthouse that was kindly lent to them for a few hours, thanks to arrangements made by Mark's lovely mother. It came with this beautiful view of Toronto:

Alex and Mark got married in one of the most unique venues I've ever photographed - a condo sales office! The beautiful space had tons of cool features, including a fully decorated model suite in the centre of the venue. Alex and her family and friends spent the day before the wedding decorating the venue, stringing lights, draping tulle, and putting up handmade paper flowers and other lovely décor. It was such a cool place to tie the knot!

Alex's maid of honour, Diana, is a fellow wedding photographer, and she was so wonderful throughout the day. In addition to supporting and celebrating with Alex, she also went out of her way to help me and anticipated anything that might make my job easier. What a treat :)


Venue: Private Office  // Officiant: Robb McDonald  //  Photography: Dallas Curow Photography, assisted by Jon Curow  // Catering: Mary Marlowe Catering  //  Florist: Carolyn Fearman  //  Invitations:  //  Bride's dress: Jasmine Collection/The Brides Project  //  Bride's shoes: Payless  //  Fascinator: Powder Blue Bijoux (Etsy)  // Earrings: Fifth Avenue Collection  //  Groom's attire and shoes: Freeman Formal Wear  // Dj: DJ Gibs (Mike Gibson) // Makeup:Alisa DiLellio // Hair: Jenn Farranto