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WEDDING | KATE & COLIN

Kate and Colin are people who move. Physically speaking, as dedicated triathletes, they are constantly on the go. Rarely sitting still, they're busy inspiring everyone who knows them as they zip around constantly multitasking, often moving almost as a blur, lapping the average human. They also move people on an emotional level. Colin's buoyant personality and entrepreneurial spirit allow him to share his innovative ideas with the world, while Kate's superb communication skills (and the Gilmore Girl-esque speed of her speech!) along with her exquisite writing abilities have affected countless conversation partners and readers alike. On more than one occasion, the uncommon honesty and beauty of her writing has brought me to tears.

It was fitting then, that their wedding invitation featured a bicycle built for three. Kate + Colin + their darling baby girl, little C. The dynamic trio, moving at an accelerated pace, spreading joy and love and laughter wherever they roam.

They were married in a beautiful ceremony at Toronto's St. Patrick's Church, followed by a rollicking reception at The Old Mill surrounded by their hilarious and loving families and friends. My favourite moment of the day was when Kate and Colin danced enthusiastically into their party with such grace everyone assumed it had been choreographed. Before long, their little girl ran towards them arms outstretched, eager to join the fun. They embraced her and the three of them completed their entrance dance together. It was so lovely. Even better, they were accompanied by the ever-entertaining Dave Murphy Band, who played at my own wedding as well!

Kate and Colin, thank you so much for inviting me to celebrate your wedding day with you as your friend and photographer. I feel so lucky to have been there with my camera for several of your life milestones, dating back to snapshots of moments Kate and I shared together as students at Western University and exploring together in Dublin and Rome, to Kate's maternity and portraits of your family as a family of three. You guys are a fabulous match and I'm so very excited to hear about all your family's adventures.

A special thanks to my brother, Jon, for helping me photograph this beautiful day and for every other wedding you helped me with in 2016. You were so supportive and fun to be around, and your work is outstanding. Thank you!

Credits:

Ceremony: Saint Patrick's Church|  Reception: The Old Mill  |  Photographer: Dallas Curow, assisted by Jon Curow  |  Bride's dress: Jenny Packham  |  Makeup + hair: Bridezilla Beauty  |  Bride's shoes: Badgley Mischka  |  Veil: from White Toronto, borrowed from a friend  |  Vintage hair clip and earrings: Cynthia Findley Antiques  |  Bridesmaids' dresses: their own  |  Groomsmens' suits: Suitsupply  |  Groom's shoes: Loding  |  Florist: Ken's Flowers  |  Cake: The Wedding Shoppe  |  Invitations:  template by Crossvine Design (Etsy)  |  Band: Dave Murphy Band

WEDDING | MELANIE & STEVE

Nearly everyone who toasted Melanie and Steve on their wedding day commented on how well they complement one another. Their friends describe Steve as handsome, brilliant, passionate and opinionated while Melanie is lovely, thoughtful, kind and quirky. Together, they are lighthearted and quick to laugh. They share a love of listening to records, the Toronto Blue Jays, and spending their weekends with great friends. During quiet nights at home, Melanie will often scrapbook while Steve watches football. They revel in each other's company.

Together, they planned a wedding that was highly unique, personalized and perfectly suited to them and their loved ones. They hosted a blue-hued, midcentury modern-inspired fête set in a Victorian mansion bedecked with disco balls. Guests enjoyed a bbq feast, and were treated to frozen delights when an ice cream truck rolled in after dinner.

For their portraits, we hopped aboard the St. Clair Streetcar and were able to shoot in an empty car when the driver kindly locked the doors for us at the end of the line. We also explored the many hidden corners of their venue, De La Salle College Oaklands, taking advantage of the beautiful architectural features like turrets and grand staircases. It was an absolute dream to photograph in every way.

Melanie and Steve, thank you for giving me the gift of getting to capture your awesome day. I hope you had the most wonderful time on your Scandinavian honeymoon and I wish you many years of deep joy and heady adventure.

Credits:

Venue: De la Salle College Oaklands  //  Officiant: Abe Singer (friend of the bride and groom) wrote their ceremony as a gift; legal officiant was Ann Harper// Catering: Barque Restaurant  //  Florals and décor: DIY  //  Ice cream truck: Dairy Belle  // Bride's dress: designed by the bride; sewn by Adriana at Professional Sew & Fit  // Hair comb: CollectedEdition on Etsy  //  Ceremony musician: Kristin Fung  //  Makeup/hair: Cassie Galea  // Photography: Dallas Curow, assisted by Brian Fauteux

courtney & colin's validation ceremony

Last summer, Courtney and Colin paddled into Algonquin Park with just a tiny group of loved ones and tied the knot amid the pristine lakes and deep woods. Come spring, they decided to make things official in a church in Toronto so that Courtney's lovely grandmother could be witness to their vows. I was honoured to be invited along to document the short but sweet proceedings of the day. Colin and Courtney, thank you so much for asking me to accompany you on that bright and windy day. It was a pleasure to meet your families and observe this moment in your love story with my camera. All the best of luck with everything you guys have going on. You are both such inventive, energetic and driven people and I can't wait to see what you do next!




















palais royale wedding | chelsea & edi

It was on one of the first bright days of spring that Chelsea and Edi exchanged their vows. On the shore of Lake Ontario at Palais Royale, they smiled and danced and laughed while surrounded by their cherished family and friends. As their loved ones mentioned more than once throughout the day, Chelsea and Edi are both warm and generous souls. The fact that they've both chosen professions that allow them to help others learn, grow and flourish is representative of their generous spirits. They push each other to continually evolve, learn new things and head out on adventures.  They look at their relationship as something that should never remain static or stale, but rather something that is constantly developing and transforming. If their wedding is any indication, I have no doubt that their love, in all its incarnations throughout the years, will be truly magical.

Chelsea and Edi, thank you for inviting me to document your day. I couldn't have dreamed of a lovelier wedding to begin my 2015 season. Your humour and warmth are so radiant and I wish you boundless happiness together throughout your lives. All my love to you and your remarkable families!

A woman's love for her grandmother is a beautiful thing.

Chelsea and Edi chose to do a first look and see each other before the ceremonial aspects of their day began. Their excitement was palpable.



Credits:

Venue: Palais Royale  |  Officiant: Rabbi Yacov Fructer  |  Planning: House Twenty Seven/Jason Dinetz  |  Photography: Dallas Curow Photography, with Brian Fauteux  |  Band: The St. Royals  |  Catering: Levy's Kosher Catering  |  Makeup: Alex Weinstein  |  Bride's dress: Wtoo